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UNT Press publishes Marine's memoir
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The University of North Texas Press has published Roy H. Elrod's We Were Going To Win, or Die There: With the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Saipan.

The memoir ($29.95, cloth cover) recalls Elrod's time in the Marine Corps. He joined in 1940, and a few years later, he traveled to the Guadalcanal with the 8th Marine Regiment. Elrod commanded a platoon of 37mm gunners.

The marines powered through Japanese attacks, malarial tropical weather and starvation rations.  On D-Day, his platoon waded ashore at Tarawa with their 37mm canons, no easy task as they weighed 1,000 pounds. The soldiers slogged...

UNT alumnus latest exhibit follows one family's life
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The Lost Pines Art League is proud to present an educational and uplifting photography show about the exhibition The Upshaws of County Line follows one family from everyday events, such as a game of dominos, to important milestones such as births and funerals.

But what makes the Upshaws unique is where they lived - County Line, a freedom colony in East Texas formed in the 1870s by newly freed slaves on land that they owned.

The photographs, taken by University of North Texas alumnus Richard Orton, will be...

UNT Press title released
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Sat, Aug 27, 2016 - 6:42pm

The UNT Press’ newest release, Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo by Mitchel Roth, is available online. Convict Cowboyscovers the history of the country’s first prison rodeo, which ran from 1931 to 1986. The rodeo drew as many as 30,000 spectators and stood at the intersection of numerous forms of American popular entertainment.

The book tells the story of the Texas Prison Rodeo alongside Texas history and discusses the prison system and how it evolved over time. For more information, visit http://untpress.unt.edu.

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UNT Press shares new book
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Sat, Aug 13, 2016 - 3:41pm

The University of North Texas Press’ newest book, Rounded up in Glory, is a biography documenting the life and career Artist Frank Reaugh. Reaugh lived from 1860 to 1945 and was called “the Dean of Texas artists.” His pastels documented the wide-open spaces of the West as they were vanishing in the late nineteenth century, and his plein air techniques influenced generations of artists.

His students included twentieth-century Texas painters like Alexandre Hogue, Reveau Bassett, and Lucretia Coke. Reaugh also invented a portable easel that allowed him to paint in high winds, and developed a new formula for...

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EWU’s Buckingham wins short fiction prize
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Fri, Dec 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

The end of the year love is beginning and three local writers are feeling it.

Polly Buckingham, a senior lecturer in the English department at Eastern Washington University, has won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Short Fiction, awarded by the University of North Texas Press.

The prize comes with a $1,000 cash award as well as publication of her story collection. “The Expense of a View” will be released in November 2016. The prize was judged by novelist/memorist Chris Offutt (“The Good Brother”).

Buckingham, who teaches creative writing, is a three-time finalist for the...