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Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail

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TED LEE EUBANKS JR., ROBERT A. BEHRSTOCK, AND SETH DAVIDSON MAPS BY CINDY LIPPINCOTT

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler Photo by Ted Lee Eubanks

On the cover “Texas Polka” sheet music, detail. Courtesy Jack Devere from the book The History of Texas Music.

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Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

The Texas coast offers rich avian treasures for expert birders and beginners alike, if only they know where to look. For those familiar with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s maps to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, this book on the Upper Texas Coast offers more— more information, more convenient and detailed maps, more pictures, more finding tips, and more birding advice from one of the trail’s creators, Ted Lee Eubanks Jr., and trail experts Robert A. Behrstock and Seth Davidson. For those new to the trail, the book is the perfect companion for learning where to find and how to bird the very best venues on this part of the Texas coast. In an opening tutorial on habitat and seasonal strategies for birding the Upper Texas Coast, the authors include tips on how to take advantage of the famous (but elusive) fallouts of birds that happen here. They then briefly discuss the basics of birding by ear and the rewards of passive birding before turning to the trail itself and each of more than 120 birding sites from the Louisiana-Texas border, through Galveston and Houston, to just south of Freeport.


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In an attractive, durable, and user-friendly format, the book includes · Maps to each of 15 trail loops, with birding sites clearly marked · Text directions to each site · Site rating recommendations for prioritizing trips · Site descriptions that feature birds likely to be found · Advice on finding bird groups

TED LEE EUBANKS JR. is president of Fermata, Inc., a nature tourism consulting business. He is a recipient of the Roger T. Peterson Excellence in Birding Award and a former board member of the National Audubon Society. He lives in Galveston. ROBERT A. BEHRSTOCK is an Arizona-based biologist, writer, photographer, and nature tour leader who also runs the photo agency Naturewide Images. SETH DAVIDSON lives, works, and writes in California. He manages a law firm that specializes in asbestos litigation.

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This companion volume to Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail offers species accounts and more for the region’s birdlife.

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(Above, from left to right) Osprey; Brown-headed Nuthatch; Pileated Woodpecker. Photos by Alan Murphy, www.alanmurphyphotography.com (Jacket) Great Egret Photo by Ted Lee Eubanks

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While not intended as a field identification guide, the book contains more than 175 color photographs of birds and their coastal habitat, giving readers an excellent feel for the trail’s diversity and abundance. Whether you are making your annual spring pilgrimage to Texas, leisurely traveling with the family along the coast, or wondering what to do during a layover in Houston, using this book as your guide to the trail will greatly enhance your birding experience.

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Texas Water Atlas LAWRENCE E. ESTAVILLE AND RICHARD A. EARL PREFACE BY ANDREW SANSOM Rainfall, hurricanes, rivers, reservoirs, springs, lakes, aquifers, wetlands, floodplains, water parks, irrigation, wells—the list of water-related topics in Texas is long and critical to the state’s economic and political future. Texas Water Atlas provides the first comprehensive reference for water-related topics in Texas. Geographers Lawrence E. Estaville and Richard A. Earl have compiled a host of data to visually convey vital information on Texas’ climate, surface and groundwater, water uses and hazards, water quantity and quality, recreation, future supply projections, and the environmental management of its water resources. In addition to more than 150 color maps, the book includes brief introductions to each chapter and a Texas water timeline that traces the state’s water events since European settlement. An excellent resource for teachers, students, and policy makers, the atlas promises also to be an invaluable tool for conservation professionals and the general public. LAWRENCE E. ESTAVILLE is professor of geography at Texas State University in San Marcos. An awardwinning teacher, he has received the distinguished achievement award from the National Council for Geographic Education. RICHARD A. EARL, recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the National Council for Geographic Education, is associate professor of geography at Texas State University where he teaches courses on water resources and environmental management. River Books, sponsored by the River Systems Institute at Texas State University

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Texas Coral Reefs JESSE CANCELMO FOREWORD BY SYLVIA EARLE

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JESSE CANCELMO is an accomplished underwater photographer and photojournalist. His articles and photos have appeared in diving and wildlife publications, and he is the author of two diving guides. Cancelmo, who lives in Houston, leads diving tour groups in the Caribbean and Pacific and is a contributing writer and photographer for Dive Training Magazine. Number Thirteen: Gulf Coast Studies, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

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Just one hundred and ten miles south of the TexasLouisiana border, beneath the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, lie two coral reefs, together called the Flower Garden Banks. This coral community, the northernmost reef system in the United States and a national marine sanctuary, is home to hundreds of kinds of fish and other tropical sea life. Manta rays and turtles visit regularly, as do whale sharks and schools of hammerhead sharks. Other wonders include the annual mass coral spawns and a briny depression called Gollum Lake. Nearby are two other reefs. Stetson Bank, its top spotted with hard corals, mollusks, and sponges, is known for its diversity—from black sea hares to golden smooth trunkfish. At Geyer Bank, thousands of butterfly fish dominate a huge population of tropical fish whose density rivals that of the coral reefs in the South Pacific. Protruding from the flat, muddy continental shelf, these and thirty other natural reefs support an exceptional amount and variety of sea life in Texas waters. They sit amid hundreds of oil and gas platforms, which create their own special reef ecosystems. These reefs, equal in their profusion of life and color to the storied reefs of Florida and Hawaii, have not been widely known to Texans outside of a small group of scientists and divers. With extraordinary photographs and a knowledgeable first-person narrative, author Jesse Cancelmo instills an appreciation for the beauty and fragility of one of the state’s least-known natural environments. Texas Coral Reefs will inspire adventurers—both the underwater and armchair varieties—to enjoy these spectacular but little-known sites that lie so close to home.

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Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre A Guide for Anglers and Naturalists DAVID A. M C KEE ILLUSTRATIONS BY HENRY COMPTON AND JANICE D. FECHHELM FOREWORD BY JOHN W. TUNNELL JR.

Anglers treasure the Laguna Madre, a shallow lagoon resting along one hundred miles of the South Texas coast that offers some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Its lush environment of seagrass meadows, tidal flats, submerged rock, jetties, worm reefs, mangroves, oyster beds, and open bays provides shelter, food, and nursery grounds for more than 100 kinds of fish, and in its upper portion, many popular game fish are at record levels. In Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre, longtime angler and fish biologist David A. McKee taps into a lifetime of fishing and studying the lagoon to give us an expert’s guide to this estuary and the fish that live there. This book covers the natural history of the “Mother Lagoon” and provides information on the characteristics, life histories, ranges, and habits of the fish species found in this hypersaline environment. For some, and especially the “Big 5” coastal sportfish (spotted seatrout, red drum, black drum, sheepshead, and southern flounder), McKee offers addi-

tional notes on angling techniques, personal observations, record catches, and regulations. He also raises important conservation issues for boaters and anglers to keep in mind while enjoying this unusual ecosystem. Visitor contact information (including the location of boat docks, boat ramps, and piers) rounds out the text, along with three maps of the Laguna Madre. Excellent black-and-white drawings of the fish, the majority by the late Henry “Hank” Compton, are featured throughout. Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre is for novices and “lagunatics” alike. It will be an invaluable guide for anglers and naturalists; canoers, kayakers, and boaters; students and teachers of fishery science; and anyone who lives near or has an interest in this unique and expansive body of water. DAVID A. McKEE is associate professor of biology at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, where he is also the coordinator of the mariculture graduate degree program and the associate director of the Laguna Madre Field Station. He has fished the waters of the Laguna Madre for more than thirty years. Number Fourteen: Gulf Coast Studies, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi FISHES OF THE TEXAS LAGUNA MADRE

Fishing Yesterday’s Gulf Coast BARNEY FARLEY Renowned fishing guide Barney Farley worked the Texas coastal waters out of Port Aransas for more than half a century. In these stories and reflections, Farley imparts a lifetime of knowledge about fish (silver trout, sand trout, speckled trout, redfish, ling, catfish, jack, kingfish, you name it) and gives advice about how to fish, where to fish, and when to fish. From his perspective in the mid-1960s, Farley was not satisfied simply to lament the disappearance of once-abundant species. He also strongly voiced his views on the need for conservation. “The importance of Barney Farley’s book to conservation and sport fishing, as well as to the economic wellbeing of our Texas and Gulf Coast, cannot be over emphasized.”—Dick Conolly, Corpus Christi Number Three: Gulf Coast Studies, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

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A Texas A&M Nature Guide Reflections from one of Texas’ best-loved and most-visited rivers . . .

Paddling the Guadalupe WAYNE H. M C ALISTER FOREWORD BY ANDREW SANSOM

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among them—to life. His love of the natural world, which shares the river’s bounty, will inspire and enhance anyone’s experience of the Guadalupe, from the serious canoer to the family vacationer. Photographs taken over many years provide an intimate perspective, and sixteen maps help orient those interested in getting to know the river on a more personal basis. After a thirty-year career as a biology professor at Victoria College, WAYNE H. McALISTER became an environmental education specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Stationed on Matagorda Island, he developed and presented programs on barrier island ecology for ten years before retiring to his home on the Guadalupe River. He is the author or coauthor of three books, including Life on Matagorda Island published by Texas A&M University Press. River Books, sponsored by the River Systems Institute at Texas State University

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For more than forty years, Wayne H. McAlister has canoed the Guadalupe River, sometimes called the “top recreational river in Texas.” In Paddling the Guadalupe, he guides readers down this 400-mile river whose waters spring from the limestone of the Hill Country in Kerr County, meander across the broad Coastal Plain, and finally empty into the Gulf of Mexico at San Antonio Bay. With the expertise of a life and career immersed in nature, he introduces readers to the places, people, plants, and animals—large and small, aquatic and terrestrial—that depend on the Guadalupe for either their livelihoods or their existence. With affection and humor (and sometimes aggravation), he wryly comments on the development and human activity along the river’s course, from the headwaters west of Kerrville to its mouth near Tivoli, just east of Refugio. For the traveler, either on the river or along its course, McAlister’s knowledge of the grists, sawmills, dams, bridges, swimming holes, and reservoirs bring the history of familiar towns—Comfort, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Seguin, Gonzales, Cuero, and Victoria

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FRED S. GUTHERY

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In wildlife, fisheries, forestry, and range management departments around the country, natural resource scientists and their students advance understanding of the natural world largely through the collection and analysis of data. These students learn how to acquire data in the field and analyze them using modeling and other statistical methods. What they do not learn, contends author Fred S. Guthery, is what science means as an intellectual pursuit and where natural resource science fits in the scientific tradition. He argues that without education about the nature and philosophy of science, the wildlife field has become enamored with its methodologies at the expense of gaining real knowledge, leading to what some have characterized as “a crisis in how wildlife science is pursued.” With A Primer on Natural Resource Science, Guthery intends to put learning about the nature of science into the natural resource scientist’s university curriculum. In the first part of the book, “Perspectives,” Guthery describes the principles of the scientific endeavor, discussing the nature of reasoning, of facts, of creativity and critical thinking. In the second part, “Practice,” he

presents the “mechanics” of science, explaining the roles of experiment, observation, models, and statistics. He also demystifies the essential activity of publishing, telling students and researchers why they must do it and how to do it successfully. Throughout the book, Guthery uses his long experience and the body of his own research to relate the philosophical underpinnings of science to the realities of field biology. By providing real-life examples in the practice of natural resource science, Guthery offers practical, occasionally painful, and sometimes humorous lessons on the human urge to know about nature through science. FRED S. GUTHERY is a professor and holds the Bollenbach Chair in Wildlife Ecology at Oklahoma State University. Widely recognized for his work on upland game birds, he is the author of On Bobwhites and a contributor to the recent book Texas Quails, both published by Texas A&M University Press. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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Growing public concerns about environmental degradation and the compromised integrity of the earth’s ecological system spurred Congress to pass the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the first law to focus such environmental concerns into a comprehensive national policy. Though NEPA has had a positive effect on U.S. environmental policy and the national quality of life, this book shows how federal courts and agencies have failed to implement many of the values and goals fundamental to the success of NEPA. To explain this divergence, Matthew J. Lindstrom and Zachary A. Smith examine NEPA’s origins, address how

it had been implemented and enforced, and highlight its shortcomings. Lindstrom and Smith argue compellingly that if NEPA were fully and properly implemented, it would prove to be a valuable tool for balancing the needs of the world population and the protection of the earth’s environment. Number Seventeen: Environmental History Series THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

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Flash Floods in Texas JONATHAN BURNETT FOREWORD BY ANDREW SANSOM

JONATHAN BURNETT is an engineer in the semiconductor field in Austin, Texas. His theoretical work related to hydrology and floodwater flows led him to a fascination with floods and a decade-long quest for information. River Books, sponsored by the River Systems Institute at Texas State University

“Burnett’s work adds appreciably to our knowledge of high-water events and their impact on the people of Texas. Virtually all of the information about such movements has been buried in summary reports written by bureaucrats for specific purposes, or in local newspapers whose readership is greatly restricted. Burnett neatly compiles so much of this information in a form that is readily accessible and digestible. Moreover, his documentation is superlative. . . .” —George W. Bomar, State Meteorologist

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How many times have you heard the television or radio alert, “We are now under a flash flood watch”? While the destructive force of flash flooding is a regular occurrence in the state and has caused a tremendous amount of damage and heartache over the years, no one until now has recorded in a single book the history of flash floods in Texas. After combing libraries and archives, grilling county historians, trekking to flood sites, and collecting scores of graphic photographs, Jonathan Burnett chose twentyeight floods from around the state to create this narrative of a century of disastrous events. Beginning with the famous Austin dam break of 1900 and ending with the historic 2002 flooding in the Hill Country, Burnett chronicles the causes and courses of these catastrophic floods as well as their costs in material damage and human lives. Dramatic photographs of each event enhance the harrowing accounts of danger spawned by nature on a rampage. Together, the stories and the pictures give readers a vivid and lasting image of the power and unpredictability of flash floods in Texas.

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Documenting the life and work of a unique folk artist whose creations paid homage to the natural world . . .

Capturing Nature The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodríguez PATSY PITTMAN LIGHT

Over a period of some twenty years, Mexican-born artisan Dionicio Rodríguez created imaginative sculptures of reinforced concrete that imitated the natural forms and textures of trees and rocks. He worked in eight different states from 1924 through the early 1950s but spent much of his early career in San Antonio, where several of his creations have become beloved landmarks. More than a dozen of Rodríguez’s works have been included on the National Register of Historic Places. Patsy Pittman Light has spent a decade documenting the trabajo rústico (“rustic work”) of Rodríguez, along with its antecedents in Europe and Mexico, and the subsequent work of those Rodríguez trained in San Antonio. Rodríguez’s unique and unusual art will fascinate those new to it and delight those to whom it is familiar. San Antonio sites such as the bus stop on Broadway, the faux bois bridge in Brackenridge Park, and the “rocks” on the Miraflores Gate at the San Antonio

Museum of Art, along with the Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park in North Little Rock and Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, are just a few of the locations covered in this volume celebrating the life and work of a Latino artisan. Students and devotees of Texas and Southwestern art will welcome this book and its long-overdue appreciation of this artist. Additionally, this book will commend itself to those interested in Latino studies, art history, and folklore. PATSY PITTMAN LIGHT, artist and former public school teacher and college lecturer, served as chair of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Commission and was honored as a “Texas Hero of Historic Preservation” by the San Antonio Conservation Society. She lives in San Antonio. Number Twelve: Rio Grande/Río Bravo: Borderlands Culture and Traditions Courtesy Manuela Vargas Theall

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From early Apache ceremonial dances to the driving blues-rock boogie sounds of ZZ Top . . .

