TTU Press announces newest releases

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Texas Tech University Press recently announced its new releases that are currently available for sale.

They include:

"The Lady Makes Boots" by Carol A. Lipscomb

This is the first biography of Enid Justin, lady bootmaker and the visionary who founded the Nocona Boot Company.

"The Lady Makes Boots" by Carol A. Lipscomb
"The Lady Makes Boots" by Carol A. Lipscomb

Utilizing archival material, hundreds of newspaper articles from across the U.S. and beyond, and many personal interviews with Justin family members and boot company employees, "The Lady Makes Boots" tells the complete story of this multifaceted woman and the growth of her small-town business to a multi-million-dollar corporation.

"Señor Sack: The Life of Gabe Rivera" by Jorge Iber

Sports historian Jorge Iber’s newest book chronicles this Mexican American athlete’s rise to prominence and later life.

"Senor Sack: The Life of Gabe Rivera" by Jorge Ibe
"Senor Sack: The Life of Gabe Rivera" by Jorge Ibe

Beginning with the Rivera family in Crystal City, Texas — a hotbed of Chicano activism in the late 1960s — "Señor Sack" seeks to understand how athletic success impacted the Rivera family’s most famous son on his route to stardom.

"Soldier On: My Father, His General & the Long Road from Vietnam" by Tran B. Quan

As the Vietnam War was beginning to turn towards its bitter end, Le Quan fought under beloved general Tran Ba Di in the army of South Vietnam. An unlikely encounter thrust the two men together, and they developed a mutual respect in their home country during wartime.

"Soldier On: My Father, His General & the Long Road from Vietnam" by Tran B. Quan
"Soldier On: My Father, His General & the Long Road from Vietnam" by Tran B. Quan

Forty years later, the two men reconnected in a wholly unlikely setting: a family road trip to Key West. "Soldier On" is written by Le Quan’s daughter, who artfully crafts the road trip as a frame through which the stories of both men come to life.

Additional releases coming in January and February include:

• "Searching for the Republic of the Rio Grande: Northern Mexico and Texas, 1838-1840" by Paul D. Lack: Recovers the history of a significant regional revolt against the Mexican Republic, presaging other federalist rebellions and the Mexican-American War.

• "Love Found and Lost: The Kim Vui Story" by Kim Vui: Famous Saigon actress-singer Kim Vui shares the story of her life in Vietnam and becoming a proud American citizen.

• "Porch Talk: A Conversation About Archaeology in the Texas Panhandle" by John R. Erickson and Douglas K. Boyd: Intended for middle readers, a rancher and an archaeologist are curious about the ancient peoples who lived on the Texas Panhandle.

• "Black Star Rising: Garveyism in the West" by Holly M. Roose: An innovative exploration of Black nationalist Marcus Garvey's influence upon the diverse communities of the American West.

• "Texas Natural History in the 21st Century" by David J. Schmidly, Robert D. Bradley and Lisa C. Bradley: A newly updated account detailing environmental changes throughout Texas history.

• "The Haunted Southwest: Towards an Ethics of Place in Borderlands Literature: by Cordelia E. Barrera: Literary criticism situated within the Southwest borderlands, exploring embodiment and ethics, place and landscape, memory and haunting.

For pricing, to order, and to learn about other titles, visit ttupress.org or call (800) 848-6224.

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: TTU Press announces newest releases

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