New Titles Hot off the Press From Eakin Press
Billy and Olive Dixon: The Plainsman and His Lady
By Bill O'Neal
Billy and Olive Dixon had one of the great love stories of the American West. He was a famous buffalo hunter, scout, and plainsman. Olive traveled from the East to the Texas Panhandle to visit her brothers and perhaps find some adventure in the process. Despite more than a twenty-year age difference they fell in love, married and raised a family while becoming an important part not only in making the history of the Texas Panhandle but also in preserving that history. Read More . . .
The Sawners of Chandler:
A Pioneering Power Couple in Pre-Civil Rights Oklahoma
Juxtaposed against the grim realities of black life at the turn of the twentieth century, the lives of George and Lena Sawner shone like the blazing sun on an oven-hot August day in Oklahoma. Educated, professional, and economically stable—well-off by most standards—the Sawners lived the American dream, accompanied, periodically, by nightmarish reminders of the realities of race. Read Moore . . .
John Chisum: Frontier Cattle King
The latest book from Bill O'Neal, Texas State Historian. John Chisum was a legendary figure of the Old West cattle frontier. At thirteen he migrated with his family from Tennessee to the Republic of Texas. During the 1850s Chisum recognized opportunity in the fledgling range cattle industry, and within a few years his herds numbered in the tens of thousands. Chisum soon owned more cattle than any other individual in America, and his Jinglebob herds were the only cattle in the West known by an earmark rather than by a famous brand. Read More . . .
Texas Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers Volume 2
The second volume of the critically acclaimed Road Kill Series from Eakin Press, featuring seventeen Texas writers. Some of the writers are established and have been published in a variety of mediums, while others are upcoming writers who bring a wealth of talent and imagination. Read More . . .
Dispatches from a Diminished State 2006-2016
Texas is known as a stronghold of conservative politics and values—in many cases ultraconservative—but those beliefs are taken to task in E.R. Bills’ new book, Texas Dissident: Dispatches from a Diminished State, 2006-2016. Read More . . .
Janice Shefelman's Popular Texas Trilogy Series
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