Dr. Kirk Bane
Book Reviews & Recommendations:
Essential Reading List of Texas History Compiled by Dr. Kirk
Book Reviews by Dr Kirk Bane:
Mineo: A Biography by Michael Gregg Michaud 2-1-23
Mitchum: Solid, Dad, Crazy by Damien Love 1-4-23
Upon a Time in the Italian West: The Filmgoers' Guide to Spaghetti
Westerns by Howard Hughes 12-1-22
Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters by Leon Claire
Friedkin Interviews Edited by Christopher Lane 10-10-22
'62: the Greatest Year at the Movies by Stephen Farber and Michael
Seventies: The Decade that Changed American Film Forever by
Vincent Lobrutto 4-1-22
from Texas: Some of Them are True, Vol. II by W. F. Strong 3-1-22
Rider: 50 Years Looking for America by Steven Bingen. 2-1-22
Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed
and Confused by Melissa Maerz. 1-2-22
Midnight Cowboy by Glenn Frankel. 12-9-21
of Punk Music and Culture by Brian Cogan. 11-1-21
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
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