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University of North Texas Press
Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger
The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air
Paul N. Spellman
The first full-length biography of' one of the "Four Captains" of the
Texas Rangers around the turn of the century. John Rogers was a lawman
and a man of God, wont to use his Bible as often as his six-gun, both with
"Spellman's biography will be of great significance to Ranger historians
and will appeal to both academic and general readers."-Harold J.
Weiss, Jr., Texas Ranger historian
ISBN 1-57441-159-4 cloth $29.95
288 pp., 18 photos
Behind the Walls
A Guide for Families and Friends of Texas Prison Inmates
Jorge Antonio Renaud with Photographs by Alan Pogue
A detailed description of the world's second largest prison system by a
long-time convict trained as an observer and reporter.
"While the book is meant to be a primer for those with loved ones in
prison, it should be required reading for any attorney involved in criminal
law."-Texas Lawyer dle Novo Magazine
ISBN 1-57441-152-7 cloth $29.95
ISBN 1-57441-153-5 paper $14.95
224 pp., 20 photos
Reflection on the Neches
A Naturalist's Odyssey along the Big Thicket's Snow River
A sixty-three-year-old woman builds a backwater boat and journeys
down the Neches River in East Texas, telling both the story of her river
float trip and the natural history and folklore of the region.
"Reflections on the Neches .. . should become an environmental classic."-Thad
Sitton, author of Backwoodsman: Stockmen and Hunters
along a Big Thicket Valley
ISBN 1-57441-160-8 cLoth $37.95
376 pp., 11 photos, 29 drawings, 20 maps
Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music
John Mark Dempsey with a foreword by Art Greenhaw
This is the first-ever complete history of the Light Crust Doughboys,
the "official music ambassadors of the Lone Star State."
"This is the most definitive work on the beginning and evolution of
Western Swing music that I have seen."-James Blackwood, nine-time
Includes audio CD with thirty Doughboys tunes!
ISBN 1-57441-151-0 cloth $29.95 * 320 pp., 31 photos
Worse Than Death
The Dallas Nightclub Murders and The Texas Multiple Murder Law
Gary M. Lavergne
A Moroccan with a violent background gains easy entry into the U.S.
and guns down seven people. He cannot be given the death penalty
because he commits no additional crime during the incident. He earns
life imprisonment, and the case changes the law.
"Lavergne's answer to what is 'worse than death' is an important and
timely addition to the American debate over the death penalty:'-Gerald
Posner, author of Why America Slept
"This is a superbly written book about [a] case that foreshadows] the
types of security lapses that led to September 11 th."-Bob Brown, ABC
news correspondent for 20/20
ISBN 1-57441-167-5 ctoth $26.95 * 288 pp., 25 photos
Available October 2003
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.
"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 cloth $26.95 * 208 pp., 25 illustrations
Available October 2003
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