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