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    “This is the best book on the hugely important topic of gay marriage that I have encountered.” —George Hodgman, author of Bettyville

     

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    “This is one hell of a story, an account of a notorious gunfighter in the mold of the most legendary ‘anti-heroes’ of the American Southwest.” —Michael L. Collins, author of Texas Devils

     

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    “One of the most significant documents relating to the history of the army in the Southwest to be uncovered in the last several decades.” —Jerry D. Thompson, author of A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia

     

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    “Her poems are marked by bursts of lyric beauty, deft storytelling, and haunting set pieces.” —Geoffrey Brock, author of Voices Bright Flags and judge

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    “A fascinating and highly relevant argument out of some complicated material.” —Alan Warren, author of Burma 1942

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    “Emblematic of some of the best history storytelling that is being produced in the Western history genre.”—Tai Kreidler, Deputy Director of the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University

     

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    “This single-volume work should be on the shelf of every Texas history buff.”—Bill O'Neal, State Historian of Texas 

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    "Corcoran's book is the work of a rock and roll detective." —Peter Stothard, The Times of London

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

UNT Press publishes Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas by David Collins.

New! Learn about our NEH Humanities Open Book Program Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma.