“When you mention guitar, the first thing I think of is Lonnie Johnson.”—B. B. King



“This is a superb volume.”—G. Kurt Piehler, author of Remembering War the American Way


“World War II enthusiasts will find the combat narratives appealing. Ron Marcello has a well-earned reputation as an oral historian, and these interviews are focused and informative.”—Thomas Saylor, author of Remembering the Good War


"Intensity of heart, intensity of mind, flowering as one: Stefanie Wortman's poems redeem 'wit' back to its root meaning of' 'insight' or 'vision.' In the Permanent Collection merits its title."—Robert Pinsky, author of Gulf Music and 1997-2000 Poet Laureate

April Monthly Feature: UNT Press publishes three books this month — The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights by Dean Alger, Small Town America in World War II: War Stories from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania by Ronald E. Marcello, and In the Permanent Collection by Stefanie Wortman winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2013.