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Poetic scope: UNT’s Bruce Bond combs through his workfor a compilation accented with new pieces
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Poet Bruce Bond might have reached peak productivity.

The University of North Texas regents professor of English has published four books in the last year. The latest, Blackout Starlight, is a collection of his work from 1997 to 2015.

"I wanted to pick the best poems I could," Bond said. "I did want to represent each book, which can cause a lot of anxiety for a poet. I did want to create an arc of vision in the entire collection."

Blackout Starlight includes poems from nine of Bond's books: Radiography (1997), The Throats of Narcissus (2001), Cinder (2003), ...

Book works to highlight historical contributions of Collin McKinney
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Fri, Apr 8, 2016 - 8:00am

Prior to last fall, only one book about Collin McKinney, the namesake of Collin County and the city of McKinney, had been published.

It was an illustrated children’s book – not exactly the sort fact-filled tome most Texas history buffs would likely seek out while researching the life and times of the statesman, whose 250thbirthday will be marked April 16 with a county-sponsored celebration in downtown McKinney.

Were it not for the county’s decision to note the milestone in grand fashion, there might not have been a second book about McKinney written anytime soon.

“Texas Maker: The...

Capturing the Spirit of Texas' First Capital
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Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 9:17am

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the state’s longest running publisher of books about Texas history, is proud to announce its newest publication, "Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic" by noted Texas historian Richard B. McCaslin. In "Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic," McCaslin recovers the rich history of an iconic Texas town, which served as the epicenter of the nascent Texas Republic. In March of 1836, Texas leaders gathered in the new town on the west bank of the Brazos to establish a new republic. After approving a declaration of independence and constitution, they...

Texas State Historical Association Announces Book Celebrating the Heritage of the Texas Republic
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Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - 8:00am

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the state’s longest running publisher of books about Texas history, is proud to announce its newest publication,Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic by noted Texas historian Richard B. McCaslin.

In Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic, McCaslin recovers the rich history of an iconic Texas town, which served as the epicenter of the nascent Texas Republic. In March of 1836, Texas leaders gathered in the new town on the west bank of the Brazos to establish a new republic. After approving a declaration of independence...

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Book highlights 40 years of photography featuring horse culture
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Fri, Jan 8, 2016 - 7:52am

Denton County is home to one of the largest concentrations of horse ranches in the world. The county has more than 350 such ranches, and many more are in the surrounding North Texas area.

And Denton County is also home to a huge diversity of horses, including Thoroughbreds, American Quarter Horses, Arabians and Appaloosas.

Now, a new book printed through the University of...