The History of Texas Music GARY HARTMAN

GARY HARTMAN is founding director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University in San Marcos. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas. Among his publications is the lengthy introduction to The Roots of Texas Music, an edited volume published by Texas A&M University Press. The John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University

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978-1-60344-001-1 cloth $45.00s “The music of Texas is as broad, diverse, and culturally rich as the state itself. While the subject is complex and daunting, Hartman has done a masterful job of compiling the most salient traits and performers of each genre—from country to jazz—and has at the same time shown how these forms have interrelated with, and enriched, each other. Writing with the assur-

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ance of a musician and cultural historian, Hartman helps us to understand both the beauties of these musical genres and the ways in which they have reflected and helped to define the unique Texas character.”—Bill C. Malone, Emeritus Professor of History, Tulane University; author of Country Music, USA, and Don’t Get above Your Raisin’: Country Music and the Southern Working Class

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The richly diverse ethnic heritage of the Lone Star State has brought to the Southwest a remarkable array of rhythms, instruments, and musical styles that have blended here in unique ways and, in turn, have helped shape the music of the nation and the world. Historian Gary Hartman writes knowingly and lovingly of the Lone Star State’s musical traditions. In the first thorough survey of the vast and complex cultural mosaic that has produced what we know today as “Texas music,” he paints a broad, panoramic view, offers analysis of the origins of and influences on specific genres, profiles key musicians, and provides guidance to additional sources for further information. A musician himself, Hartman draws on both academic and non-academic sources to give a more complete understanding of the state’s remarkable musical heritage. He combines scholarly training in music history and ethnic community studies with first-hand knowledge of how important music is as a cultural medium through which human beings communicate information, ideas, emotions, values, and beliefs and bond together as friends, families, and communities. The History of Texas Music incorporates a selection of well-chosen photographs of both prominent and less well-known artists and describes not only the ethnic origins of much of Texas music but also the crosspollination among various genres. Today, the music of Texas—which includes Native American music, gospel, blues, ragtime, swing, jazz, rhythm and blues, conjunto, Tejano, cajun, zydeco, western swing, honky tonk, polkas, schottisches, rock & roll, rap, hip hop, and more— reflects the unique cultural dynamics of the Southwest.

“Gary Hartman is not only an accomplished writer but also a gifted teacher—and this book rides on his keen ability to explain cultural connections that open our eyes and ears. Meticulously researched and ambitiously comprehensive in scope, it offers a valuable overview and analysis of the rich diversity of styles and traditions that form the multicultural soundtrack of Texas history.”—Roger Wood, author of Texas Zydeco and Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues

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Salt Warriors Insurgency on the Rio Grande PAUL COOL

The El Paso Salt War of 1877 has gone down in history as the spontaneous “action of a mindless rabble,” but as author Paul Cool deftly demonstrates, the episode was actually an insurgency, “the product of a deliberate, community-based decision squarely in the tradition of the American nation’s original fight for self-government.” The Paseños (local Mexican Americans) had held common ownership of the immense salt lakes at the base of the Guadalupe Mountains since the time of Spanish rule. They believed their title was confirmed in the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. However, to the American businessmen who saw in the white expanse a cash crop that could make them rich in the years following the American Civil War, ownership appeared up for grabs. After years of struggle among Anglo politicians and speculators eager to seize the lakes, an Austin banker staked a legal claim in 1877, and his son-in-law, Charles Howard, started to enforce it. Cool chronicles the ensuing popular uprising that disrupted established governmental authority in El Paso for twelve weeks. Unique features of this pioneering book include the author’s employment of previously untapped sources and the first thorough and systematic use of familiar ones, notably the government report El Paso Troubles in Texas, to create this detailed study of the war. First-person accounts from reports and newspaper items create a landmark day-by-day account of the San Elizario battle, including the location of the Texas Ranger positions. This fast-paced account not only corrects the record of this historical episode but will also resonate in the context of today’s racial and ethnic tensions along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Paseño sharpshooter. Courtesy artist Bob Boze Bell

“No previous work on the Salt War has mined such a quarry of primary sources, explicated the political power plays (involving both Tejanos and Anglos) in the conflict with such clarity, interpreted the insurgency of those relying on the salt lakes so incisively, and chronicled the aftermath that the episode had on the common people of the El Paso Valley so skillfully. The book is destined to become the definitive treatment of the subject.” —Arnoldo De León, Angelo State University

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PAUL COOL, a social security administrator and former Army Reserve officer who lives in Eldersburg, Maryland, has an avid interest in the borderlands frontier.

the courage of others in the struggle over control

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ances, the deep enmities, the hubris of some and and use of the salt lakes near El Paso. The Salt and complexity, and in its evidence of a troubled American past with issues that reverberate into the 21st century. This is an authoritative and important work by a gifted scholar.” —Paula Mitchell Marks, St. Edward’s University

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The Taylor Ring, Bill Sutton, John Wesley Hardin, and Violence in Texas JAMES M. SMALLWOOD

JAMES M. SMALLWOOD is an emeritus professor of history at Oklahoma State University. He coauthored Murder and Mayhem: The War of Reconstruction in Texas, published by Texas A&M University Press. Smallwood’s The Indian Texans was part of a five-book series that won the 2006 Texas Reference Source Award from the Texas Library Association Reference Round Table. He lives in Gainesville, Texas.

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Texas History.

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Marauding outlaws, or violent rebels still bent on fighting the Civil War? For decades, the so-called “Taylor-Sutton feud” has been seen as a bloody vendetta between two opposing gangs of Texas gunfighters. However, historian James M. Smallwood here shows that what seemed to be random lawlessness can be interpreted as a pattern of rebellion by a loose confederation of desperadoes who found common cause in their hatred of the Reconstruction government in Texas. Between the 1850s and 1880, almost 200 men rode at one time or another with Creed Taylor and his family through a forty-five-county area of Texas, stealing and killing almost at will, despite heated and often violent opposition from pro-Union law enforcement officials, often led by William Sutton. From 1871 until his eventual arrest, notorious outlaw John Wesley Hardin served as enforcer for the Taylors. In 1874 in the streets of Comanche, Texas, on his twenty-first birthday, Hardin and two other members of the Taylor ring gunned down Brown County Deputy Charlie Webb. This cold-blooded killing—one among many—marked the beginning of the end for the Taylor ring, and Hardin eventually went to the penitentiary as a result. The Feud That Wasn’t reinforces the interpretation that Reconstruction was actually just a continuation of the Civil War in another guise, a thesis Smallwood has advanced in other books and articles. He chronicles in vivid detail the cattle rustling, horse thieving, killing sprees, and attacks on law officials perpetrated by the loosely knit Taylor ring, drawing a composite picture of a group of anti-Reconstruction hoodlums who at various times banded together for criminal purposes. Western historians and those interested in gunfighters and lawmen will heartily enjoy this colorful and meticulously researched narrative.

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A Kineño Remembers From the King Ranch to the White House LAURO F. CAVAZOS

On September 20, 1988, Lauro Cavazos became the first Hispanic in the history of the United States to be appointed to the Cabinet, when then–vice president George H. W. Bush swore him in as secretary of education. Cavazos, born on the legendary King Ranch in South Texas and educated in a two-room ranch schoolhouse, served until December 1990, after which he returned to his career in medical education and academic administration. In this engaging memoir, he recounts not only his years in Washington but also the childhood influences and life experiences that informed his policies in office. Offering glimpses into life on the famous ranch, Cavazos tells of Christmas parties, cattle work, and schooling.

Cavazos describes the high educational expectations his parents held. After service in World War II, Cavazos went to college and earned a doctorate from Iowa State University, launching his career in medical education. Cavazos’ career is as interesting as it is inspiring. His memoir joins the ranks of emerging success stories by Mexican Americans that will provide models for aspiring young people today. LAURO F. CAVAZOS is currently a professor in the department of public health and family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and previously served as its dean. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Perspectives on South Texas, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Kingsville

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Tejano Empire Life on the South Texas Ranchos ANDRÉS TIJERINA

Texans of Mexican descent built a unique and highly developed ranching culture that thrived in South Texas until the 1880s. In Tejano Empire historian Andrés Tijerina describes the major elements that gave the Tejano ranch community its identity: shared reaction to Anglo-American in-migration, tightly interconnected families, cultural loyalty, networks of communication, Catholic religion, and a material culture well adapted to the conditions of the region. After the introduction’s historical overview of the region, the chapters address specific elements of the lives people led in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas: work ways and tools, housing and ranch layouts, family networks and authority patterns, education and the arts, religion and daily prayer. A gallery of energetic line drawings by the late Ricardo M. Beasley and graceful pen-and-ink detail drawings by 14

Servando G. Hinojosa of Alice, Texas, commissioned especially for this book, intricately portray scenes from South Texas daily life. “The scope and depth of Tijerina’s research is breathtaking and the detail in which he passes his findings to us is exhaustive. . . . Tejano Empire is a long-needed corrective and valuable addition to the historical record of Texas. It’s sure to become a standard reference on Hispanic culture in the state.” —Dallas Morning News ANDRÉS TIJERINA is an associate professor of history at Austin Community College. He is author of the prizewinning Tejanos and Texas under the Mexican Flag, also published by Texas A&M University Press. Number Seven: The Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series

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Cemeteries of Ambivalent Desire Unearthing Deep South Narratives from a Texas Graveyard MARIE THERESA HERNÁNDEZ

MARIE THERESA HERNÁNDEZ is an associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston. She is also the author of Delirio—the Fantastic, the Demonic, and the Réel: The Buried History of Nuevo León. Number Five: University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies

San Isidro Cemetery (2005)

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Growing up as the daughter of a funeral director in Fort Bend County, Texas, Marie Theresa Hernández was a frequent visitor to the San Isidro Cemetery, a burial place for Latino workers at the Imperial Sugar Company, based in nearby Sugar Land. During these years she acquired from her father and mother a sense of what it was like to live as an ethnic minority in Jim Crow Texas. Therefore, returning to the cemetery as an ethnographer offered Hernández a welcome opportunity to begin piecing together a narrative of the lives and struggles of the Mexican American community that formed her heritage. However, Hernández soon realized that San Isidro contained hidden depths. The cemetery was built on the former grounds of an old slave-owning plantation. Her story quickly burgeoned from one of immigrant laborers working the land of the giant sugar company to one of the slave laborers who had worked the sugar plantations decades before, but whose history had been largely wiped out of the narrative of the affluent, white-majority county. Much like an archeologist, Hernández began carefully brushing away layers of time to reveal the fragile, entombed remnants of a complex, unknown past. A professional photographer as well as a scholar, Hernández provides visual images to spur the reader’s imagination and anchor the narrative in historical reality. She mines interviews, newspaper accounts, and other primary sources—interpreted through her own rich sense of place and time—to reconstruct the identity of a community where the Old South, the wealthy New South, and the culture from south of the border all comingle to form an almost iconic symbol for today’s America. In this complex and nuanced, self-reflexive ethnography, Hernández interweaves personal memory and group history, ethnic experience and class . . . even death and life.

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Building the Borderlands A Transnational History of Irrigated Cotton along the Mexico-Texas Border CASEY WALSH

Cotton, crucial to the economy of the American South, has also played a vital role in the making of the Mexican north. The Lower Río Bravo (Rio Grande) Valley irrigation zone on the border with Texas in northern Tamaulipas, Mexico, was the centerpiece of the Cárdenas government’s effort to make cotton the basis of the national economy. This irrigation district, built and settled by Mexican Americans repatriated from Texas, was a central feature of Mexico’s effort to control and use the waters of the international river for irrigated agriculture. Drawing on previously unexplored archival sources, Casey Walsh discusses the relations among various groups comprising the “social field” of cotton production in the borderlands. By describing the complex relationships among these groups, Walsh contributes to a clearer understanding of capitalism and the state, of transnational economic forces, of agricultural and water issues in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, and of the environmental impacts of economic development.

Building the Borderlands crosses a number of disciplinary, thematic, and regional frontiers, integrating perspectives and literature from the United States and Mexico, from anthropology and history, and from political, economic, and cultural studies. Walsh’s important transnational study will enjoy a wide audience among scholars of Latin American and Western U.S. history, the borderlands, and environmental and agricultural history, as well as anthropologists and others interested in the environment and water rights. CASEY WALSH holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York and is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Office of Repatriation, Matamoros Tamaulipas, 1939 Courtesy of the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico

BUILDING THE BORDERLANDS

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Colonial Natchitoches A Creole Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier H. SOPHIE BURTON AND F. TODD SMITH

Strategically located at the western edge of the Atlantic World, the French post of Natchitoches thrived during the eighteenth century as a trade hub between the wellsupplied settlers and the isolated Spaniards and Indians of Texas. Its critical economic and diplomatic role made it the most important community on the LouisianaTexas frontier during the colonial era. Despite the community’s critical role under French and then Spanish rule, Colonial Natchitoches is the first thorough study of its society and economy. Founded in 1714, four years before New Orleans, Natchitoches developed a creole (American-born of French descent) society that dominated the Louisiana-Texas frontier. H. Sophie Burton and F. Todd Smith carefully demonstrate not only the persistence of this creole dominance but also how it was maintained. They examine, as well, 16

the other ethnic cultures present in the town and relations with Indians in the surrounding area. Through statistical analyses of birth and baptismal records, census figures, and appropriate French and Spanish archives, Burton and Smith reach surprising conclusions about the nature of society and commerce in colonial Natchitoches. H. SOPHIE BURTON earned her doctorate in Latin American history from Texas Christian University. F. TODD SMITH, a professor of history at the University of North Texas, is author of four books on the Indians of the Louisiana-Texas frontier. They both live in Dallas, Texas. Number Twenty-nine: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest

COLONIAL NATCHITOCHES

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Planting the Union Flag in Texas The Campaigns of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks in the West STEPHEN A. DUPREE

STEPHEN A. DUPREE is retired from Sandia National Laboratories, where he served as an expert in nuclear nonproliferation, international safeguards, and the detection and analysis of nuclear radiation. A lifelong interest in the Civil War, especially actions in the Southwest, led to the research for this book. Dupree holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Purdue University. He lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Number Two: Red River Valley Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Texarkana

PLANTING THE UNION FLAG IN TEXAS

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Appointed by President Lincoln to command the Gulf Department in November 1862, Nathaniel Prentice Banks was given three assignments, one of which was to occupy some point in Texas. He was told that when he united his army with Grant’s, he would assume command of both. Banks, then, had the opportunity to become the leading general in the West—perhaps the most important general in the war. But he squandered what successes he had, never rendezvoused with Grant’s army, and ultimately orchestrated some of the greatest military blunders of the war. “Banks’s faults as a general,” writes author Stephen A. Dupree, “were legion.” The originality of Planting the Union Flag in Texas lies not just in the author’s description of the battles and campaigns Banks led, nor in his recognition of the character traits that underlay Banks’s decisions. Rather, it lies in how Dupree synthesizes his studies of Banks’s various actions during his tour of duty in and near Texas to help the reader understand them as a unified campaign. He skillfully weaves together Banks’s various attempts to gain Union control of Texas with his other activities and shines the light of Banks’s character on the resulting events to help explain both their potential and their shortcomings. In the end, readers will have a holistic understanding of Banks’s “appalling” failure to win Texas and may even be led to ask how the post–Civil War era might have been different had he been successful. This fine study will appeal to Civil War buffs and fans of military and Texas history.

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The election that altered the political landscape of modern Texas . . .

Twilight of the Texas Democrats The 1978 Governor’s Race KENNETH BRIDGES

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In 1978, Republican William P. Clements won the race for governor of the Lone Star State, marking the start of an interlude of two-party competition in the state. Eventually, Republican ascendancy would once again make Texas a “safe” place for a single party—but not the party that had dominated the state since the end of Reconstruction. At the time, observers asked whether the election of a Republican governor was a mere flash in the pan. For the previous twenty years, other races, at every level from national to local, had made inroads into Democratic strongholds, but that party’s dominance by and large had held. In 1978, the situation changed. Now, historian Kenneth Bridges—drawing on polling data, newspaper reports, archival sources, and extensive interviews—both confirms the significance of the election and explains the many and complex forces at work in it. He analyzes a wide range of factors that includes the disaffection among Mexican American voters fanned by La Raza Unida, miscalculations by Democrat John Hill and his campaign staff, the superior polling techniques used by Clements, the unpopularity of the Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, the changing demographics of the state, and the unprecedented spending by the Clements team. In the process, Bridges

describes not an ideological realignment among Texas voters, but a partisan one. Twilight of the Texas Democrats illuminates our understanding of both political science and regional history. KENNETH BRIDGES is an assistant professor of history at South Arkansas Community College. He lives in El Dorado, Arkansas. Number 107: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

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The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town Thurber, 1886–1933 MARY JANE GENTRY EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY T. LINDSAY BAKER FOREWORD BY LARRY GATLIN In its heyday, Thurber was home to coal miners and brick plant workers from Italy, Poland, and as many as fourteen other European nations, not to mention the many Mexican immigrants who came to the area. In this, her master’s thesis, Mary Jane Gentry, who started the first grade in Thurber and graduated as valedictorian of its high school in 1930, records first-hand memories of the town’s vibrant charm. Now edited and with an introduction by T. Lindsay Baker, Gentry’s lively history of the rise and decline of a Texas coal town provides a unique window into a bygone era. Her narrative of rancorous labor disputes, corporate machinations, and the eventual shuttering of the plants and virtual disappearance of the once-thriving town will allow Thurber to live again, if only in the minds of her readers.

