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Spring/Summer 2009 Titles

Aldama, Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez
The first comprehensive exploration of Latino representations in comics, from Marvel superheroes to creations by Latino masters such as Richard Dominguez.

Alden and Blackstock, No Depression No. 77: 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).

Allred, Enchanted Rock: A Natural and Human History
A popular, yet comprehensive, guide to the history, geology, weather, plants, and animals in one of Texas's most enjoyable state parks—Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Behramoğlu, I've Learned Some Things
An English-Turkish bilingual volume of poetry by one of Turkey's most celebrated poets.

Benson Library, A Library for the New World: The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
A sumptuously illustrated volume that presents the treasures of the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin—one of the world's great libraries for the study of Latin America from the first European contacts to the current activities of Mexican Americans and Latinos in the United States.

Bernardi, Filming Difference: Actors, Directors, Producers and Writers on Gender, Race and Sexuality in Film
Reflecting diverse voices in film and television, more than a dozen industry professionals explore how their works represent complex identities.

Bierhorst, Ballads of the Lords of New Spain: The Codex Romances de los Senores de la Nueva Espana
An authoritative transcription, translation, and commentary on a sixteenth-century Nahuatl codex that is one of only two principal sources of Aztec song and a key document in the study of Aztec life in the century after conquest.

Bridger, Bridger: An Autobiography
A book that spans many worlds, Bridger is both the story of one man's artistic journey in creating a new art form and a revelatory overview of American popular culture since the 1950s.

Buisseret et al., Historic Texas from the Air
Panoramic, aerial photographs of seventy-three significant sites, accompanied by concise, lively descriptions, provide a striking visual overview of Texas history.

Casadio and Johnston, Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia
An anthology of important discoveries exploring the "mystery religions" of the classical world.

Celorio, And Let the Earth Tremble at Its Centers
At last available in English—the acclaimed Mexican novel whose protagonist, like a contemporary Leopold Bloom, takes a day-long tour of his city, exploring magnificent landmarks and grimy bars in pursuit of an elusive history.

Charles W. Moore Center, Placenotes—Austin (2nd edition)
An entirely new kind of travel book—boxed sets of cards that guide you to the unique and memorable places that gives Austin its distinctive character.

Charles W. Moore Center, Placenotes—Fort Worth
An entirely new kind of travel book—boxed sets of cards that guide you to the unique and memorable places that gives Fort Worth its distinctive character.

Charles W. Moore Center, Placenotes—Portland
An entirely new kind of travel book—a boxed set of cards that guides you to the unique and memorable places that give Portland its distinctive character.

Colley, Monday, and Maldonado, The Master Showmen of King Ranch: The Story of Beto and Librado Maldonado
A lifelong King Ranch employee recalls his and his father's adventures in showing the ranch's famed Santa Gertrudis cattle at venues around the world.

Dunn, Blockading the Border and Human Rights: The El Paso Operation that Remade Immigration Enforcement
The first book-length study of Operation Blockade and its impact on human rights in the border region.

Eckhardt, Duchess of Palms: A Memoir
A "fifties girl" tells the fascinating story of her marriages to novelist Billy Lee Brammer and Congressman Bob Eckhardt, and how these relationships propelled her into the multifaceted life she has led on her own terms.

Flukinger, Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty
The catalogue of the first major retrospective exhibition of the life and career of master photographer Fritz Henle staged by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin in honor of the centennial of Henle's birth.

Guaman Poma de Ayala, The First New Chronicle and Good Government : On the History of the World and the Incas up to 1615
An authoritative, annotated English translation from the original manuscript of one of the best sources for understanding the culture of the Incas and the first century of colonial Peru.

Hernández, Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture
Offering a new interpretation of cultural nationalism in Chicana/o identity, this provocative work examines the relationship between globalization and the rise of feminism and gay/lesbian activism.

Houston et al., Veiled Brightness: A History of Ancient Maya Color
The first systematic study of how the ancient Maya peoples perceived and used color.

Jackson, One Ranger Limited Edition
A special collector's edition of retired Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson's bestselling memoir.

Katz, Red, Black, and Jew: New Frontiers in Hebrew Literature
The first English book-length study of its kind: A fascinating examination of American Jewish immigrants whose literary legacy included messages of freedom for all marginalized populations, particularly Native Americans and those with African ancestry.

Katz, A Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941-1945: The Life of Sāmī ‘Amr
A new perspective on life in British Mandate Palestine during the last four years of World War II, captured through the eyes of a young civil servant whose rare diary, accompanied by insightful historical commentary, addresses fundamental aspects of the region's recent history.

Keen, The Road Goes On Forever and the Music Never Ends
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of his classic anthem "The Road Goes on Forever," acclaimed singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen offers fans a very personal, beautifully designed songbook, scrapbook, and photo album with lyrics and sheet music for twenty-four favorite songs, intriguing glimpses into the stories behind the songs, photos of him in concert and in private, and unique personal memorabilia.

