Tim Bowman here from West Texas A&M University. The following is a “call for book reviews” that I write in my capacity as Book Review Editor for the West Texas Historical Review. Our journal is published annually, so any completed reviews of the following titles will be published in next year’s edition of the journal. Scholars of the U.S. West, Texas, Native Americans and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands should find some of these appealing.
1. Bob Alexander, Riding Lucifer’s Line: Ranger Deaths along the Texas-Mexico Border (University of North Texas Press)
2. Sherry Robinson, I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches (University of North Texas Press)
3. Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown, A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction and Violence in the Wild West (University of North Texas Press)
4. Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., Chicana/o Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community (Texas A&M University Press)
5. Roger G. Kennedy, Cotton and Conquest: How the Plantation System Acquired Texas (Oklahoma University Press)
6. Rick Bass, A Thousand Deer: Four Generations of Hunting and the Hill Country (University of Texas Press)
7. Ricardo C. Ainslie, The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War (University of Texas Press)
8. Craig H. Roell, Matamoros and the Texas Revolution (Texas State Historical Association)
Please email me at email@example.com if you’re interested in reviewing any of the abovementioned books. Graduate students, in particular, are encouraged to apply!
I’ve still only had one book claimed (#5, the Roger Kennedy book), so if any of these look appealing, please don’t hesitate to email me! I’ll post an update as to what’s left in a couple of days.
All books are now spoken for! Sorry to have to disappoint some of you, but I’ll be sure to use this site to regularly post lists for the journal (I should have another 7-10 books in a couple of months). Thanks for the prompt replies!