Suggested Course Texts:
Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir

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New in Biography

New in paperback
The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher
Translated and edited by Douglas Scott Brookes

New in paperback
For Glory and Bolívar
By Pamela S. Murray

New in paperback
Harry Huntt Ransom
By Alan Gribben

New in paperback
A Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941-1945
Translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Kimberly Katz

Classics and The Ancient World

The Empress Theodora
By James Allen Evans

Film, Media, and Performing Arts

The Gordon File
By Bernard Gordon

Various Positions
By Ira B. Nadel

Woman with a Movie Camera
By Marina Goldovskaya

Latin American Studies

Amigas
By Marjorie Agosín and Emma Sepúlveda

Conversations with Isabel Allende, Revised Edition
Edited by John Rodden

Jarano
By Ramón Beteta

This America of Ours
By Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

Literary Biography

Horton Foote
By Charles S. Watson

No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton
By Shari Benstock

Myself and Strangers
By John Graves

This America of Ours
By Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

Middle East Studies

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

Daughter of Damascus
By Siham Tergeman

Doctor Mary in Arabia
By Mary Bruins Allison

The Last Jews in Baghdad
By Nissim Rejwan

Outsider in the Promised Land
By Nissim Rejwan

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies
By Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Remembering Childhood in the Middle East
Collected and edited by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Return to Childhood
By Leila Abouzeid

Native American Studies

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull
By Bobby Bridger

Warm Springs Millennium
By Michael Baughman and Charlotte Hadella

Race and Race Relations

The Master Showmen of King Ranch
By Betty Bailey Colley and Jane Clements Monday, with Beto Maldonado

Meet Me with Your Black Drawers On
By Jeannie Cheatham

Restavec
An Autobiography by Jean-Robert Cadet

Sugar's Life in the Hood
By Sugar Turner and Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

To Alcatraz, Death Row, and Back
By Ernie López and Rafael Pérez-Torres

Reference

Las Tejanas
By Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten

Texas Cemeteries
By Bill Harvey

Women of the Left Bank
By Shari Benstock

Texas History and Politics

Alexander Watkins Terrell
By Lewis L. Gould

Dolph Briscoe
By Dolph Briscoe, with Don Carleton

Duchess of Palms
By Nadine Eckhardt

Kindler of Souls
By Rabbi Henry Cohen II

Las Tejanas
By Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten

Mavericks
By Gene Fowler

One Ranger
By H. Joaquin Jackson with David Marion Wilkinson

Ralph Yarborough, The People's Senator
By Patrick Cox

The Raven
By Marquis James

Ross Sterling, Texan
By Ross S. Sterling and Ed Kilman

A White House Diary
By Lady Bird Johnson

William Wayne Justice
By Frank Kemerer

Women and Gender Studies

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

Boxing Shadows
By W. K. Stratton, with Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron

The Bullet Meant for Me
By Jan Reid

Conversations with Isabel Allende, Revised Edition
Edited by John Rodden

Duchess of Palms
By Nadine Eckhardt

The Empress Theodora
By James Allan Evans

Las Tejanas
By Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten

Meet Me with Your Black Drawers On
By Jeannie Cheatham

No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton
By Shari Benstock

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies
By Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Sugar's Life in the Hood
By Sugar Turner and Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

This America of Ours
By Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

Together, Alone
By Susan Wittig Albert

Walking Nature Home
By Susan J. Tweit

A White House Diary
By Lady Bird Johnson

Women of the Left Bank
By Shari Benstock

Woman with a Movie Camera
By Marina Goldovskaya

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