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Under the Texas Sun Adventures of a Young Cowpuncher ANNA MANNS DANA “ . . . the stories are good enough to make you wish you’d heard them told aloud.”—True West “ . . . offers insights into the lives of characters in a society far different from our own—mail-order brides, prostitutes, the Ku Klux Klan, and, for spice, a hermit who became a bank president—all riding the wave of the rough and tumble frontier. . . . ”—Bloomsbury Review Malcolm Vernon’s stories—delightfully and poignantly retold by his granddaughter—are of a fifteen-year-old boy heading west alone, working the range, recovering stolen stock, seeing men killed over card games and buckets of buttermilk, and, most of all, growing to manhood on the Texas frontier.

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MARY JANE GENTRY died in 1996, after a long and distinguished teaching career in Texas in Thurber, Springer Gap, San Angelo, Austin, and Odessa, where she retired from a tenured teaching position at Odessa College. T. LINDSAY BAKER directs Tarleton State University’s W. K. Gordon Center for the Industrial History of Texas, located at the former town site of Thurber, and holds the W. K. Gordon Endowed Chair in History at the university. He lives in Rio Vista, Texas.

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EDITED BY BRUCE A. GLASRUD AND MERLINE PITRE

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collectively make an essential contribution to the fields of Black Women’s studies, African American, Southern, and Texas history. Editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre have assembled an impressive array of scholars whose compellingly written contributions deepen our understanding of the complex ways in which African American women made an organized community life, and shaped race, gender, and class dynamics in the Lone Star State.” —Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University; editor, Black Women in America

BLACK WOMEN IN TEXAS HISTORY

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Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated. Black Women in Texas History draws together a multiauthor narrative of the experiences and impact of black American women from the time of slavery until the recent past. Each chapter, written by an expert on the era, provides a readable survey and overview of the lives and roles of black Texas women during that period. Each provides careful documentation, which, along with the thorough bibliography compiled by the volume editors, will provide a starting point for others wanting to build on this important topic. The authors address significant questions about population demographics, employment patterns, family and social dimensions, legal and political rights, and individual accomplishments. They look not only at how African American women have been shaped by the larger culture but also at how these women have, in turn, affected the culture and history of Texas. This work situates African American women within the context of their times and offers a due appreciation and analysis of their lives and accomplishments. Black Women in Texas History is an important addition to history and sociology curriculums as well as black studies and women’s studies programs. It will provide for interested students, scholars, and general readers a comprehensive survey of the crucial role these women played in shaping the history of the Lone Star State. BRUCE A. GLASRUD is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay, and retired Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Sul Ross State University. He has authored or coauthored nine books, and he edited (with Michael Searles) Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology, published by Texas A&M University Press. He lives in Seguin, Texas. MERLINE PITRE, author of In Struggle against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900–1957, published by Texas A&M University Press, is dean of liberal arts and behavioral sciences and professor of history at Texas Southern University in Houston. Number 108: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

CONTENTS: Introduction: Black Texas Women: Making Community Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre 1. Black Women during Slavery to 1865 Angela Boswell 2. Texas Freedwomen during Reconstruction, 1865–1874 James M. Smallwood and Barry A. Crouch 3. “Us Has Ever Lived De Useful Life”: African American Women in Texas, 1874–1900 Rebecca Sharpless 4. Time of Transition: Black Women in Early Twentieth-Century Texas, 1900–1930 Bruce A. Glasrud 5. At the Crossroads: Black Texas Women, 1930–1954 Merline Pitre 6. African American Women in the Civil Rights Era, 1954–1974 Stefanie Decker 7. Expanded Opportunities: Black Women in the Modern Era, 1974–2000 Kenneth W. Howell and James M. Smallwood 8. Contemporary Black Texas Women: Political and Educational Leadership, 1974–2000 Jewel L. Prestage and Franklin D. Jones

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Jewish “Junior League” The Rise and Demise of the Fort Worth Council of Jewish Women HOLLACE AVA WEINER

HOLLACE AVA WEINER, a former writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, is also the author of Jewish Stars in Texas: Rabbis and Their Work, now available in paperback from Texas A&M University Press. A native of Washington, D.C., she resides in Fort Worth.

JEWISH “JUNIOR LEAGUE”

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From its founding in 1901 through the second half of the twentieth century, the Fort Worth section of the National Council of Jewish Women fostered the integration of its members into the social and cultural fabric of the greater community. Along the way, it championed important social causes, including an Americanization school for immigrants and literacy initiatives. But by 1999, facing declining membership and—according to some—decreased relevance to the lives of Jewish women, the Council’s national and local leaders found themselves confronting the end of the group’s existence. Hollace Ava Weiner has mined the records of this organization at both the local and national levels, interviewed surviving members, and examined Fort Worth newspapers and other local historical documents. Her lively and careful study reveals that the Fort Worth Council of Jewish Women was, in fact, so successful that it prepared the way for its own obsolescence. By century’s end, the members and the times had changed more rapidly than the Council. While Jewish “Junior League” focuses on a particular organization in a particular city, it simultaneously serves as a case study for the exploration of important themes of women’s and Jewish history throughout the twentieth century.

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“Give ’em hell, Harry!”

Truman’s Whistle-stop Campaign STEVEN R. GOLDZWIG

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Faced with the likely loss of the 1948 presidential elections, Harry S. Truman decided to do what he did best: talk straight. When Truman boarded the train to head west in June 1948, he and his campaign advisors decided to shift from prepared text to extemporaneous stump speeches. The “new Truman” emerged as a feisty, engaged speaker, brimming with ideas on policies and programs important to the common citizen. Steven R. Goldzwig engagingly chronicles the origins of Truman’s “give ‘em hell” image and the honing of his rhetorical delivery during his ostensibly nonpolitical train trip west, which came to be known as his “whistle-stop tour.” At the time, Truman was both applauded and derided by the public, but his speeches delivered at each stop helped win him the presidency. Goldzwig’s detailed look at the background of the campaign, Truman’s preparations and goals, the train trip itself, and the text

and tone of the speeches helps us better understand how Truman carried the 1948 election and came to represent the plainspoken “man of the people” who returns from behind to win, against all odds. STEVEN R. GOLDZWIG teaches in the department of communication studies at Marquette University. He has received numerous awards and is an associate editor for Communication Monographs. He lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Library of Presidential Rhetoric

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Running against the Grain How Opposition Presidents Win the White House

quantitative models of voting behavior to provide several innovative explanations for presidential elections past and present.

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tradition of American political development to establish the periodization for his study. Through a comparative analysis of victorious opposition candidates, Crockett finds explanations that transcend specific campaigns or even specific eras. He contends that, because the way one acquires the office may have an effect on the practice of leadership in the office, “running against the grain” has implications far beyond Election Day. DAVID A. CROCKETT, an associate professor of political science at Trinity University in San Antonio, is the author of The Opposition Presidency: Leadership and the Constraints of History, also published by Texas A&M University Press. Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership

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“The power which has always started the greatest religious and political avalanches in history rolling has from time immemorial been the magic power of the spoken word, and that alone.”—Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

Landmark Speeches of National Socialism EDITED AND WITH TRANSLATIONS BY RANDALL L. BYTWERK

Goebbels, the 1938 Kristallnacht speech by Julius Streicher, and four speeches drafted as models for party leaders’ use on various public occasions. The volume concludes with Adolf Hitler’s final public address on January 30, 1945, three months before his suicide. Several of these works are presented for the first time in English translation. Bytwerk provides a brief introduction to each speech and allows the reader to trace the development and downfall of the Nazi party. Landmark Speeches of National Socialism is an important volume for students of rhetoric, World War II, Nazi Germany, and the Holocaust. RANDALL L. BYTWERK is a professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The author of two previous volumes on Nazi rhetoric and propaganda, he holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

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“. . . bridges the gap between rhetoric studies and political science and will encourage both fields to pay more attention to the other.”—Rhetoric & Public Affairs In this multifaceted look at rhetorical leadership, twelve leading scholars in three different disciplines provide in-depth studies of how words have served—or failed to serve—American presidents. To be effective, they find, presidents must be able to articulate the common good in a particular situation and they must be credible on the basis of their own character. Chapters examine George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Number Six: Presidential Rhetoric Series

THE PRESIDENCY AND RHETORICAL LEADERSHIP

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As historians have long noted, public oratory has seldom been as pivotal in generating and sustaining the vitality of a movement as it was during the rise and rule of the National Socialist Party, from 1919 to 1945. Led by the charismatic and indefatigable Hitler, National Socialists conducted one of the most powerful rhetorical campaigns ever recorded. Indeed, the mass addresses, which were broadcast live on radio, taped for re-broadcast, and in many cases filmed for play on theater newsreels throughout the Third Reich, constituted one of the most thorough exploitations of media in history. Because such evil lay at the heart of the National Socialist movement, its overwhelming rhetoric has often been negatively characterized as propaganda. As Randall Bytwerk points out, however, the “propaganda” label was anything but negative in the minds of the leaders of the National Socialist movement. In their view, the clear, simplistic, and even one-sided presentation of information was necessary to mobilize effectively all elements of the German population into the National Socialist program. Gathered here are thirteen key speeches of this historically significant movement, including Hitler’s announcement of the party’s reestablishment in 1925 following the unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch, four addresses by Joseph

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Hell under the Rising Sun Texan POWs and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway KELLY E. CRAGER

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Late in 1940, the young men of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment stepped off the trucks at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas, ready to complete the training they would need for active duty in World War II. Many of them had grown up together in Jacksboro, Texas, and almost all of them were eager to face any challenge. Just over a year later, these carefree young Texans would be confronted by horrors they could never have imagined. The battalion was en route to bolster the Allied defense of the Philippines when they received news of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Soon, they found themselves ashore on Java, with orders to assist the Dutch, British, and Australian defense of the island against imminent Japanese invasion. When war came to Java in March 1942, the Japanese forces overwhelmed the numerically inferior Allied defenders in little more than a week. For more than three years, the Texans, along with the sailors and marines who survived the sinking of the USS Houston, were prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army. Beginning in late 1942, these prisoners-of-war were shipped to Burma to accelerate completion of the Burma-Thailand railway. These men labored alongside other Allied prisoners and Asian conscript laborers to build more than 260 miles of railroad for their Japanese taskmasters. They suffered abscessed wounds, near-starvation, daily beatings, and debilitating disease, and 89

of the original 534 Texans taken prisoner died in the infested, malarial jungles. The survivors received a hero’s welcome from Gov. Coke Stevenson, who declared October 29, 1945, as “Lost Battalion Day” when they finally returned to Texas. Kelly E. Crager consulted official documentary sources of the National Archives and the U.S. Army and mined the personal memoirs and oral history interviews of the “Lost Battalion” members. He focuses on the treatment the men received in their captivity and surmises that a main factor in the battalion’s comparatively high survival rate (84 percent of the 2nd Battalion) was the comradery of the Texans and their commitment to care for each other. This narrative is grueling, yet ultimately inspiring. Hell under the Rising Sun will be a valuable addition to the collections of World War II historians and interested general readers alike. KELLY E. CRAGER is a visiting assistant professor in the history department at Texas A&M University. He recently completed his dissertation at the University of North Texas, where he met surviving members of the “Lost Battalion” through the university’s oral history program. He lives in Austin. Number 116: Texas A&M University Military History Series


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doctors were doubtful that he would recover. However, with time and care, he returned to health, was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, and lived a long, productive life. This intimate portrait of an American family—at home and at war—during a time of world upheaval is at once heartwarming, sobering, and entertaining. Mrs. Cordie’s Soldier Son is highly recommended for readers interested in World War II, the POW experience, and home-front literature. ROCKY R. MIRACLE is a business executive and officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve who now lives in Corpus Christi. Number Sixteen: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Commerce MRS. CORDIE’S SOLDIER SON

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In Sideshow War: The Italian Campaign, 1943– 1945, George F. Botjer examines the economic, political, and cultural factors that influenced the unfolding of the fight for the Italian peninsula. He also provides new, unpublished documentation highlighting Axis defensive operations in Sicily, their takeover of Italy, and the internment of the Italian army along with new data on economic conditions in German-occupied northern Italy and the extent to which Germany exploited the industries of that region. Allied leaders, who never fully committed to liberating Italy as a whole, constantly debated the various possible terminal points: Sicily, Naples, and Rome. An awareness that the mountainous terrain strongly favored the defender resulted in this indecision. Incorporating the German, Allied, and Italian points of view, this study presents a more comprehensive overview of this phase of the war than any previous book. Number 49: Texas A&M University Military History Series SIDESHOW WAR

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The story of D.C. Caughran Jr., Mrs. Cordie’s son, could be that of almost any soldier in World War II. He left the comfort of home and family to become part of one of the defining conflicts of modern times. The letters he wrote home tell his story from the day he received his draft notice in the summer of 1942 through battle, capture, wounding, imprisonment, and his eventual return home for recuperation and discharge. Author Rocky R. Miracle, the son-in-law of D.C. Caughran, tells not only Caughran’s story, but at the same time the story of “the home folks” who anxiously watched for letters from their “soldier boy” and wrote faithfully of their love and prayers for his safety. This home-front narrative also stands as an important and deeply personal record of life in wartime. Taken prisoner during the German breakout of December 1944 that led to the Battle of the Bulge, D.C. was force-marched past corpses lining the road into Germany, loaded with other American prisoners into boxcars, and held in a prison camp during the coldest European winter of the century. He suffered starvation rations and hepatitis and was hospitalized after his liberation, though

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“Blue & Gold and Black is a riveting story of young midshipmen who knocked down the color barriers to their success and blazed a trail for future generations of Navy leaders. Schneller is a master storyteller, and the story he vividly tells in this book is one of pure courage and determination. Blue & Gold and Black will fast become a classic.

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Navy recruiting poster, 1972 United States Naval Historical Center

Racial Integration of the U.S. Naval Academy ROBERT J. SCHNELLER JR.

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During the twentieth century, the U.S. Naval Academy evolved from a racist institution to one that ranked equal opportunity among its fundamental tenets. This transformation was not without its social cost, however, and black midshipmen bore the brunt of it. Blue & Gold and Black is the history of integration of African Americans into the Naval Academy. The book examines how civil rights advocates’ demands for equal opportunity shaped the Naval Academy’s evolution. Author Robert J. Schneller Jr. analyzes how changes in the Academy’s policies and culture affected the lives of black midshipmen, as well as how black midshipmen effected change in the Academy’s policies and culture. Most institutional history is written from the top down, while most social history is written from the bottom up. Based on the documentary record as well as on the memories of hundreds of midshipmen and naval officers, Blue & Gold and Black includes both perspectives. By examining both the institution and the individual, a much more accurate picture emerges of how racial integration occurred at the Naval Academy. Schneller takes a biographical approach to social history. Through written correspondence, responses to questionnaires, memoirs, and oral histories, African American midshipmen recount their experiences in their own words. Rather than setting adrift their humanity and individuality in oceans of statistics, Schneller uses their first-hand recollections to provide insights into the Academy’s culture that cannot be gained from official records. Covering the Jim Crow era, the civil rights movement, and the empowerment of African Americans from the late 1960s through the end of the twentieth century, Blue & Gold and Black traces the transformation of an institution that produces men and women who lead not only the Navy, but also the nation.

