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Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Titles


Abouzeid, Year of the Elephant: Revised Edition
This revised edition of pioneering Moroccan author Leila Abouzeid's novella and short stories—which has sold more than 13,000 copies in English—features a new introduction that traces the work's reception and impact over the twenty years since its first publication.

Albert, Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place
In this beautifully written memoir, the author of the popular China Bayles mystery series meditates on what it means to be married—to a person and a place—while also needing to be alone and experience silence and solitude.

Aldama, A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction
A deep exploration of the ways in which postcolonial narrative fiction both acts on and is acted upon by the modern world.

Alden and Blackstock, No Depression #78: Surveying the Past, Present, and Future of American Music
Continuing the proud tradition of No Depression, the definitive, critically acclaimed magazine of American roots music, this is the next installment of No Depression as a bookazine (whatever that is).

Besom, Of Summits and Sacrifice: An Ethnohistoric Study of Inka Religious Practices
A comprehensive survey of human sacrifice and mountain worship among the Inka, exploring a trove of colonial historical data and contemporary interpretations.

Bökönyi and Gál, The Chora of Metaponto 2: Archaeozoology at Pantanello and Five Other Sites
The second volume in a projected multi-volume series of archaeological site reports from southern Italy that will present a wealth of new information about the region's ancient rural economy.

Bowden and Berman, Trinity
Completing a trilogy that includes Inferno and Exodus/Éxodo, Trinity is Charles Bowden's impassioned manifesto on the human folly of trying to control and domesticate the Southwestern desert.

Brode, Shooting Stars of the Small Screen: Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors, 1946-present
An enjoyable, must-have sourcebook for fans as well as scholars, this is the first encyclopedia that covers every star and many prominent character actors in TV Westerns from the late 1940s until today.

Camnitzer, On Art, Artists, Latin America, and Other Utopias
The first collection of writings in English by the acclaimed Uruguayan artist and curator whose work, after years of marginalization, has achieved international recognition, including exhibition in the Whitney Biennial and Documenta 11.

Campbell, Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez
Gripping firsthand accounts of the drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border from drug traffickers and law enforcement officials.

Carter, Fireflies: Photographs of Children
A superb collection of previously unpublished portraits of children and a selection of iconic images from Keith Carter's books Mojo, Heaven of Animals, Holding Venus, and The Blue Man.

Chipman and Joseph, Spanish Texas, 1519–1821: Revised Edition
A thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the authoritative history of Spanish Texas, which presents important new discoveries about Indians and women in early Texas.

Collins, Assyrian Palace Sculptures
A beautiful photographic tour of some of the most magnificent artistic creations from ancient Iraq—the palace sculptures of Assyria.

Counihan, A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis Valley of Colorado
An innovative portrait of a small Colorado town based on a decade's worth of food-centered life histories from nineteen of its female residents.

Croucher, The Other Side of the Fence: American Migrants in Mexico
A remarkable examination of U.S. citizens, particularly retirees, who migrate to Mexican towns such as San Miguel de Allende and reverse the conventional wisdom about immigration and identity.

Davis, J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind
Taking a fresh look at a landmark Texas writer who hasn't been the subject of a biography since Lon Tinkle's 1978 An American Original, this book reveals J. Frank Dobie as a "free-range thinker" who fought for liberal political causes.

Divine, Exiled in the Homeland: Zionism and the Return to Mandate Palestine
A stirring portrait of daily life and political dilemmas in 1920s Palestine, during the first decade of British rule in the region.

Engelhardt, Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond the Brisket
Whether you believe the best comes from Kansas City, Memphis, the Carolinas, or Texas, if you love barbecue, Republic of Barbecue offers a richly satisfying journey into the world of barbecue as food and culture, filled with first-person stories from pit masters, barbecue joint owners, sausage makers, and wood suppliers.

Ettinger, Imaginary Lines: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration, 1882-1930
The first comprehensive historical study of evolving enforcement efforts on American land borders at the turn of the twentieth century.

Facemire, Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Austin City Limits Performers
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the longest-running popular music series in American television history—a cookbook of authentic family recipes from some 130 performers, including B. B. King, Widespread Panic, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, Cowboy Junkies, and Susan Tedeschi.

Freidenberg, The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho: Villa Clara and the Construction of Argentine Identity
A unique ethnography of the Eastern European Jews who settled northeast of Buenos Aires in the nineteenth century and left a diverse immigrant legacy in their wake .

Gailey, Blue-Ribbon Babies and Labors of Love: Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Adoption Practice
An examination of race, class, and gender issues surrounding kinship and family formation in America, seen through the lens of adoption.

Gaughan, Murder Was Not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic
This pathfinding study looks at how homicide was treated in Roman law from the Roman monarchy through the dictatorship of Sulla (ca. 753–79 BC) to show how criminal law can reveal important aspects of the nature and evolution of political power.

González, Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature
A watershed revision in the history of Mexican American literature and culture, revealing the crucial role played by the Texas Centennial of 1936 in crystallizing a new, politicized ethnic identity.

