My Favorite Books of 2014

      Here we have some of my favorite books of 2014. I’m still reading a couple of them, and several were published a year or two ago. The Good Rat, by Jimmy Breslin, knocked me out… I’ve still got a few essays to finish in The Manly Art, …

Mythic Boots by Charlie Dunn

I don’t wear cowboy boots but I would buy these in a minute. I’m sure they’re not size 12 anyway but you might just want to keep them in a glass case. Don Hyde’s boots, made by Charlie Dunn. Here’s the story straight from Don Hyde, an historic Austin legend …

1960s Austin Gangsters: update

We now have a firm release date of March 9, 2015 for 1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked The Capital. You’ll …

About that piano…

Watch this space… I’m not yet done blogging about Eddie Wilson’s Armadillo World Headquarters & Threadgill’s Collection Auction. The auction is at …

1960s Austin Gangsters

February 2015…. The countdown begins soon. We’re getting set for the release of the long-labored, much-awaited book on the Austin underworld of …

Not Without A Fight

Our new book, “Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War,” is the subject of a swell review in Thursday’a Austin Chronicle, titled …