Koontz, Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents: The Public Sculpture of El Tajín
The first extensive treatment in over thirty years of the iconography displayed on public monuments in an important Mesoamerican city in Veracruz, Mexico.

Lansdale, Sanctified and Chicken-Fried: The Portable Lansdale
The first anthology that brings together the very best short stories, excerpts from the acclaimed novels The Magic Wagon and A Fine Dark Line, and previously unpublished tales by multi-award-winning writer Joe R. Lansdale.

Letscher, Lance Letscher: Collage
The first full-length monograph on American artist Lance Letscher, whose mysterious, evocative work in collage has garnered international attention.

Löwy, Morning Star: surrealism, marxism, anarchism, situationism, utopia
The luminary critical theorist dismisses the limited notion of surrealism as a purely artistic movement, repositioning surrealism as a force in radical political ideologies.

McCall, The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush
A revealing look at the personal factors that have allowed many Texas governors to wield significant political power despite holding an office with limited authority.

McCann and North, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Volume 64: Humanities
The newest volume of the benchmark bibliography of Latin American studies.

McSpadden, Texas BBQ
Destined to become a classic like Smokestack Lightning and Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook, Wyatt McSpadden's Texas BBQ is the only large format, full-color photographic odyssey into the world of traditional barbecue.

Meador, Princess, Priestess, Poet: The Sumerian Temple Hymns of Enheduanna
The first collection of original translations of all forty-two temple hymns of Enheduanna, the world's earliest known writer.

Naylor, North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present
The most comprehensive history of North Africa to date, with accessible, in-depth chapters covering the pre-Islamic period through colonization and independence.

Nutini and Isaac, Social Stratification in Central Mexico, 1500-2000
Based on fifty years of ethnographic fieldwork, as well as extensive archival research, this is the most complete study of the historical evolution of Mexico's class system currently available.

Palmer amd Bray, Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America
A vibrant examination of Tennessee Williams's role beyond the stage and the lasting impact of his films in postwar American culture.

Price, Venomous Snakes of Texas: A Field Guide
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Price's Poisonous Snakes of Texas.

Renaud González, Golondrina, why did you leave me? : A Novel
A powerful story of losses, triumphs, and the strong ties that bind a working-class Tejano family in the Texas panhandle.

Reyes, Private Women, Public Lives: Gender and the Missions of the Californias
A study of three women's lives in colonial California and what they reveal about gendered colonial relations and power hierarchies.

Ridgely and Tudor, Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines
Drawn from The Birds of South America: The Oscine Passerines and The Birds of South America: The Suboscine Passerines—including full accounts of nearly 2,000 species and more than 400 new bird paintings, for a total of more than 1,500 species illustrations—this is the definitive field guide to South American songbirds.

Rodríguez, Dividing the Isthmus: Central American Transnational Histories, Literatures, and Cultures
The first comparative study in English of transnational Central American literatures and cultures.

Romberg, Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico
An ethnographic study of Puerto Rican brujería and the capacity of people to experience the transcendental in corporeal ways.

Samuel, Future: A Recent History
The first book to explore how visionaries over the last century imagined the world of tomorrow.

Shrake, Land of the Permanent Wave: An Edwin "Bud" Shrake Reader
The foremost works of one of Texas's most influential writers—excerpts from all of Bud Shrake's novels (including Strange Peaches and Blessed McGill); articles from Sports Illustrated; and selections from Willie Nelson's autobiography, Shrake's screenplays, and previously unpublished letters.

Spitta, Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas
From sixteenth-century European Wunderkammern to the veneration of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Latinization of the United States, this dynamic and innovative book explores how the circulation of objects between Europe and the Americas has profoundly reshaped our understanding of the world.

Strong and Wilder, Viewpoints: Visual Anthropologists at Work
A broad study of the innovations, obligations, and new possibilities in the field of visual anthropology.

Tota, The Seduction of Brazil: The Americanization of Brazil during World War II
A fascinating study of how the Roosevelt administration used mass media, including films by such luminaries as John Ford, Walt Disney, and Orson Wells, to promote the American way of life to Brazilians and how Brazilians actively interpreted, negotiated, and reconfigured this effort at cultural seduction.

Tweit, Walking Nature Home: A Life's Journey
A beautifully written, moving memoir about how the diagnosis of a terminal illness led to a perilous journey of self-awareness that not only restored the author's health but also taught her the healing power of love and of our connection to the natural world.

Weddle, The Wrecking of La Salle's Ship Aimable and the Trial of Claude Aigron
A detailed account of the wrecking—and legal aftermath—of La Salle's ship Aimable in 1685.

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