The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 166
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FIVE IMPORTANT BOOKS
Recollections of Eearly Texas
Memoirs of John Holland Jenkins
Edited by John Holmes Jenkins, III
Foreword by J. FRANK DOBIE
The exciting days of perilous existence
of the Texas frontier return to life in
this collection of absorbingly interesting
tales of the Texas Revolution, Indian
fighting, and pioneer life.
The author's great-great-grandson
edited the memoirs while still a Beau-
mont High School student, providing
a vivid, adult-level account of early
Texas that you will want to keep. $5.oo
Texas in 1837
Edited by Andrew Forest Muir
March 22, 1837: The Republic of Texas
was a boisterious, though fragile, infant.
On that day a traveler arrived at Galves-
ton Island, and he was to spend the next
six months touring Texas. One year later
he wrote of his experiences in Hesperian
This text has now been edited by Dr.
Muir, who presents in readable fashion
what is probably the earliest written ac-
count of the Republic of Texas. $4.50
Tornadoes over Texas
Waco and San Angelo in Disaster
By Harry Estill Moore
Tornadoes swept through Waco and San
Angelo on the afternoon of May 11,
1953, killing 125 persons, destroying mil-
lions of dollars of property, and wreck-
ing social organizations by which people
This is the story of that disastrous day.
It is also a story of recovery, one with
implications for all other Southwestern
Brann and the Iconoclast
By Charles Carver
This story of William Cowper Brann,
the Texas newspaperman whose brilliant
and vitriolic pen in the 1890's built an
amazing world-wide circulation of 120o,-
ooo for his one-man paper and split the
town of Waco into angry, gun-toting
factions, has been hailed by the New
York Times as "one of the most absorb-
ing books to come out of Texas in a long
The South in Northern Eyes,
1831 to 1861
By Howard R. Floan
The writings of leading Northern lit-
erary figures of the period just preceding
the Civil War are examined in this
volume by Mr. Floan, chairman of the
Department of World Literature at Man-
hattan College. He concludes that the
picture of the South was frequently dis-
torted out of all recognition. $3.95
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
- AUSTIN 12
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