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Dr. Victor Rodriguez, The Bell Ringer

Victor Rodriguez earned his bachelor and master's degrees in art education from North Texas State College (now the University of North Texas) and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He retired after twelve years as Superintendent of the San Antonio School District and lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781574418460
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Published: University of North Texas Press - December 6th, 2021

This is the story of Victor Rodriguez, a man who began life with few advantages but who had continuing encouragement to persevere from the people who knew him best. From his earliest days in South Texas in the 1940s he broke many barriers.


Matthew Dowd, Revelations on the River: Healing a Nation, Healing Ourselves

matthew dowd author photoMatthew Dowd, a renowned entrepreneur and strategist, is widely viewed as one of the most creative thought leaders in America today.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781510768635
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Published: Skyhorse - November 9th, 2021

At a moment of incredible change and profound disruption, all of us are examining our lives and delving into the meaning of our journey. Through a global pandemic, economic upheaval, and fundamental adjustments in our way of life, each of us are looking for how to navigate the rapids and bends as we move forward in discovery with a desire for connection.


Gaylon Finklea Hecker and Marianne Odom, Growing Up in the Lone Star State: Notable Texans Remember Their Childhoods

Gaylon Finklea Hecker is a journalist and the author of four books about Texas history.

Marianne Odom is a journalism professor at San Antonio College.

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$39.95
ISBN: 9780999731840
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Published: Briscoe Ctr for Amer History UT-Austin - June 1st, 2021

Gaylon Finklea Hecker and Marianne Odom began the interviews for this book in 1981 and devoted a professional lifetime to collecting the memories of accomplished Texans to determine what, if anything, about growing up in the Lone Star State prepared them for success.

The resulting forty-seven oral history interviews begin with tales from the early 1900s, when Texas was an agrarian state,


Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., FRSA, Horizons of Joy: Poetic Thresholds for Winter

Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., FRSA, serves as a professor and graduate program director in the Department of English Literature and Language, as well as moderator for the chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society, and Internship Coordinat

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ISBN: 9780972556248
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Published: River Lily Press - October 14th, 2021

David H. Garcia, Pandemic Preaching

David H. Garcia is a San Antonio priest of forty-six years, and well-known as rector of the historic San Fernando Cathedral, director of the World Heritage Old Spanish Missions and Senior Advisor to Catholic Relief Services. A Fellow at both Harvard and Notre Dame Universities, he brings a wealth of theology and pastoral experience as well as civic engagement to his preaching.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781666730500
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Published: Wipf & Stock Publishers - October 21st, 2021

F. Howard Billings, When Gods War (Roman Candle)

F. Howard Billings is an aerospace engineer with 39 years experience writing technical procedures for various aeronautical platforms, and from 2008-2014, was the creative force of the satirical website www.shallowtimes.com, since taken down. His interests in astronomy, history, geology and other fields has resulted in When Gods War (Roman Candle).

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ISBN: 9781524692056
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Published: Authorhouse - June 14th, 2017

The stone-age, cave-like beings of Zeon have certain death coming straight at them in the form of the neighboring planet Tareon. Zeon and Tareon orbit their sun in opposite directions, and every time they pass each other, Tareon draws Zeon closer and closer to Tareon's own orbit path. With no technology and only just beginning to discover electricity, the Zeons have no chance for survival.


Joshua Nguyen, Come Clean

Joshua Nguyen is a Vietnamese American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He is the author of the chapbook American Lục Bát for My Mother. He is a PhD student at the University of Mississippi, where he also received his MFA.

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ISBN: 9780299336042
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - November 30th, 2021

Joshua Nguyen's sharp, songlike, and often experimental collection compartmentalizes past trauma—sexual and generational—through the quotidian. Poems aim to confront the speaker's past by physically, and mentally, cleaning up.


Keith Rees, This Enchanted Old Ruin

keith rees author photoI am a best selling author of fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, poetry and one children's book. I have written 12 novels and two that are not yet published. I also have two collections of poetry.

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By Emily Zieroth (Illustrator), Keith R. Rees
$11.99
ISBN: 9798732202069
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Published: Independently Published - May 14th, 2021

Travel along with young Miss Penelope as she goes on a wondrous tour of a whimsical, yet magical castle where time has no meaning.


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