Green, Diodorus Siculus, The Persian Wars to the Fall of Athens: Books 11-14.34 (480-401 BCE)
By one of the foremost historians and translators in the field of Classics, Peter Green—an authoritative, modern translation of a long-neglected historian whose work covers the most vital century in ancient Greek history.

Greenberg, Preparing the Mothers of Tomorrow: Education and Islam in Mandate Palestine
The first study to examine the education of Muslim girls in Palestine in the first half of the twentieth century.

Greven, Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush
A study of the struggle between narcissistic and masochistic modes of manhood that defined Hollywood masculinity from the late 1980s to the first decade of the twenty-first century.

Gronlund, Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service
This biography of the former Attorney General of the United States (1945–1949) and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1949–1967) provides important insights into the workings of the Supreme Court and the justices who served on it during arguably the most dynamic and controversial period in court history.

Grussing, The Seasons of the Robin
In the tradition of classic animal biographies such as Ernest Thompson Seton's Wild Animals I Have Known and Fred Bodsworth's Last of the Curlews, this fictional, yet factually based, story reveals the dramas of survival that we hardly notice in the life of one of America's most beloved birds.

Henderson, Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide
The must-have guide to more than three hundred birds that visitors are most likely to see in Costa Rica, including unique or endemic species of high interest, illustrated with striking color photographs taken in the wild.

Howe, Chiefs, Scribes, and Ethnographers: Kuna Culture from Inside and Out
This sweeping study by a noted anthropologist examines the relationship of the indigenous Kuna of Panama with writing and ethnography over the course of the twentieth century.

Lastra, Sherzer, and Sherzer, Adoring the Saints : Fiestas in Central Mexico
A comprehensive study of two intimately linked patron saint fiestas in Central Mexico.

Massey, The Neural Imagination: Aesthetic and Neuroscientific Approaches to the Arts
A groundbreaking investigation into what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about the creation and appreciation of visual art, literature, and music.

Olguín, La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, and Politics
The first scholarly study of the interplay between Chicana/o prisoner culture and political activism from the nineteenth century to the present.

Orozco, No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
The first fully comprehensive study of the origins of the League of United Latin-American Citizens (LULAC) and its precursors, incorporating race, class, gender, and citizenship to create bold new understandings of a pivotal period of activism.

Parent and Baxter, Big River, Rio Grande
Acclaimed photographer Laurence Parent and former Texas Parks & Wildlife editor David Baxter create a masterful portrait of one of the world's most beautiful, ecologically diverse, and increasingly endangered rivers.

Perez, Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory: A Novel
The story of a Tejana lesbian cowgirl after the fall of the Alamo as she journeys through her own Brokeback Mountain.

PIck, Constructing the Image of the Mexican Revolution: Cinema and the Archive
A vivid recasting of the revolutionary visual images that shaped modern Mexican identity.

Rivas-Rodríguez and Zamora, Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation
An anthology of remarkable voices drawn from the U.S. Latino & Latina WW II Oral History Project, bringing to life the transformations they spurred.

Rosemont and Kelley, Black, Brown, & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora
The first collection to document the extensive participation of people of African descent—including poets, painters, sculptors, theorists, critics, dancers, and playwrights—in the international surrealist movement over the past 75 years.

Smyth, Edna Ferber's Hollywood: American Fictions of Gender, Race, and History
A history of the remarkable partnership forged between the author of such classics as Show Boat, Cimarron, and Giant and the Hollywood moguls who brought her often controversial messages to the silver screen.

Speed, Speed: Art, 2003–2009
New work that mirrors the anxieties and absurdities of the post-9/11 world by acclaimed American artist Julie Speed.

Stratton and Zamarron, Boxing Shadows
As dramatically intense as the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby, this compelling biography chronicles Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron's victory over mental illness to become a two-time world champion in women's boxing.

Strom, Houston Lost and Unbuilt
This fascinating look at what has been lost—and what might have been built—in Houston sounds a call to preserve Houston's built heritage before more architectural treasures are lost forever.

Thomas and Horton, Best of the West 2009: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri
An anthology of exceptional short fiction rooted in the western United States by both emerging and established writers, including Lee K. Abbott, Louise Erdrich, Dagoberto Gilb, Antonya Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, and Annie Proulx.

Tinajero, El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader
An intriguing history of the hired readers who read to cigar factory workers in Cuba, Tampa, Key West, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Trulson, First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System
Two of Texas's leading experts in criminal justice chronicle the evolution of the Texas prison system from one of the most racially segregated prison systems in America to one of the most desegregated places in American society.

Vargas, Contemporary Chican@ Art: Color and Culture for a New America
Vividly illustrated and welcoming to the casual reader, as well as to art history scholars and students, this is a general guide to one of the most exciting and meaningful expressions in contemporary American art.

Williams, Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan and the Heroes of Ancient Oaxaca: Reading History in the Codex Zouche-Nuttall
A pioneering interpretation of an ancient Mixtec painted book that offers a unique window into how the Mixtecs themselves viewed their social and political cosmos.

Williams, Masterpieces of Classical Art
This richly illustrated book highlights 180 of the most stunning and important ancient Greek and Roman objects in the collections of the British Museum.

Wittliff, A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove: Anniversary Edition
A special edition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Lonesome Dove miniseries.

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