Dr. Kirk Bane
- Book Reviews & Recommendations:
Essential Reading List of Texas History Compiled by Dr. Kirk
Book Reviews by Dr Kirk Bane:
Rough Guide to Westerns
by Paul Simpson. 3-3-20
Rough Guide to Cult Fiction Edited by Paul Simpson, Michaela
Bushell, and Helen Rodiss. 2-12-20
Roots of Texas Music Edited by Lawrence Clayton and Joe W. Specht.
Star Suburbs: Life on the Texas Metropolitan Frontier
Edited by Paul J. P. Sandul and M. Scott Sosebee. 12-4-19
and Cooperation: Reflections on the New Deal in Texas Edited
by Milton S. Jordan and George Cooper 10-2-19
Women and Ranching: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities
Edited by Deborah M. Liles and Cecilia Gutierrez Venable. 5-28-19
in Texas History by Angela Boswell 3-1-19
From Texas: Some of Them Are True by W. F. Strong 1-30-19
Handy Texas Answer Book by James Haley 1-2-19
Sex Pistols Invade America: The Fateful U. S. Tour, January 1978
by Mick O'Shea. 12-1-18
Guide to Texas State Parks & Historic Sites by Laurence Parent
Mall by Matthew Newton. 10-1-18
in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi.
Edited by Deborah M. Liles and Angela Boswell. 9-1-18
Santa Anna to Selena: Notable Mexicanos and Tejanos in Texas History
since 1821 by Harriett Denise Joseph 5-1-18
It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop From Elvis to Jay
Z. Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar, eds. 4-2-18
Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches
by Jeremy Simmonds 3-2-18
People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth.
Hidden History of the Llano Estacado Paul H. Carlson and David
J. Murrah, editors. 1-10-18
Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music. Revised Edition. by
Michael Corcoran. 11-1-17
Bogdanovich: Interviews. Peter Tonguette (ed.) 10-8-17
Everybody's Talkin': The Top Films of 1965-1969 by Barry Monush.
Supporting Features: Writing and Interviews on Movies and Moviemakers
by Damien Love. 6-2-17
Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845. Edited by
Kenneth W. Howell and Charles Swanlund. 5-2-17
History's Trail: Speeches and Essays by the Texas State Historian
by Light Townsend Cummins. 4-3-17
on Texas History Edited by Mary L. Scheer 3-1-17
Worth's Rock and Roll Roots by Mark A. Nobles 2-1-17
Tate: Recollection by Debra Tate, Foreword by Roman Polanski.
Houstorian Dictionary: An Insider's Index to Houston by James
Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best.
Edited by Peter L. Winkler. Foreword by George Stevens Jr. 11-1-16
West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of the State Paul H.
Carlson and Bruce A. Glasrud, eds. 10-1-16
Storms: Stories of Raging Weather in the Lone Star State by
Gene Fowler 4-1-16
Essential Texas Books" 5-3-15
Peckinpah: Interviews Kevin J. Hayes, editor. 4-3-15
Women and the Texas Revolution Mary L. Scheer, editor. 3-11-15
Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History John
W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley, eds. 10-3-14
Texas Gulf Coast Stories by C. Herndon Williams 5-22-14
Elvis in Texas: The Undiscovered King, 1954-1958 by Stanley
Oberst and Lori Torrance 4-19-14
Tales of the Texas Frontier: Eight Centuries of Adventure and Surprise
by C. Herndon Williams 3-29-14
Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror
Movie by Gunnar Hansen 2-22-14
of Minds: Texas Culture & Its Discontents by Don Graham 1-14-14
Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music 10-6-13
Without Honor: Studies of Courage in Tribute to Ben H. Procter
Central Texas Tales by Mike Cox
Writing the Story of Texas Patrick L. Cox and Kenneth E. Hendrickson
Jr., eds. 8-11-13
Books about Texas
that you may be unaware of.
Include independent publishers and the presses of various universities.
Titles are chosen from a wide range of topics we feel would be of
interest to our readers, including architecture, ghosts, people, places,
history, war, law, outlaws...