The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 107, July 2003 - April, 2004 Page: 122
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TCU Press has issued Elmer Kelton's novel, Honor at Daybreak, with an
afterword by Joyce Gibson Roach.
Blackie Sherrod is one of the state's best sportswriters, having worked
at the Fort Worth Press, the Dallas Times Herald, and finally the Dallas
Morning News, where he trained generations of young writers and enter-
tained countless newspaper readers throughout his more than fifty-year
career. His recent retirement is marked by the publication of a new col-
lection of his last columns. Blackie Sherrod at Large (Eakin Press, $24.95)
shows the progression of his columns from the sports page to the editor-
ial page. The collection includes writings on such diverse topics as the
Kennedy assassination, the moon landing, and September 1 1.
Jane Pattie of Aledo has been studying the art of spur-making for a long
time. Her Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers (Texas A&M University Press,
1991), is something of a classic in the field, and now she has collaborated
with Tom Kelly, cousin of spur-maker Ted Blanchard, to produce Cowboy
Spur Maker: The Story of Ed Blanchard (Texas A&M University Press,
$24-95), the story of a master spur-maker from New Mexico. According to
Kelly, Blanchard was first and foremost a cowboy, but his years spent herd-
ing cattle and riding mean and crazy horses enabled him to learn his
trade as a spur maker. Pattie draws on personal interviews as well as exten-
sive research to tell the story of a man whose spurs are as likely to be
found in museums now as on the heels of a well-dressed cowboy.
We have just received a copy of Las Sabinas (the Cypresses), the quar-
terly publication of the Orange County Historical Society. This issue is
devoted to a history of the Orange Police Department, written by Don
Sullivan. For more information, contact the Orange County Historical
Society at P.O. Box 1345, Orange 77631-1345. Tommy Huff is president
of the society this year.
Arcadia Publishing in Charleston, South Carolina, has recently added
three new Texas titles to its "Images of America" series. The paperback
books Donna, Texas by Karen Gerhardt and Laura Lincoln; Fort Clark and
Brackettville: Land of Heroes by William F. Haenn; and Big Spring and
Howard County by Tammy Burrow Schrecengost all feature numerous
photographs of their subjects.
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