ROBERT J. SCHNELLER JR. has been an historian in the Contemporary History Branch since joining the Naval Historical Center in 1991. He is the author of five previous books on naval history, two of which have won prestigious awards. His Ph.D. is from Duke University. He lives in Woodbridge, Virginia. Number 115: Texas A&M University Military History Series

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Spying from Space Constructing America’s Satellite Command and Control Systems DAVID CHRISTOPHER ARNOLD

On August 14, 1960, a revolution quietly occurred in the reconnaissance capabilities of America. When the Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcar Pelican 9 caught a bucket returning from space with film from a satellite, the American intelligence community gained access to previously denied information about the Soviet Union. The Corona reconnaissance satellite missions that followed lifted the veil of secrecy from the communist bloc, revealing, among other things, that no “Missile Gap” existed. This revolution in military intelligence could not have occurred without the development of the command and control systems that made the Space Race possible. In Spying from Space, David Christopher Arnold tells the story of how military officers and civilian contractors built the Air Force Satellite Control Facility (AFSCF) to support the National Reconnaissance Program. The AFSCF also had a unique relationship with the National Reconnaissance Office, a secret organization that the U.S. government officially concealed as late as the 1990s. Spying from Space fills a gap in space history by telling the story of the command and control systems that made rockets and satellites useful. Those interested in space flight or intelligence efforts will benefit from this revealing look into a little-known aspect of American achievement.

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Inside the VC and the NVA The Real Story of North Vietnam’s Armed Forces MICHAEL LEE LANNING AND DAN CRAGG

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If the costs of the Vietnam War were great to Americans and staggering to the South Vietnamese, they were even worse for the North. And those costs were borne largely by the individual soldiers—the soldiers who won the war. Based on interviews, soldiers’ diaries, letters, and government documents, this book, first published in 1992, gives a classic, soldier’s-eye account of the war our opponents fought and the men who fought it. MICHAEL LEE LANNING, a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam, is the author of sixteen nonfiction books on military history. Texas A&M University Press has reissued two of them, The Only War We Had: A Platoon Leader’s Journal of Vietnam and Vietnam, 1969–1970: A Company Commander’s Journal. He lives in Crystal Beach, Texas. DAN CRAGG enlisted in the

army in 1958 and served five years in Vietnam. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen military books, fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland. “ . . . blends history, eyewitness accounts, and data from a RAND Corporation study and other military sources to draw an intimate, candid portrait of the Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army that is unexpected and often startling. . . . An absolute necessity for Vietnamese studies collections and a revealing document for anyone connected with this conflict.” —Library Journal

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War and Rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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In June 1969, Tom Hargrove arrived in Vietnam as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. But he wasn’t just there to make war against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese armies; Hargrove was also to introduce improved rice varieties into the war-torn region. This unique memoir tells of Hargrove’s efforts to improve the everyday lives of the Vietnamese, even as he was calling in B-52 strikes against opposition forces. It also relates the story of his return to Vietnam in 1988 and 1990 to observe the progress of the “Green Revolution” he had helped initiate with the introduction of “miracle rice.” In a dramatic twist, his guide on both visits had been a local Viet Cong political officer: a man who could have had Hargrove killed. The rice had improved the lives of the people of the land and preserved the life of Tom Hargrove, though he hadn’t known it at the time.

This account of the U.S. Army’s attempts to win the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people—an attempt that failed strategically but ultimately achieved its humanitarian goals—is a vital contribution to the ongoing history and literature of the Vietnam era. Hargrove’s dramatic juxtaposition of the sword and the plowshare brings into sharp contrast the paradox of this pivotal time in history. THOMAS R. HARGROVE graduated from Texas A&M University in 1966 with degrees in agriculture and journalism and holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Hargrove is also the author of Long March to Freedom. He lives in Florence, Alabama. Number 123: Texas A&M University Military History Series


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Baseball in America and America in Baseball EDITED BY DONALD G. KYLE AND ROBERT B. FAIRBANKS

Presenting views from a variety of sport and history experts, Baseball in America and America in Baseball captures the breadth and unsuspected variety of our national fascination and identification with America’s Game. Chapters cover such well-known figures as Ty Cobb and lesser-known topics like the “invisible” baseball played by Japanese Americans during the 1930s and 1940s. A study of baseball in rural California from the Gold Rush to the turn of the twentieth century provides an interesting glimpse at how the game evolved from its earliest beginnings to something most modern observers would find familiar. Chapters on the Negro League’s Baltimore Black Sox, financial profits of major league teams from 1900 to 1956, and American aspirations to a baseball-led cultural hegemony during the first half of the twentieth century round out this superb collection of sport history scholarship. Baseball in America and America in Baseball belongs on the bookshelf of any avid student of the game and its history. It also provides interesting glimpses into the sociology of sport in America.

DONALD G. KYLE is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. His special research emphasis is sport history. ROBERT B. FAIRBANKS is chair of the Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington and specializes in urban history studies. Number Thirty-eight: Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures

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Cowboy Spur Maker The Story of Ed Blanchard JANE PATTIE AND TOM KELLY

Ed Blanchard was known to family and friends as a wild, reckless cowboy long before horsemen of the West recognized him as a noted maker of cowboy spurs. But his years spent herding snorty cattle and cinching his saddle on broncs taught him his trade as both a cowboy and a spur maker. Through Blanchard’s experiences, the authors trace the changes of Western life, from horse to pickup truck, from hand-forged spurs to commercial manufacture. Ranch life, the cowboy life, and metalworking in the

American West are interwoven through the book, as they were in the real life of Blanchard, who emerges from these pages as a humorous, down-home regional character readers will be glad to get to know. JANE PATTIE is an independent writer who has published numerous articles on the American West and has written or contributed to ten books, including Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers from Texas A&M University Press. She lives in Aledo, Texas. TOM KELLY is a lifelong New Mexico rancher and raconteur.

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Buddhism and the Art of Psychotherapy HAYAO KAWAI

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In this intriguing work, Hayao Kawai, Japan’s first Jungian psychoanalyst, examines his own personal experience of how the Buddhism that was part of his culture gradually reacted to his becoming a Jungian. Kawai reviews his method of psychotherapy and looks at I in the context of Buddhism. His analysis provides a new understanding of the human psyche from the perspective of someone rooted in the East. Kawai begins by contemplating his personal koan: “Am I a Buddhist and/or a Jungian?” His honest reflec-

tions parallel Jung’s early skepticism about Buddhism and later his positive regard for Buddha’s teachings. He then relates how the individuation process is symbolically and meaningfully revealed in two philosophical and artistic picture series, one Eastern and one Western. After exploring the Buddhist conception of the ego and the self, which is the opposite of the Western view, Kawai expands psychotherapy to include sitting in silence and holding contradictions. He concludes that true integration of East and West is both possible and impossible, but his work should help readers deepen their understanding of this area of psychology and of Eastern philosophy. HAYAO KAWAI was professor of psychology at Kyoto University, and he wrote and edited more than fifty books. Number Five: The Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology

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publication on the rise to prominence of the group of artists known as the Fort Worth Circle, this book will remain the definitive source on their history and their art for years to come. Not since 1986, when the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, mounted a small exhibition of their work, has the art of the Circle been brought together in one

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Artspace critic Dave Hickey once identified the Fort Worth Circle as “Texas’ first indigenous group of consciously cosmopolitan and irrefutably modern artists.” Their work, he wrote, “represents the fruit of a special time in the culture of the western United States.” This book chronicles the Circle’s distinctive output during the 1940s, the decade of their genesis and greatest innovation. These “genuine citizens of the world,” as Hickey called them, possessed an unconventional vision that radically sidestepped the traditional art of post-Depression Texas. Drawing from their own fertile imaginations, the members of the Circle responded to modern art by creating a unique aesthetic based on contemporary surrealism and abstraction. Published by the Amon Carter Museum to coincide with an exhibition by the same title, Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s is a “must have” for

any library of American modernism and the art of Texas. The catalogue also includes succinct biographies, accompanied by photographs, of each of the eleven artists of the Fort Worth Circle; a bibliography; exhibition checklist; and brief foreword.

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JANE MYERS is Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author and coauthor of several publications, including An American Collection: Works from the Amon Carter Museum. SCOTT GRANT BARKER, a longtime resident of Fort Worth, is a cultural historian who has made the Fort Worth Circle the focus of his research for years. His knowledge of the Circle’s work and their place in the art history of Texas is unparalleled.

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Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast The Contributions of Saint-Denis, Oliván, and Le Maire JACK JACKSON, ROBERT S. WEDDLE, AND WINSTON DE VILLE

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This careful study of eighteenth-century cartography along the Gulf Coast reveals a fascinating mix of cooperation and competition between Spain and France. Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis explored much of the region around the Gulf and sent data to his homeland of France, but he also shared information with Spanish officials. Juan Manuel de Oliván Rebolledo used this information to create several maps, one of which was drawn to demonstrate how Spain might protect itself from the French threat in Louisiana and Canada. Information from the Oliván/Saint-Denis maps soon emerged on French maps. Guillaume Delisle’s 1718 “mother map” of the Gulf Coast was made possible by Francois Le Maire, a virtually unknown French missionary in Mobile. Jack Jackson and Winston De Ville

examine Le Maire’s various memoirs and maps, which relied on Saint-Denis for their portrayal of the “Western Country.” Le Maire’s work explains how Delisle acquired the information to draw his profoundly influential map. This important book for cartographers will also be of interest to the lay historian and the Gulf Coast enthusiast. The late JACK JACKSON wrote many books on Texas history, including Los Mesteños. ROBERT S. WEDDLE, a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, is the author of many books, including The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of LaSalle. He lives in Bonham, Texas. WINSTON DE VILLE, an historical researcher residing in Ville Platte, Louisiana, has written a number of publications on French Colonial Louisiana.

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Manifest Destiny and Empire American Antebellum Expansionism EDITED BY SAM W. HAYNES AND CHRISTOPHER M. MORRIS

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“ . . . a very satisfying collection, with edifying perspectives on an era in which expansionists prevailed.” —Southwestern Historical Quarterly Six scholars consider important aspects of American antebellum expansion in this collection of studies newly available in paperback. Robert W. Johannsen of the University of Illinois at Urbana offers fresh insight into the meaning of the term “manifest destiny,” arguing for a broader definition. John M. Belohlavek of the University of South Florida takes a close look at the expansionist attitudes of Caleb Cushing, a Massachusetts politician, diplomat, reformer, and intellectual. Thomas R. Hietala of Grinnell College examines the complicated clash of cultures (the result of Manifest Destiny) and how it was viewed by observant individuals such as George Catlin, a painter who traveled and lived

among Native Americans just prior to the expansionist surge of the 1840s. Winner of the Webb essay competition for 1996, Samuel J. Watson of Rice University studies U.S. Army officers’ responses to territorial expansionism between 1815 and 1846. Sam W. Haynes uncovers the social and political complexities, including a widespread fear of Great Britain, that made Texas’ annexation the most divisive issue of its day. Finally, Robert E. May of Purdue University offers a compelling examination of American filibustering during the Manifest Destiny era. SAM W. HAYNES and CHRISTOPHER M. MORRIS are associate professors of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. Number Thirty-one: Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures


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Texas Merchant Marvin Leonard and Fort Worth VICTORIA BUENGER AND WALTER L. BUENGER

Few department stores symbolized the aspirations of a community or represented the identity of its citizens in a stronger or more enduring way than Leonards in Fort Worth, Texas. For over fifty years, Marvin Leonard, the store’s founder, and his brother Obie ran a store that was always a unique place to shop. Customers also found a stunning array of goods—fur coats and canned tuna, pianos and tractors—and an environment that combined the spectacular with the familiar. But the story of Leonards goes beyond the store and the man who made it. For Marvin Leonard, downtown Fort Worth and Leonards were always intertwined. In the earliest years, Fort Worth’s working families and rural West Texans shopped Leonards not only for bargains, but also because it was Fort Worth’s place to meet and greet. Later, downtown’s appeal slipped as rival suburban

shopping areas grew, but Marvin Leonard refused to expand beyond one store and never left downtown. Leonards gave Fort Worth a special identity, a distinctiveness, and an attraction to the city’s center. When Tandy bought Leonards and later sold it to Dillard’s, Fort Worth’s image and character changed. VICTORIA BUENGER, a clinical associate professor of management at Texas A&M University, studies strategy and competitive dynamics in retailing. WALTER L. BUENGER is head of the history department at Texas A&M University. They both live in Bryan, Texas. Number Eleven: Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History

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Ben Love My Life in Texas Commerce BEN F. LOVE FOREWORD BY JAMES A. BAKER, III

In a city known for its powerful business leaders, Ben Love towered as one of the most influential. Under his competent management as CEO of Texas Commerce Bancshares in the 1980s, TCB was the only “Big Five” Texas bank to survive that decade’s collapse of the Texas banking industry. Love’s story provides an insightful perspective on the evolution of Texas banks after World War II, their decline, and their subsequent recovery. It also offers a glimpse into the kind of character that creates men of power.

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John Charles Beales’s Rio Grande Colony Letters by Eduard Ludecus, a German Colonist, to Friends in Germany in 1833–1834, Recounting His Journey, Trials, and Observations in Early Texas TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY LOUIS E. BRISTER

This collection of letters, written by a young German colonist in Dr. John Charles Beales’s ill-fated colony Dolores, provides an almost daily account of the colonists’ journey to the Rio Grande from New York City harbor and their labors to establish a settlement there on Las Moras Creek. Ludecus recounts in his letters the colonists’ efforts to provide protection from Indian attacks by constructing around the settlement a high, thorny barrier of mesquite branches and cactus cleared from the land they wished to plant. He narrates how the carpenters among the colonists fashioned a cannon of oak which they successfully fired once to warn off hostile Indians in the area. His record of life in the colony emphasizes the deprivation suffered by the colonists. From the day of their arrival at the colony site to the day most of the colonists abandoned the settlement in desperation, Ludecus’s letters are filled with descriptions of the colonists’ hardships and frustration as they tried to cope with an almost total lack of stone and timber in the vicinity of Dolores for constructing houses, outbuildings, and fencing around their young crops. Eduard Ludecus’s letters are also a source of valuable information about life and culture in pre-revolutionary Texas. His letters are one of just a handful of eyewitness reports about the early Texas frontier. His observations are those of a young, well-educated German merchant who had traveled from the urbane environment of Weimar, the center of art and literature in Germany in the early nineteenth century, to the raw, hostile environment of Texas. As a result, many of his remarks seem to have been recorded in wide-eyed awe of his new environment. 34

Ludecus’s letters are written with a vivid directness often lacking in the recollections of such well-known narrators as John C. Duval, Noah Smithwick, and John Holland Jenkins. Ludecus’s narrative style is so vivid, so lively that the reader often feels as if he were sharing the narrator’s experiences and observations not as a reader, but as a companion. LOUIS E. BRISTER, Professor Emeritus of German, Department of Modern Languages, Texas State University, is the author of several journal articles and books, including In Mexican Prisons: The Journal of Eduard Harkort, 1832–1834. He lives in San Marcos, Texas.

