NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REVIEWS

The Gates of the Alamo, by Stephen Harrigan.” Publisher’s Weekly. 17 January, 2000: 41.

American By Blood, by Andrew Huebner.” Publisher’s Weekly. 31 January, 2000: 80.

The Borderland: A Novel of Texas, by Edwin Shrake.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 February, 2000: 61-62.

The 1898 Base-Ball FE-AS-KO, by Randall Beth Platt.” Publisher’s Weekly. 13 March, 2000: 53.

“Texas’ Early History Gets the Better of Able Novelist: A Review of The Borderland, by         Edwin Shrake.” Houston Chronicle. 26 March, 2000: “Zest,” 14, 27.

Remembrance Day, by Henry Porter.” Publisher’s Weekly. 27 March, 2000: 51-52.

Antietam, by James Reasoner.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 April, 2000: 61.

The Other Side, by Kevin McColley.” Publisher’s Weekly. 15 May, 2000: 88.

Sign-Talker: The Adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, by James Alexander Thom.” Publisher’s Weekly. 5 June, 2000: 74.

“Mechanics Mar Story of Jesse James, Hero Worship: A Review of The Chivalry of Crime, by Desmond Barry.” Houston Chronicle. 25 June, 2000: “Zest,” 15, 22, 32.

Grant, by Max Byrd.” Publisher’s Weekly. 10 July, 2000: 43.

Wildwood Boys, by James Carlos Blake; & Sister Coyote, by Mary Clearman Blew.” Publisher’s Weekly. 31 July, 2000: 72.

“Shaara’s ‘Mexican War’ Misses Mark: A Review of Gone for Soldiers: A Novel of the Mexican War, by Jeff Shaara.” Dallas Morning News. 6 August, 2000: J-9.

Promise of Glory, by C. X. Moreau.” Publisher’s Weekly. 21 August, 2000: 47.

The Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, by Thom Hatch.” Review of Texas Books. 15.3 (2000): 7.

Perfect Silence, by Jeff Hutton.” Publisher’s Weekly. 4 September, 2000: 84.

Boone’s Lick, by Larry McMurtry.” Publisher’s Weekly. 25 September, 2000: 86.

Bump and Run, by Mike Lupica.” Publisher’s Weekly. 9 October, 2000: 70.

American West, Ed., Loren D. Estleman.” Publisher’s Weekly. 20 November, 2000: 46.

The Life and Times of Pancho Villa, by Friedrich Katz.” Review of Texas Books. 15.4 (2000): 5.

Buffalo Gordon, by J.P. Sinclair Lewis.” Publisher’s Weekly. 18 December, 2000: 54.

 1921, by Morgan Llywelyn.” Publisher’s Weekly. 15 January, 2001: 51.

“Home on Our Range: A Review of Close Calls: Jan Reid’s Texas, by Jan Reid.” Dallas Morning News. 21 January, 2001: C-9.

“Padgett Powell: Clever Moments in a Pointless Novel: A Review of Mrs. Hollingworth’s Men, by Padgett Powell.” Houston Chronicle. 21 January, 2001: “Zest,” 19, 24.

Raven Mocker, by Don Coldsmith.” Publisher’s Weekly. 19 February, 2001: 71.

The Last Buffalo Hunter, by Jake Mosher.” Publisher’s Weekly. 26 March, 2001: 64.

Plain and Ugly Jane: The Rise of the Ugly Women in Contemporary American Fiction, by Charlotte Wright.” Texas Writer’s Newsletter. 17 (2001): 14-15.

May There Be A Road, by Louis L’Amour.” Publisher’s Weekly. 9 April, 2001: 49.

The Beardless Warriors, by Richard Matheson.” Publisher’s Weekly. 30 April, 2001: 57-58.

“Yates is Back with Stellar Tales: The Collected Stories of Richard Yates.” Houston Chronicle. 27 May, 2001: “Zest,” 15, 18-19.

Eden’s Gate, by David Hagberg.” Publisher’s Weekly. 4 June, 2001: 56-57.

The Master Executioner, by Loren Estleman.” Publisher’s Weekly. 18 June, 2001: 60.

“A Rollicking Bllack Humor Romp: A Review of Robbers, by Christopher Cook.” Texas Books in Review. 21.1 (2001): 15, 17.

