Texas Tech University Press Fall/Winter 2020 Catalog

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Contents Forthcoming Titles Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880–1925 Jada Ach


Girls Don’t: A Woman’s War in Vietnam Inette Miller


The Frontier Centennial: Fort Worth and the New West Jacob W. Olmstead


Gerrymandering Texas Steve Bickerstaff, edited by C. Robert Heath


Texas Natural History in the 21st Century David J. Schmidly, Robert D. Bradley, and Lisa C. Bradley


Ripped Apart: Unsettling Narratives of Transnational Migration Vanessa de Veritch Woodside


The Lyme Letters: Poems C. R. Grimmer


Songs of Sonderling: Commissioning Jewish Émigré Composers in Los Angeles, 1938–1945 Jonathan L. Friedmann and John F. Guest


Recent Releases Dark Eyes, Lady Blue: María of Ágreda Marilyn H. Fedewa


On Becoming Apache Harry Mithlo, Conger Beasley Jr.


Hanna, I Forgot to Tell You: A Novel Estelle Glaser Laughlin


A Haven in the Sun: Five Stories of Bird Life and Its Future on the Texas Coast B. C. Robison, Illustrated by Linda M. Feltner


At Close Range: A Memoir of Tragedy and Advocacy Leesa Ross


Rain in Our Hearts: Alpha Company in the Vietnam War 21 James Allen Logue, Gary D. Ford Gracious: Poems from the 21st Century South Edited by John Poch, Introduction by Bryan Giemza


Wilmettie Sue Houser, Illustrated by Johnna Scalia


Finding Karen: An Ancestral Mystery Dorothy Allred Solomon


Winning 42: Strategy & Lore of the National Game of Texas, 5th Edition Dennis Roberson


Opus in Brick and Stone: The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University Brian H. Griggs






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Sand, Water, Salt Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880–1925 Jada Ach

Cataloguing the ecology of progressive-era western literature American West / literature November 2020 320 pages, 6 x 9, index $39.95 cloth 978-1-68283-081-9 $19.95 ebook 978-1-68283-082-6

“This well-researched and wonderfully written book combines and extends scholarship in Western American literary studies, ecocriticism, as well as literary and historical criticism on ProgressiveEra scientific management in American literature and culture.” —Jennifer K. Ladino, author of Memorials Matter: Emotion, Environment and Public Memory at American Historical Sites



Ecocritical Explorations in Southwest Literature Tom Lynch $35.00 hc | 978-0-89672-638-3 | 2008

DESCRIPTION Jada Ach’s scholarship in Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880– 1925 seeks to reevaluate the Progressive Era’s environmental legacy. Taking an ecocritical approach to turn-of-thecentury literature set in the American West, Ach interrogates texts by asking what kinds of environmental, national, and cultural stories the elements have to tell about land and oceanic management. Sand, Water, Salt investigates managerial engagements with dynamic ecologies in three particular Western environments: the arid deserts, the semiarid high plains, and the Pacific Ocean. At different times, and to varying degrees, Americans have deemed these environments economically unproductive, incompatible with Anglo-American settlement, and / or highly unmanageable. Despite these varied complaints, the United States has also intensely desired these “wasteland” spaces, perceiving them as sources of both national wealth and elite pleasure. Sand, Water, Salt moves through a variety of novels, memoirs, and cultural artifacts from the 1880s to the 1920s, including L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Frank Norris’s McTeague, Mary Hunter Austin’s The Land of Little Rain, The Virginian by Owen Wister, Life among the Piutes by Sarah Winnemucca, as well as Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf and Yone Noguchi’s The American Diary of a Japanese Girl. Ach ultimately asks what we gain by looking back at fin-de-siècle American literature with a queer, ecological justice-oriented eye, a particularly invigorating conversation that uniquely uses the elements as foci. Jada Ach is a lecturer for the Leadership and Integrative Studies Program at Arizona State University. Her research has appeared in Western American Literature, Ecozon@, and Studies in the Novel. Along with Gary Reger, Ach coedited the essay collection Reading Aridity in Western American Literature.

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Girls Don’t A Woman’s War in Vietnam Inette Miller

A war correspondent follows her husband into the Vietnam War vietnam / journalism september 2020 256 pp., 6 x 9, index $29.95 cloth 978-1-68283-077-2 $9.95 ebook 978-1-68283-078-9

“Inette Miller offers an unusual look at one of America’s ugliest wars from the perspective of a woman who broke all military rules to follow her draftee husband to Vietnam.” —Denby Fawcett, co-author of War Torn: The Personal Experiences of Women Reporters in the Vietnam War

DESCRIPTION The year is 1970; the war in Vietnam is five years from over. The women’s movement is newly resurgent, and feminists are summarily reviled as “libbers.” Inette Miller is one year out of college—a reporter for a small-town newspaper. Her boyfriend gets drafted and is issued orders to Vietnam. Within their few remaining days together, Inette marries her US Army private, determined to accompany him to war. There are obstacles. All wives of US military are prohibited in country. With the aid of her newspaper’s editor, Miller finagles a one-month work visa and becomes a war reporter. Her newspaper cannot afford life insurance beyond that. After thirty days, she is on her own. As one of the rare women war correspondents in Vietnam and the only one also married to an Army soldier, Miller’s experience was pathbreaking. Girls Don’t shines a light on the conflicting motives that drive an ambitious woman of that era and illustrates the schizophrenic struggle between the forces of powerful feminist ideology and the contrarian forces of the world as it was. Girls Don’t is the story of what happens when a twenty-three-year-old feminist makes her way into the land of machismo. This is a war story, a love story, and an open-hearted confessional within the burgeoning women’s movement, chronicling its demands and its rewards.


Rain in Our Hearts

Alpha Company in the Vietnam War James Allen Logue and Gary D. Ford $45.00 hc | 978-1-68283-067-3 | 2020

Inette Miller is the author of three previous books. She was an award-winning national and international journalist for twenty years, serving as a war correspondent for Time magazine in Vietnam and Cambodia, and later working as a Capitol Hill and State Department reporter. She is the recipient of Associated Press awards for journalism and has received Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowships.

Crooked Bamboo

A Memoir from Inside the Diem Regime Nguyen Thai $29.95 hc | 978-1-68283-041-3 | 2019



Inette Miller on #MeToo, Feminism, and Writing Vietnam You’ve been sitting on this story for a while now. What made you wait to tell it and what made this the right time to do it? For years, I thought everything describing the Vietnam War correspondent experience had been written—that I had nothing new to add to my colleagues’ excellent accounts. About twenty years ago, I made a stab at it. I’d heard a nameless voice on NPR saying: “Wherever you were, whoever you are—if you were a certain age during the Vietnam War, you carry with you a feeling of failure.” That disembodied voice pushed me to try. I wrote a version of this book (called something ludicrously different) and then I joined the chorus in agreeing that it failed to do the trick. But times do change perspective, don’t they? Again, I was prodded by a voice. This time it was the Vietnam War correspondent, Elizabeth Becker, in the New York Times. She wrote: “News organizations weren’t sending women to cover the most important story of our generation. Instead, we had to find our own way to the battle zone. In Vietnam, we became the bridge between two eras: the pioneers of World War II and the women of the modern era, who by the 1991 Gulf War took it for granted that they could cover wars.” I was off and running. The new title, Girls Don’t, bellowed itself. The #MeToo movement assured me that, now, there was an audience. While Girls Don’t is a war story, a love story, and a comingof-age story, it’s also a story of women in the workplace. Can you talk a bit about the difference between the newsrooms in Vietnam versus your experience stateside? Where were gendered expectations most felt? Stateside actually felt more restricted. After 14 months in Vietnam, I returned to a newsroom where I was one of only two women seated among 100 men in the news department. Off to the side, behind a white picket fence (and I am not making this up) was the Women’s Department. I replaced a man as medical / science reporter in a very good town for medical reporting. I was prolific. At some point, my City Editor placed one of my stories in the Women’s section—“to give your story more space”—and I threatened to quit. It didn’t happen again. Oddly, in the heart of the macho world—the Vietnam War—I was freer. In many ways, the War was an opening for the ambitious—it was there for the taking. Once I was credentialed, my colleagues—though perhaps incorrigible chauvinists (and I smile here)—were almost all collegial. The fact that I was married to an American soldier, I suspect, erased potential sexual tension. American military officers—the higher the rank, the more recalcitrant—consistently refused me interviews in favor of my male

colleagues. But the grunts—oh, those sweet boys—I was their favored sister, and they were thrilled to open up to an Englishspeaking American woman. With the advent of #MeToo, we are finally reading about stories that before we simply ignored because they didn’t feel like news or because they threatened powerful men. What are some of the kinds of stories you often saw ignored when you were in Vietnam or thereafter? When American journalism laser-focused on military engage�ment and its political consequence—overwhelmingly, our shared obsession—so much went unseen and unreported. My colleagues could frequent prostitutes with absolutely no awareness of the unimaginable corruption that transported these teenaged girls from farm to forcibly drug-addicted whores. Largely ignored: the obliterated social fabric of the Vietnamese nation—a displaced, agricultural society crammed by American air power into floorless, beer-can-sided huts along urban thoroughfares. Hopeless. We failed to understand (or care about) the culture’s ancestral values and land-centered communities. We completely missed the shame our occupation inflicted on a proud people. Lost in the American news accounts was the crippling pain, degradation and death that our national political choices wreaked on a people who remained largely absent from American minds or consciences. You write about a hierarchy within journalism of the era— with hard news at the top of the totem pole. At the bottom is softer first-person essays. What are the advantages to writing a very first-person Vietnam story like this one? Oh yes, the lines were drawn. Prestige levels were assigned like so. Covering the War was number one; covering politics came next. Hard news, always highly valued; feature stories were still the providence of the Women’s Departments—dismissed as Society events. First-person stories were more the oddity than they are today. My Vietnam colleagues mocked my occasional first-person stories —genuinely perplexed as to why a serious reporter would expose herself in that way. But there was absolutely no other way for me to tell this story. A well-written memoir is indistinguishable from a wellwritten novel— if successful, each take you into authentic emotional experience. Each delivers a protagonist who lives a truth the reader recognizes as his or her own—even when it’s embedded in the most unlikely of places, like a War in Vietnam. Distance did not serve the purpose of truth in this duallevel story: the War for the soul of two nations; the war for gender equality. The first-person voice in this book extinguishes that distance, exposes the deceptions, and puts their emotional fodder in our faces.

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The Frontier Centennial Fort Worth and the New West Jacob W. Olmstead

Analyzing the formation of Texas’s western mythos texas history January 2021 320 pp., 6 x 9, index, 30 halftones $39.95 cloth 978-1-68283-083-3 $19.95 ebook 978-1-68283-084-0

“This is a tour-de-force memory and identity study, one that is representative of what we are seeing from a new brand of Texas historians, ones who are willing to attack the ‘Texas Myth’ headon, and bring the credentials and the work to make it an effective argument.” —Scott Sosebee, editor of Lone Star Suburbs and A Lone Star Reader

DESCRIPTION In 1936, the Texas centennial was celebrated across the state. In The Frontier Centennial, Jacob Olmstead argues that Fort Worth’s celebration of the centennial represented a unique opportunity to reshape the city’s identity and align itself with a progressive future. Olmstead draws out the Frontier Centennial from its inception as a commemorative fair to theme park enshrining the mythic West to show the various ways centennial planners, boosters, and civic leaders sought to use the celebration as a means to bolster the city’s identity and image as a modern city of the American West. Olmstead’s retelling of the Frontier Centennial looks at two distinctive processes. The first addresses the interplay of memory, identity, and image in the evolution of the celebration’s commemorative messages. Fort Worth’s image as a progressive western metropolis also impacted other areas, less central, to Frontier Centennial planning. Debates over how outsiders would interpret features of the celebration, carried on by club women and others, reveal the interest the citizenry held in upholding or contesting the city’s modern image. Overlapping with the issues of memory and identity, the second process addresses how the larger narratives of the mythic West influenced the content of the celebration. Though drawn from actual events and people, the myth reduces the past to its “ideological essence.” Mythmakers, like historians, draw upon facts to explain and give meaning to a particular worldview.


