"Chuck Parsons and Donaly Brice, both of whom are well steeped and respected in exploring Ranger history, have diligently and thoroughly scoured the records and other important sources to bring Reynolds to life."—Rick Miller, author of Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion

This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2012 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, which is hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas.

 

"Bob Alexander is at his best, relating lawman/outlaw tales in his breezy, colloquial style. It is artfully done, filled with action and adventure."—Bill O'Neal, State Historian of Texas and author of The Johnson-Sims Feud

 

 

“Dave Johnson has given us the complete story of the Horrells, a fascinating and accurate history told in a fast paced style.”—Chuck Parsons, author of The Sutton-Taylor Feud and co-author of A Lawless Breed

 

“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

 

 

Now in paperback!

 

"Today's military pilots owe Nancy Love a debt of gratitude for breaking the ground that allowed all members of future generations to serve."—Brig. Gen. Linda K. McTague, Air National Guard

 

 

"[T]his is a book no serious enthusiast for LaFaro or his music can afford to be without."—Jazzwise

 

 

 

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

"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

 

“Olstad speaks not merely to Plains aficionados and devotees of nature writing but also to readers who like to think critically about issues of space, place, and the literary representation thereof.”—Kent Ryden, author of Mapping the Invisible Landscape

 

August Monthly Feature: UNT Press publishes two books this month —  Texas Ranger N. O. Reynolds, the Intrepid by Chuck Parsons and Donaly E. Brice and new in paperback Jade Visions: The Life and Music of Scott LaFaro by Helene LaFaro-Fernandez.