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    “There are few books on the Seabees, and Ritter’s memoir gives an immediate and personal touch on them.” —Don Noble, editor and foreword to classic Seabee account Can Do!

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    “This book provides a well-researched, exhaustive, and fascinating examination of the life of Benjamin Bickerstaff.” —Carl Moneyhon, author of Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction

     

     

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    “The vast literature of Texas offers no more lyrical and loving a tribute to people and places than what you'll read in A Boyhood Dream Realized.” —Carlton Stowers, two-time Edgar Award winner

     

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    “Makes an important contribution to the history of twentieth-century music in Argentina and beyond.” —from the foreword by Harvey Sachs, author of Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

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    “I was riveted by the detailed account of the nefarious misadventures of these low-life ne’er-do-wells. This is David Johnson’s best book to date.”—Bill O’Neal, former State Historian of Texas

     

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    “We have long needed a book that sorted out the numerous opposing writings about Wyatt Earp.” —Jim Dunham, art historian and president of the Wild West History Association
     

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    “It’s been a long time since I read a story collection with such excitement, so eager to see what each new installment would bring.” —Colin Winnette, author of The Job of the Wasp and Haints Stay, and judge

     

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    This anthology collects the 11 winners of the recent Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest, run by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

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    Adolphe Gouhenant presents a more truly multicultural view of early Texas/early Dallas than perhaps previously explored.” —Michael R. Grauer, author of Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man

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    “This will be invaluable to historians who study the conflict with Mexico as well as those interested in the history of journalism.” —Timothy D. Johnson, author of A Gallant Little Army: The Mexico City Campaign