Cowboy Park

Steer-Roping on the Border John O. Baxter $24.95 hc | 978-0-89672-705-2 | 2008

Jacob W. Olmstead is a Curator of Historic Sites in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2011 he received a Ph.D. in American History from Texas Christian University where he studied civic memory and identity in the American West. His research and writing has appeared in BYU Studies, Journal of Mormon History, Mormon Historical Studies, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, and Utah Historical Quarterly. Dancin’ in Anson

A History of the Texas Cowboys’ Christmas Ball Paul H. Carlson $26.95 hc | 978-0-89672-891-2 | 2014



Gerrymandering Texas Steve Bickerstaff Edited by C. Robert Heath

A legal insider’s account of redistricting Texas / Politics August 2020 256 pp., 6 x 9, index, 10 halftones $24.95 paperback 978-1-68283-073-4 $9.95 ebook 978-1-68283-074-1

“The story of Texas redistricting and Steve’s professional life shared substantial overlap over a long and meaningful period of time. It is doubtful that there are many, if any, persons who had such a deep involvement in these issues over such an extended and critical period in the history of Texas redistricting. Thus, as the reader goes through many of the following chapters, he or she will have the benefit of the perspective of an author who, in the words of the Hamilton musical, was literally in the room where it happened.” —From the foreword by C. Robert Heath


A Witness to History

George H. Mahon, West Texas Congressman Janet M. Neugebauer $45.00 hc | 978-0-89672-988-9 | 2017

DESCRIPTION What if gerrymandering were not just a hot button contemporary political issue but actually a deep story of how Texas came to be? Gerrymandering Texas uses relevant legislation and court cases to tell the political history of the state of Texas. Writing out of decades of experience as an assistant attorney general, senate parliamentarian, expert consultant on redistricting, and law professor, Steve Bickerstaff traces the story of this political practice from 1836 up to the present and prognosticates what lies ahead for the 2020 census and 2021 redistricting. Since redistricting is the story of boundaries, borders, and representation, Bickerstaff’s book also tells the story of Texas’s evolution over time. The various Texas constitutions are unpacked, and the changing racial makeup of the state comes into sharp relief. Democrat dominance in state governance gives way to the recent Republican dominance. Bickerstaff’s analysis of redistricting, always clear-headed and even-handed, gives new insight into the history of the Lone Star State. Gerrymandering Texas intersperses history and legal analysis with first-person stories of the author’s own many experiences with redistricting, from trying cases, to serving as expert witness, to consulting during the latest Texas constitutional convention. Many of these stories represent the first time Bickerstaff has made public his private opinions about important moments in recent Texas political history—moments in which Bickerstaff was himself a key supporting player. Steve Bickerstaff (1946–2019) was an attorney who initially was with the State of Texas as Parliamentarian of the State Senate, Director of the State Office of Constitutional Research, and Assistant Attorney General. During much of this time, Steve was also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Law School teaching constitutional law and voting rights. Steve authored six books and at least 24 law review articles and chapters in law anthologies. Most of these writings are about election issues.

Lone Star Law

A Legal History of Texas Michael Ariens $29.95 pb | 978-0-89672-941-4 | 2016

C. Robert (Bob) Heath is an attorney in Austin, Texas. He has advised the Legislature and many local jurisdictions on redistricting and has been counsel in multiple redistricting cases, including some discussed in the book.

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Texas Natural History in the 21st Century David J. Schmidly, Robert D. Bradley, and Lisa C. Bradley Foreword by Fred C. Bryant Afterword by Robert C. Dowler

A newly updated account detailing environmental changes throughout Texas history Natural history / Texas December 2020 608 pp., 7 x 10, 180 halftones, index $45.00 cloth 978-1-68283-070-3

DESCRIPTION One hundred fifty years ago, Texas was very different. A rural population was spread thinly across the eastern and central parts of the state, and vast lands in the western regions were still undisturbed.. Texas’s habitats and biota changed dramatically as its population increased and people spread across the landscape. In Texas Natural History: A Century of Change (2002), David Schmidly chronicled the changes that occurred during the twentieth century. In this second edition, Schmidly is joined by colleagues Robert and Lisa Bradley of Texas Tech University to extend that story over the first two decades of the twenty-first century. The focus of Texas Natural History in the 21st Century continues to be on the mammalian fauna of the state, and it includes a reprinting of Vernon Bailey’s 1905 “The Biological Survey of Texas” with new annotations and updates. In the rest of the book, the authors discuss changes in landscapes, land use, and the status of Texas mammals in the last hundred years. The authors present current challenges to conserving the natural history of Texas and suggest long-term solutions to those challenges, including actions focused on both private and public lands. As Texas approaches the daunting challenge of conserving its wildlife, Texas Natural History in the 21st Century serves as a rallying cry for addressing the scenarios imperiling Texas’s natural history in our present day and in the future.


Deep Time and the Texas High Plains History and Geology Paul H. Carlson $39.95 hc | 978-0-89672-509-6 | 2005 $19.95 pb | 978-0-89672-553-9 | 2005

David J. Schmidly’s career has involved both university administration and research in natural history. He has authored several books about Texas mammals and a biography of the naturalist Vernon Bailey. He serves as Professor Emeritus of both the University of New Mexico and Texas Tech University. Robert D. Bradley is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where he is the Director and Curator of Mammals at the Natural Science Research Laboratory. He has published nearly 200 scientific articles on the systematics and natural history of mammals. Lisa C. Bradley is a Research Associate of the Natural Science Research Laboratory of the Museum of Texas Tech University. She serves as Production Editor for the Museum’s Occasional Papers and Special Publications series and has co-authored multiple articles on mammals and natural history collections. 8  •  TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESS | TTUPRESS.ORG

In the Shadows of the Carmens

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The Importance of Vernon Bailey and “The Biological Survey of Texas” Imagine a time when jaguars roamed the terrain in south Texas and around Houston, when ocelots inhabited areas as far north as Kerrville in the Hill Country, when black bears still were common through eastern and western regions of Texas and an occasional grizzly was seen, and when wolves wandered across hundreds of miles in the state. This is what Vernon Bailey, a young government naturalist, found when he began a biological survey of Texas in 1889. Bailey, a young man of twenty-five, had just been appointed as a field naturalist of the United States Biological Survey when he began the Texas survey. In 1905, Bailey published the first scientific treatise of the state’s fauna, “The Biological Survey of Texas.”

During the Texas survey, twelve federal scientists, under Bailey’s leadership, collected data and specimens and took photographs while visiting more than 200 sites along their way to documenting the fauna and flora of the state. In his description of the book, Bailey wrote that “the fauna and flora of Texas are wonderfully rich and varied,” but also expressed hope that “the growing interest in natural history will inspire local hunters and residents” to preserve what already were considered “vanishing forms” of wildlife. “Many important (conservation) problems can be solved only by aid from local naturalists and other intelligent residents of the state,” Bailey wrote. His perspective has certainly proved to be true throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. —David J. Schmidly

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Ripped Apart Unsettling Narratives of Transnational Migration Vanessa de Veritch Woodside

Tracing and undoing the intersecting violences of the migrant experience Latinx / border studies September 2020 288 pp., 6 x 9, index, 6 halftones $39.95 cloth 978-1-68283-071-0 $19.95 ebook 978-1-68283-072-7

“Ripped Apart brings together literary and performance texts in an astute analysis of what immigration and migration policies can do to families. Primarily focusing on the bildungsroman genre, de Veritch Woodside shows how migration itself is a form of coming of age, no matter how old you are.” —Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, author of Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries

DESCRIPTION Ripped Apart: Unsettling Narratives of Transnational Migration is an innovative and interdisciplinary analysis of Latina narratives of transnational migration that underscore the intersections of the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and legal / structural traumas endured by migrants and their families. Grounded in theories of narrative empathy and the representation of trauma, Ripped Apart analyzes the techniques that Latina writers of various literary genres deploy to develop empathy, interrogate the representation of migrants in dominant discourse, and condemn the structures and institutions that continue to contribute to the separation of families. An excellent introduction to critical Latina texts that address migration and family separation, Ripped Apart incorporates an overview of US immigration policies and practices and notions of citizenship, legality, and whiteness that have resulted in conceptualizations of immigrants as permanent foreigners, criminals, or threats to US society, and provides sociohistorical context regarding the often obscured or omitted historical chapters that serve as the texts’ backdrops. In describing how and why Latina narratives reveal the hidden stories of the impact of transnational migration on women and children, Ripped Apart demonstrates the power of literature and storytelling to unsettle the reader, modify cognitive schemas, and create real-world positive change.


Patrolling Chaos

The U.S. Border Patrol n Deep South Texas Robert Lee Maril $24.95 pb | 978-0-89672-594-2 | 2006

Vanessa de Veritch Woodside is an Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Cultures at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she teaches courses in Spanish and Latin American and Latinx Studies. Her research focuses on the subversive power of storytelling, implementation of innovative pedagogical techniques, and community-engaged partnerships with local immigrant and refugee communities and nonprofits that serve them.

The Fence

National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border Robert Lee Maril $24.95 pb | 978-0-89672-776-2 | 2012



Resources for Learning about Immigration from Vanessa de Veritch Woodside Websites/Podcasts • American Immigration Council: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/ • Immigration Nation: https://immigrationnation.libsyn.com/ Host Kara Lynum tackles myths and misconceptions about immigrants and provides listeners with the reality of immigration policy in the United States.

• Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants: Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security by Anna Sampaio • The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea


• Pew Research Center: https://www.pewresearch.org/ Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions.

• Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande • The Guardians: A Novel by Ana Castillo • The River Flows North by Graciela Limón • Ocotillo Dreams by Melinda Palacio

• REDIRECT: Immigration Law and Perspectives: https://redirectpod.libsyn.com/ REDIRECT is a weekly dive into the world of immigration law and its human consequences. • This Week in Immigration: https://bipartisanpolicy.org This Week in Immigration gives you a rundown in 30 minutes or less of key immigration issues. Experts from the Bipartisan Policy Center discuss and analyze all that is new and noteworthy on immigration policy.

• @Maria_Hinojosa Pres/Founder @futuromedia, anchor & EP @LatinoUSA, co-host @InTheThickShow, America By the Numbers @ABTNTVon @ PBS • @jorgeramosnews Immigrant, journalist and anchor for Real America on Facebook Watch. Inmigrante, periodista, conductor del Noticiero Univision y Al Punto.

Documentaries • Harvest of Empire: The Untold Stories of Latinos in America. Directed by Peter Getzel and Eduardo López. Onyx Films, 2012. • Which Way Home. Directed by Rebecca Cammisa, HBO Documentary, 2009.

Nonfiction • No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis • Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky • Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in the United States by Juan Gonzalez • The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

• Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae M. Ngai • Defining America through Immigration Policy by Bill Ong Hing

• Latino USA: https://www.npr.org/podcasts Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation.


• Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario

• Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

YA Texts • Return to Sender by Julia Álvarez • The Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz • The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz • Santiago’s Road Home by Alexandra Diaz • The Distance Between Us, Young Readers Edition by Reyna Grande • My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope by Diane Guerrero and Erica Moroz • La Línea by Ann Jaramillo • Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother, Adapted for Young People by Sonia Nazario

Children’s Books (Picture Books / Young Readers) • Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del otro lado by Gloria Anzaldúa • From North to South/Del norte al sur by René Colato Laínez • My Shoes and I by René Colato Laínez • Waiting for Papá/Esperando a Papá by René Colato Laínez • Mango Moon by Diane de Anda • Super Cilantro Girl/La Súperniña del Cilantro by Juan Felipe Herrera • My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aquí hasta allá by Amada Irma Pérez • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh • Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh

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The Lyme Letters Poems C. R. Grimmer Foreword by Rachel Mennies

The 27th winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry Poetry / queer studies October 2020 96 pp., 6 x 9 $21.95 hardcover 978-1-68283-075-8 $9.95 ebook 978-1-68283-076-5



The Lyme Letters is epistolary verse that spells out a memoir. R, a non-binary femme character, narrates their experience of disease and recovery through recurrent letters to doctors, pets, family members, lovers, and a “Master.” R, in letter form and repurposed religious texts, also explores the paradoxical experiences of queer non-reproductivity, chronic illness and disability, and the healing that can be found in the liminal spaces between. C. R. Grimmer, who also goes by Chelsea Grimmer and uses she/her and they/them pronouns interchangeably, is a poet, scholar, and Lecturer and Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy in the Department of English at The University of Washington (UW) Seattle and Bothell campuses. They received their Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies at the UW with support from The Simpson Center for the Humanities’ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Humanities Fellowship. Grimmer created and hosts The Poetry Vlog (TPV): a YouTube and Podcast Teaching Channel dedicated to social justice coalitions through arts dialogue. Grimmer’s poems can be found in in journals Poetry, FENCE, and [PANK], while published articles can be found journals such as The Comparatist and Jacket2. Their chapbook book, O–(ezekiel’s wife), is available from GASHER Journal and Press in collaboration with novelist and visual artist, Colleen Burner (for the print edition), and Digital Sound Artist Judy Twedt (for the audio edition). For more information, visit crgrimmer.com.


Poems Claire Sylvester Smith $21.95 hc | 978-1-68283-036-9 | 2019


Poems Cassie Pruyn $21.95 hc | 978-0-89672-998-8 | 2017



From The Lyme Letters

My Dearest Family Members, Blood Co-op & Never-Ending Transfusions, from “Lyme: Hand-Held” The forest turns one muddy color of greenish brown & knees slam the bottom debris. Fingers scratch the skin surface & up again. The chant a ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka. Naked feet splashing shower floors. Naked bodies, suited bodies, and bulges between bikini bits. Squishy pall of entering the wrong room & a dizzying rubbing, slapping feet & wrong-watered floor: fish slipping into swamp instead of pond. Bruised sharp & bleeding fingers stop at the rub-gasp: His gaze to her and out she splashes, trying to name it. Cement picnic tables wait for her. She eats toast & her fingers still bleed with the taste of sharp & the same, a cut tongue as morphing joint & fingers rubbing the belly she dreams again of the bulges, finds a little black one as her own, a shiny black poppyseed gorging itself until it pops, popping seed where pale & naked she steps into the shower. Girls scratching & chanting & pulling at their suited skin say it: ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka. Rapt, dry, dripping she stands, shirt pulled high & dizzying the knuckling fingers, she craves who bends to pull it out. Phonemes & a current & copper in the nose. The pond rises to knees, ghoul that is inverted kneecaps. A dream about poppy seeds sticking between teeth but here it is, only a gritting where one more pull & out it pops: red dot, no halos, and something cold. —R

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Songs of Sonderling Commissioning Jewish Émigré Composers in Los Angeles, 1938–1945 Jonathan L. Friedmann and John F. Guest Foreword by Nick Strimple

The story of one Los Angeles rabbi’s new vision for liturgical music Jewish history / music NOVEMBER 2020 224 pp., 6 x 9, index, 6 halftones $34.95 cloth 978-1-68283-079-6 $19.95 ebook 978-1-68283-080-2

DESCRIPTION Songs of Sonderling is the story of Jacob Sonderling’s unique contributions to Jewish liturgical music. Rabbi Sonderling was many things: a descendant of Chassidic rebbes, a rationalist, a Reform rabbi, a Zionist, an army chaplain, a celebrated orator, an artistic soul. From his early career at the Hamburg Temple and German Army service in World War I, to his wandering years in the Eastern United States and founding of the Society for Jewish Culture–Fairfax Temple in Los Angeles, Sonderling cultivated a unique aesthetic vision of Judaism, a “five-sense appeal.” Jonathan L. Friedmann and John F. Guest document and analyze Sonderling’s experience and expression of Judaism through music. Rabbi Sonderling’s vision yielded liturgical commissions from exiled Viennese Jewish composers who arrived in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s. Through these musical settings, activities at the Fairfax Temple, and involvement with the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Sonderling made an indelible mark on the city’s Jewish community and the wider musical world. Songs of Sonderling focuses on the commissions Sonderling made from 1938 to 1945: Ernst Toch’s Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, Arnold Schoenberg’s Kol Nidre, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s A Passover Psalm and Prayer, and Eric Zeisl’s Requiem Ebraico. Through musical analyses and an examination of Sonderling’s career in Los Angeles, Friedmann and Guest contribute to the study of Jewish liturgical music, to Jewish history in the American West, to Jewish identity in the twentieth century, and to Jewish diaspora writ large.


Pillar of Fire

A Biography of Stephen S. Wise A. James Rudin $39.95 pb | 978-0-89672-910-0 | 2015

Jonathan L. Friedmann is Professor of Jewish Music History and Associate Dean of the Master of Jewish Studies Program at the Academy for Jewish Religion California, President of the Western States Jewish History Association, Director of the Jewish Museum of the American West, and the author or editor of twenty-five books on Judaism, music, and religion. After almost thirty years as a labor lawyer, John F. Guest returned to his first love, music, and was ordained as a cantor. He now works as a substitute cantor and tutors b’nei mitzvah students in the Los Angeles area, and he serves as Vice President of the Western States Jewish History Association.


The Tailors of Tomaszow

A Memoir of the Polish Jews Rena Margulies Chernoff and Allan Chernoff $21.95 pb | 978-0-89672-835-6 | 2014


Article by Rabbi Sonderling announcing his collaborations with Ernst Toch and Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, October 2, 1938.

Rabbi Jacob Sonderling in his chaplaincy uniform, German Army, 1915.

Jewish store window, Fairfax District, Los Angeles, 1960s.

Canter’s Deli, a fixture of the Fairfax District, Los Angeles, 1948.

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Dark Eyes, Lady Blue María of Ágreda Marilyn H. Fedewa

The story of one mystical woman’s farreaching legacy Religion / biography April 2020 200 pp., 6 x 9, 21 halftones $19.95 paper 978-1-68283-056-7

“Her life’s journey was before her. It would draw her into the wondrous world of the spirit, and the halls of power. It would take her to the New World and back. And yet she would never once leave her village. Her prayers would grow mystical, her writing visionary, even as the strength of her spirit would be tested in a world controlled by men.” —From the introduction

DESCRIPTION Dark Eyes, Lady Blue tells the story of Sister María of Ágreda’s remarkable life. María was born in Ágreda, Spain, in 1602 and vowed as a nun there at age seventeen. From birth to her death in 1665, she never left the small town. Yet her accomplishments had a lasting impact in Spain and as far away as the American Southwest, where she is celebrated to this day. Although cloistered in Ágreda’s Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, María grew to be a renowned mys� tic, a widely read author, and an adviser to the King of Spain. She experienced religious ecstasy that inspired her visionary writings and—quite remarkably—communications with the Jumano Indians of what would later become the states of Texas and New Mexico. When Spanish missionaries met the Jumano Indians, their chief expressed a desire to be baptized because of the supernatural visits from the mystical “lady in blue.” This fresh telling of María’s story is one that will appeal to readers young and old and provides an unforgettable perspective on early American exploration of Texas and New Mexico.


Interlude at Umbarger

Italian POWs and a Texas Church Donald Mace Williams $16.95 pb | 978-1-68283-013-0 | 2017

Marilyn H. Fedewa has a background in teaching, communications, and political science. She served in higher education administration at Pepperdine University and Michigan State University and as vice president of Olivet College. She has published two prior books, including award-winning material on María of Ágreda, the “Lady in Blue.”

Milagro of the Spanish Bean Pot Emerita Romero-Anderson $18.95 hc | 978-0-89672-681-9 | 2011



On Becoming Apache Harry Mithlo and Conger Beasley Jr.

A spiraling exploration of Apache life, mythology, and identity Native American april 2020 160 pp., 6 x 9 $29.95, paper, 978-1-68283-059-8

“We are the First People, and now you are one of us. When they ask you who you are, you tell them that you are a Chiricahua Apache, alive and living right here. Right here. Now. In this place and time.” —From the book


Native Historians Write Back Decolonizing American Indian History Ed. by Susan A. Miller and James Riding In $45.00 pb | 978-0-89672-699-4 | 2011

DESCRIPTION This is the story of Watson Mithlo, Chiricahua Apache, his family, and his life. Watson’s story embodies the life of the Chiricahua Apache people, who in 1886 were forced into exile to Fort Marion, Florida, by the US government and were considered prisoners of war until 1914. This story tells Watson’s lived history as the Chiricahua were relocated from Arizona to Florida to Alabama and finally to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. But this is also a story of Harry Mithlo, Watson’s son, and Conger Beasley, Harry’s friend. It is a story of telling a story. The three voices that serve as our narrators—Watson, Harry, and Conger—all contribute information and emotions, caught up in a kind of ongoing, never-ending, simultaneous present. This story is a composite, a mosaic, a song. It is imbued with oral tradition, Apache medicine, and the dance of the Chiricahua Mountain Spirits. Through Watson, Harry, and Conger, one man’s life becomes a circle, blending history with the sacred in the telling of a distinctly Native story. Harry Mithlo, enrolled citizen of Comanche Nation and Chiricahua Apache son of Watson Mithlo, is an active cattle rancher. He is a retired educator who served on the Comanche Nation Business Committee as an elected official. He resides in Lawton, Oklahoma, with his wife Juanita Pahdopony, in the heart of Comanche country. Conger Beasley Jr. published over a dozen books, many dealing with the history of the American West. He won the Western Writers of America Spur Award in nonfiction in 1995 for We Are a People of This World and the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence in 1991 for Sundancers and River Demons.

