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    Francis Edward “Ab” Abernethy served as the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for over three decades, managing the organization’s daily operations and helping it grow.

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    “One of the most compelling collections I’ve read in years. Every story is filled with luminous insights. Outstanding.” —Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red

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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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    “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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    “Byrd Williams IV reveals within four of the Williams’ family generations, an interesting dichotomy found in the photographic practices of the commercial and fine arts worlds.” —O. Rufus Lovett, photographer Kilgore Rangerettes

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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 is an excellent survey of the lives of the women in the Lone Star State. It fills a needed gap in the story of Civil War Texas.” —Anne J. Bailey, coeditor of Civil War Arkansas

     

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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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    “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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    “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