Trinity University Press

Forthcoming Books

Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent

William L. Fox (author)

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Paperback release: Sep 2019

How do humans turn land into landscape and maps into art? William Fox has worked for more than three decades in the world’s harshest places, and everywhere he goes he has posed these questions in order to understand how we make space into place, and place into home. Now he takes us to the Antarctic, a continent so distant and difficult that everyone who has ever visited it would fit into a single football stadium....

Charts Fox’s three-month stay in the world’s emptiest, coldest, and driest continent—a place where weather reports ‘come in three flavors,’ Conditions Three, Two, and One... — CMC Magazine

The West Will Swallow You: Essays

Leath Tonino (author)

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Paperback release: Oct 2019

At eighteen, Vermont native Leath Tonino ventured west to attend college in Colorado. Upon hearing his destination, many of Tonino’s friends and family predicted that he’d never come back; he’d make the “land of endless space and sky, its ranges and their storms” his home. The West will swallow you,” one said, in a tone that felt like part warning and part prophecy. More than a decade later Tonino continues to call...

Love Deeper Than a River: My Life in San Antonio

Lila Banks Cockrell (author), Catherine Nixon Cooke (author), Henry Cisneros (foreword)

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Paperback release: Feb 2020

Lila Banks Cockrell has been an important voice in San Antonio politics and public life for more than six decades. In Love Deeper Than a River, she recalls her life as a public servant in the city she loves and, as member of the Greatest Generation, recounts how coming of age during Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II, and the burgeoning civil rights movement influenced her political views and kindled her...

While the book serves as a handy history of San Antonio’s emergence onto the national stage, it also suggests how modern politicians at all levels may find a way past the...San Antonio Express-News

How the Gringos Stole Tequila: The Modern Age of Mexico’s Most Traditional Spirit

Chantal Martineau (author)

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Once little more than party fuel, tequila has graduated to the status of fine sipping spirit. How the Gringos Stole Tequila traces the spirit’s evolution in America from frat house firewater to luxury good. But there’s more to the story than tequila as upmarket drinking trend. Chantal Martineau spent several years immersing herself in the world of tequila—traveling to visit distillers and agave farmers in Mexico,...

A phenomenal bookprobably one of the smartest books about a spirit Ive ever read.Toronto Star