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Notes from Texas On Writing in the Lone Star State EDITED BY W.C. JAMESON

From the Guadalupe Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert to the Hill Country to the Red River, the vast landscape of Texas has afforded the cultural depth and diversity to inspire its writers. The richness of Texas folklore, history, and traditions has left an unmistakable mark on the art of the region. Both native and transplant Texas writers alike have been keenly shaped by the distinctive aroma of fresh corn tortillas, tales of Mescalero Apaches, and Tejano and ranchera music. W.C. Jameson has compiled an assorted collection of fourteen essays by some of the most prominent Texas writers through which he hopes to explore the following questions: “How did they accomplish their goals? Why did they choose the writing life? What influence did the history, lore, and culture of Texas play in their creative process?” While readily citing the “decidedly Texas flavor” in his own fiction, Jameson seeks to uncover the inspirations in other writers from both the expansive and rugged Texas terrain as well as the varied people therein. The fourteen writers who comprise Notes from Texas range from the captivating and often humorous essayist Larry L. King to the beloved historical novelist Elmer Kelton. Other contributors include James Ward Lee, known for his expertise in Texas cuisine and culture, and poet and songwriter Red Steagall. This collection bestows each with a “chance to express what they wished to share about their art and their life as a Texas writer.” W.C. JAMESON is the award-winning author of some fifty books, numerous articles and essays, hundreds of songs, and dozens of poems. He has written and performed in a musical and penned the sound tracks for three films. When not writing, Jameson performs at folk festivals, roadhouses, dance halls, and on television. He splits his time between living in Woodland Park, Colorado, and Llano, Texas. 36

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A Walk Across Texas JON M C CONAL FOREWORD BY TOM DODGE

Part travelogue, part natural history, and part documentary, A Walk Across Texas is the record of three friends’ journey from the Panhandle to Granbury—a 450-mile walk across West Texas. Jon McConal and his two friends, Eddie Lane and Norm Snyder, hiked for twentyeight days through the less traveled byways of the Texas outlands, and in the process they encountered a world that is now as foreign to most Americans as the Taj Mahal. Researching places they wanted to see in advance, the trio selected a route that crossed as many creeks and rivers as possible and offered amenable campsites. Not young men, McConal, Lane, and Snyder conquered the harsh environment of West Texas, dealing with blisters and backaches, severe weather and low blood sugar while still remaining friends. Along the way they met unique local characters and visited out-of-the-ordinary sites. With his seasoned journalist’s eye, McConal blends personal interviews and keen descriptions of the countryside they trekked. As he spins the narrative of their journey, local legends, histories, flora, and fauna unfold.

Texas; it is about friendship, fun, and . . . good food.” —Bob Ray Sanders, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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A native of West Texas, JON MCCONAL was on the staff of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for forty years, twenty as a contributing editor and twenty as a columnist, writing most often about rural and old-time Texas. Now retired, he and his wife make their home in Granbury. McConal is the author of Jon McConal’s Texas, My Years with Bob Wills, and Bridges over the Brazos.

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“C.W. Smith’s finest work.”—Jane Roberts Wood

Purple Hearts C.W. SMITH

Set during the turmoil of World War II, Purple Hearts is the story of the epileptic scion of an East Texas timber and oil fortune and his marriage to a stunning stranger desperate for sanctuary. Though naive and virginal, thirty-year-old Georgie Karacek wins Sylvia through his charm and kindness. Longing to prove himself, he then hides his illness to join the army. Sylvia’s relationship with Georgie’s overprotective mother proves difficult, so to make ends meet she takes on a boarder, Robert, in Georgie’s absence. Soon Robert and Sylvia grow close, and he presses her to run away with him. When Georgie’s epilepsy comes to light, he is discharged, and on returning home he suspects that his bride and the boarder are lovers. But wartime conditions explode into rioting, and that uproar puts them at odds with the town when Georgie helps a black friend flee. Purple Hearts is based loosely on events in Beaumont, Texas, in July of 1943, when shipyard workers rampaged following a rumor that a black man had raped a sailor’s wife. Several people died and scores were injured, and that riot echoed those in Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Writer/critic Bryan Woolley has hailed Purple Hearts as “the best novel I’ve read about the home front during World War II. . . . [it] illumines the dark fact that there was more to that home scene than Rosie the Riveter and War Bond drives.”

“[Purple Hearts has] got great sweep and authority, a compelling story, and characters that I’m really interested and invested in.”—Stephen Harrigan, author of Gates of the Alamo

C.W. SMITH has twice won the Jesse Jones “Best Novel” Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and has held two NEA Creative Writing Fellowships and a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship at the University of Texas. Purple Hearts is his eighth novel. He is a Dedman Family Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University. He lives in Dallas. PURPLE HEARTS

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Letters from the Horse Latitudes C.W. SMITH In the “horse latitudes” of the Gulf of Mexico, that zone where periods of high pressure keep winds away, becalmed sailors sometimes tossed the horses overboard to conserve water. In these unapologetically traditional and realistic stories, characters find themselves in circumstances which demand similar difficult and undesirable acts. Because the stories are set in the Southwest and Mexico from about 1920 through 1990, they often hinge on the suspicions, antagonism, and ignorance that the region’s different cultures, races, and classes bear against each other. This collection was first published in 1994.

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C.W. SMITH is an accomplished factionalist whose vision rings true and whose characters are familiar in the best sense of the word. He is the author of several novels, including Purple Hearts; this is his first collection of short stories. He lives in Dallas.

Manhunters ELMER KELTON

As he flees to the sanctuary of Mexico, Chacho Fernandez is unaware of the fuel he has added to the already simmering racial hatreds in and around the quiet town of Domingo, Texas. Through events set in motion by a misunderstanding, Chacho becomes a folk hero to his people and a dangerous fugitive to a group of zealous lawmen. First published in 1974 by Ballantine Books, Manhunters, the tale of Chacho’s legendary flight, was inspired by the story of controversial Mexican fugitive Gregorio Cortez. In 1901 Cortez, a young horseman, shot a sheriff during an argument, leading to the largest concerted manhunt in Texas history. This novel is alive with the idiom of Kelton’s native West Texas and freely punctuated with his trademark wry humor. His characters, both the ignorantly petty as well as the quietly strong, ring true to life.

ELMER KELTON is the author of more than forty novels, published over more than fifty years. Three of Kelton’s novels have appeared in Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. Four have won the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City: The Time It Never Rained, The Good Old Boys, The Man Who Rode Midnight, and the text for The Art of Howard Terpning. Seven have won the Spur award from Western Writers of America: Buffalo Wagons, The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, Eyes of the Hawk, Slaughter, The Far Canyon, and The Way of the Coyote. Kelton holds lifetime achievement awards from Western Writers of America, Inc., the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Western Literature Association.

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Steven Fromholz

Larry D. Thomas

New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems

STEVEN FROMHOLZ EDITED BY BILLY BOB HILL INTRODUCTION BY JAMES WARD LEE

LARRY D. THOMAS EDITED BY BILLY BOB HILL

The songs and poems of 2007 Texas Poet Laureate Steven Fromholz tell of a life that began with “bikes and trikes and kites and trees” and has progressed through fatherhood and many days and nights spent on the road. Fromholz’s poetry and lyrics evoke the western landscape, capture memories of the past and plans for the future, and plumb the depths and heights of feeling engendered by life as a touring musician. Despite a stroke, which felled him for a time, Fromholz still acts a whitewater guide on the Rio Grande, still performs, and still writes the poems that caused the State Legislature to name him Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007.

A mature poet, Larry Thomas has an extraordinary gift which has evolved through decades at his craft. Thomas explores the natural world of Texas—its animal icons like the Hereford or hawk or rattlesnake, the larger-than-life geography, which is the stuff out of which legends are made. Thomas captures the spirit of place within larger truths that “travel well,” as editor Billy Bob Hill explains in his introduction. Hill also takes careful note of the poet’s deft alliteration and just-right compression of language as he urges readers to enjoy Thomas’ poems for their Texas elements but also the worldly art therein.

STEVEN FROMHOLZ is best known for his Texas Trilogy, one of the great classics in Texas music. He has appeared in half a dozen movies and has published A Texas Trilogy in 2007 with Esteban Press.

Houston resident LARRY D. THOMAS has published six collections of poems, many of which have won awards; his seventh poetry collection, The Fraternity of Oblivion, was published by Timberline Press in 2007.

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and Red Steagall, and continuing with the 2007 and 2008 laureates, Steven able selection of a poet’s work, the series as a whole will draw their different voices together into a singular poetic expression of Texas. The series is underwritten by a generous Vision in Action grant from TCU.

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Traces of Forgotten Places An Artist’s Thirty-Year Exploration and Celebration of Texas as It Was DON COLLINS EDITED BY T. LINDSAY BAKER

A native of Parker County, DON COLLINS served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, attended classes at several Texas universities, and in 1956 entered an informal partnership with Austin printer Jack Wilson. Operating from a business they called The Art Studio, the two men designed and produced graphic arts materials for customers that ranged from real estate agents to book publishers. All this time Don inclined toward drawing old architectural works. Several large commissions from printers stimulated a long-time interest in rural scenes and architecture. He lives in Austin and Arlington. T. LINDSAY BAKER holds the W.K. Gordon Chair in Texas Industrial History at Tarleton State University. He is the author of more than twenty books on the history of Texas and the American West.

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For more than half a century, Austin artist Don Collins crisscrossed Texas looking for traces of the past. Most often he has found them in a variety of old buildings. Drawings of these places, thirteen a year, appeared for three decades in popular calendars issued in Austin by the Miller Blueprint Company. The publications themselves have become collectors’ items. In order to prepare his annual calendars, Don frequented less-traveled byways and often forgotten places. When he discovered that he had begun retracing his routes, he bought a stack of Texas county road maps. The artist marked the courses that he had taken so that he would be sure to see new country on each subsequent foray: “I would seek out roads that followed the path of least resistance, often up a creek. I would follow them and usually find an old structure.” In time he expanded his geographical range to more distant areas of the state: “I wanted to go there and see what it’s like.” In this book Collins has chosen seventy from more than three hundred works of art that he created for the Miller Blueprint calendars. The carefully detailed renderings record buildings from farmhouses to industrial plants, from shanties to mansions. Through these pages viewers tour the state both visually and through the artist’s own recollections about the remarkable range of places he has recorded with pencil and paper.

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Texas Small Books Need a last-minute gift? A stocking stuffer? A surprise for a friend? Texas Small Books are the answer. All pocket-sized, heavily illustrated, and priced under $10, they’re the perfect gift. Buy them for yourself, to learn more about Texas. Buy them for a fellow Texan who might want to learn more, or buy them for a non-Texan to show why we cherish the customs, events, and places of the Lone Star State. TCU Press introduces Texas Small Books with three titles—Extraordinary Texas Women, Texas Country Singers, and State Fare—but watch for forthcoming titles on festivals, buried treasures, sports heroes, rodeos, cooking and chefs, famous old hotels-you name it! We welcome suggestions of topics for future books.

State Fare An Irreverent Guide to Texas Movies DON GRAHAM

From the earliest days of film, Texas and its colorful history offered promising story lines comprised of heroes, images, lore, and legend that filmmakers could return to again and again. And so they did in films about the Alamo, the Texas Rangers, the ubiquitous cowboy and the trail drives, big ranchers, and bigger wildcatters. With the advent of the Talkies, Texas movies continued to be a staple of Hollywood backlot productions, mainly in the form of B Westerns. In the golden age of Texas cinema—dating from the end of World War II to the assassination of JFK—the Western continued to be the predominant genre. A roll call of the most notable Texas movies would include Red River, Giant (probably the single most influential Texas movie of all), The Searchers, Hud, and The Last Picture Show. The reader is invited to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear as well as to consider the most recent cinematic efforts to capture one of the nation’s most mythologized places. After a brief overview of Texas in the movies, the book offers detailed commentary on the most important, the most interesting, or, in a few cases, the most wretched films about the Lone Star State. DON GRAHAM is the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Cowboys and Cadillacs: How Hollywood Looks at Texas (1983); No Name on the Bullet: A Biography of Audie Murphy (1989; Giant Country: Essays on Texas (1998); and Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire (2003). In 2003 Graham edited Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande, and in 2007, Literary Austin (TCU Press). Graham has lived in Austin since the late 1970s.

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Extraordinary Texas Women JUDY ALTER

EXTRAORDINARY TEXAS WOMEN

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JUDY ALTER is the author of numerous books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. She has a particular interest in the lives of women in Texas and the American West. She lives in Fort Worth.

PHIL FRY, a native of Hugo, Oklahoma, has lived in Austin, Texas, for forty years, where he heard all the great country singers. He is an independent scholar with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas, where he worked on both The Handbook of Texas and the Handbook of Texas Music. JIM LEE has lived in Texas for almost fifty years, and for all that time has been a fan of country music. Lee is past president and now fellow of the Texas Folklore Society. He is emeritus professor of English at the University of North Texas. He lives in Fort Worth. His latest book is Adventures with a Texas Humanist.

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Texas just may be the state in the Union with the strongest masculine image. Our heroes, from cowboys to the Alamo to Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston, have always been men. But there have also always been women with gumption. The Texas women in these pages have made history in a variety of ways—some outrageous, some inventive, most courageous. They have been crusaders, sports stars, outlaws, entrepreneurs and business leaders, ranchers and cowgirls, philanthropists, artists—and often, characters. They lived outside convention and caught public attention to one degree or another. For some, their greatest accomplishments and most unusual adventures came after they left Texas, but they are still bound to and influenced by a Texas heritage. They’re here on these pages—the women you know about, from Emily Morgan (the supposed Yellow Rose of Texas) to Ann Richards and Lady Bird Johnson. But there are also some you may not know, like Pamelia Mann, who stood up to Sam Houston, and Ninnie Baird who started a chain of bakeries by first selling her homemade bread to neighbors. Read and enjoy!

Texas Country Singers contains brief biographies of twenty-seven Texas singers. The artists chosen are traditional country singers like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Thompson, Willie Nelson, and Ray Price. The authors have not included rockabilly artists, modern country-pop singers, singers of local or regional reputation, or singers of purely western songs. The twenty-seven singers are Texas born, admittedly an artificial discrimination, but one made necessary by the size of these small books. The authors include some almost forgotten names like Vernon Dalhart, the earliest Texas country singer to make a national name, and Moon Mullican, a singer/pianist who influenced Jerry Lee Lewis and other piano playing singers. Fans with long memories won’t forget Adolph Hofner, Tommy Duncan, Milton Brown, and Stuart Hamblen (who once came in fourth in a race for President of the United States). And everyone still remembers Gene Autry, Jim Reeves, Tex Ritter, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Lee Ann Womack, and the contemporary king of Texas country, George Strait. Each sketch includes the best-known songs, as well as the awards and honors each earned.

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descant Fifty Years EDITED BY DAVE KUHNE, DANIEL E. WILLIAMS, CHARLOTTE HOGG, AND CHARLOTTE WILLIS

DESCANT

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Robert Penn Warren, Karl Shapiro, Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Bukowski, and Denise Levertov are but a few of the outstanding authors whose works grace this celebration of fifty years of descant, the literary journal of Texas Christian University. This retrospective traces the journal’s history from its beginnings as the product of a literary discussion group modeled after the Vanderbilt Fugitives to its recent years as a critically acclaimed small magazine that receives thousands of submissions and offers annual awards for fiction and poetry. The anthology begins with a memoir by Betsy Colquitt, who served as the journal’s editor for nearly forty years and who, along with Louise Cowan and the TCU “Fugitives,” founded descant in 1956. The early years of descant had a distinctly local flavor and featured such young talents as Bill Camfield, who would later become a pioneer writer and performer in children’s television, and William Barney, who would become Poet Laureate of Texas.

But Colquitt had an uncanny ability for recognizing and publishing promising writers from across the nation, and soon descant was an established literary voice. Since Colquitt’s retirement in the mid-1990s, the editors of descant have continued the tradition of publishing both emerging authors and established writers such as William Harrison, Clyde Edgerton, and Andrew Hudgins. The retrospective is organized chronologically and divided into three sections that are introduced by editors DAVE KUHNE, associate director of the TCU Center for Writing, DANIEL E. WILLIAMS, chair of the TCU Department of English, and CHARLOTTE HOGG, associate professor of English at TCU. CHARLOTTE WILLIS, who holds a master’s in English from TCU, also contributed her editorial skills to the project.

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BORDER

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Fourteen years in the making, this is a chronicle of the nearly two-thousand-mile international line between the United States and Mexico. It is an historical account largely through the eyes and experiences of government agents, politicians, soldiers, revolutionaries, outlaws, Indians, engineers, immigrants, developers, illegal aliens, business people, and wayfarers looking for a job. It is essentially the untold story of lines drawn in water, sand, and blood, of an intrepid, durable people, of a civilization whose ebb and flow of history is as significant as any in the world. Award-winning historian Leon Metz takes the reader from America’s early westward expansion to today’s awesome border problems of water rights, pollution, immigration, illegal aliens, and the massive effort of two nations attempting to pull together for a common cause.