Bucking the Tiger, by Bruce Olds.” Publisher’s Weekly. 9 July, 2001: 42.

Spanish Jack, by Robert J. Conley.” Publisher’s Weekly. 30 July, 2001: 61.

“Conflict at Home and Abroad: A Review of Fort Benning Blues, by Mark Busby.”   Dallas Morning News. 12 August, 2001: C-10.

 

This Rock, by Robert Morgan.” Publisher’s Weekly. 27 August, 2001: 56.

“Fans of Fiction Will Enjoy Yates’ Gems: A Review of The Collected Stories of Richard Yates.” Dallas Morning News . 9 September, 2001: C-11.

Billy Boy, by Bud Shrake.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 September, 2001: 65-66. Reviews: “The Deer Pasture, by Rick Bass”; “Lone Star Menagerie: Adventures with

Texas Wildlife , by Jim Harris”; Over the Wall: The Men Behind the 1934 ‘Death House’ Escape , by Patrick M. McConal.” Review of Texas Books. 16.3 (2001): 9, 10.

Counting Coup, by Jack Dann.” Publisher’s Weekly. 1 October, 2001: 34.

We Look Like Men of War, by William R. Forstchen.” Publisher’s Weekly. 22 October, 2001: 47.

The Heavenly World Series, by Frank O’Rourke.” Publisher’s Weekly. 3 December, 2001: 38-39.

Henderson’s Spear, by Ronald Wright.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 December, 2001: 38.

“Editor’s Choice: A Grand Return to the Grand Old Days of Fine Writing: But Not for Love , by Bud Shrake.” Review of Texas Books. 16.4 (2001): 2.

Gum’s Story, by Rick Turnbull.” Publisher’s Weekly. 4 February, 2002: 49.

“Western Master: A Review of The Way of the Coyote, by Elmer Kelton.” Houston Chronicle . 13 January, 2002: “Zest,” 19.

“Short Stories With a Long Shelf Life: A Review of Islands, Women, and God, by Paul Ruffin.” Dallas Morning News. 17 February, 2002: C-13.

Red Clay, Blue Cadillac: Twelve Southern Women, by Michael Malone.” Publisher’s Weekly . 18 February, 2002: 70.

Trial by Fire, by James Reasoner.” Publisher’s Weekly. 18 March, 2002: 74.

Irreparable Damage, by Joseph T. Klempner.” Publisher’s Weekly. 8 April, 2002: 201.

Cult: A Novel of Brainwashing and Death, by Warren Adler.” Publisher’s Weekly. 29 April, 2002: 38.

The Martian Child, by David Gerrold.” Publisher’s Weekly. 3 June, 2002: 66.

“Rangers Realigned: A Review of Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers , by Robert M. Utley.” Houston Chronicle. 23 June, 2002: “Zest,” 17.

“Hapless Humanity: A Review of Sin Killer, by Larry McMurtry.” Houston Chronicle.30 June, 2002: “Zest,” 21, 31.

Fresh Eggs, by Rob Levandoski.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 June, 2002: 36.

The Ice Beneath You, by Christian Bauman.” Publisher’s Weekly. 5 August, 2002: 50.

“Hard Lessons Learned in the Big Easy: A Review of Pompeii Man, by Paul Ruffin.” Dallas Morning News. 18 August, 2002: C-8.

Tricky Business, by Dave Barry.” Publisher’s Weekly. 9 September, 2002: 42-43.

“Probe of Jesse James As Product of His Time Falls Short: A Review of Jesse James, by T. J. Stiles.” Houston Chronicle. 20 October, 2002: “Zest,” 23-24.

The Gold Swan, by James Thayer.” Publisher’s Weekly. 21 October, 2002: 56-57.

“Amusing Ramblings of a Popular Novelist: A Review of Growing Up a Sullen Baptist and Other Lies , by Robert Flynn.” Review of Texas Books. 17.3 (2002): 10.

Emperor: The Gates of Rome, by Conn Iggulden.” Publisher’s Weekly. 4 November, 2002: 62.

I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark, by Brian Hall.” Publisher’s Weekly. 25 November, 2002: 42.

Reviews: “A Rebel Wife in Texas, Ed., Ericka L. Murr”; & “Polk’s Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War , by Richard Bruce Winders.” Review of Texas Books . 17.4 (2002): 9, 10.

