The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Priest, a Prostitute, and Some Other Early Texans - Don Blevins

Edward Sumerau in Augusta, Georgia's METRO SPIRIT reviews a volume. It begins
"AUGUSTA, GA - In a well-crafted narrative, Don Blevins offers a view of the determination and diversity found in the historical roots of Texas in his "A Priest, a Prostitute, and Some Other Early Texans." Tracing the lives of fourteen individuals, Blevins breathes life into the mists of time by displaying the intricate details found in the various lives of the early residents of the state. 
A member of the Texas Historical Association and the Writers League of Texas, Don Blevins is a powerful voice in the field of historical research. With a master's degree in Southwestern Studies from Texas State University, he is the author of "Peculiar, Uncertain, and Two Egg:  From Angels to Hellcats" and "Texas Towns: From Abner to Zipperlandville." Living in San Marcos, Texas, he has published a number of works in various magazines, and has gained a reputation for spirited narratives built upon impeccable research."


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