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University of North Texas Press
The Modern Cowboy
John R. Erickson
What does it take to raise cattle in the 21 st century? Ask John Erickson,
a cowboy and rancher for decades and creator of the Hank the Cowdog
series. He'll tell you what to wear (depending on the weather and task),
which gear to use, how to round up and rope cattle, brand them, spot
problem animals, repair windmills, mend fences, and take the herd
through winter. For any aspiring cowboy, this is an essential guide.
"Informative, engaging, and clearly the real thing."-Kirkus Reviews
ISBN 1-57441-177-2 Paper $18.95 272 pp., 58 b&w iLlus.
The Family Saga
A Collection of Texas Family Legends
Francis Edward Abernethy, Jerry Bryan Lincecum, and Frances
B. Vick, General Editors
When families gather and tell their stories, they are passing down the
"family saga" to the next generation. Herein are stories of feuds, oddball
family members, wartime experiences, and significant life events, sure
to stimulate all families to remember and share their stories. A Publication
of the Texas Folklore Society.
ISBN 1-57441-168-3 Hardcover $34.95 480 pp., 105 b&w iLLus.
The Royal Air Force in Texas
Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II
This is the little-known story of British pilots training to fly in Texas six
months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and launched the
United States into World War II. More than two thousand cadets trained
at Terrell by war's end. "Killebrew's book adds substantially to an
understanding of the history of RAF flight training on U.S. soil in World
War II."-Tod Roberts, editor of RAF Wings over Florida
ISBN 1-57441-169-1 Hardcover $26.95 208 pp., 25 illus.
Slouching toward Zion and More Lies
Robert Flynn has gathered twenty-three stories that have hope, faith,
and love as their common denominator. They are funny, political, and
more than a bit prophetic as well as being superbly crafted. Highlights
include a retelling of select Biblical stories and parables supplying
heretofore expurgated details with an exquisitely agonizing truth; two
stories of how one grapples with, avoids, questions, and finally resigns
to love; and a fable/corporate biography retelling of the Savior's story.
ISBN 1-57441-183-7 Hardcover $24.95 224 pp.
Where I Come From
as told to Bryan Woolley
Culled from the pages of the Dallas Morning News, collected here are
the stories of more than forty North Texas residents, all ordinary people
who tell about their extraordinary lives. Among them are a survivor of
Auschwitz, a member of the French Resistance, a Saigon refugee, a
radio announcer on NPR, several artists, and a blues singer.
ISBN 1-57441-164-0 paper $16.95 304 pp., 43 photos
Eleven Days in Hell
The 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege at Huntsville, Texas
William T. Harper
One of the longest hostage-taking sieges in the history of the United
States took place in Texas's Huntsville State Prison in the summer of
1974. Federico Carrasco, a former drug boss, and two other inmates
used smuggled guns to take eleven civilian prison workers hostage in
the prison library. They planned to escape using the hostages as shields
in a moving barricade, but W. J. Estelle, Jr., Director of the Texas
Department of Corrections, had his team blast the barricade with water
hoses. In a violent end to the standoff, Carrasco committed suicide, one
of his two accomplices was killed (the other later executed), and two
hostages were murdered by their captors.
ISBN 1-57441-180-2 Hardcover $27.95 360 pp., 40 iLLus.
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