Under the Skin, by James Carlos Blake.” Publisher’s Weekly. 23 December, 2002: 45.

“Fiery Times Predate the Melting Pot: A Review of The Wished-For Country, by Wayne Karlin.” The Dallas Morning News. 12 January, 2003: 9-C.

Heart Seizure, by Bill Fitzhugh.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 February, 2003: 52.

The Navigation Log, by Martin Corrick.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 March, 2003: 57.

Gentlemen of Space, by Ira Sher.” Publisher’s Weekly. 7 April, 2003: 46.

Reviews: “The Roots of Texas Music, Eds., Lawrence Clayton and Joe W. Sprecht”; “Land!: Irish Pioneers in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas, by Graham Davis”; & “Black Powder, White Smoke, by Loren D. Estleman.” Review of Texas Books: 28.2 (2003): 10-11, 11, 11.

Prisoners of Flight, by Sid Gustafson.” Publisher’s Weekly. 26 May, 2003: 50.

A Country of Their Own, by David Poyer.” Publisher’s Weekly. 16 June, 2003: 49.

In Time of War, by Allen Appel.” Publisher’s Weekly. 23 June, 2003: 45.

The African Safari Papers, by Robert Sedlack.” Publisher’s Weekly. 28 July, 2003: 77.

Present Value, by Sabin Willett.” Publisher’s Weekly. 8 September, 2003: 56.

“Pair Signal Gettysburg’s Importance: A Review of Gettysburg, by Stephen W. Sears, & Beneath a Northern Sky, by Steven E. Woodworth.” Dallas Morning News. 12 October, 2003: G-10.

Elroy Nights, by Frederick Barthelme.” Publisher’s Weekly. 13 October, 2003: 57.“

Washington and Caesar, by Christian Cameron.” Publisher’s Weekly. 24 November, 2003: 43.

Cottonwood, by Scott Phillips.” Publisher’s Weekly. 15 December, 2003: 52.

“The First 48, by Tim Green.” Publisher’s Weekly. 26 January, 2004: 231.

“Family Had Little But Dreams During the Depression: A Review of The Bootlegger’s Other Daughter, by Mary Cimarolli.” Dallas Morning News. 15 February, 2004: G-12.

“1906, by James Dalessandro.” Publisher’s Weekly. 23 February, 2004: 48.

“Leaving Hearth and Home: A Review of Eldorado: The California Gold Rush, by Dale Walker.” Review of Texas Books. 18.1 (2004): 13.

“Our Savage, by Matt Pavelich.” Publisher’s Weekly. 8 March, 2004: 48.

“Misdemeanor Man, by Dylan Schaffer.” Publisher’s Weekly. 29 March, 2004: 35.

“Ordinary Wolves, by Seth Kantner.” Publisher’s Weekly. 3 May, 2004: 170.

“A Memorable Take on a Slighted Battle: Bright Starry Banner, by Alden R. Carter.” Dallas, Morning News. 6 June, 2004: G-8.

“The Rebel: The Imagined Life of James Dean, by Jack Dann.” Publisher’s Weekly. 23 June, 2004: 42-43.

“Voyageurs, by Margaret Elphinstone.” Publisher’s Weekly. 16 August, 2004: 45.

“Shenandoah Summer, by John Jaffe.” Publisher’s Weekly. 16 August, 2004: 44.

“Young Will: The Confessions of William Shakespeare, by Bruce Cook.” Publisher’s Weekly. 20 September, 2004: 47.

“The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great, by Steven Pressfield.” Publisher’s Weekly. 11 October, 2004: 57.

The Palace of Heavenly Pleasures, by Adam Williams.” Publisher’s Weekly. 3 January, 2005: 37.

The Scourge of God, by William Dietrich.” Publisher’s Weekly. 7 February, 2005: 41.

Rebels of Babylon, by Owen Parry.” Publisher’s Weekly. 28 February, 2005: 42-43.

“Bizarre Murders Call for a Kinky Sleuth: A review of Ten Little New Yorkers, by Kinky  Friedman.” Dallas Morning News. 20 March, 2005: G-10.

“Texas First Writers’ Groups: Two Perspectives: A Review of Lone Star Chapters: The Story of Texas Literary Clubs, by Betty Holland Wiesepape.”;  & “War in the West Revisited: A Review of The Finishing Stroke: Texans in the 1864 Tennessee Campaign, by John R. Lundberg.” Review of Texas Books. 20.1 (2005):  2,-3, 15.

