New From Eakin Press
Bluebonnet Visits Mount Vernon, Texas
By Mary Brooke Casad Illustrated By Benjamin Vincent
Traveling Texas armadillo Bluebonnet takes a tour of Mount Vernon, Texas, with another nocturnal creature as her guide. Named for Mount Vernon native Don Meredith, "Dandy Don," a short-eared owl, shows her the town's historical sites. But who, who, who is following them? Readers will delight in looking for clues of the mysterious follower. Additional information is provided about each of the historical sites. Read More . . .
Black Wall Street 100
An American City Grapples With Its Historical Racial Trauma
By Hannibal B. Johnson
Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with its Historical Racial Trauma, endorsed by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission and the 400 Years of African American History Commission, furthers the educational mission of both bodies. The book offers updates on developments in Tulsa generally and in Tulsa’s Greenwood District specifically since the publication of Hannibal B. Johnson’s, Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District.
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More New Titles Hot off the Press From Eakin Press
Cherokee Bill: Black Cowboy—Indian Outlaw
By Art T. Burton
Once upon a time in the late nineteenth century, there was an outlaw that captured the imagination of the American public like no other. He can be compared to John Dillinger or Pretty Boy Floyd of the 1930s. Like both of these men, he garnered national press for his exploits; the well-known New York Timeshad a running commentary on his actions and deeds. This outlaw’s name was Crawford Goldsby, better known as Cherokee Bill. Read More . . .
Man Hunter in Indian Country: George Redman Tucker - U.S. Marshal
By Norman Wayne Brown
George Redman Tucker was a well-known lawman during his time but almost lost to the pages of history. Norman Wayne Brown brings to life a man whose career chasing outlaws took him from Texas, through the Indian Territory, to Wyoming and back to Texas. This book separates fact from fiction and tells the story of one of the last lawmen of the Old West. Read More . . .
Fight to the Finish: The Barge Battle of 1889
"Gentleman" Jim Corbett, Joe Choynski,
and the Fight that Launched Boxing's Modern Era
By Ron J. Jackson Jr.
This book salvages one of boxing's most legendary stories - a clandestine, 27-round war between San Francisco rivals "Gentleman" Jim Corbett and Joe Choynski on the deck of a barge. This gritty and colorful tale chronicles the Corbett-Choynski blood feud and one of the most inspiring displays of determination and courage in ring history. Read More . . .
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 . . .
John Chisum: Frontier Cattle King
By Bill O'Neal
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 . . .
The Sawners of Chandler:
A Pioneering Power Couple in Pre-Civil Rights Oklahoma
By Hannibal Johnson
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 . . .
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