LEON C. METZ was born and educated in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and has resided in El Paso, Texas, since 1952. Past president of Western Writers of America, he was honored in 1985 with that organization’s prestigious Saddleman Award for his overall contributions to western writing. Author of nine books and numerous articles in magazines, newspapers, and historical journals, Metz is a popular lecturer on gunfighters, military lore, and the borderlands. First published by Mangan Books, 1989.


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The Baker’s Boy A NOVEL BY BARRY KITTERMAN “You find out who you are in times of crisis. Almost always the discovery is not what you expected. The Baker’s Boy, like much of Joseph Conrad’s work, is about the pain of such revelation and its continuing effect on one’s life. A strong and haunting debut novel by a fine writer.”—Rick DeMarinis, author of The Year of the Zinc Penny Set in Central America and in middle Tennessee, Barry Kitterman’s debut novel gives us two intertwined stories: In the first, Tanner Johnson, nearing midlife, has left his pregnant wife and taken a job as a baker, working nights, trying to avoid a shadowy presence that haunts him from the past. In the second, Tanner relives his painful experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, where he taught at a boys’ reform school nearly a quarter century ago. Haunted by the past, he struggles to find the courage to accept his role as a husband and prospective father.

“A gripping novel that held my interest and admiration from beginning to end.”—Richard Selzer, author of Letters to a Young Doctor

“In The Baker’s Boy Barry Kitterman gives us a haunting of the most universal kind: the ghost is a man’s mortal past, which tears through the veil of memory to demand a reckoning. Tanner, like all of us, struggles to make a whole person out of his broken parts, and how he succeeds makes for a touching read.”—Monica Wood, author of Any Bitter Thing “Not since Lord of the Flies has a book haunted me like this. With his heartbreaking story of the boys of Belize, Kitterman hits the writer’s sweet spot.”—Paula Wall, author of The Wilde Women

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“The Baker’s Boy could be thought of as a Peace Corps novel on the Huck Finn/Moby Dick model—boy goes out into the world, finds difficulty—but that would ignore its particular excellences. Kitterman writes a fine quiet prose and presents us with idiosyncratic characters we learn to cherish and root for. A splendid work.”—William Kittredge, author of The Willow Field BARRY KITTERMAN has lived and taught in Belize, China, Taiwan, Ohio, and Indiana. The fiction editor of Zone 3 Magazine, he has had stories published in many literary venues, including The Long Story, Cutbank, California Quarterly, and Carolina Quarterly. He currently teaches at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife Jill and his children Ted and Hannah.

“An electric novel that compares to great expatriate novels like Graham Greene’s The Quiet American.”—David Bradley, author of The Chaneysville Incident


STORIES BY ANTHONY BUKOSKI “These twelve stories are a Polish delight. Bukoski’s language hisses with authenticity, and his characters jut into the waters of humanity like giant ore docks into Lake Superior. A great book.”—Diane Glancy, author of The Mask Maker “These stories belong in the pantheon of American letters not just because they are models for the American short story, but also because they deal with the pressure of ordinary history on the lives of ‘DPs’ (displaced persons)—Polish immigrants in the mid-twentieth century.”—Cynthia Shearer, author of The Wonder Book of the Air

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“Bukoski uncovers the most intimate religious and sensual longings, revealing with subtle grace and sly humor the hidden secrets of the displaced past that simmer through these multi-generational immigrant struggles and lyrical dreams. A remarkable book about where we come from and why we’re here.”—Douglas Unger, author of Leaving the Land

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of Tony Bukoski, and the stories in North of the Port turned me downright avid.”— Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning Scent from a Strange Mountain

“A quintessential writer of place, Bukoski is one in whom imagination is indistinguishable from empathy. A lovely, soulful book.”—Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed with Magellan

ANTHONY BUKOSKI is the author of four other story collections, including Children of Strangers (SMU, 1993), Polonaise (SMU, 1999), and Time Between Trains (SMU, 2003), which was a Booklist Editors’ Choice. His stories have been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio, National Public Radio, and in live performance in the “Selected Shorts” series at Symphony Space in New York City. He teaches at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin in his hometown of Superior, where his Polish émigré grandparents settled early in the last century. ALSO BY ANTHONY BUKOSKI CHILDREN OF STRANGERS 978-0-87074-364-1 PAPER $10.95

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“Anthony Bukoski understands how people begin in one place and end up in another and in the process try to preserve or renew or reinvent their very sense of self. Especially in this era, when the issue of if or how or why one becomes an American is increasingly important, Bukoski’s book is downright essential.”—Robert Olen Butler “Anthony Bukoski’s characters are funny, devoted, passionate, quarrelsome, hard-working people. These stories will make you want to buy a round for your new friends from Superior, Wisconsin.”—Alyson Hagy, author of Snow, Ashes

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Anatomy of Baseball EDITED BY LEE GUTKIND AND ANDREW BLAUNER FOREWORD BY YOGI BERRA INTRODUCTION BY LEE GUTKIND “When your team is slumping, when the scandalous headlines have got you down, or when winter seems like it will never end, Anatomy of Baseball will remind you why you fell in love with the game. This is one of the finest baseball anthologies of all time.”—Jonathan Eig, author of Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season and Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig Contributors Roger Angell Kevin Baker Elizabeth Bobrick Christopher Buckley Philip F. Deaver Frank Deford Stefan Fatsis Warren Goldstein Jeff Greenfield Rick Harsch Caitlin Horrocks Susan Perabo George Plimpton Katherine A. Powers J.D. Scrimgeour Michael Shapiro John Thorn Sean Wilentz Matt Wood Jake Young

“These charming essays on baseball themes range from topics like first gloves—mine was a Rawlings Marty Marion model—to the tragic story of the Billy Southworths, father and son, to being relegated to right field or having troubles playing first base. These are tasty morsels.”—Fay Vincent, former baseball commissioner “Twenty wonderful writers—that’s just enough for two full all-star teams—and two designated hitters.” —Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist Stefan Fatsis sends his “stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect” glove to be restored by the Glove Designer at Rawlings; Susan Perabo considers retiring from her imaginary career in the majors and assesses the likelihood of women finding actual careers on the baseball field; Sean Wilentz imagines a Cooperstown Fans’ Hall of Fame, with its cowbells, frying pans, bedsheet banners, and more. And in one of the three previously published, now classic pieces in the collection, George Plimpton reflects on the slow demotion of aging or slumping players from pitcher to first base, to the outfield. United by the authors’ fervent love of the game, these essays remind us of the unique role baseball plays in our national history and collective imagination.

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“Exceptional—a lively, rewarding read.”—Robert W. Creamer, Sports Illustrated writer and editor “Baseball’s most lasting gift may be its power to stir our curiosity, memory and imagination into such a rich and loving tribute.”—Robert Lipsyte, author of The Contender

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LEE GUTKIND is the founding editor of Creative Nonfiction and prize-winning author or editor of over a dozen books, including The Best Seat in Baseball, But You Have to Stand! The Game as Umpires See It. ANDREW BLAUNER is a literary agent in New York City and editor of Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference.


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INSPIRING A HEALTH CARE REVOLUTION

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“A first-rate biography of one of the most important and intriguing, but today largely overlooked, figures in baseball history.”—C. Paul Rogers III, series editor, Sport in American Life

Edited by Lee Gutkind 978-0-87074-503-4 paper With 80-min. audio CD $19.95 “An engrossing collection of personal essays by physicians, lawyers, and patients.”—JAMA

“Engaging stories . . . moments of terrific clarity of language and sense.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A shrewd debut collection.” —Publishers Weekly

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“The best biography of Ty Cobb ever written.”—Lawrence S. Ritter, author of The Glory of Their Times “A fascinating analysis of Cobb’s personality.”—New York Times

“These essays illustrate how easily pride, misunderstanding, laziness, denial, poor data-gathering, avarice, expediency, selfishness and, above all, poor communication can undo the best that medicine has to offer.”—Abraham Verghese, M.D.

“There’s pleasure to be had in watching Harleman’s characters stubbornly continue their march toward love, even as they must dodge the slings and arrows fortune hurls their way.”—New York Times Book Review

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Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II SARAH BYRN RICKMAN FOREWORD BY DEBORAH G. DOUGLAS She flew the swift P-51 and the capricious P-38, but the heavy, four-engine B-17 bomber and C-54 transport were her forte. This is the story of Nancy Harkness Love who, early in World War II, recruited and led the first group of twenty-eight women to fly military aircraft for the U.S. Army. When the United States entered World War II, the Army needed pilots to transport or “ferry” its combatbound aircraft across the United States for overseas deployment and its trainer airplanes to flight training bases. Male pilots were in short supply, so into this vacuum stepped Nancy Love and her Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). Initially the Army implemented both the WAFS program and Jacqueline Cochran’s more ambitious plan to train women to do many of the military’s flight-related jobs stateside. By 1943, General Hap Arnold decided to combine the women’s programs and formed the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), with Cochran as the Director of Women Pilots. Love was named the Executive for WASP. Nancy Love advised the Ferrying Division, which was part of the Air Transport Command, as to the best

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use of their civilian WASP ferry pilots. She supervised their allocation and air-training program. By example, Love won the right for women ferry pilots to transition into increasingly more complex airplanes. She checked out on twentythree different military aircraft and became the first woman to fly several of them, including the B-17 Flying Fortress. Her World War II career ended on a high note: following a general’s orders, she piloted a giant C-54 Army transport over the fabled China-Burma-India “Hump,” the crucial airlift route over the Himalayas. Young women serving today as combat pilots owe much to Love for creating the opportunity for women to serve. Now author Sarah Byrn Rickman, aviation historian, presents the first full-length biography of Nancy Love and her role in the WAFS and WASP programs. Her book will appeal to all with a love of flight. SARAH BYRN RICKMAN is a former journalist with a Masters in Creative Writing. Her freelance job and research with the International Women’s Air and Space Museum produced first an award-winning WASP novel, Flight from Fear, followed by The Originals: The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II. She lives in Centerville, Ohio. Number Four: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series

“Rickman has done her subject justice; this is a book rich in insight and opportunity.”—Deborah G. Douglas, Curator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum “Today’s military pilots owe Nancy Love a debt of gratitude for breaking the ground that allowed all members of future generations to serve.”—Brig. Gen. Linda K. McTague, Air National Guard

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A Deeper Blue

The North Texas Lives

The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt

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ROBERT EARL HARDY

graphical narrative with rigorous analysis of musical performance or

This is the first serious biography of a man widely considered one of Texas’—and America’s–greatest songwriters. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt was the embodiment of that mythic American figure, the troubled troubadour. A Deeper Blue traces Van Zandt’s background as the scion of a prominent Texas family; his troubled early years and his transformation from promising pre-law student to wandering folk singer; his life on the road and the demons that pursued and were pursued by him; the women who loved and inspired him; and the brilliance and enduring beauty of his songs, which are explored in depth. The author draws on eight years’ extensive research and interviews with Townes’ family and closest friends and colleagues. He looks beyond the legend and paints a colorful portrait of a complex man who embraced the darkness of demons and myth as well as the light of deep compassion and humanity, all “for the sake of the song.”

“The author talked to many, many people who knew Townes. His work offers a wealth of anecdotes and information.”—Louis Black, editor, Austin Chronicle and executive producer of Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt

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may be from any era or style, but we prefer contemporary or recent American musicians or groups. See our website for more details.

ROBERT EARL HARDY has been a professional writer and editor with an interest in contemporary music for twenty-five years. Also a musician, he has played guitar in rock’n’roll, rhythm and blues, and honky-tonk bands in the Washington, D.C., area since the 1970s. He is currently researching the cultural history of 1960s and ’70s garage bands. He lives in Laurel, Maryland. Number One: North Texas Lives of Musicians Series

A DEEPER BLUE

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“This is an account of a period of time in music history as well as of one man’s struggle with his own life, a struggle that uses the creative process as a way to salvation.”—Kathleen Hudson, author of Telling Stories, Writing Songs and Executive Director, Texas Heritage Music Foundation

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See Sam Run A Mother’s Story of Autism PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE

“See Sam Run is well written and poignant as well as emotionally satisfying for the reader. The author’s narrative voice is strong, intelligent and authentic. Her story is one that is important to get out.” —Dianne Aprile, Spalding University

SEE SAM RUN

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Thousands of children are diagnosed with autism each year, with a rate of occurrence of 1 in 150 births, compared to 5 per 10,000 just two decades ago. This astounding escalation has professionals scrambling to explain why the devastating neurological disorder, which profoundly affects a person’s language and social development, is on the rise. Are we simply getting better at diagnosing autism, or is a modern health crisis unfolding before us? Of course, behind the numbers, the debate, and the speculation, individual families are struggling to live with autism every day. Some parents have described autism’s onset as being like a cloud slowly descending over their child, until the family is finally smothered by despair. Parents wake up each morning challenged yet again to reconcile the Spartan social world of their son or daughter with their own. After months and even years, most families are able to find a new kind of normal. Others never do. In See Sam Run, award-winning writer and journalist Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe describes how her parenthood quickly descended into chaos as her son, Sam, became uncommunicative and unmanageable. “I’d grown to hate making entries in his baby book,” she writes. “The energy I had before he was born, when I wrote paragraphs anticipating his arrival, was gone now. Writing down Sam’s barest achievements felt fraudulent.” Little by little, she found a new truth: that by learning to understand the ugliness inside herself, she learned to love her new life

and her son, and to harness, at last, the energy needed to realize Sam’s fullest potential. See Sam Run reaches deep into the heart of anyone whose life has been touched by developmental disability—and it will resonate profoundly with those who have been transformed by a newfound ability to love. PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. She was among the first members of Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) in California. Following the death of an autistic teenager shot by a police officer, Heinkel-Wolfe helped researchers at the University of North Texas find funding for autism research, including a grant for a police training program now used by police departments across the nation. She lives in Argyle, Texas, with her son, Sam, her husband, Mark, and their two other children, Michael and Paige. Number Two: Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series

“This is a book written from the heart by a mother nearly driven to madness by her son’s maniacal behavior. But she slowly learns how to pay attention to what makes Sam tick, what makes Sam run. And as her journey of discovering what ails Sam unfolds, many parents will find themselves hooked.” —George Getschow, Writer-in-Residence, Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas

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“William and Rosalie, having experienced the depth of evil and depravity, nonetheless remain committed to the task of seeking to educate against hatred. They model what is best about the human spirit. Their story deserves to be told and passed from generation to generation.” —Alan L. Berger, Raddock Chair in Holocaust Studies, Florida Atlantic University


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history “Historian Dave Johnson sets aside the legends and myths to present here the most complete biography of Ringo to date, from his participation in the Mason County ‘Hoo Doo’ War of Texas to the violence and feuding with the Earps in Tombstone, ‘The Town Too Tough to Die.’”—Chuck Parsons, author of John Initially published in 1996, John Ringo has been updated to a second edition with much new information researched and uncovered by David Johnson and other Ringo researchers. DAVID JOHNSON has received degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Purdue University. He is the author of The Mason County “Hoo Doo” War, 1874–1902, published by the University of North Texas Press. His 1996 edition of John Ringo was a finalist for best biography of the year by the Western Writers of America. Johnson has also edited two editions of The Life of Thomas W. Gamel, with a third revision currently underway. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana. Number Six: A. C. Greene Series

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Few names in the lore of western gunmen are as recognizable. Few lives of the most notorious are as little known. Romanticized and made legendary, John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. As a teenager, Ringo was rushed into sudden adulthood when his father was killed tragically in the midst of the family’s overland trek to California. As a young man he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of postReconstruction Texas. The Mason County “Hoo Doo” War in Texas began as a war over range rights, but it swiftly deteriorated into blood vengeance and spiraled out of control as the body count rose. In this charnel house Ringo gained a reputation as a dangerous gunfighter and man killer. He was proclaimed throughout the state as a daring leader, a desperate man, and a champion of the feud. Following incarceration for his role in the feud, Ringo was elected as a lawman in Mason County, the epicenter of the feud’s origin. The reputation he earned in Texas, further inflated by his willingness to shoot it out with Victorio’s raiders during a deadly confrontation in New Mexico, preceded him to Tombstone in territorial Arizona. Ringo became immersed in the area’s partisan politics and factionalized violence. A champion of the largely Democratic ranchers, Ringo would become known as a leader of one of these elements, the Cowboys. He ran at bloody, tragic odds with the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, finally being part of the posse that hounded these fugitives from Arizona. In the end, Ringo died mysteriously in the Arizona desert, his death welcomed by some, mourned by others, wrongly claimed by a few.

