New From Eakin Press
Village Without Men: Sophie’s Second Journal
By Janice Shefelman
Dear Reader, what is to become of us - of me, Sophie?
Thus begins Sophie's second journal, written two years later. She is now fifteen years old, and the Civil War is three years old.
Her first journal, Sophie's War, tells how she and her family live in constant danger as Unionists in the hill country of Texas, a state that has left the Union and joined the Confederacy. Read More . . .
Poison For Profit
By Mac B. McKinnon
Two elderly, wealthy spinster sisters in Llano, Texas, die within a day of each other, and it is chalked up to an unfortunate coincidence and old age. After all, they were seventy-five and eighty-three years old, respectively. One month later, an elderly man in San Angelo, Texas, 130 miles from Llano passes away, and it is attributed to old age and poor health. But there would prove to be a couple of common denominators, Tim Scoggin and poison. Read More . . .
Texas Ranger Leo Bishop
His Legendary Life and Time . . . A Personal Glimpse
By Betty Oglesbee & Illustrated By Kim Whitton
Leo Henderson Bishop (1903-1973) was among the first of the “new” Texas Rangers appointed by James V. Allred upon his inauguration as Governor of Texas in 1935. Two boxes of Bishop family memorabilia at the estate sale of Bishop Family Historian Bettye Bishop Robbins in 2016 provided the basis for this personal glimpse into her father’s life, along with supportive articles from the San Augustine Tribune. Read More . . .
Murder in the Streets
A White Choctaw Witness To The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
By William C. “Choc” Phillips
There have been numerous book and news articles written about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, but most of the first-person accounts were given by African Americans. However, William C. “Choc” Phillips was part white and part Native American and an eyewitness to one of the most violent episodes in the history of the United States.
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