Court-Martial of Apache KiD The Renegade of Renegades Clare V. McKanna, Jr. $29.95 hc | 978-0-89672-652-9 | 2009

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Hanna, I Forgot to Tell You A Novel Estelle Glaser Laughlin

Malka attempts to escape the horrors of the Holocaust by hiding out in the Christian neighborhood of Warsaw Fiction / Holocaust july 2020 224 pp., 6 x 9 $29.95, cloth, 978-1-68283-068-0 $9.95, ebook, 978-1-68283-069-7

“Invariably, when I sit down to write about a subject that catches my curiosity, I find myself sidetracked and catapulted back to the time and places that shaped who I am, to events both sublime and the horrid, but never fail to teach me that suffering does not have to drive you to anger and despair. It can teach you to love more deeply and to be compassionate.” —From Author’s Note

DESCRIPTION Hanna, I Forgot to Tell You is a historical novel written by Estelle Laughlin, a Holocaust survivor. Laughlin grew up in Warsaw before she was deported to multiple Nazi death camps, from which she was eventually liberated in January 1945. This book is an imagining of what might have been. Malka, a teenaged Jewish girl in the Warsaw ghetto, is smuggled into the Christian neighborhood and given a new identity. The novel highlights a historically accurate Holocaust narrative not frequently told: that a small number of Jewish children were smuggled into Christian families in neighborhoods that immediately abutted the confined ghetto. Laughlin describes the harrowing process of trying to obtain false identity papers and secreting away through an underworld of smugglers and black marketeers. Malka learns to navigate this world while some family and friends find ways to trade for extra food and others disappear and are never heard from again. A beautiful and solemn story of survival, Hanna, I Forgot to Tell You counts the costs for those who made it to the other side of an impossibly dark moment of history.


Transcending Darkness

A Girl’s Journey out of the Holocaust Estelle Glaser Laughlin $26.95 hc | 978-0-89672-767-0 | 2012 $21.95 pb | 978-0-89672-980-3 | 2017

Estelle Glaser Laughlin, a child survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Uprising, and concentration camps, immigrated to America at eighteen. With only three years of public school education, she earned a master’s degree in education. After retirement from a long career in teaching in Maryland, she has continued to write and lecture widely about her experience and survival.

Jacob’s Courage

A Holocaust Love Story Charles S. Weinblatt $32.95 pb | 978-0-89672-945-2 | 2015



A Haven in the Sun Five Stories of Bird Life and Its Future on the Texas Coast B.C. Robison Illustrated by Linda M. Feltner

The history of the Texas coast told through the bird species that inhabit it Natural history / birds June 2020 216 pp., 7 x 10, index, 6 halftones $34.95, cloth, 978-1-68283-063-5

“B. C. Robison has affectionately brought to life his discovery and love for our shared natural heritage. A Haven in the Sun reminded me of a spring sunrise on the Texas Coast, familiar, warm, and brimming with hope of what may come.” —Richard Gibbons, Houston Audubon Conservation Director


Butterflies of West Texas Parks and Preserves Roland H. Wauer $29.95 hc | 978-0-89672-471-6 | 2002 $17.95 pb | 978-0-89672-472-3 | 2002

DESCRIPTION In A Haven in the Sun, nature writer B. C. Robison, author of Birds of Houston and the long-running “Texas Naturalist” column in The Houston Post, presents a unique portrayal of birds of the Texas Coast. Through the stories of birds that have a special bond with coastal Texas—Attwater’s Prairie Chicken, White-tailed Hawk, Whooping Crane, Redhead, and migratory shorebirds and songbirds—Robison shows not only the importance of the Texas Coast to North American bird life but also the intimate dependence of coastal birds on our use of the land. At the heart of these stories lies the natural landscape and an account of how we have altered it to the benefit or harm of our native birds. The Laguna Madre, the great ranches of South Texas, the marshes of Aransas, the coastal prairie, and the famed migratory sanctuaries of Bolivar Flats and the oak woods of High Island have all played a vital role in our vibrant coastal bird life. Throughout the book, Robison asks several crucial questions: How can there be enough room for birds and people in the crowded world of the Texas Coast? Will we be endowed with this panorama of bird life twenty-five or fifty years from now? What can we do to help preserve this rich natural heritage? A Haven in the Sun is a natural history work written for the general reader. More story than polemic and more conversation than taxonomy, the book will appeal to anyone who cares about bird life and its future on the Texas Coast. Generously supported by the Houston Museum of Natural Science B. C. Robison wrote the “Texas Naturalist” column for The Houston Post. With careers as a small animal veterinarian and an environmental consultant, he has spent forty years birdwatching along the Texas coast. Born and raised in Houston, he lives in Katy, Texas.


Wade Fishing the Gulf Coast Rudy Grigar $17.95 pb | 978-0-89672-510-2 | 2003

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At Close Range A Memoir of Tragedy and Advocacy Leesa Ross

Charting a mother’s journey from grief to gun safety advocacy Memoir / gun control May 2020 192 pp., 6 x 9, index $29.95, cloth, 978-1-68283-049-9 $9.95, ebook, 978-1-68283-060-4

“I respect everybody’s right to own a gun in America. I’m a member of the NRA. I don’t understand why our schools and our churches and our communities don’t require us to teach and learn gun safety. It’s as if handguns are being sold everywhere without safeties. There’s nothing that can be built into a gun to make it safer. There’s only us.” —From the book

DESCRIPTION Leesa Ross did not expect to write a book. Neither did she expect the tragedy that her family endured, a horrific and sudden death that led her to write At Close Range. Her debut memoir is the story of what happened after her son Jon died in a freak gun accident at a party. Ross unsparingly shares the complexities of grief as it ripples through the generations of her family, then chronicles how the loss of Jon has sparked a new life for her as a prominent advocate for gun safety. Before the accident, Ross never had a motivation to consider the role that guns played in her life. Now, she revisits ways in which guns became a part of everyday life for her three sons and their friends. Gun culture is strong in Texas and North Carolina, places where Ross raised her sons. The privileged circles where the Ross family lived were friendly to guns, but this kind of tragedy was not supposed to happen in a world protected by a comfortable bubble. Ross’s attitude towards guns is thorny. She has collectors and hunters in her family. To balance her advocacy, she joined both Moms Demand Action and the NRA. Through At Close Range, the national conversation about gun control plays out in one family’s catalyzing moment and its aftermath. However, At Close Range ultimately shows one mother’s effort to create meaning from tragedy and find a universally reasonable position and focal point: gun safety and responsible ownership.


Anatomy of a Kidnapping

A Doctor’s Story Steven L. Berk, M.D. $19.95 hc | 978-0-89672-693-2 | 2011 $18.95 pb | 978-0-89672-934-6 | 2015

Leesa Ross is a debut author who’s transformed a tragedy into a mission for safety. After losing a son to a shooting accident, she formed Lock Arms for Life, an educational organization teaching gun safety. A Texas mother of three, she leads Lock Arms, sits on the board of Texas Gun Sense, and belongs to the NRA.

What Is Gone

Amy Knox Brown $29.95 hc | 978-1-68283-000-0 | 2017



Rain in Our Hearts Alpha Company in the Vietnam War James Allen Logue and Gary D. Ford

The story of Alpha Company in words and pictures Vietnam War / photography july 2020 224 pp., 11 x 9, index, 125 halftones $45.00, cloth, 978-1-68283-067-3

“A canyon yawns between those who went to the war, and those who did not. In Cove, Oregon, Gerald Parmele tapped one of Jim’s black-and-white photographs, and said, ‘When I look at this, I see the war in color. You see it only in black and white.’” —From the preface


Charlie One Five

A Marine Company’s Vietnam War Nicholas Warr $39.95 hc | 978-0-89672-797-7 | 2013

DESCRIPTION Rain in Our Hearts takes readers into Alpha Company, 4/31, 196th LIB, Americal Division in 1969–1970. Jim Logue, a professional photographer, was drafted and served as an infantryman; he also carried a camera. “In order to take my mind off the war,” he would say, “I took pictures.” Logue’s photos showcase the daily lives of infantrymen: setting up a night laager, chatting with local children, making supply drops, and “humping” rucksacks miles each day in search of the enemy. His camera records the individual experiences and daily lives of the men who fought the war. Accompanying Logue’s photographs is the narrative written by Gary Ford. Wanting to reconstruct the story of Alpha Company during the time in which Logue served, Ford and Logue trekked across America to meet with and interview every surviving member whom they could locate and contact. The effect is a panoply of lives depicted as they intersected with America’s most polarizing war. Each chapter of Rain in Our Hearts focuses on the viewpoint and life of one member of Alpha Company, including aspects of his life before and after Vietnam. The story of the Company’s movements and missions over the year unfold as readers are introduced to one soldier at a time. Taken together, Rain in Our Hearts offers readers a window into the words and sights of Alpha Company’s Vietnam War. James Allen Logue was drafted during college and served in Vietnam as an infantryman. Along with his rifle, Logue carried a camera. He took pictures throughout his deployment, most notably during the savage fighting near Hiep Duc in May 1970.

Path to a Lonely War

A Naval Hospital Corpsman with the Marines in Vietnam, 1965 Richard W. Schaefer $29.95 hc | 978-1-68283-002-4 | 2017

Gary D. Ford, a native of Kilgore, Texas and graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, spent thirty years as travel editor and senior writer at Southern Living Magazine. He is contributor to several books and author of I Remember The Difficult Times: World War II Recollections from Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013. He lives in Lanett, Alabama.

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Gracious Poems from the 21st Century South Edited by John Poch Introduction by Bryan Giemza

An anthology of contemporary southern verse Poetry july 2020

256 pp., 6 x 9 $39.95, paper, 978-1-68283-064-2

“Though it is hard to define, there exists this thing we call Southern poetry. . . . . While the South, itself, might defy definition, poetry is even more seditious. Any poet must admit there is no clear definition of the word, poem. This is because poetry, a rebellious or merely curious child, always challenges its own making, testing its parents (while looking just like them) and striking out for new territory. Poetry’s anxiety of influence is undeniable, and this Freudian complexity is in some ways comforting, in others terrifying. Nevertheless, each poet is blessed or doomed to define a poem—by writing the next poem. Or by creating the next poetry anthology.” —From the prologue

DESCRIPTION John Poch’s newly curated collection, Gracious: Poems from the 21st Century South, spotlights both emerging and notable voices from this poetry-rich region. This book promises to be the best and most influential anthology of Southern poetry published in over thirty years. Gracious steers away from stereotypical mockingbird-and-magnolia verse and instead amplifies a variety of lyric voices covering a wide breadth of Southern experience. Bryan Giemza’s timely introduction situates the anthology among the current discourse in Southern studies. Gracious features the work of well-known poets alongside those who have just published their first books. In all, there are eighty-four poets included whose work moves both the heart and the intellect. At the conclusion of this collection, many of the poets also provide brief expositions of what they believe defines the South and/or Southern poetry. Gracious is, in the end, a new poetic geography, a book that strives to define Southern poetry for a generation to come. It is a book intended not only for the classroom; it aims to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages and backgrounds.


The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards Poems Rachel Mennies $21.95 hc | 978-0-89672-854-7 | 2014

John Poch’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, Yale Review, The Nation, and other magazines. In 2019, he published two collections of poems: Texases (WordFarm) and Between Two Rivers (TTU Press). He is President’s Excellence Research Professor in the English Department at Texas Tech.