Texas Post Office Murals, by Philip Parisi.” Desert Candle. 12.5 (2005): 12, 26.

Sails on the Horizon, by Jay Worrall.” Publisher’s Weekly. 28 March, 2005: 58.

Mafia Summer, by E. Duke Vincent.” Publisher’s Weekly. 9 May, 2005: 42.

Lethal Secrets, by Pete Earley.” Publisher’s Weekly. 9 May, 2005: 43.

“A Salute to The Colonel and Little Missy: A Review of The Colonel and Little Missy, by Larry McMurtry.” Houston Chronicle.  6 June, 2005: “Zest,” 20, 26.

The Undertaker’s Wife, by Loren D. Estleman.” Publisher’s Weekly. 13 June, 2005: 29

“The Chat Falls Flat in ‘Conversations’: A Review of Conversations with Texas Writers, Frances Leonard and Ramona Cearley, Eds.” Dallas Morning News. 3 July, 2005: G-9.

“Drama and Imagination: A Review of Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities, Eds., Robert Flynn & Gene McKinney; “A Sojourn Through Modern Life: A Review of Radio Elvis and Other Stories, by John Irsfeld”; “Too Good to be True: Never Mind the Pollacks: A Rock and Roll Novel, by Neal Pollack”; & “East Texas Thriller: Castle in the Gloom, by Paul Ruffin.” Review of Texas Books. 20.2 (2005): 5, 6, 7.

“The Divide, by Nicholas Evans.” Publisher’s Weekly. 18 July, 2005: 180.

“A Lack of Enchantment: A Review of The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks.” The  Houston Chronicle. 4 September 2005:  “Zest,” 20.

Glass Soup, by Jonathan Carroll.” Publisher’s Weekly. 8 September, 2005: 45.

“CSI Western Style: A Review of The Calamity Papers: Western Myths and Cold Cases, by Dale L. Walker”; “Range and Revolution as an Artist: A Review of  The Art  of Tom Lea, by Kathleen G. Hjerter”;  & “European Theater POWs in Texas: A Review of Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne, by Michael R. Waters, et al.”Review of Texas Books. 20.3 (2005): 9, 12-13.

The Stalin Front, by Michael Hofmann, Gert Ledig, trans.” Publisher’s Weekly, 19 September, 2005: 42.

“He Was a President Without Precedent: Andrew Jackson, by H. W. Brands.” DallasMorning News. 2 October, 2005: G-11.

Swallowing Stones, by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán.” Publisher’s Weekly. 7 November, 2005: 49.

“Moving Through Black and White Worlds: A Review of  Axeman’s Jazz, by Tracy  Daugherty”; “Combining History, Geography, and Folklore: A Review of Rivers of Texas, by Verne Huser”; &: “Personal Faith-Fundamental Ignorance: A Review of Slouching Toward Zion and Other Lies, by Robert Flynn.” Review of   Texas Books. 20.4 (2005): 2, 14.

The Amalgmation Polka, by Stephen Wright.” Publisher’s Weekly. 21 November, 2005: 26.

Kuraj, by Silvia Di Natale: Trans. Carol O’Sullivan and Martin Thom.” Publisher’s Weekly. 19 December, 2005: 40.

The Rules of Perspective, by Adam Thorpe.” Publishers Weekly. 9 January, 2006: 38.

Challenger Park, by Stephen Harrigan.” Publishers Weekly. 23 January, 2006: 183.

Reviews: “No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy”; “El Llano Estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico: 1536-1860, by John Miller Morris”; & “Shambles, by Deborah Monroe.” Review of Texas Books. 21.1 (2006): 2, 13, 14.

Telegraph Days, by Larry McMurtry.” Publishers Weekly. 6 March, 2006: 42.

Now is the Hour, by Tom Spanbauer.” Publishers Weekly. 20 March, 2006: 36-37.

Richard Temple, by Patrick O’Brian.”  Publishers Weekly. 24 April, 2006: Annex.  “Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead, by Alan Dinero.” Publishers Weekly. 15 May, 2006. 49.

“Texas History, Warts and All: A Review of Passionate Nation, by James L. Haley.” Houston Chronicle. 21 May, 2006: “Zest”: 20-21.

