PositiveLone Star Literary LifeThe author draws from extensive historical research, as well as four decades of writing for Texas newspapers and authoring books that deal with Texas history, politics, and racial issues. In this book he makes a refreshing choice: he scales back coverage of several familiar historical figures so some lesser known, yet historically important Texans can be highlighted ... a noteworthy, timely, and well-written addition to the continuing debates over politics and race in Texas.
RaveLone Star Literary...compelling, eye-opening ... The author spent two years researching and composing her book. She makes effective use of third-person narrative writing and interwoven chapters as she portrays the good and bad times the two women left behind ... Jessica Goudeau’s After the Last Border deftly makes the case that America’s now politically threatened refugee-resettlement program is a humane and vital service.
PositiveThe Dallas Morning News\"... well-researched and engaging ... Wawro offers intriguing re-examinations of a devastating conflict now largely forgotten, a century after its armistice on Nov. 11, 1918 ... Sons of Freedom shows how the U.S. moved itself from isolationism to world power with startling speed, mostly on the shoulders of its muddy and bloodied Doughboys.\
RaveDallas News\"... Sides takes the reader into the darkest heart of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. Drawing from personal interviews and other sources, he tells the stories of Marines who kept fighting despite multiple wounds and some who died in action ... On Desperate Ground is a first-rate work of military history, and its combat narratives are rich with individual stories of danger, bravery, loss, survival and wrenching poignancy.\
Daniel J. Sharfstein
RaveThe Dallas Morning NewsLaw and history professor Daniel J. Sharfstein has crafted a solidly researched, well-written and engaging study of Chief Joseph and of Oliver Otis Howard, a one-armed brigadier general who tried to keep the Nez Perce separated from encroaching white settlers ... Thunder in the Mountains tells the two men's stories by drawing from numerous sources, including their own words and accounts by other survivors of the Nez Perce War ... Sharfstein's book shows how numerous discussions occurred between Gen. Howard's negotiators and well-versed Nez Perce leaders, including Joseph and his brother, Ollokot.
Paul Andrew Hutton
RaveThe Dallas Morning NewsIn this well-researched, engrossing book, Albuquerque author and cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton argues compellingly that our longest war actually was fought in what is now the American Southwest, from 1861 to 1886, as the U.S. Army tried first to eradicate the Apache people and then struggled to force them onto reservations ... Hutton delves into some of the ugly politics that shaped the Apache Wars ... Hutton’s excellent book can help many readers get a much better understanding of a long, complicated and still-disturbing chapter in American history.