Carrying the Darkness

The Poetry of the Vietnam War Ed. by W. D. Ehrhart $24.95 hc | 978-0-89672-187-6 | 1989 $24.95 pb | 978-0-89672-188-3 | 2013



Wilmettie Sue Houser Illustrated by Johnna Scalia

A chapter book about a family’s journey from Texas to New Mexico at the beginning of the twentieth century Young Reader / American West July 2020 96 pp., 6 x 9, 8 halftones $17.95, paper, 978-1-68283-065-9

“Grandmother pulled Wilmettie’s bonnet over her pigtails and tied it under her chin. She looked into Wilmettie’s teary, brown eyes and whispered, ‘No matter where you go, you’ll always have a home in my heart.’” —From the book


The Long Way West

Hershell H. Nixon $16.95 hc | 978-0-89672-508-9 | 2003

DESCRIPTION Wilmettie is a middle-reader work of historical fiction from award-winning children’s author Sue Houser. Wilmettie is the story of a family’s covered-wagon journey from West Texas to New Mexico Territory in the early 1900s. When Wilmettie’s stepfather decides to follow his dream and claim a homestead of his own, Wilmettie’s younger brothers are excited about the journey. But twelve-year-old Wilmettie is reluctant to leave her familiar surroundings and the grandmother she loves. The book takes readers along for her family’s adventures on their way to what will become their new homestead: covered wagon trains are formed, rattlesnakes are encountered, rivers are forded, and banks are robbed. Along the way, young Wilmettie meets new friends from places and cultures unlike her own as her family makes the perilous journey to claim their homestead land. But will it end up being a true home to Wilmettie? Sue Houser, a native of New Mexico, is interested in preserving the state’s history and traditions. Her stories celebrate the rich cultural diversity of New Mexico. A retired social worker, she lives with her husband in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains.


A Mexican Boy in Early Texas Jay Neugeboren $21.95 pb | 978-0-89672-905-6 | 2014

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Finding Karen An Ancestral Mystery Dorothy Allred Solomon

A journey of discovery—both of ancestral past and personal present Mormon Interest June 2020 256 pp., 6 x 9, index $27.95, paper, 978-1-68283-061-1 $9.95, ebook, 978-1-68283-062-8 Judith Keeling Book

“Karen was the first in her family to join an American-born religion and immigrate to the new world. She was part of that great wave of western migration, the gathering of those who were building a promised land in America. What follows combines two journeys: Karen’s and my own as I came to know her better.” – From the book

DESCRIPTION Since her groundbreaking memoir In My Father’s House (Franklin Watts 1984, TTUP 2009), in which she recounts her agonizing break from fundamentalist polygamy, Dorothy Allred Solomon has continued to publish on the lives of Mormon women and the dissonance many experience in connection to fundamentalist pasts. The more Solomon delved into issues of agency, the more she felt her own dissonance and began to look for answers in her ancestral past—those early women she knew only through family stories. Finding Karen: An Ancestral Mystery springs from a decade of research into Solomon’s paternal great-great grandmother Karen Sorensen Rasmussen, who converted to Mormonism in Denmark and emigrated to the United States in 1859. Held up to Solomon throughout childhood as an icon of feminine heroism, a stoic handcart immigrant who helped establish Zion in Utah, Karen became equally emblematic of Solomon’s own strong-willed determination and of everything Solomon found lacking in herself. Finding Karen is a revelatory journey, twinned with Solomon’s own in surprising ways. As valuable a study in recovering history as it is in the need to reexamine family stories, Solomon’s retelling takes readers through the twists and turns of discovery / recovery as she encounters them. In doing so, she illuminates not only the risk inherent in trusting even what persists as historic record but also the insights to be gained from assiduous persistence.


In My Father’s House

A Memoir of Polygamy Dorothy Allred Solomon $21.95 pb | 978-0-89672-646-8 | 2009

Author, teacher, communication trainer, and life coach, Dorothy Allred Solomon wrote the groundbreaking memoir, In My Father’s House, recounting her polygamous family’s history of exile and persecution. Subsequent works have also received awards and recognition. In 2020, she will attend University of Nevada, Las Vegas as the Black Mountain Institute Creative Nonfiction fellow.

Mysteries of Love and Grief Reflections on a Plainswoman’s Life Sandra Scofield $29.95 hc | 978-0-89672-941-4 | 2015



Winning 42 Stories & Lore of the National Game of Texas, 5th Edition Dennis Roberson

A fifth edition of the ultimate book on the domino game of 42, a Texas tradition Texas / Hobbies March 2020 204 pp., 6 x 9, index 7 halftones, 29 diagrams $18.95, paperback, 978-1-68283-057-4 $9.95, ebook, 978-1-68283-058-1

“This is the best introduction to the game it seems possible to make: clear, simple instructions and lots of examples and illustrations—and several chapters to advise the experts.” —A. C. Greene


Hotter ‘n Pecos

And Other West Texas Lies Bobby D. Weaver $19.95 pb | 978-0-89672-703-8 | 2010

DESCRIPTION There are two types of people in Texas: those who play 42 and those who need to learn. Winning 42 is written for both. A team game that no one tires of, 42 does not rely mostly on luck or memory. Skill and strategy separate the best from the rest. Veterans who relish the logic of each domino played will find challenge in the advanced chapters and fascination in the history and lore. Many who’ve grown up with 42 are nonetheless surprised by its utterly Texan heritage, reaching back over a century and a quarter. Beginners will find easy instruction in all the basics, from bidding a hand or setting an opponent to the challenge of the 84 hand, and can advance at their own pace. Replete with championship statistics and stories from veteran players and strategists—including many celebrities from astronauts to presidents—Winning 42 illumines a cherished tradition that links Texans from all walks of life. Dennis Roberson is a freelance writer and full-time executive in sports event management. A lifelong player of 42, avid hiker, and traveler, Roberson lives in Fort Worth, where for three decades he has helped manage Texas’s most famous professional golf event, The Colonial National Invitation Tournament / Charles Schwab Challenge.

Pumping Granite

And Other Portraits of People at Play Mike D’Orso $19.95 pb | 978-0-89672-778-6 | 2013

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Opus in Brick and Stone The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University Brian H. Griggs Foreword by Richard Kagan

How a Spanish architectural tradition made its way to the Llano Estacado Architecture March 2020 352 pp., 11 x 9 275 color images, index $29.95, cloth, 978-1-68283-044-4

“Everything that is done on these West Texas Plains ought to be on a big scale. It is a country that lends itself to bigness. It is a country that does not harmonize with things little or narrow or mean. Let us make the work of our college fit in with the scope of our country. Let our thinking be in world-wide terms.” —Paul Whitfield Horn, first TTU President, from his 1923 address

DESCRIPTION Opus in Brick and Stone: The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University explores the campus architecture of the Texas Tech University System, which was inspired by the sixteenth-century Plateresque Spanish Renaissance architectural style. This book details the parallels between the buildings of Texas Tech and those of the forebears from this relatively short period in Spanish architectural history, while exploring the remarkable stories behind the construction itself. A crucial element of Opus in Brick and Stone is to provide a visual chronicle of the campus’s unique architectural style. In addition to historic and contemporary photography, the book also includes a comparative drawing section that, through original common scale drawings, explores in detail historic design sources alongside their campus counterparts. Through the stories of these structures and the biographies of key figures from the history, readers come to understand how it was only through the vision of specific individuals that this fascinating architectural heritage came to be situated upon the plains of West Texas. Opus in Brick and Stone celebrates and elevates this little-known history into a tradition that can be appreciated by all Red Raiders.


James Riely Gordon

His Courthouses and Other Public Architecture Chris Meister $49.95 hc | 978-0-89672-691-8 | 2011

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Buried Cities, Forgotten Gods William Niven’s Life of Discovery and Revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest Robert S. Wicks and Roland H. Harrison $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-414-3 | 1999 Children of the Dust An Okie Family Story Betty Grant Henshaw $22.95 pb 978-0-89672-631-4 | 2008 Court-Martial of Apache Kid, the Renegade of Renegades Clare V. McKanna, Jr. $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-652-9 | 2009 Cowboy Justice Tale of a Texas Lawman Jim Gober $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-450-1 | 2001 Cowboy Park Steer-Roping on the Border John O. Baxter $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-642-0 | 2008

The African American Experience in Texas An Anthology Ed. by Bruce A. Glasrud and James M. Smallwood $40.00s pb 978-0-89672-609-3 | 2007

Cowboy’s Lament A Life on the Open Range Frank Maynard $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-705-2 | 2010

After the Massacre The Violent Legacy of the San Sabá Mission Robert S. Weddle $32.95 hc 978-0-89672-596-6 | 2007

Dancin’ in Anson A History of the Texas Cowboys’ Christmas Ball Paul H. Carlson $26.95 hc 978-0-89672-891-2 | 2014

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The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder And Other True Stories from the Nebraska–Pine Ridge Border Towns Stew Magnuson $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-634-5 | 2008 $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-718-2 | 2010 Deep Time and the Texas High Plains History and Geology Paul H. Carlson $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-552-2 | 2005 $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-553-9 | 2005 Ditches Across the Desert Irrigation in the Lower Pecos Valley Stephen Bogener $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-509-6 | 2003 Divinely Guided The California Work of the Women’s National Indian Association Valerie Sherer Mathes $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-745-8 | 2012 Finding the Great Western Trail Sylvia Gann Mahoney $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-943-8 | 2015 Flood on the Tracks Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin Todd M. Kerstetter $29.95 hc 978-168283-016-1 | 2017 From Guns to Gavels How Justice Grew Up in the Outlaw West Bill Neal $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-637-6 | 2008 $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-982-7 | 2016


From Texas to San Diego in 1851 The Overland Journal of Dr. S. W. Woodhouse, Surgeon-Naturalist of the Sitgreaves Expedition Edited and annotated by Andrew Wallace and Richard H. Hevly $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-597-3 | 2007 Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier Notorious Killings and Celebrated Trials Bill Neal $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-651-2 | 2009 Getting By in Hard Times Letters from the Pitchfork Ranch, 1938–1939 Scott White $25.00 hc 978-146754-688-1 | 2012 Hers, His, and Theirs Community Property Law in Spain and Early Texas Jean A. Stuntz $35.00 hc 978-0-89672-560-7 | 2005 $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-717-5 | 2010 Horsing Around, Vol. I Contemporary Cowboy Humor Ed. by Lawrence Clayton, Kenneth W. Davis, and Mary Evelyn Collins $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-407-5 | 1998 Hotter ‘n Pecos And Other West Texas Lies Bobby D. Weaver $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-703-8 | 2010 If I Was a Highway Michael Ventura Photographs by Butch Hancock $27.95 pb 978-68283-010-9 | 2017 $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-706-9 | 2011 Judge Roy Bean Country Jack Skiles $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-369-6 | 1996 Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls A Tale of Two Journeys Alvin R. Lynn $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-861-5 | 2014 Law at Little Big Horn Due Process Denied Charles E. Wright $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-912-4 | 2015 Law on the Last Frontier Texas Ranger Arthur Hill S. E. Spinks $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-984-1 | 2016 Life in the Saddle Cow Country Cowboy Stories Scott White $29.95 hc 978-1-63173-303-1 | 2014 Light in the Trees Gail Folkins $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-952-0 | 2015 $35.00 hc 978-0-89672-951-3 | 2015 The Line from Here to There A Storyteller’s Scottish West Texas Rosanna Taylor Herndon $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-630-7 | 2008

