Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Houston’s History Untold?

In a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, columnist Lisa Gray asserts that “Houston doesn’t tell its own stories. It doesn’t celebrate its icons. Compared to other big cities, there aren’t many books . . . about Houston.”
As a publisher that, for years, has thought of itself (perhaps immodestly) as “Houston’s university press,” Texas A&M Press begs to differ. Dozens of our books cover virtually every aspect of Houston’s history, culture, resources, and peoples: from the decisive and far-reaching battle at San Jacinto to the story of Houston’s Hispanic community, from the biography of William Marsh Rice and the world-class university he founded to the development of “Houston’s Silent Garden” (Glenwood Cemetery), from a careful analysis of Hurricane Ike and its aftermath to the definitive biography of Depression-era mover and shaker Jesse Jones.  
To see for yourself a representative sample of the many books TAMU Press has to offer on Houston—and also Galveston!—check out these flyers.
--Paige Bukowski