Dickens and Barnaby Rudge: Anti-Catholicism and Chartism by Denis Paz ('67, '69 M.A.), professor of history (Merlin Press).
The author re-evaluates Dickens' novel Barnaby Rudge, providing the first extended treatment of Dickens' views of Chartism, a working-class movement for political and social reform. Drawing on correspondence and Victorian periodicals, Paz sets Dickens' writing of the novel in the context of the rise of the Chartist movement, as well as in the contexts of Dickens' personal life and the rise of organized anti-Catholicism.
Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas, edited by Gregg Cantrell, professor of history at Texas Christian University, and Elizabeth Hayes Turner, associate professor of history (Texas A&M University Press).
This collection of essays helps explain how the collective memories of Texans have shaped the state's history. Topics include memories of African Americans and Tejanos, and the fallacy
of historical accuracy in the making of the 2004 movie The Alamo. Contributors in addition to Turner and former UNT faculty member Cantrell include Randolph Campbell, UNT Regents Professor of history, and Don Graham ('62, '64 M.A.), Regents Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Disaster Response and Recovery by David McEntire, assistant professor of emergency administration and planning (Wiley). This textbook for emergency management students and practitioners provides an overview of disasters and the roles of emergency management personnel as well as theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached.
My Noble Knight by Cynthia Roepke Breeding ('80 M.Ed.) of Corpus Christi (Kensington Publishing). In Breeding's second romance novel, Deidre of the Languedoc searches
in sixth-century Scotland for the Philosopher's Stone, stolen from her priestess-mother by an old magician. In the process, she finds
her noble knight.
The Route 66 TV Series by Robin Fletcher ('03 M.J.)
of Denton (Route 66 Magazine). This episode guide covers all four seasons of
the 1960s CBS series starring Martin Milner and George Maharis (and later Glenn Corbett) as friends traveling America in their Corvette. Episode descriptions feature location details and trivia. The book also includes information on the series' 1993 sequel.