Llano Estacado An Island in the Sky Ed. by Stephen Bogener and William Tydeman $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-682-6 | 2011 Lone Star Law A Legal History of Texas Michael Ariens $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-979-7 | 2016 Mysteries of Love and Grief Reflections on a Plainswoman’s Life Sandra Scofield $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-941-4 | 2015 Myth, Memory, and Massacre The Pease River Capture of Cynthia Ann Parker Paul H. Carlson and Tom Crum $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-746-5 | 2012 The Notorious Dr. Flippin Abortion and Consequence in the Early Twentieth Century Jamie Q. Tallman $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-675-8 | 2011 Oil, Taxes, and Cats A History of the DeVitt Family and the Mallet Ranch David J. Murrah $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-460-0 | 2001 Old Las Vegas Hispanic Memories from the New Mexico Meadowlands Nasario García $22.95 pb 978-0-89672-595-9 | 2006 On Independence Creek The Story of a Texas Ranch Charlena Chandler $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-562-1 | 2005 Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer Thurber, Texas, and the Company Store Gene Rhea Tucker $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-768-7 | 2012 Picturing a Different West Vision, Illustration, and the Tradition of Cather and Austin Janis P. Stout $40.00 hc 978-0-89672-610-9 | 2007 A Promise Fulfilled The Kitty Anderson Diary and Civil War Texas, 1861 Edited by Nancy Draves $24.95 hc 978-1-68283-003-1 | 2017 Quite Contrary The Litigious Life of Mary Bennett Love David J. Langum, Sr. $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-874-5 | 2014 Railwayman’s Son A Plains Family Memoir Hugh Hawkins $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-557-7 | 2006 Recollections of Western Texas, 1852–55 By Two of the U.S. Mounted Rifles Ed. by Robert Wooster $15.95 pb 978-0-89672-436-5 | 2000 The Reckoning The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier Peter R. Rose $19.95 pb 978-1-68283-026-0 | 2012

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Reconfigurations of Native North America An Anthology of New Perspectives Ed. by John R. Wunder and Kurt Kinbacher $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-641-3 | 2009

Trail Sisters Freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850–1890 Linda Williams Reese $24.95 pb 978-1-68283-015-4 | 2017 $39.95 hc 978-0-896-72810-3 | 2013

Rights in the Balance Free Press, Fair Trial, and Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart Mark R. Scherer $40.00 hc 978-0-89672-626-0 | 2008

Treasure State Justice Judge George M. Bourquin, Defender of the Rule of Law Arnon Gutfeld $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-845-5 | 2014 $45.00s hc 978-0-89672-844-8 | 2014

Route 66 A Road to America’s Landscape, History, and Culture Markuu Henricksson $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-825-7 | 2013 $65.00s hc 978-0-89672-677-2 | 2013 Seat of Empire The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas Jeffrey Stuart Kerr $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-782-3 | 2013 $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-974-2 | 2016 Sex, Murder, and the Unwritten Law Courting Judicial Mayhem, Texas Style Bill Neal $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-662-8 | 2009 $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-981-0 | 2016 A Sweet, Separate Intimacy Women Writers of the American Frontier, 1800–1922 Ed. by Susan Cummins Miller $26.95 pb 978-0-89672-618-5 | 2007 Showdown in the Big Quiet Land, Myth, and Government in the American West John P. Bieter, Jr. $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-903-2 | 2015 $70.00s hc 978-0-89672-902-5 | 2015 Skullduggery, Secrets, and Murders The 1894 Wells Fargo Scam That Backfired Bill Neal $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-917-9 | 2015 The Story of Palo Duro Canyon Ed. by Duane Guy $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-453-2 | 2001 Tales of Badmen, Bad Women, and Bad Places Four Centuries of Texas Outlawry C. F. Eckhardt $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-420-4 | 1999 Texas Constables A Frontier Heritage Allen G. Hatley $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-424-2 | 1999 $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-581-2 | 2006 Texas, New Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850 Boundary Dispute and Sectional Crisis Mark J. Stegmaier $34.95 pb 978-0-89672-697-0 | 2012 The Texas Panhandle Frontier (Rev. Ed.) Frederick Rathjen $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-399-3 | 1998 Their Lives, Their Wills Women in the Borderlands, 1750–1846 Amy M. Porter $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-932-2 | 2015


Tuneful Tales Bernice Love Wiggins $14.95 pb 978-0-89672-485-3 | 2002 Water on the Great Plains Issues and Policies Ed. by Peter J. Longo and David W. Yoskowitz $35.00 hc 978-0-89672-459-4 | 2002 West Texas A Portrait of Its People and Their Raw and Wondrous Land Mike Cochran and John Lumpkin $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-426-6 | 1999 The Western Parables of the American Dream Jeffrey Wallmann and Richard S. Wheeler $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-423-5 | 1999 What Is Gone Amy Knox Brown $29.95 hc 978-1-68283-000-0 | 2017 Whatever the Wind Delivers Celebrating West Texas and the Near Southwest Walt McDonald $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-427-3 | 1999 Where the West Begins Debating Texas Identity Glen Sample Ely $24.95 pb 978-1-68283-012-3 | 2017 $34.95 hc 978-0-896-72724-3 | 2011 White Justice in Arizona Apache Murder Trials in the Nineteenth Century Clare V. McKanna, Jr. $27.95 hc 978-0-89672-554-6 | 2005 The Wineslinger Chronicles Texas on the Vine Russell D. Kane $27.95 pb 978-1-68283-009-3 | 2017 $29.95 hc 978-0-896-72738-0 | 2012 Women on the North American Plains Ed. by Renee M. Laegreid and Sandra K. Mathews $45.00 pb 978-0-89672-728-1 | 2011 $65.00s hc 978-0-89672-733-5 | 2011

ARCHITECTURE James Riely Gordon His Courthouses and Other Public Architecture Chris Meister $49.95 hc 978-0-89672-691-8 | 2011 Opus in Brick and Stone The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University Brian H. Griggs $29.95 hc 978-1-68283-044-4 | 2020


ART Art of West Texas Women A Celebration Kippra D. Hopper and Laurie J. Churchill $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-669-7 | 2010 Lynwood Kreneck, Printmaker A. Isabelle Howe $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-505-8 | 2003 Painting with O’Keefe John D. Poling $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-381-8 | 1999 The Pencil Drawings of Joe Belt Illustrated by Joe Belt $14.95 pb 978-0-89672-181-4 | 1998 The World of Spirits and Ancestors In the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser $49.95 hc 978-0-89672-346-7 | 1995

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR Anatomy of a Kidnapping A Doctor’s Story Steven L. Berk, M.D. $19.95 hc 978-0-89672-693-2 | 2011 $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-934-6 | 2015 Bronx Faces and Voices Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community Ed. by Emita Brady Hill and Janet Butler Munch $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-888-2 | 2014 Carrying the Black Bag A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales Tom Hutton, M.D. $27.95 hc 978-0-89672-954-4 | 2015 Cowboy Stuntman From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen Dean Smith with Mike Cox $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-789-2 | 2013 David and Lee Roy A Vietnam Story David L. Nelson and Randolph B. Schiffer $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-694-9 | 2011 Equal Opportunity Hero T. J. Patterson’s Service to West Texas Phil Price $27.95 hc 978-0-89672-949-0 | 2017 The Fifth Season A Daughter-in-Law’s Memoir of Caregiving Lisa Ohlen Harris $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-823-3 | 2013 From Syria to Seminole Memoir of a High Plains Merchant Ed Aryain $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-586-7 | 2006 Ice The Antarctic Diary of Charles F. Passel Ed. by T. H. Baughman $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-347-4 | 1995 In My Father’s House A Memoir of Polygamy Dorothy Allred Solomon $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-646-8 | 2009

Jane Gilmore Rushing A West Texas Writer and Her Work Lou Halsell Rodenberger $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-593-5 | 2006 Joyful Trek A Texan’s Times and Travels Robert H. Williams $30.00 hc 978-0-89672-356-6 | 1996 Karski How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust E. Thomas Wood and Stanisław M. Jankowski $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-882-0 | 2014 A Kineño’s Journey On Family, Learning, and Public Service Lauro F. Cavazos, with Gene B. Preuss $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-968-1 | 2016 Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains A Memoir Reverend Hisanori Kano $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-628-4 | 2010 Of Bulletins and Booze A Newsman’s Story of Recovery Bob Horton $26.95 hc 978-0-89672-990-2 | 2017 One Page at a Time On a Writing Life Pat Carr $25.95 hc 978-0-89672-716-8 | 2010 Our White Boy Jerry Craft with Kathleen Sullivan $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-674-1 | 2010 Ordinary Skin Essays from Willow Springs Amy Hale Auker $24.95 hc 978-1-68283-006-2 | 2017 Pan Am Pioneer A Manager’s Memoir Sanford B. Kaufman $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-357-3 | 1996 A Place to Be Someone Growing Up with Charles Gordone Shirley Gordon Jackson $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-635-2 | 2008 Rightful Place Amy Hale Auker $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-679-6 | 2011 $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-887-5 | 2014 Under a Dark Eye A Family Story Sharon Dunn $35.00 hc 978-0-89672-985-8 | 2017 $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-986-5 | 2017 Will Rogers A Political Life Richard D. White, Jr. $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-676-5 | 2011 $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-812-7 | 2016

BORDER STUDIES The Fence National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.–Mexico Border Robert Lee Maril $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-680-2 | 2011 $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-776-2 | 2012

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Patrolling Chaos The U.S. Border Patrol in Deep South Texas Robert Lee Maril $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-594-2 | 2006

COOKBOOKS “Don’t Count the Tortillas” The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking Adán Medrano $29.95 hc 978-1-68283-039-0 | 2019 Recipes of a Pitchfork Ranch Hostess The Culinary Legacy of Mamie Burns Ed. by Cathryn Buesseler and L.E. Anderson $14.95 pb 978-0-89672-475-4 | 2002 A Taste of Texas Ranching Cooks and Cowboys Tom Bryant and Joel Bernstein $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-348-1 | 1995 Texas Is Chili Country A Brief History with Recipes Judy Alter $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-946-9 | 2015 Truly Texas Mexican A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes Adán Medrano $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-850-9 | 2014

COSTUME / TEXTILE American Menswear From the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century Daniel Delis Hill $59.95 hc 978-0-89672-722-9 | 2011 As Seen in Vogue A Century of American Fashion in Advertising Daniel Delis Hill $36.95 pb 978-0-89672-616-1 | 2007 Clothing and Textile Collections in the United States A CSA Guide Sally Queen and Vicki L. Berger $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-572-0 | 2006 Cotton and Thrift Feed Sacks and the Fabric of American Households Marian Ann J. Montgomery $29.95 hc 978-1-68283-042-0 | 2019 Dressing Modern Maternity The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label Kay Goldman $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-799-1 | 2013 Embroiderers of Ninhue Stitching Chilean Rural Life Carmen Benavente $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-648-2 | 2010 Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV Interpreting the Art of Elegance Ed. by Kathryn Norberg and Sandra Rosenbaum $45.95 hc 978-0-89672-857-8 | 2014 Forbidden Fashions Invisible Luxuries in Early Venetian Convents Isabella Campagnol $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-829-5 | 2014


Girl Scout Collector’s Guide A History of Uniforms, Insignia, Publications, and Memorabilia (2nd Ed.) Mary Degenhardt and Judith Kirsch $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-546-1 | 2005 Knock It Off A History of Design Piracy in the US Women’s Ready-to-Wear Apparel Industry Sara B. Marcketti and Jean L. Parsons $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-966-7 | 2016 Managing Costume Collections An Essential Primer Louise Coffey-Webb $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-957-5 | 2015 $40.00s hc 978-0-89672-956-8 | 2015 A Perfect Fit The Garment Industry and American Jewry (1860–1960) Ed. by Gabriel M. Goldstein and Elizabeth E. Greenberg $49.95 hc 978-0-89672-735-9 | 2012 The Sunbonnet An American Icon in Texas Rebecca Jumper Matheson $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-665-9 | 2009 Texas Quilts and Quilters A Lone Star Legacy Marcia Kaylakie $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-606-2 | 2007 Young Originals Emily Wilkens and the Teen Sophisticate Rebecca Jumper Matheson $37.95 pb 978-0-89672-924-7 | 2015 Your Vintage Keepsake A CSA Guide to Costume Storage and Display Margaret T. Ordoñez $9.95 pb 978-0-96764-450-9 | 2001