The Law of Dreams, by Peter Behrens.” Publishers Weekly. 22 May, 2006: 27.

Stoner, by John Williams.” Publishers Weekly. 29 May, 2006: 36.

“Critique of U.S. Dissolves into Diatribe: A Review of Terrorist, by John Updike.”  Dallas Morning News. 4 June, 2006: G-6.

Another Green World, by Richard Grant.” Publishers Weekly. 12 June, 2006: 32.

“Reprint Reacquaints Us With a Remarkable Novel: A Review of Stoner,by John Williams. Dallas Morning News. 20 June, 2006: G1, G5.

“Turning Ulysses Into a Payne: A Review of The Suitors, by Ben Ehrenreich.” Dallas Morning News. 2 July, 2006: G-10.

Trout in the Sea of Cortez, by John Salter.” Publishers Weekly. 10 July, 2006: 53.

The Translation of Dr. Appelles: A Love Story, by David Treuer.” Publishers Weekly. 31 July, 2006: 49.

“Driven to Desertion: A Review of The St. Patrick’s Battalion, by James Alexander Thom.” Houston Chronicle. 27 August, 2006: “Zest”: 21, 25.

The Weight of Smoke, by George Robert Minkoff.” Publishers Weekly. 2 October, 2006: 41.

“Fire Missing After ‘Cold’: A Review of Thirteen Moons, by Charles Frazier.” Dallas Morning News. 22 October, 2006: G-9.

Love and War in California, by Oakley Hall.” Publishers Weekly. 30 October, 2006: 31.

“Here’s Texas the Way It Really Wasn’t: A Review of The Texicans, by Nina Vida.” Dallas Morning News. 5 November, 2006: G-8.

Voices from the Street, by Philip K. Dick.” Publishers Weekly. 6 November, 2006: 36.

“Puppy Love On the Streets of Fallujah: A Review of From Baghdad, With Love, by Lt. Colonel Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth.” Dallas Morning News. 26 November, 2006: G-10.

The Moments Lost, by Bruce Olds.” Publishers Weekly. 27 November, 2006: 27.

“World War II Lite: A Review of The Rising Tide, by Jeff Shaara.” Dallas Morning News. 17 December, 2006: G-8.

When the Light Goes, by Larry McMurtry.” Publishers Weekly. 18 December, 2006: 38.

“‘John Henry’ Built the Foundation For Rock and Roll: A Review of Steel Drivin’ Man, by Scott Reynolds Nelson.” Dallas Morning News. 26 December, 2006: G-2.

The Testament of Gideon Mack, by James Robertson.” Publishers Weekly. 22 January, 2007: 156.

“There’s No Business Like the Oil Business: A Review of The Boss, by Stan Pottinger.” Dallas Morning News. 28 January, 2007: E-12.

Before I  Forget, by Andre Brink.” Publishers Weekly. 5 February, 2007: 40.

“Further Up the Trail With the Texas Rangers: A Review of Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers, by Robert M. Utley.” Dallas Morning News. 4 March, 2007: E-10.

“Sojourner Tries to Solve an Ancient Vanishing Act: A Review of House of Rain, by Craig Childs.” Dallas Morning News. 11 March, 2007, E-12.

East Texan Gives West Equal Time: A Review of The Segovia Chronicles, by Paul Ruffin.” Dallas Morning News. 25 March, 2007: E-7.

Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, by Peter Handke.” Publishers Weekly. 2 April, 2007. 31.

“Jamestown Confidential: A Review of Savage Kingdom, by Benjamin Woolley.” Dallas Morning News. 22 April, 2007: E-6.

“A Good Dog is Hard to Find; A Good Man a Bit Harder: A Review of Year of the Dog, by Shelby Hearon.” Dallas Morning News. 13 May, 2007: E-11.

Red Rover, by Dierdre McNamer.” Publishers Weekly. 14 May, 2007: 30.

Turpentine, by Spring Warren.” Publishers Weekly. 11 June, 2007: 35.

A Man You Could Love, by John Callahan.” Publishers Weekly. 11 June, 2007: annex.

“Confusing Characters Get a Plot to Match: A Review of The Beautiful Miscellaneous, by Dominic Smith.” Dallas Morning News. 17 June, 2007: E-9.

Matecumbe, by James Michener.” Publishers Weekly. 9 July, 2007: 32.

