Don Graham


The Class of ’63

The good, the bad, and the most self-indulgent of this year’s JFK assassination books.

Still Searching

A new book looks at the links between Cynthia Ann Parker and an iconic John Ford western.

Friedrichsburg Revisited

The German novel, penned in 1867 and set in the just-settled Hill Country hamlet, gets a modern translation.

Father Knows West

Is it time to revisit Larry McMurtry’s Berrybender Narratives?

Gunfire and Brimstone

Fort Worth preacher J. Frank Norris paved the way for today’s televangelists. But he’s probably best known as the defendant in a wild 1927 murder trial.

Bohemian Rhapsody

An ambitious, sometimes bewildering, debut novel about Czech Texas.

Short Book, Sorry

Larry McMurtry’s new memoir plays it close to the vest.

The Bucket List

63 things that all Texans must do before they die.

Please Go Away

Cormac McCarthy’s ubiquity problem.

Dunces of Confederacy

What to do about those controversial statues on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

You’ve Got Mailer

The famously crotchety writer’s hate-love relationship with Texas.

All the Pretty Corpses

Cormac McCarthy’s latest is bloody good.

Mary, Quite Contrary

The awful truth about The Liars’ Club.

Fallen Heroes

One riot, one Ranger, one much-maligned historian: rereading Walter Prescott Webb.