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Twentieth-Century Texas A Social and Cultural History EDITED BY JOHN W. STOREY AND MARY L. KELLEY

TWENTIETH-CENTURY TEXAS

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Texas changed enormously in the twentieth century, and much of that transformation was a direct product of social and cultural events. Standard histories of Texas traditionally focus on political, military, and economic topics, with emphasis on the nineteenth century. In Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History, editors John W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley offer a muchneeded corrective. Written with both general and academic audiences in mind, the fifteen essays herein cover Indians, Mexican Americans, African Americans, women, religion, war on the homefront, music, literature, film, art, sports, philanthropy, education, the environment, and science and technology in twentieth-century Texas. Each essay, written by a prominent scholar in the field, is able to stand alone, supplemented with appropriate photographs, notes, and a selected bibliography.

This anthology will appeal to anyone interested in the social and cultural development of the state. It will also prove useful in the college classroom, especially for Texas history courses. JOHN W. STOREY is a regents professor of history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He is the author of Texas Baptist Leadership and Social Christianity, and coauthor of Southern Baptists of Southeast Texas, The Religious Right, and Religion and Politics. MARY L. KELLEY is an associate professor of history at Lamar University and a Fulbright Scholar. She has published The Foundations of Texan Philanthropy and is currently working on a volume about Texas women in the twentieth century.

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CAPTAIN JOHN H. ROGERS, TEXAS RANGER

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John Harris Rogers (1863–1930) served in Texas law enforcement for more than four decades, as a Texas Ranger, Deputy and U.S. Marshal, city police chief, and in the private sector as a security agent. He is recognized in history as one of the legendary “Four Captains” of the Ranger force that helped make the transition from the Frontier Battalion days into the twentieth century. Rogers participated in the Brown County fence-cutting wars, the East Texas Conner Fight, the El Paso/Langtry Prizefight, the riots during the Laredo Quarantine, and the hunts for Hill Loftis and Gregorio Cortez. “[Rogers’s] philosophy was: ‘Once you have pulled your guns use them with absolute resolve.’ He certainly did during his career as a Ranger. . . . A good addition to Texas Ranger lore.”—True West

“Spellman offers a narrative biography that is exceedingly well crafted. . . . It is a must read for scholars and laymen alike.”—Journal of the West PAUL N. SPELLMAN teaches Texas and American history at Wharton County Junior College. He is a native Texan and descendant of the Old Three Hundred family of Zadock and Minerva Cottle Woods. Spellman has authored five books, including Captain J. A. Brooks, Texas Ranger (UNT Press), Race to Velasco, and Spindletop Boom Days. Paul and his wife Kathleen live in Richmond, Texas. Number One: Frances B. Vick Series


Historical Aspects of Music Theory

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Theoria 15

Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2007

Mister Martini RICHARD CARR

EDITED BY FRANK HEIDLBERGER

Theoria is an annual peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of the history of music theory. It includes critical articles representing the current stage of research, and editions of newly discovered or mostly unknown theoretical texts with translation and commentary. Analytical articles on recent or unknown repertory and methods are also published, as well as review articles on recent secondary literature and textbooks. Back issues are available from Texas A&M University Press.

Volume 15 (2008) will include:

FRANK HEIDLBERGER is associate professor of music theory at the University of North Texas. He received his degrees in musicology at Wuerzburg University. THEORIA ANNUAL

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From the book:

Inventor My father was an inventor of martinis. He acquired archaic languages, collected Renaissance textiles. But mostly he made martinis. He worked at night in a closed room. Martini chilled among purple crocuses, served with two drops of spring snow gathered from the petals. “This is a truly original book. There’s nothing extra: sharp and clear and astonishing. Viva!”—Naomi Shihab Nye, judge and author of 19 Varieties of Gazelle RICHARD CARR grew up in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis. His careers have alternated between the computer industry and academia, and for several years he managed Fitzpatrick’s Tavern in Toledo, Ohio. His poems have been published in Painted Bride Quarterly, Poetry East, The Comstock Review, and The North Stone Review.

MISTER MARTINI

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Music. Journal.

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Articles by John Haines: “’Proprietas’ and ‘Perfectio’ in Thirteenth-Century Music Theory;” Jeffrey Brukman: “The Relevance of Friedrich Hartmann’s Fully-chromaticised Scales with Regard to Bitonality in Bartók’s Fourteen Bagatelles, Op. 6/1.” An Edition by Paul Mathews: Anatomie et phisiologie de l’orchestre by Delius and Papus: A Translation and Commentary Review Article by Vera Micznik: Approaches to Meaning in Music, ed. by Byron Almén and Edward Pearsall, Indiana University Press, 2006.

Spare yet evocative, the poems in Mister Martini pair explorations of a father-son relationship with haiku-like martini recipes. The martini becomes a daring metaphor for this relationship as it moves from the son’s childhood to the father’s death. Each poem is a strong drink in its own right, and together they form a potent narrative of alienation and love between a father and son struggling to communicate.

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A beautiful addition to Texana collections

The Illustrated Alamo 1836 A Photographic Journey MARK LEMON FOREWORD BY CRAIG R. COVNER INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD BRUCE WINDERS

MARK LEMON is an accomplished artist, specializing in Civil War-era themes. He lives in Acworth, Georgia, with his family.

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The most iconic historic place in America may also be the most misunderstood. For more than 170 years, the true nature and appearance of the Alamo, the cradle of Texas liberty, has eluded historians and artists alike. Partially demolished soon after the famous battle, the mission/fortress’s appearance grew more and more indistinct. Even more recently, Hollywood has itself compounded the problem by redesigning the place to suit the artistic purposes of the dramatic script. But the truth was lurking all along, in old sketches, plats, diagrams, and later archeological digs. Now for the first time, all of the available sources have been meticulously consulted and brought together to create the most accurate illustrated book on the true appearance of the Alamo in 1836 ever produced. The reader is taken through the entire compound, inside and out, room to room, and shown areas never before depicted. For clarity, the compound is divided into sectors, each chapter covering a sector, which is then explored in detail. Through extremely realistic photoillustrations, as well as dramatic original artwork with explanatory text, the author breathes new life into the 1836 Alamo, and makes it real. Scholars, students, artists, and readers of history all will find this a fascinating journey back in time.

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“A Woman’s Place is in the Dome”

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“An excellent series.”— The Manhattan Mercury

Ann Richards was one of the best-known and beloved governors in Texas history, the only woman to be elected to that office on her own merits. But she was also a controversial figure, having been elected after admitting to struggling with alcoholism and divorce, and being a Democrat in a Republican state to boot. Dorothy Ann Willis was a native Texan, born near Waco in 1933. She experienced a typical childhood for a girl in central Texas in the time—a state champion debater who was nevertheless expected to prepare for a career as housewife. That vision came to pass when she married David Richards while they were both still in college. The couple eventually had four children. After graduation from law school, David became a lawyer in Austin. Both David and Ann began to dabble in politics. Sarah Weddington, a candidate for the Texas legislature, recruited Ann to help run her campaign in 1971. After Weddington’s victory, Ann decided to run for office herself and won election as one of four Travis County (Austin) Commissioners. The job, and other things, placed so much strain on her private life that she and David divorced. Next she ran for State Treasurer and won again. This office was the springboard for her successful race for Texas governor in 1990. During her four-year term as governor, Ann brought many corporations and funds to Texas. She instituted the state lottery, a drug rehabilitation program for prison inmates, and an ethics advisory position to the governor’s list of counselors. Though she was a popular governor, she lost her bid for re-election in 1994 to a rising political star named George W. Bush. She became a prominent figure in Democratic politics but never ran for office again. Ann Richards died of throat cancer in 2006. Ann Richards: “A Woman’s Place is in the Dome” is the sixth title in the Stars of Texas Series, aimed at fourth graders studying for the Texas history section of the TAKS test. The first three books in the series, Henrietta King: Rancher and Philanthropist, Mirabeau B. Lamar: Second President of Texas, and Miriam “Ma” Ferguson: First Woman Governor of Texas, have been chosen for the Accelerated Reader program, and Henrietta King was a Spur Award finalist. Free workbooks for all Stars of Texas Series books are available on-line.

ANN RICHARDS

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APRIL D. STUMPFF earned a degree in Education from McMurry University after her service in the United States Air force. She is the co-author of Frontier Fun: A Children’s Activity Book and the recipent of the 2005 Walden Freeman Award in History. She lives with her family in Abilene, Texas.

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From the award-winning author of Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest

Fire in the Cane Field The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863 DONALD S. FRAZIER

the Red River and the Collapse of Confederate Louisiana, March 1864–June 1865. DONALD S. FRAZIER is Professor of History at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and author of Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest, published by Texas A&M University Press. His other works include Cottonclads: The Battle of Galveston and the Defense of the Texas Coast, an edited work, The U.S. and Mexico at War: Nineteenth Century Expansionism and Conflict, and as co-author Frontier Texas: History of a Borderland 1780–1880 and The Texas You Expect: The Story of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village.

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Helen Dupuy, a French-speaking teenager living at the Sleepy Hollow Plantation on Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, noted with horror the coming of invaders. “The first Yankee gunboats passed Donaldsonville May 4 at 11 A.M.,” she wrote in her diary. Her home lay just a few miles from the Mississippi River, and word quickly arrived that Union sailors were confiscating sugar, cotton, and other contraband of war. The realities of her new situation soon became apparent—and ominous: “Then began the most awful pillaging.” Award-winning author Donald S. Frazier returns to the field of Civil War history with keen turn of phrase and enthralling story-telling with the release of Fire in the Cane Field: The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863. Beginning with the spasms of secession in the Pelican State, Frazier weaves a stirring tale of bravado, reaction, and war as he describes the consequences of disunion for the hapless citizens of Louisiana. The army and navy campaigns he portrays weave a tale of the Federal Government’s determination to suppress the newborn Confederacy—and nearly succeeding—by putting ever-increasing pressure on its adherents from New Orleans to Galveston. The surprising triumph of Texan troops on their home soil in early 1863 proved to be a decisive reverse to Union ambitions and doomed the region to even bloodier destruction to come. This bracing new work, ten years in the making, will usher in a chronological string of four books on the Civil War in Louisiana and Texas as Frazier presents fresh sources on new topics in a series of captivating narratives. Titles to follow in his innovative Louisiana quadrille include Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February 1863–May 1863; Blood on the Bayou: The Campaigns of Tom Green’s Texans, June 1863– February 1864; and Death at the Landing: The Contest for

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Slavery to Integration

Black Americans in West Texas

EDITED BY BRUCE A. GLASRUD AND PAUL H. CARLSON WITH TAI D. KREIDLER

SLAVERY TO INTEGRATION

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Black Americans arrived in West Texas in the early sixteenth century and nearly five centuries later continue to contribute to the region that shares so many characteristics with the western United States. Despite that distinguishing feature, no published study covers the lives of African Americans in West Texas. This volume seeks to fill that gap. Slavery to Integration consists of twelve articles depicting the basic themes and topics of the black American experience in West Texas. Drawing articles from the West Texas Historical Association Year Book, the editors, Bruce A. Glasrud, Paul H. Carlson, and Tai D. Kreidler, selected well-written and enjoyable articles on the basis of chronology, topic, readability, scholarship, and interest. They include such topics as slavery, black cattlemen, buffalo soldiers, race relations, urban centers, education, desegregation, and integration. Read individually, each article explores an important aspect of African American history in West

Texas and, read in aggregate, they cover black West Texas history broadly. BRUCE A. GLASRUD is Professor Emeritus of History, California State University, East Bay and Retired Dean of Arts and Sciences, Sul Ross State University. Glasrud writes and lectures about blacks in the West. PAUL H. CARLSON is a Professor of History at Texas Tech University and Director of the Texas Tech Center for the Southwest. He has published several books and numerous articles, most of them dealing with West Texas. TAI D. KREIDLER is Executive Director of the West Texas Historical Association and a staff member of the Texas Tech University Southwest Collection. Kreidler has extensive interests in the history of West Texas.

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A People, A Place The Story of Abilene ROBERT W. SLEDGE

Right: The Abilene High School band

A PEOPLE, A PLACE

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Earlier biographers of Abilene, the present author included, laid heavy emphasis on “the people,” the human element in the establishment and continuing life of the city. But the geographical character of “the place” is also important in its creation, its history, and its future. The intertwining of these two themes dictated much of the story of the town called Abilene, Texas. The Texas and Pacific Railroad gave birth to Abilene in 1881. Among several dozen sister communities established along the T&P, the company designated the one at Milepost 407 to be “the future great city of West Texas.” The original settlers of the town, alone among all the other railroad towns, received the right to pick their own name, and they chose “Abilene” after the raucous trailhead town in Kansas. Abilene, Texas, like its namesake, was a frontier town, less than a decade removed from Indian raids, buffalo hunts, and the open range. But on the day of the first sale of town lots, the population

already stood at over 3,000—instant community! In its first century, the city grew by fits and starts, alternating decades of rapid growth with decades of relative stability. Its economy was based originally on trade in sheep, cattle, and buffalo bones. Over the years, farming became important, then commerce, finance, education, the military, medicine, and light industry. A People, A Place: The Story of Abilene is a tale of industrious, ambitious people trying to prosper in a place with a challenging climate and terrain. ROBERT W. SLEDGE is Distinguished Professor Emertius of History, McMurry University, and Historian-in-Residence for the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation. He has written several pieces on the history of Abilene, a place he has called home for the past forty-seven years.


My Master The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times JEFF HAMILTON

simplicity he stuns readers with his view of slavery: Hamilton saw “most of the meanness as well as the good things that were going on about me. . . . there are not many boys who have the distinction of being whipped by one of the great men of history.” Containing revealing and intimate anecdotes nowhere else published, My Master is a valuable contribution to American folklore and history. In Hamilton, Lenoir Hunt found “a guileless old soul who could give me from an entirely new angle a simple account of the stirring times in which he lived . . . an aged Boswell anxious to tell the inside story of the colorful empire-maker who had liberated a people and who directly and indirectly had added more than a million square miles to the area of the United States.”

MY MASTER

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Defending Mexican Valor in Texas José Antonio Navarro’s Historical Writings, 1852–1857 EDITED BY DAVID R. MCDONALD AND TIMOTHY M. MATOVINA

José Antonio Navarro (1795–1871) played a central role in Texas history. A close associate of and facilitator for Stephen F. Austin, he was a signatory of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico, an important figure in the drafting of the Texas Constitution, and a State Senator. At the end of his life, the name of José Antonio Navarro was a household word in San Antonio and was well-known and respected across Texas. However, in later years, Navarro never received the recognition due him as one of the most influential of the founding fathers of Texas. Navarro’s narratives, written between 1853 and 1857, constitute the first Tejano publication of Texas history.