“The War With Mexico, from Mexico’s Perspective: A Review of A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and Its War with the United States, by Timothy J. Henderson.Dallas Morning News. 15 July, 2007:  E-7.

“Avon Calling: A Review of Becoming Shakespeare, by Jack Lynch.” Dallas Morning News. 29 July, 2007: E-7.

The Headmaster’s Dilemma, by Louis Auchincloss.” Publishers Weekly. 8/13/2007: annex.

In the Meantime, by Robin Lippincott.” Publishers Weekly. 20 August, 2007: 44.

“PI Has the Goods—See?: A Review of The Chicago Way, by Michael Harvey.” Dallas Morning News. 26 August, 2007: E-7.

The Last Cavalier: Being the Adventures of the Count Sainte Hermine in the Age of Napoleon, by Alexander Dumas.” Publishers Weekly. 10 September, 2007: annex.

“38th Parallels: A Review of The Coldest Winter, by David Halberstam.” Dallas Morning News. 23 September, 2007: E-8.

Expeditions, by Kark Iagnemma.” Publishers Weekly. 15 October, 2007: 39.

“It’s All Ancient History: A Review of Rome and Jerusalem, by Martin Goodman.”Dallas Morning News. 4 November, 2007: E-9.

Names on a Map, by Ben Saénz.” Publishers Weekly. 12 November, 2007: 34-35.

“War Story: A Review of Our Savage Neighbors, by Peter Silver.” Dallas Morning News. 22 November, 2007: E-4.

Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb.” Publishers Weekly. 26 November, 2007: 27-28.

“Way, Way Off the Beaten Path: A Review of A Land So Strange, by André Reséndez.”Dallas Morning News. 9 December, 2007: E-6.

The Plague of Doves, by Louise Erdrich.” Publishers Weekly, 14 January, 2008: 36.

“Humanizing War’s Toll: A Review of This Republic of Suffering, by Drew Gilpin Faust.” Houston Chronicle. 10 February, 2008: “Zest,” 19-20.

The Count of Concord, by Nicholas Delbanco.” Publishers Weekly. 18 February, 2008: 134.

The Disagreement, by Nick Taylor.” Publishers Weekly, 25 February, 2008: 52.

“The 64,000 Theory Question: A Review of The Road to Dallas, by David Kaiser.”Dallas Morning News. 16 March, 2008: E-6.

Farther Along, by Donald Harrington.” Publishers Weekly. 17 March, 2008: 48.

“Blood, Sweat, Tears and a Lot of Years: A Review of Panama Fever, by Matthew Parker.” Dallas Morning News. 11 May, 2008: E-7.

“Big Oil’s Past Problems: A Review of The Teapot Dome Scandal, by Laton McCartney.” Houston Chronicle. 25 May 2008: “Zest,” 21.

North of the Port, by Daniel Bukoski.” Publishers Weekly, 6 June, 2008: annex.

“Salt in the Wounds: A Review of Salt Warriors, by Paul Cool.” Houston Chronicle. 15 June, 2008: “Zest”: 16, 19.

The Eleventh Man, by Ivan Doig.” Publishers Weekly, 16 June, 2008: 28.

People of the Whale, by Linda Hogan.” Publishers Weekly, 16 June, 2008: 32.

“Larry McMurtry Pens an Ode to the Written Word: A Review of Books: A Memoir, by Larry McMurtry.” Dallas Morning News. 6 July, 2008: E-6.

The Pirate’s Revenge, by Julian Stockwin.” Publishers Weekly. 25 August, 2008: 54.

“Deconstructing Dallas: A Review of The Dallas Myth, by Harvey J. Graff.” Dallas Morning News. 7 September, 2008: E-7.

“Southern Side of the Civil War: A Review of Bitterly Divided, by David Williams.”Dallas Morning News. 21 September, 2008: E-7.

“Depression-Era Theater Put in the Spotlight: A Review of Furious Improvisation, by Susan Quinn.” Houston Chronicle. 28 September, 2008: “Zest,” 15-16.

“More Birth of Financial System, Less Story of ‘Whiskey’ Rebellion: A Review of The Whiskey Rebels, by David Liss.” Houston Chronicle. 2 November, 2008: “Zest,” 17, 19.

“A Larger-Than-Life Life: A Review of As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart, by Clyde A. Milner II and Carol O’Connor.” Dallas Morning News. 14 December, 2008: E-5.

