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Forthcoming Books

José María de Jesús Carvajal: The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary

Joseph E. Chance (author)

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Paperback release: Jun 2016

Both a biography of the Mexican reformer and a study of the events that shaped the Mexican-U.S. border, José María de Jesús Carvajal examines the challenges faced by Carvajal during the turbulent decades of the early to mid-nineteenth century. Carvajal, whose career stretched from the Texas Revolution to the French Intervention, played a key role in the violent struggle between the liberal and conservative political...

José María de Jesús Carvajal is a well-written and documented biography of an extraordinary man who, like many figures, remained in the shadows of... — Pacific Historical Review

Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster

Randy Fritz (author)

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Paperback release: Jun 2016

Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster is an intimate account of the third worst wildfire in modern U.S. history, and the most destructive in the history of Texas. It is a memoir of what happened to Randy Fritz, an artist turned politician turned public policy leader, and his family during and after the Bastrop County Complex fire in 2011. Combining a searing account of the fire as it grew to...

If you've ever loved a tree—or a person—do yourself a favor: read this book, because at its core love in all its splendor and sadness is what it’s...Jan Jarboe Russell, author of The Train To Crystal City

San Antonio Uncovered: Fun Facts and Hidden Histories

Mark Louis Rybczyk (author), Robert Rivard (foreword)

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Paperback release: Aug 2016

San Antonio is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic cities in America. The Alamo City's charm, colorful surroundings, and diverse culture combine to make it one of the most interesting places in Texas and the nation. In San Antonio Uncovered, Mark Rybczyk examines some of the city's internationally known legends and lore (including ghost stories) and takes a nostalgic look at landmarks that have disappeared....

Classic Tex-Mex Cooking

Jim Peyton (author)

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Paperback release: Aug 2016

Tex-Mex, barbecue, and chili are important aspects of a culinary culture in Texas that has developed organically over many years of trial and error by thousands of remarkable cooks on both sides of the border. Tex-Mex cuisine, a melding of regional American and interior Mexican cooking, has become enormously popular not just in the Lone Star State but nationwide and, increasingly, throughout the world. Although...

How to cook Tex-Mex right.Texas Monthly

Saving San Antonio: The Preservation of a Heritage

Lewis F. Fisher (author)

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Paperback release: Sep 2016

Few American cities enjoy the likes of San Antonio's visual links with its dramatic past. The Alamo and four other Spanish missions, recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, are the most obvious, but there are countless other landmarks and folkways that lend San Antonio an "odd and antiquated foreignness." Adding to the charm of the nation's seventh largest city is the San Antonio River, saved to become a...

A superb read.Maury Maverick Jr.

Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity

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Paperback release: Oct 2016

During the 1980s and 1990s, the Resource Institute, headed by Jonathan White, held an ongoing series of "floating seminars" aboard a sixty-five-foot schooner, featuring leading thinkers and artists from an array of disciplines. Over a period of ten years, White conducted interviews with the writers, scientists, environmentalists, and poets exploring the human relationship to the wild. The interviews are collected in...

In 1983 writer Jonathan White, founder and president of the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization in Seattle, transformed a dilapidated schooner into a...Publishers Weekly

Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations

Catherine Nixon Cooke (author)

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Hardcover release: Nov 2016

Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations follows O'Gorman's life and the creation of his mural Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas, a spectacular piece of midcentury public art that stands the test of time as one of the Mexican artist's most influential works. O'Gorman was a muralist, painter, mosaic artist, critic, and professor, as well as an architect and a revolutionary. He is possibly best known for...

Spurs Nation: Major Moments in San Antonio Basketball

Staff of the San Antonio Express-News (author)

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Hardcover release: Nov 2016

From the Memorial Day Miracle to coach Gregg Popovich’s legendary leadership to winning five NBA championships, the San Antonio Spurs have brought excitement to the Alamo City and the greater NBA family since 1976. Celebrating the team with the most rabid and loyal fan base in basketball history, Spurs Nation captures the Spurs’ unforgettable plays and crucial junctures from the past thirty years. Spurs Nation is the...

Death Watch: A Meditation

Gerald Stern (author)

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Paperback release: Jan 2017

In Death Watch, National Book Award–winning poet Gerald Stern uses powerful prose to sift through personal and prophetic history and contemplate his own mortality. Characteristically audacious, uncompromising, funny, and iconoclastic, Stern looks back at his life and forward to how his story will play out. Wrestling with his identity in Judaism, he explores how his name was uprooted from its origins, as so much of his...

There is no warning as to where Jerry, as his many friends call him, will strike next as he roams about his long and productive life.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Winds and Words of War: World War I Posters and Prints

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Paperback release: Feb 2017

Commissioned by the U.S. Committee on Public Information, more than 300 of America’s most famous illustrators, cartoonists, designers, and fine artists created more than 700 posters in an effort to build patriotism, raise funds for war bonds, encourage enlistment, and increase volunteerism during World War I. The Winds and Words of War is a rich collection of World War I era posters created in 1916 and 1917 to...

These posters hung in hospitals, auditoriums, churches, and synagogues across the nation, inspiring Americans across class and religious boundaries throughout The War to...San Antonio Current

Let the Queens Be Unleashed: Fifty Years of Fiesta Cornyation

Amy Stone (author)

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Paperback release: Mar 2017

Fiesta San Antonio began in 1891 with a parade, Battle of the Flowers, in honor of the memory of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Similiar in many ways to Mardi Gras, the parade has evolved into a ten-day, annual festival in April with more than 100 colorful and cultural events raising money for nonprofit organizations in San Antonio. Cornyation has played an important role in the transformation of Fiesta....

Trinity University: A Tale of Three Cities

R. Douglas Brackenridge (author)

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Since its founding in 1869 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Trinity University has been engaged in realizing the dreams of its founders to become “a University of the highest order.” R. Douglas Brackenridge, professor emeritus of religion at Trinity University, brings a wealth of scholarship and knowledge to this institutional history. Brackenridge traces Trinity’s unique heritage from its founding in Tehuacana...