Texas Heritage, Volume 18, Number 4, Fall 2000 Page: 29
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storm and its aftermath.They also describe
how Galveston citizens seized the opportunity,
not just to rebuild, but to reinvent the
city in a thoughtful, intentional way that reformed
its government, gave women a larger
role in its public life, and made it less vulnerable
to future storms and flooding.
190 pp., b&w photos
$27.95 paperback, $60.00 hardcover
The Courthouse Square
By Robert E. Veselka
Edited by Kenneth E. Foote
This book offers the first complete inventory
of Texas courthouse squares, drawn from extensive
archival research and site visits to 139
of the 254 county seats.Veselka classifies every
existing plan by type and origin, including
patterns and variants not previously identified.
He also explores the social and symbolic
functions of these plans as he discusses the
historical and modern uses of the squares.
Clifton and Shirley Caldwell
Texas Heritage Series
260 pp., b&w illus., tables
$25.95 paperback, $50.00 hardcover
By Ken E. Rogers
One of the world's leading authorities on
mesquite presents a wealth of information
about its natural history and its commercial,
agricultural, and domestic uses. Rogers also
discusses the many consumer and woodworker
uses of mesquite at length-even
giving instructions for laying a mesquite
wood floor and making mesquite bean jelly.
Corrie Herring Hooks Series
170 pp., color and b&w illus.
Turn Out the Lights
Chronicles of Texas during
the 80s and 90s
By Gary Cartwright
Foreword by Robert Draper
When it comes to looking at the world through
another person's eyes, nobody does it better
than Gary Cartwright.This book collects seventeen
of Cartwright's best Texas Monthly articles
from the 1980s and 1990s, along with a new
essay,"My Most Unforgettable Year,"about the
lasting legacy of the Kennedy assassination. In
the author's words, these pieces all record "the
renewal of my Texas-ness, a rediscovery of
Texas after returning home."
Southwestern Writers Collection Series, Connie
Todd, Editor, Southwest Texas State University
$19.95 paperback, $39.95 hardcover
Places in the World
a Person Could Walk
Family, Stories, Home,
and Place in the Texas Hill Country
By David Syring
This beautifully written book explores what the
Hill Country has meant as a homeplace to the
author, his family, and longtime residents of the
area, as well as to newcomers. Syring gathers
and tells the stories of his family and of the
German-American community around
Fredericksburg to illuminate what it means to
belong to a place and why the Texas Hill Country
has become the spiritual, if not actual,
home of many people.
228 pp., b&w photos
$18.95 paperback, $40.00 hardcover
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS
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