Dr. Kirk Bane
Book Reviews & Recommendations:
Essential Reading List of Texas History Compiled by Dr. Kirk
Book Reviews by Dr Kirk Bane:
Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, the Making
of a Legendary Film
by W.K. Stratton. 10-1-21
Stars of the Small Screen by Douglas Brode. 9-1-21
Star of the Telegram: The Cartoons of Harold Maples by Devin
Modern Art in Texas by Katie Robinson Edwards. 4-1-21
to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks who Transformed
the Capital of Texas by Joe Nick Patoski 3-1-21
Bowie FAQ: All That's to Know About Rock's Finest Actor by Ian
The Year the Decade Exploded by Jon Savage 1-1-21
Antonio 365: On This Day in History by David Martin Davies &
Yvette D. Benavides 12-1-20
The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History by James Glassman
Independent Film by Jessica Winter. 10-5-20
on This Day: 500 Years of History by Gary C. Vliet. 9-5-20
of '69: Western Movies' Greatest Year by Brian Hannan.
the Ramones Matter by Donna Gaines. 4-14-20
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.
and Cooperation: Reflections on the New Deal in Texas Edited
by Milton S. Jordan and George Cooper
Women and Ranching: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities
Edited by Deborah M. Liles and Cecilia Gutierrez Venable.
in Texas History by Angela Boswell
From Texas: Some of Them Are True by W. F. Strong
Handy Texas Answer Book by James Haley
Sex Pistols Invade America: The Fateful U. S. Tour, January 1978
by Mick O'Shea.
Guide to Texas State Parks & Historic Sites by Laurence Parent
Mall by Matthew Newton.
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
It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop From Elvis to Jay
Z. Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar, eds.
Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches
by Jeremy Simmonds
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.
Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music. Revised Edition. by
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.
Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845. Edited by
Kenneth W. Howell and Charles Swanlund.
History's Trail: Speeches and Essays by the Texas State Historian
by Light Townsend Cummins.
on Texas History Edited by Mary L. Scheer
Worth's Rock and Roll Roots by Mark A. Nobles
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.
West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of the State Paul H.
Carlson and Bruce A. Glasrud, eds.
Storms: Stories of Raging Weather in the Lone Star State by
Essential Texas Books"
Peckinpah: Interviews Kevin J. Hayes, editor.
Women and the Texas Revolution Mary L. Scheer, editor.
Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History John
W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley, eds.
Texas Gulf Coast Stories by C. Herndon Williams
Elvis in Texas: The Undiscovered King, 1954-1958 by Stanley
Oberst and Lori Torrance
Tales of the Texas Frontier: Eight Centuries of Adventure and Surprise
by C. Herndon Williams
Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror
Movie by Gunnar Hansen
of Minds: Texas Culture & Its Discontents by Don Graham
Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music
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
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,
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