DRAMA August Wilson’s Twentieth-Century Cycle Plays A Reader’s Companion Sanford Sternlicht $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-900-1 | 2015

EDUCATION Life, Purpose, and Vision A Fiftieth Anniversary History of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Ed. by Margaret Vugrin, Thomas F. McGovern, and Richard Nollan $50.00 hc 978-1-68283-043-7 | 2019 Perspectives in Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies Ed. by Patrick C. Hughes et al. $45.00s pb 978-0-89672-937-7 | 2015

ENVIRONMENT To Everything on Earth New Writing on Fate, Community, and Nature Kurt Caswell, Diane Hueter Warner, and Susan Tomlinson $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-655-0 | 2010


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JEWISH STUDIES / HOLOCAUST Choices Under Duress of the Holocaust Benjamin Murmelstein and the Fate of Viennese Jewry Volume I: Vienna, 1938-1942 Leonard H. Ehrlich and Edith Ehrlich $65.00 pb 978-1-68283-034-5 | 2019


Contesting Histories German and Jewish Americans and the Legacy of the Holocaust Michael Schuldiner $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-698-7 | 2011 Dachau 29 April 1945 The Rainbow Liberation Memoirs Ed. by Sam Dann $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-960-5 | 2016 East of the Storm Outrunning the Holocaust in Russia Hanna Davidson Pankowsky $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-627-7 | 2008 The Jewish Women Prisoners of Ravensbrück Who Were They? Judith Buber Agassi $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-872-1 | 2014 “Non-Germans” under the Third Reich The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in Germany… Diemut Majer $45.00 pb 978-0-89672-837-0 | 2014 Pillar of Fire A Biography of Stephen S. Wise A. James Rudin $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-910-0 | 2015 The Tailors of Tomaszow A Memoir of Polish Jews Rena Margulies Chernoff and Allan Chernoff $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-879-0 | 2014 Transcending Darkness A Girl’s Journey out of the Holocaust Estelle Glaser Laughlin $26.95 hc 978-0-89672-767-0 | 2012 $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-980-3 | 2017 Unwanted Legacies Sharing the Burden of Post-Genocide Generations Gottfried Wagner and Abraham J. Peck $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-835-6 | 2014

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The Great Storm The Hurricane Diary of J. T. King, Galveston, Texas, 1900 Lisa Waller Rogers $14.50 hc 978-0-89672-478-5 | 2002 $14.95 pb 978-0-89672-720-5 | 2010 Harvey Girl Sheila Wood Foard $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-570-6 | 2006 Hellie Jondoe Randall Platt $16.95 pb 978-0-89672-663-5 | 2009 Jacob’s Courage A Holocaust Love Story Charles S. Weinblatt $32.95 pb 978-0-89672-945-2 | 2015

Poli A Mexican Boy in Early Texas Jay Neugeboren $21.95 pb 978-0-89672-905-6 | 2014 Remember the Alamo The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin’s Colony, 1835–1836 Lisa Waller Rogers $14.95 pb 978-0-89672-784-7| 2013 Seeing the Elephant Voices from the Oregon Trail Joyce Badgley Hunsaker $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-504-1 | 2003 Spooky Texas Tales Tim Tingle and Doc Moore $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-565-2 | 2005

Journey to the Alamo Melodie A. Cuate $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-592-8 | 2006

The Stranger within Sarah Stein Thane Rosenbaum $19.95 hc 978-0-89672-747-2 | 2013

Journey to Galveston Melodie A. Cuate $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-852-3 | 2014

Teresa’s Journey Josephine Harper and Jo Harper $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-591-1 | 2006

Journey to Goliad Melodie A. Cuate $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-649-9 | 2009

Texas Ghost Stories Fifty Favorites for the Telling Tim Tingle and Doc Moore $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-526-3 | 2004

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MILITARY HISTORY After the Killing Fields Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide Craig Etcheson $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-580-5 | 2006

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Vietnam and Beyond A Diplomat’s Cold War Education Robert Hopkins Miller $36.50 hc 978-0-89672-491-4 | 2002 Vietnam Chronicles The Abrams Tapes, 1968–1972 Lewis Sorley $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-959-9 | 2016 Vietnam Labyrinth Allies, Enemies, and Why the U.S. Lost the War Tran Ngoc Chau $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-771-7 | 2013 The Vietnam War An Assessment by South Vietnam’s Generals Ed. by Lewis Sorley $60.00 pb 978-0-89672-643-7 | 2010 Window on a War An Anthropologist in the Vietnam Conflict Gerald C. Hickey $37.95 hc 978-0-89672-490-7 | 2002


Fragging Why U.S. Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam George Lepre $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-715-1 | 2011

Chicano Soul Recordings and History of an American Culture, 10th Anniversary Edition Ruben Molina $34.95 pb 978-0-89672-996-4 | 2017

Hog’s Exit Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA Gayle L. Morrison $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-792-2 | 2013

Dance All Night Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present Jean A. Boyd $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-737-3 | 2012

Interlude at Umbarger Italian POWs and a Texas Church Donald Mace Williams $16.95 pb 978-1-68283-013-0 | 2017 The Mayaguez Incident Testing America’s Resolve in the PostVietnam Era Robert J. Mahoney $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-719-9 | 2011 Military Medicine to Win Hearts and Minds Aid to Civilians in the Vietnam War Robert J. Wilensky $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-532-4 | 2004 Operation Passage to Freedom The United States Navy in Vietnam, 1954–1955 Ronald B. Frankum, Jr. $40.00s hc 978-0-89672-608-6 | 2007 Path to a Lonely War A Naval Hospital Corpsman with the Marines in Vietnam, 1965 Richard W. Schaefer $29.95 hc 978-1-68283-002-4 | 2017 The Texas Liberators Veteran Narratives from World War II Edited by Aliza S. Wong Photography by Mark Umstot $29.95 hc 978-1-68283-024-6 | 2017 Uphill Battle Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency Frank Scotton $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-867-7 | 2014


The Hell-Bound Train A Cowboy Songbook, 2nd Ed. Glenn Ohrlin Edited by Charlie Seemann $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-962-9 | 2017 Prairie Nights to Neon Lights The Story of Country Music in West Texas Joe Carr and Alan Munde $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-365-8 | 1997 Texas Dance Halls A Two-Step Circuit Gail Folkins $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-603-1 | 2007

NATIVE AMERICAN Food, Control, and Resistance Rations and Indigenous Peoples in the United States and South Australia Tamara Levi $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-964-3 | 2016 $65.00s hc 978-0-89672-963-6 | 2016 “Help Indians Help Themselves” The Later Writings of Gertrude Simmons-Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša) Edited by P. Jane Hafen $39.95 hc 978-1-68283-048-2 | 2020 “I Do Not Apologize for the Length of This Letter” The Mari Sandoz Letters on Native American Rights, 1940–1965 Introduced and ed. by Kimberli A. Lee $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-666-6 | 2009


Indigenous Albuquerque Myla Vicenti Carpio $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-678-9 | 2011

Grasses of South Texas A Guide to Identification and Value James H. Everitt, D. Lynn Drawe, Christopher R. Little, and Robert I. Lonard $49.95 pb 978-0-89672-668-0 | 2011

Native Historians Write Back Decolonizing American Indian History Ed. by Susan A. Miller and James Riding In $45.00 pb 978-0-89672-699-4 | 2011

Horned Lizards (Rev. Ed.) Jane Manaster $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-495-2 | 2002

Ruling Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee Akim D. Reinhardt $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-601-7 | 2007 $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-656-7 | 2009

Icons of Loss and Grace Moments from the Natural World Susan Hanson $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-522-5 | 2004 Illustrated Key to Skulls of Genera of North American Land Mammals J. Knox Jones, Jr. and Richard W. Manning $12.95 pb 978-0-89672-289-7 | 1992

A Sacred People Indigenous Governance, Traditional Leadership, and the Warriors of the Cheyenne Nation Leo K. Killsback $45.00 pb 978-1-68283-035-2 | 2020

In the Shadow of the Carmens Afield with a Naturalist in the Northern Mexico Mountains Bonnie Reynolds McKinney $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-764-9 | 2012

A Separate Country Postcoloniality and American Indian Nations Elizabeth Cook-Lynn $35.00 pb 978-0-89672-725-0 | 2011 A Sovereign People Indigenous Nationhood, Traditional Laws, and the Covenants of the Cheyenne Nation Leo K. Killsback $45.00 pb 978-1-68283-037-6 | 2020


Butterflies of West Texas Parks and Preserves Roland H. Wauer $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-471-6 | 2002 $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-472-3 | 2002

Cacti of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas A. Michael Powell and James F. Weedin $60.00 hc 978-0-89672-531-7 | 2004 Common Flora of the Playa Lakes David A. Haukos and Loren M. Smith $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-388-7 | 1997 Deep Time and the Texas High Plains History and Geology Paul H. Carlson $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-552-2 | 2005 $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-553-9 | 2005 Ferns and Fern Allies of the TransPecos and Adjacent Areas Sharon C. Yarborough and A. Michael Powell $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-476-1 | 2002 Field Guide to the Broad-Leaved Herbaceous Plants of South Texas Used by Livestock and Wildlife James H. Everitt, D. Lynn Drawe, and Robert I. Lonard $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-400-6 | 1999

Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands Stephen Welton Taber and Scott B. Fleenor $45.00s hc 978-0-89672-542-3 | 2005 $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-550-8 | 2005 Javelinas Jane Manaster $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-577-5 | 2006

Agaves, Yuccas, and Their Kin Seven Genera of the Southwest Jon L. Hawker $49.95 pb 978-0-89672-939-1 | 2016

Cacti of Texas A Field Guide A. Michael Powell, James F. Weedin, and Shirley A. Powell $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-611-6 | 2008

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Land of Enchantment Wildflowers A Guide to the Plants of New Mexico Willa F. Finley and LaShara J. Nieland $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-822-6 | 2013 Little Big Bend Common, Uncommon, and Rare Plants of Big Bend National Park Roy Morey $34.95 pb 978-0-89672-613-0 | 2008 Lone Star Wildflowers A Guide to Texas Flowering Plants LaShara J. Nieland and Willa F. Finley $29.95 pb 978-0-89672-644-4 | 2009 Mammals of the Holy Land Mazin B. Qumsiyeh $35.00s hc 978-0-89672-364-1 | 1996 A Manual of Acarology Ed. by G.W. Krantz and D.E. Walter $175.00s hc 978-0-89672-620-8 | 2009 My Wild Life A Memoir of Adventures within America’s National Parks Roland H. Wauer $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-885-1 | 2014 Pecans The Story in a Nutshell Jane Manaster $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-640-6 | 2008 Plants of Central Texas Wetlands Scott B. Fleenor and Stephen Welton Taber $27.95 pb 978-0-89672-639-0 | 2009

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Trees, Shrubs, and Cacti of South Texas (Rev. Ed.) James H. Everitt, D. Lynn Drawe, and Robert I. Lonard $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-473-0 | 2002 Weeds in South Texas and Northern Mexico A Guide to Identification James H. Everitt, Robert I. Lonard, and Christopher R. Little $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-614-7 | 2007