“If you have an interest in the history of the Texas and the border area, this is an excellent reference work.”—LareDOS “As always, State House Press has filled a great void with the republication of Navarro’s Defending Mexican Valor in Texas.”—Dewitt County View “Fills an important historical niche in the history of the vital Hispanic influences upon the development of Texas.”—Midwest Book Review

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Jeff Hamilton, only thirteen when purchased in 1853 by Sam Houston at a slave auction in Huntsville, Texas, was Houston’s personal body servant during the period Houston was U.S. Senator, during both governorships, and was with Houston at his death. Originally published in 1940 shortly before Hamilton died at age 100, these memoirs contain Hamilton’s fascinating and intimate viewpoints of the important issues during the last years of Houston’s life. Aware of Hamilton’s narrative abilities and of the historical importance of his first-hand accounts of one of our nation’s most prominent figures, the 1936 Centennial Association of Texas commissioned Lenoir Hunt, author of Bluebonnets and Blood to interview Hamilton to “save for posterity his rare recollections . . . one of the very few men now living who passed through the hates and passions of the 1850s and 1860s and who may give us an eyewitness picture of life and conditions in that eventful era.” And what a picture! In artless

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As It Was Reminiscences of a Soldier of the Third Texas Cavalry and the Nineteenth Louisiana Infantry DOUGLAS JOHN CATER

AS IT WAS

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“A fascinating story.” —Stanley Marcus, Chairman Emeritus of

Cater’s reminiscences of his Civil War experiences, simply titled As It Was, comprises a superbly detailed and colorful description of a soldier’s life in the ranks of the Third Texas Cavalry and the Nineteenth Louisiana Infantry. In the early chapters of As It Was, Cater describes his youthful experiences, including his family life, education, hunting, and other pleasant pastimes, plantation activities and relationships with slaves, as well as social conditions. These chapters are valuable for their honest views of life in the late antebellum northwestern Louisiana and northeastern Texas. In early May 1861 a wealthy Rusk County planter, Richard H. Cumby, began recruiting a company of volunteers to serve as cavalrymen. More than one hundred men, including Douglas John Cater, answered the call.

Representing the cream of Rusk County’s young male population, they would be designated as Company B of Col. Elkanah Greer’s Third Texas Cavalry, formed the following month in Dallas. Cater served with the Third Texas Cavalry in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek and Elkhorn Tavern. In June 1862, Cater transferred to the Nineteenth Louisiana Infantry to be with his brother Rufus, and remained with that unit until the end of the war. He participated in the Battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Franklin, and Nashville.

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The Stars Were Big and Bright, Volume I

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The United States Army Air Forces and Texas During World War II

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In The Stars Were Big and Bright, Volume I, Thomas Alexander has created a concise and colorful portrait of Texas during World War II and illustrated how the coming of thousands of strangers in military uniforms forever changed the faces of eight towns and cities across the Lone Star State. Based on extensive on-site research, rich anecdotal material, and personal interviews, the book briefly describes each community, establishing each location’s pre-war condition, then analyzes the permanent social and economic impact each wartime airfield had on its host community.

THOMAS E. ALEXANDER is a Commissioner for the Texas Historical Commission and has been integral in establishing historical markers at sites important to Texas World War II history. He is the author of numerous books including The Wings of Change: The Army Air Corps Experience in Texas During World War II (McWhiney Foundation Press, 2003) and Rattlesnake Bomber Base: Pyote Army Airfield in World War II (State House Press, 2005). He resides in Kerrville, Texas.


“God Help the Irish!” The History of the Irish Brigade PHILLIP THOMAS TUCKER

The Civil War continues to fascinate historians and general readers. Contemporary Civil War scholarship has brought to light the important roles certain ethnic groups played during that tumultuous time in our nation’s history. Adding to that genre of literature is this brief but informative history of the Irish Brigade. While the famed fighting prowess of the Irish Brigade at Antietam and Gettysburg is well known, in “God Help the Irish!” historian Phillip Thomas Tucker emphasizes the lives and experiences of the individual Irish soldiers fighting in the ranks of the Brigade, supplying a better understanding of the Irish Brigade and why it became one of the elite combat units of the Civil War.

historian for the United States Air Force in Washington, D.C., and lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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PHILLIP THOMAS TUCKER, winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman Award in 1993, has written fifteen books on Civil War, Irish, and African-American history including Irish Confederates: The Civil War’s Forgotten Soldiers (McWhiney Foundation Press, 2007). He is an

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Of Love and War The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of Augustus V. Ball EDITED BY CARLYN E. KAHL AND ANDREW HILLHOUSE

ences in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War with the Twenty-third Texas Cavalry, and later with McMahan’s Light Artillery Battery. The mail he and his wife received from others gives a cross-section of the Southern experience in general. ANNE BALL RYALS of Montgomery, Alabama, transcribed the letters with great regard for the principles, Augustus and Argent, her great-grandparents. CARLYN E. KAHL is the Managing Editor of State House Press/McWhiney Foundation Press in Abilene, Texas. ANDREW HILLHOUSE is a graduate student in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

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Featuring the work of contemporary South Carolina poets

The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume I: South Carolina STEPHEN GARDNER AND WILLIAM WRIGHT The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume I: South Carolina is the first in a series of poetry anthologies that will focus on contemporary poetry of the American South, region by region. In this inaugural collection, editors William Wright and Stephen Gardner have collected and compiled the work of seventysix poets who claim—or have claimed sometime in their life—South Carolina as home and as a palpable influence on their work. “The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume I: South Carolina includes seventy-six contemporary poets with original, energetic and unmistakable voices who have called the Palmetto state home. Shadowed and illumined by South Carolina’s complex and rich heritage dating from 1514, when Spaniards explored the state’s coast, this collection will enrich contemporary American life because selections reflect the multifaceted character of the state that has played a major role in events that have shaped our nation.”—Vivian Shipley THE SOUTHERN POETRY ANTHOLOGY VOLUME I: SOUTH CAROLINA

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“For anyone who thinks that poetry stopped in South Carolina after Henry Timrod and Paul Hamilton Hayne or, for that matter, even James Dickey, this generous and well-selected anthology of poems by poets who were born or lived in that state will prove to be a real eyeopener. These pages are full of those quiet recognitions, startling surprises, and sudden revelations of truth that only the best poetry can provide. I read it with the same kind of excitement that a good novel can provide, and I

urge it upon all those readers who need to know (or who already know) that poetry is alive and well and flourishing in the Palmetto State.”—R. H. W. Dillard STEPHEN GARDNER is the G.L. Toole Professor of English at the University of South Carolina–Aiken, where he has taught literature and creative writing since 1972. The author of This Book Belongs to Eva, Gardner also edited the literary magazines kudzu and The Devil’s Millhopper. WILLIAM WRIGHT is a teaching fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. He is author of a book of poems, Dark Orchard, and has published in such journals as North American Review, New Orleans Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Colorado Review. His next editing project centers on contemporary Appalachian Poetry.

The Southern Poetry Anthology determines to focus acutely on the often mentioned “sense of place” and to let the poetry define what “place” means, whether in historical, autobiographical, geographical, or purely poetic manifestations.


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From the author of East Bay Grease and Two-Up

Oakland, Jack London, and Me ERIC MILES WILLIAMSON

Acclaimed novelist, editor, and critic Eric Miles Williamson, with the publication of his first book of nonfiction, establishes himself as one of the premier critics of his generation. There is no other book that resembles Oakland, Jack London, and Me. The parallels between the lives of Jack London and Eric Miles Williamson are startling: Both grew up in the same waterfront ghetto of Oakland, California; neither knew who his father was; both had insane mothers; both did menial jobs as youths and young men; both spent time homeless; both made their treks to the Northlands; both became authors; and both cannot reconcile their attitudes toward the poor, what Jack London calls “the people of the abyss.” With this as a premise, Williamson examines not only the life and work of Jack London, but his own life and attitudes toward the poor, toward London, Oakland, culture and literature. A blend of autobiography, criticism, scholarship, and polemic, Oakland, Jack London, and Me is a book written not just for academics and students. Jack London remains one of the best-selling American authors in the world, and Williamson’s Oakland, Jack London, and Me is as accessible as any of the works of London, his direct literary forbear and mentor.

OAKLAND, JACK LONDON, AND ME

LC 2007008813. 5½x8½. 224 pp. Literary Memoir.

ERIC MILES WILLIAMSON’s first novel, the internationally acclaimed East Bay Grease (Picador USA, 1999), was a PEN/Hemingway Finalist and listed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the Best Books of 1999. It was published in Great Britain and translated into French, German, and Finnish and reviewed by nearly 150 newspapers, radio and television shows and magazines. David Brown, producer of such films as Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy, The Player, A Few Good Men, and Chocolat, has recently optioned the film rights and begun project development. Williamson’s second novel, TwoUp, was listed by the Kansas City Star and the San Jose Mercury News as one of the best 100 books of 2006, a distinction earned by only 26 novels. The French translation of Two-Up will appear in 2008.

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Winner, 2007 Texas Review Poetry Prize

Far-From-Equilibrium Conditions MICHAEL LIEBERMAN

FAR-FROM-EQUILIBRIUM CONDITIONS

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Far-From-Equilibrium Conditions, Michael Lieberman’s fifth collection of poems, struggles to find meaning in a world unmoored by turmoil and scientific discovery. In one poem, a speaker notes, “I will be assigned as nothing” and then implores that “it be a significant nothing.” Lieberman is one of our most gifted poets whose preoccupation with love and desire create a gravity that is its own meaning in our topsy-turvy universe. Many of these poems are set in Lieberman’s Houston neighborhood though they move far afield as they search for a coherent vision of the world.

Praise for Leiberman’s other works: A History of the Sweetness of the World (Texas Review Press, Huntsville, TX, 1995): “These poems are animated by a deep rectitude, ‘the convection that struggle is praise,’ and a fiery determination to wrest a gleaming light—a saving remembrance—from the engulfing shadows.”—Edward Hirsch

Sojourn at Elmhurst (New Rivers Press, Minneapolis, 1998): “In this brilliant book of linked poems, dualities are described and suffered as ‘the soul of the poet mediates the transactions of our life on this earth’ while ‘caught in the disorienting whirls in which order can be glimpsed.’”—Hilda Raz, Editor-in-Chief, Prairie Schooner Remnant (The Sheep Meadow Press, New York, 2002): “In Mike Lieberman’s Remnant we encounter two memories: one that’s emotional and straightforward, even passionate, almost sentimental—and another one, oblique and sober, the memory of a scientist, a skeptic who believes in research more than affection. The combination is fascinating and rare.”—Adam Zagajewski MICHAEL LIEBERMAN is a physician and scientist who lives in Houston with his wife Susan. He is the author of four previous collections of poems.

Winner, 2007 Texas Review Fiction Award

Splinterville CLIFF HUDDER

SPLINTERVILLE

Near starvation in Northern Georgia, Confederate private Henry Wallace of Hood’s Texas Brigade accidentally ingests psychotropic mushrooms before marching into the second day of the Battle of Chickamauga, but lives to tell about it in a long (forty-one-foot) letter to his dead comrade’s father. Or does he? As Private Wallace’s meandering tale, scrawled on a roll of wrapping paper, unravels, historians and scholars battle in footnotes over whether this document full of peculiar claims, internal inconsistencies, and anachronistic content is a first-hand report or an elaborate forgery.

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“I don’t recall many historical novellas or novels abounding in comedy. Another distinctive technique is the pseudo-footnotes. They remind me of Nabokov’s footnotes in Pale Fire.”—Robert Phillips

“Hudder’s evocation of another time and place is enhanced by his editor’s protesting voice, both of which lend good humor to counterpoint the poignant story of young lives wasted in war.”—Clay Reynolds “In a manner reminiscent of Jorge Luis Borges, Cliff Hudder weaves a tale of fact, fiction, legend and imagination that is intriguing, enthralling and believable.” —Robert Flynn CLIFF HUDDER teaches English at Montgomery College in Conroe, Texas. An MFA graduate of the University of Houston, his stories have appeared in numerous publications, and his work has received the Barthelme Award, the Michener Award, the Peden Prize, and the Brazos Bookstore Short Story Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Splinterville is his first book.


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Winner of the 2006 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

Aphrodite’s Daughter BECKY GOULD GIBSON

From villages in Crete to Carolina farms to San Francisco pavement, the women in these poems struggle to live by their own lights, despite pressure for them to serve as mere appendages to men. Aphrodite’s Daughter tells stories of women in myth, history, art, and contemporary life. The goddess’s daughter, fed up with her role in her mother’s story, says to her: “i’m leaving—i’m walking out/ of your myth finally—i need a mother not a love goddess. . . . ” This volume springs from the sense that, as Adrienne Rich reminds us, under patriarchy women often feel “wildly unmothered.” “Aphrodite’s Daughter is a stunning and absorbing collection of poems.”—Pam Bernard “Gibson has given us a rich and expansive collection, brimming with everyday mysteries, set against the background of ancient myth and ritual.”—Kathryn Stripling Byer, NC Poet Laureate and author of Coming to Rest

APHRODITE’S DAUGHTER

978-1-933896-10-6 paper $12.95 5½x8½. 80 pp. BECKY GOULD GIBSON, also the author of Off-Road Meditations, Holding Ground, First Life, and Need-Fire, has had poetry in several anthologies and a number of journals. Since 1988 she has taught English and Women’s Studies at Guilford College. She lives with her husband in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Sky Full of Burdens MEG MOCERI

Left behind by the hyper-acceleration of a new century are the lives encountered in Sky Full of Burdens. In one way or another facing extinction or obsolescence, the men and women in these stories could be described as vestigial: the proprietor of a failing grocery in a town literally about to be erased from the map; a man isolated by a physical handicap who stakes much of his identity to an engineering quirk on a local highway. Exile from their comfort zones brings them into direct contact with irrevocable mistakes, deferred realizations, and unexpected connections with the humanity and fallibility of others. The interplay of painful losses and discovered compensations is echoed in the alternately bleak and beautiful landscape of northern Michigan. “When you begin a Meg Moceri story, you immediately enter the lives of its characters, and you automatically share their quandaries, hopes, and regrets. When you

reach the end, you feel an ache in your heart that will last for some time. Her rendering of the flawed souls in these pages is both severe and sympathetic, tragic, and, at times, unexpectedly comic. The author’s piercing intelligence is matched by her mastery of the language. She writes sentences that get directly to the heart of the matter, with phrases so well turned that they make you see afresh the way we sad humans stumble along life’s path.”—David Carkeet MEG MOCERI has had stories in Crab Creek Review, Storyquarterly, Natural Bridge, Tartts: Fiction from Emerging Writers, and other journals. In addition to a Pushcart Prize nomination, she has been a finalist in the New Millennium Awards fiction competition and the Discovery Awards from Lewis-Clark Press. She lives with her husband and children in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Human Origins What Bones and Genomes Tell Us about Ourselves ROB D E SALLE AND IAN TATTERSALL

ROB DESALLE is co-director of the Molecular Systematics Laboratories and curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, and IAN TATTERSALL is curator in the Division of Anthropology, both at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Number Thirteen: Texas A&M University Anthropology Series

HUMAN ORIGINS

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Ever since the recognition of the Neanderthals as an archaic form of human in the mid-nineteenth century, the fossilized bones of extinct humans have been used by paleoanthropologists to explore human origins. These bones told the story of how the earliest humans—bipedal apes, actually—first emerged in Africa some 6 to 7 million years ago. Starting about 2 million years ago, the bones reveal that as humans became anatomically and behaviorally more modern, they swept out of Africa in waves into Asia, Europe, and finally into the New World. Even as paleoanthropologists continued to make important discoveries—Mary Leakey’s Nutcracker Man in 1959, Don Johanson’s Lucy in 1974, and most recently Martin Pickford’s Millennium Man, to name just a few—experts in genetics were looking at the human species from a very different angle. In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick first envisioned the double helix structure of DNA, the basic building block of all life. In the 1970s it was shown that humans share 98.7 percent of their genes with the great apes—that in fact genetically we are more closely related to chimpanzees than chimpanzees are to gorillas. And most recently the entire human genome has been mapped—we now know where each of the genes are located on the DNA strands that make up our chromosomes. In Human Origins: What Bones and Genomes Tell Us about Ourselves, two of the world’s foremost scientists, geneticist Rob DeSalle and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall, show how research into the human genome confirms what fossil bones have told us about human origins. This unprecedented integration of the fossil and genomic records provides the most complete understanding possible of humanity’s place in nature, its emergence from the rest of the living world, and the evolutionary processes that have molded human populations to be what they are today. Human Origins serves as a companion volume to the American Museum of Natural History’s new permanent exhibit, as well as standing alone as an accessible overview of recent insights into what it means to be human.

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