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.
Now available! This book features stories about the people and events that helped to define the character and spirit of UNT, and is illustrated with photographs and artifacts from the UNT Libraries.
“Grumbling is subtle, conjures the natural world richly and convincingly, and her subject matter is surprising and intriguing. I also admire how she handles meter.” —Morri Creech, judge and author of Sleep of Reason
“Gonzales’s keen understanding of the Mexican American history that he has lived gives the narrative a high level of originality.” —Emilio Zamora, author of The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas
“A compelling account of the unorthodox women who brilliantly helped sustain the vital flow of military aircraft around the country at the height of World War II.” —Dorothy Cochrane, Curator of the National Air and Space Museum
"This book is a must for anyone interested in the American theatre and its rich history.” —Theodore S. Chapin, President, Rodgers and Hammerstein
“Alexander should be praised for his balanced treatment of Outlaw as a good-bad Ranger.” —Harold J. Weiss, Jr., author of Yours to Command
“Traqueros is a significant contribution to the scholarly literature of United States labor history, Chicano social history, and ethnic labor history.” —Juan Gómez-Quiñones, author of Chicano Politics
Number 70 of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society
“Jennings makes a strong argument for Texas having its own ‘Way of War.’ Readers will find a new perspective to view Texas and military matters.” —Joseph G. Dawson III, editor of The Texas Military Experience