John Davidson

Stories

The Lifesavers

Every night at Ben Taub Hospital’­s emergency room is a night of the living dead.

The Power

Burning a candle a day keeps the hexes away.

The Long Road North

Across the river and into the brush; an eyewitness account of the journey of two wetbacks.

The Chase

Four wetbacks are trying to get to San Antonio. The Border Patrol is trying to stop them.

The Chase

Four wetbacks are trying to get to San Antonio. The Border Patrol is trying to stop them.

The Promised Land

Two wetbacks from Mexico inherit the legacy of all immigrants—grueling labor, low pay, and a bleak existence on the edge of the American dream.

A Simple Man

Archbishop Patrick Flores acts like a country priest, but he has a tough job: he is the most powerful Catholic clergyman in Texas, and perhaps the most powerful Mexican American as well.

A Little Bit of Heaven

Once the Hill Country meant small towns and Spartan values; now it’s ranchettes and easy living.

A Little Bit of Heaven

Once the Hill Country meant small towns and Spartan values; now it’s ranchettes and easy living.

The Very Rich Life Of Enrico Di Portanova

Hugh Roy Cullen found the oil and made one of Houston’s great fortunes; now his grandson is spending his inheritance like there is no tomorrow, and suing for more.

The Very Rich Life Of Enrico Di Portanova

Hugh Roy Cullen found the oil and made one of Houston’s great fortunes; now his grandson is spending his inheritance like there is no tomorrow, and suing for more.

Lyndon Johnson, Hairdresser, Prepares for Battle

The long afternoons of the best friend the rich women of Houston have ever had.

Larger Than Life

Tom Lea, the grand old man of Texas painting, grew up among giants. No wonder he always used a big canvas.

Another Pilgrim’s Progress

The last book by native Texan William Goyen, Arcadio is a weird and wonderful fable about a search for self-acceptance and peace.

Another Pilgrim’s Progress

The last book by native Texan William Goyen, Arcadio is a weird and wonderful fable about a search for self-acceptance and peace.

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