“A Birth With Complications: A Review of The Mexican Wars for Independence, by Timothy J. Henderson.” Dallas Morning News. 3 May, 2009: E-6.

“Mysticism on the Prairie: A Review of Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead.”  DallasMorning News: 31 May, 2009: E-6.

“End of the Thalia Trail: A Weary Duane Moore Comes Home: A Review of Rhino Ranch, by Larry McMurtry.” Dallas Morning News. 9 August, 2009: E-9.

“Justice Wears Cowboy Boots: A Review of Time of the Rangers: Texas Rangers 1900 to the Present, by Mike Cox.” Dallas Morning News. 16 August, 2009: E-6.

“Teddy the Tree-Hugger: A Review of Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, by Douglas Brinkley.” Dallas Morning News. 23 August, 2009: E-7.

“Gripping Tale of Fire’s Effects: A Review of The Big Burn, by Timothy Egan.” Dallas Morning News. 25 October, 2009: E-8.

“Midlist Novelist: A Review of A Literary Life: A Second Memoir, by Larry McMurtry.”Dallas Morning News. 6 December 2009: E-6.

“Is Alaska Too Big for a Book?: A Review of The Quiet World, by Douglas Brinkley.” Dallas Morning News. 20 February, 2011: E-7.

“Voice of Authority Assesses Leading Writers of the Day: A Review of State of Mind: Texas Culture and Its Discontents, by Don Graham.” Dallas Morning News. 6 March, 2011: E-7.

“TCU Professor Offers a Chronological Account of Battles Over Slavery: A Review of This Great Struggle, by Seven E. Woodworth.” Dallas Morning News. 3 April, 2011: E-5.

“The Men Who Lived It Tell the Story of the Civil War: A Review of Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Ed by Harold Holzer.”  Dallas Morning News. 15 May, 2011: 6-E.

“Lessons From a Forgotten War:  A Review of The Moro War, by James R. Arnold.” Dallas Morning News. 7 August, 2011: 6-E.

“Hero or Terrorist?: A Review of Midnight Rising, by Tony Hortwitz.” Dallas Morning News. 30 October, 2011: E-7.

“Texas Writer Probes Family History for Story That Never Jells: A Review of Country of the Bad Wolfes, by James Carlos Blake.” Dallas Morning News. 29 January, 2012: E-6.

"Lucky, Likable Eisenhower: A Review of Eisenhower in War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith.” Dallas Morning News. 19 February, 2012: E-6.

“Compromise Slowed Slide to Civil War: A Review of America’s Great Debate, by Fergus M. Bordewich. Dallas Morning News. 3 June, 2012: E-6.

“How Politics at the Battle of Antietam Shaped Civil War: A Review of The Long  Road to Antietam, by Richard Slotkin.” The Dallas Morning News. 29 July, 2012:  E-6.

“President Emblematic of His Times: A Review of Ike’s Bluff, by Evan Thomas.” DallasMorning News. 4 November 2012: E-6.

“Untying Civil War’s Knot of Causes: A Review of The Fall of the House of Dixie, by Bruce Levine.” Dallas Morning News. 13 January, 2013: E-7.

“Family Saga Derides Texas History, Myths: A Review of The Son, by Philipp Meyer.”Dallas Morning News. 9 June, 2013: E-5.

“Works on Outlaw James Brothers Miss Mark: A Review of Shot All to Hell, by Mark Lee Gardner & The Lost Cause, by James P. Muehlberger.” Dallas Morning News. 18 August, 2013: E-7.

“In MacArthur’s Defense: A Review of The Most Dangerous Man in America, by Mark Perry.” The Dallas Morning News. 27 April, 2014: E-8.

“In MacArthur’s Defense: A Review of The Most Dangerous Man in America, by Mark Perry.” The Dallas Morning News. 27 April, 2014: E-8.

“Redeeming ‘Stonewall’: A Review of Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, by S. C. Gwynne.” Dallas Morning News. 28 September, 2014: E-6.

“A Luminary Gets His Spotlight:  A Review of William Wells Brown: An American Life, by Ezra Greenspan.” Dallas Morning News. 8 February, 2015: E-9.

“Undercover in the Deep South: A Review of Our Man in Charleston, by Christopher Dickey.” Dallas Morning News. 2 August, 2015: E-7.