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    “I am enormously impressed by this project. There is high drama, tragedy, strong characters, conflict between families, vengeance, and a series of vicious shootouts.” —Bill O’Neal, State Historian of Texas

     

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    “Skillfully charting the ebb and flow of a long and devoted career, Grauer reasserts Reaugh’s rightful place in the annals of the Lone Star art.” —William Reaves, founder of CASETA

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    “[This book] is a lot like Lewis' celebrated big band drumming—smart, energetic, empathetic, and inclusive.”—All About Jazz

     

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    “This work adds greatly to the literature on Texas identities and the variety of the Texas experience.” —Walter L. Buenger, co-editor of Beyond Texas through Time

     

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    This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2014 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest, run by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, University of North Texas.

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    If the Arban book is the trumpet player’s ‘Bible,’ then I’d have to say Inside John Haynie’s Studio is the trumpet teacher’s ‘Bible.’” —Ronald Romm, founder, Canadian Brass

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    “This is a book to be inhaled not just read. Its humor, poignancy, and disappointment crackle through every line in the book." —New York Journal of Books

     

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    “Professor Roth finally wrote the book that those interested in the history of Texas generally, and the Texas prison system in specific, have wanted for years.” —Chad Trulson, co-author of First Available Cell

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    “This articulate, interesting, and factual account of the history and foundation of the oldest law enforcement agency at the federal level is a must read.”—Frank Jones, New England College

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    “Informative, nostalgic, and a fitting visual tribute to a great university.”—Midwest Book Review

UNT Press publishes two books this month: