Trinity University Press

Forthcoming Books

In the Loop: A Political and Economic History of San Antonio

David R. Johnson (author)

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Hardcover release: Sep 2020

In the Loop: A Political and Economic History of San Antonio is the culmination of urban historian David Johnson’s extensive research into the development of Texas’s oldest city. Beginning with San Antonio’s formation more than three hundred years ago, Johnson lays out the factors that drove the largely uneven infrastructure and unplanned distribution of resources and analyzes the demographics that transformed the...

No one knows the history of modern San Antonio better than David Johnson. In the Loop perfectly reflects his deep knowledge of and engagement with the Alamo City—it’s a... — Char Miller, author of Deep in the Heart of Texas: Land and Life in South Texas

Thirty-Three Ways of Looking at an Elephant

Dale Peterson (editor)

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Paperback release: Oct 2020

Elephants have captivated the human imagination for as long as they have roamed the earth, appearing in writings and cultures from thousands of years ago and still much discussed today. In Thirty-Three Ways of Looking at an Elephant, veteran scientific writer Dale Peterson has collected thirty-three essential writings about elephants from across history, with geographical perspectives ranging from Africa and Southeast...

Elephants are amazing beings. They're really smart and have legendary memories; are deeply emotional, compassionate, and empathic; and form and maintain strong family ties...Marc Bekoff, author of The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

Terroir: Love, Out of Place

Natasha Sajé (author)

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Paperback release: Nov 2020

The word “terroir” refers to the climate and soil in which something is grown. Natasha Sajé applies this idea to the environments that nurture and challenge us, exploring in particular how the immigrant experience has shaped her identity. She revisits people and literature across her life, including her experiences as the child of European refugees in suburban New Jersey, taken under the wing of a widowed neighbor; a...

A complex and full-hearted book. As Sajé grapples with what it means to be a human living in community with other humans, she must also consider complicating questions of...Camille T. Dungy, author of Guidebook to Relative Strangers

Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico: Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives

Ellen Riojas Clark (editor), Kathy Sosa (editor), Jennifer Speed (editor), Dolores Huerta (foreword), Norma Elia Cantú (afterword), Kathy Sosa (illustrations), Lionel Sosa (illustrations)

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Paperback release: Nov 2020

Much ink has been spilled over the men of the Mexican Revolution, but far less has been written about its women. Kathy Sosa, Ellen Riojas Clark, and Jennifer Speed set out to right this wrong in Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico, which celebrates the women of early Texas and Mexico who refused to walk a traditional path. The anthology embraces an expansive definition of the word revolutionary by looking at...

Laika's Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog

Kurt Caswell (author)

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Laika began her life as a stray dog on the streets of Moscow and died in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Initially the USSR reported that Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth, had survived in space for seven days, providing valuable data that would make future manned space flight possible. People believed that Laika died a painless death as her oxygen ran out. Only in recent decades has the real...

Caswell positions Laika as an animal astronaut rather than a lab animal and showcases the bond between Laika and the Soviet space scientists, redefining the story of Laika... — Chris Dubbs, author of Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle

San Antonio 365: On This Day in History

Yvette D. Benavides (author), David Martin Davies (author)

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ORDER HERE San Antonio 365 tells one story a day in the history of the Alamo City, from popular lore to lesser-known events critical to understanding its people and culture. The result is a treasure trove of remarkable tales highlighting small ripples that created big waves in the region’s history.The stories in San Antonio 365 are fun and enlightening slices of history, but they also highlight our collective need to...

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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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

Fault Lines: Portraits of East Austin

John Langmore (author)

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East Austin, just across Interstate 35 from Austin, Texas’s capital city, is a historically working-class neighborhood that in recent years has become an arts district and hotbed for real estate developers targeting a young urban population. The shops and restaurants that for decades served Latino and African American residents are being crowded out by coffee shops, cocktail bars, and upscale bakeries hoping to...

John Langmore turned his lens on East Austin and discovered a rich history and community. — Austin Chronicle

Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent

William L. Fox (author)

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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