PHOTOGRAPHY 6666 Portrait of a Texas Ranch Photographs by Wyman Meinzer; text by Henry Chappell $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-536-2 | 2004 Across Time & Territory A Walk through the National Ranching Heritage Center Marsha Pfluger $39.00 hc 978-0-97593-600-9 | 2004 America’s 100th Meridian A Plains Journey Photographs and text by Monte Hartman $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-561-4 | 2006 Between Two Rivers Photographs and Poems Between the Brazos and the Rio Grande Jerod Foster and John Poch $35.00 hc 978-1-68283-038-3 | 2019 Canyons of the Texas High Plains Photographs by Wyman Meinzer $32.50 hc 978-0-89672-462-4 | 2001 $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-463-1 | 200 Coyote Photography by Wyman Meinzer $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-353-5 | 1996 Desert Sanctuaries The Chinatis of the Big Bend Wyman Meinzer $35.00 hc 978-0-89672-488-4 | 2002 $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-489-1 | 2002 Great Lonely Places of the Texas Plains Poems by Walt McDonald Photographs by Wyman Meinzer $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-506-5 | 2003 Pitchfork Country The Photography of Bob Moorhouse Text by Jim Pfluger $49.00 hc 978-1-56944-214-2 | 2000 The Prairie Dog Sentinel of the Plains Russell A. Graves $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-456-3 | 2001 $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-455-6 | 2001 The Roadrunner Tenth Anniversary Edition Photographs by Wyman Meinzer $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-514-0 | 2003 The Spurs of James J. Wheat, Pioneer Collector Bruce Bartlett $35.00 hc 978-0-9761834-6-4 | 2008


Windmill Tales Ed. by Coy F. Harris Photos by Wyman Meinzer $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-961-2 | 2016

POETRY The Andrew Poems Shelly Wagner $14.95 pb 978-0-89672-657-4 | 2009 An Animal of the Sixth Day Laura Fargas $17.95 hc 978-0-89672-360-3 | 1996 Between Two Rivers Photographs and Poems Between the Brazos and the Rio Grande Jerod Foster and John Poch $35.00 hc 978-1-68283-038-3 | 2019 Born to This Land Red Steagall and Skeeter Hagler $27.95 pb 978-0-89672-723-6 | 2015 Burning Wyclif Thom Satterlee $19.95 hc 978-0-89672-576-8 | 2006 Carrying the Darkness The Poetry of the Vietnam War Ed. by W. D. Ehrhart $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-187-6 | 1989 $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-188-3 | 2013 The Clearing Philip White $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-605-5 | 2007 Elsewhere Poems Kyoko Uchida $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-736-6 | 2012 The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards Poems Rachel Mennies $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-854-7 | 2014 Great Lonely Places of the Texas Plains Poems by Walt McDonald Photographs by Walt McDonald $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-506-5 | 2003 Heartwood Miriam Vermilya $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-431-0 | 2000 Horse and Rider Poems Melissa Range $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-702-1 | 2013 Into a Thousand Mouths Janice Whittington $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-413-6 | 1999 Keeping My Name Catherine Tufariello $14.95 pb 978-0-89672-575-1 | 2006 Leap Poems Elizabeth Haukaas $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-647-5 | 2009 Lena Poems Cassie Pruyn $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-998-8 | 2017


The Origin of Species and Other Poems Ernesto Cardenal $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-689-5 | 2011

Latinos and Latinas in American Sport Stories Beyond Peloteros Edited by Jorge Iber $39.95 pb 978-1-68283-040-6 | 2019

Prospect Poems Claire Sylvester Smith $21.95 hc 978-1-68283-036-9 | 2019

More Than Just Peloteros Sport and US Latino Communities Ed. by Jorge Iber $39.95 pb 978-0-89672-908-7 | 2015 $65.00s hc 978-0-89672-907-0 | 2015

Service Poems Bruce Lack $18.95 pb 978-0-89672-920-9 | 2015 $30.00 hc 978-0-89672-919-3 | 2015

Pitching for the Stars My Seasons Across the Color Line Jerry Craft and Kathleen Sullivan $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-787-8 | 2013

Slag Poems Mark Sullivan $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-547-8 | 2005

Playing in Shadows Texas and Negro League Baseball Rob Fink $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-701-4 | 2010

A Thousand Miles of Stars Poems Walt McDonald $18.95 hc 978-0-89672-538-6 | 2004

Plugger Wade Fishing the Gulf Coast Rudy Grigar $17.95 pb 978-0-89672-510-2 | 2003

Tour of the Breath Gallery Poems Sarah Pemberton Strong $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-794-6 | 2013

Pumping Granite And Other Portraits of People at Play Mike D’Orso $19.95 pb 978-0-89672-778-6 | 2013

Unaccustomed Mercy Soldier-Poets of the Vietnam War Ed. by W. D. Ehrhart $12.95 pb 978-0-89672-190-6 | 1989

Raider Power Texas Tech’s Journey from Unranked to the Final Four Texas Tech Athletics $39.95 hc 978-1-68283-047-5 | 2019 $129.95 leather 978-1-68283-046-8 | 2019

Vanitas Poems Jane McKinley $21.95 hc 978-0-89672-684-0 | 2011

Remembering Bulldog Turner Unsung Monster of the Midway Michael Barr $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-827-1 | 2013

Wild Flight Poems Christine Rhein $21.50 hc 978-0-89672-621-5 | 2008 $16.95 pb 978-0-89672-667-3 | 2009

Shooting for the Record Adolph Toepperwein, Tom Frye, and Sharpshooting’s Forgotten Controversy Tim Price $27.95 hc 978-0-89672-977-3 | 2016

POLITICS A Clamor for Equality Emergence and Exile of Californio Activist Francisco P. Ramírez Paul Bryan Gray $39.95 hc 978-0-89672-763-2 | 2012

West Texas Middleweight The Story of LaVern Roach Frank Sikes $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-975-9 | 2016

A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform Perspectives from a Former US Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and David N. Strange $34.95 hc 978-0-89672-896-7 | 2014 Free Radical Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson $24.95 pb 978-0-89672-983-4 | 2016

Wil the Thrill The Untold Story of Wilbert Montgomery Edward J. Robinson $24.95 hc 978-0-89672-847-9 | 2013 Winning 42 (4th ed.) Strategy and Lore of the National Game of Texas Dennis Roberson $15.95 pb 978-0-89672-659-8 | 2009

A Witness to History George H. Mahon, West Texas Congressman Janet M. Neugebauer $45.00 hc 978-0-89672-988-9 | 2017

SPORTS Becoming Iron Men The Story of the 1963 Loyola Ramblers Lew Freedman $29.95 hc 978-0-89672-877-6 | 2014

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Texas Tech University Press (TTU Press) has been the book publishing arm of Texas Tech University since 1971 and a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1987. The mission of TTU Press is to disseminate the fruits of original research by publishing rigorously peerreviewed works that compel scholarly exchange and that entertain and enlighten the university’s broadest constituency throughout the state, the nation, and the world. TTU Press publishes 15–20 new titles each year and has approximately 450 titles in print. In addition to a diverse list of nonfiction titles focused on the history and culture of Texas, the Great Plains, and the American West, the Press publishes in the areas of natural history, border studies, and peace and conflict studies. Additionally, the Press publishes select titles in literary genres ranging from biography and memoir to young adult and children’s titles. It also publishes the annual winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry.

The Importance of TTU Press

As a university press, we make available works of scholarship and literature that might otherwise not be published. We have a large list in topics showcasing and investigating West Texas, a historically underserved region. Our imprint extends the reach of Texas Tech University both nationally and globally. We promote books and literary culture in our Lubbock community through author events and outreach engagement opportunities.



Joanna Conrad, Managing Director joanna.conrad@ttu.edu | 806.834.5821 John Brock, Sales and Marketing Manager john.brock@ttu.edu | 806.834.5609 Hannah Gaskamp, Senior Designer hannah.gaskamp@ttu.edu | 806.834.6835 Travis Snyder, Acquisitions Editor travis.snyder@ttu.edu | 806.834.7277 Christie Perlmutter, Editor christie.perlmutter@ttu.edu | 806.834.4074


Texas Tech University Press (General Mailing / Billing): TTU Press, Box 41037 Lubbock, TX 79409-1037 Texas Tech University Press Offices: 1120 Main Street Second Floor Box 41037 Lubbock, TX 79409-1037 Phone: 800-832-4042 or 806-742-2982 Email: ttup@ttu.edu

General Inquiries

Email: ttup@ttu.edu Phone (9 AM–5 PM): 800-832-4042 or 806-742-2982



TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESS We at TTU Press welcome submissions that pertain to our mission, which is— quite simply—to advance the frontiers of knowledge. In that spirit, we encourage submissions across a diverse array of fields and subjects. Since we are a West Texas press, however, our publishing focus tends toward the local and regional, and specifically the American West. We are pleased to support young scholars pushing boundaries, as well as established voices who bring years of expertise in their fields. -Brian Ott, Former Director of TTU Press

We especially seek to expand our titles in the following areas: • The West (from its deepest history to its most contemporary imaginings) • Native and Indigenous Studies • Regionally Focused Queer and Gender Theory • New Perspectives on Frontier Literature • Borderlands Theory and Literature • Ecologies of the West • The Vietnam War (and all matters pertaining to Peace and Conflict Studies) • Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies If you are at any stage of working on a relevant project--from it being simply a gleam in your eye to finalizing a book manuscript—please feel welcome to contact Travis Snyder, TTUP’s acquisitions editor, at travis.snyder@ttu.edu

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Canadian Ampersand UTP Orders and Returns: University of Toronto Press (UTP) Distribution 5201 Dufferin St Toronto, ON - M3H 5T8 - CANADA 800.565.9523 utpbooks@utpress.utoronto.ca Sales Representation: Ampersand - Head Office Suite 213 321 Carlaw St Toronto, ON - M4M 251 - CANADA 866.736.5620

Ordering Information Texas Tech University Press is distributed through Longleaf Services, Inc. LONGLEAF SERVICES, INC. 116 South Boundary Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808

Orders and Customer Service

Telephone: (800) 848-6224 ext. 1 (8:30–5:00 EST) Fax: (919) 962-2704 (24 hours) Email general inquiries to: customerservice@longleafservices.org Email order inquiries to: orders@longleafservices.org

Returns Policy

Permission to return overstock from returnable accounts is not required. Books must be returned within 18 months of the invoice date and currently in print as listed on the TTU Press website. Books must be clean, saleable copies without any signs of damage. Full credit allowed if customer supplies original invoice number, otherwise maximum discount applies. Please send books prepaid and carefully packaged to the following warehouse address: Longleaf Services c/o Ingram Publisher Services 1250 Ingram Drive Chambersburg, PA 17202

Review / Desk Copy Requests

Review copies are available to established book reviewers as quantities and circumstances allow, upon request by email to john.brock@ttu.edu. Desk copy requests must include course name and expected enrollment, and they must be mailed on official letterhead to the below address: Marketing Department Texas Tech University Press Box 41037 Lubbock, TX 79409-1037 Email: john.brock@ttu.edu

Manuscript Submissions, Subsidiary Rights, & Permissions Please contact:

Editorial Department Texas Tech University Press Box 41037 Lubbock, TX 79409-1037 Email: travis.snyder@ttu.edu Also see our manuscript submission guidelines online at ttupress.org

Order From Our Online Catalog

For a complete list of titles by subject and series, or to order online, visit ttupress.org. Texas Tech University Press USPS: Box 41037, Lubbock, TX 79409-1037 Parcels: 1120 Main Street, Lubbock, TX 79401 Toll free: (800) 832-4042 Phone: (806) 742-2982 Email: ttup@ttu.edu Website: ttupress.org Prices and information subject to change.

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