Eddie Wilson is throwing a party for us at Threadgill’s North Lamar location Sunday afternoon, 3-6 PM. By “us” I mean Jesse Sublett, Broadus A. Spivey, and Richard Zelade. Between us we have two new books, “Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War” and “Guy Town by Gas Light.” Eddie is a fan and wants to celebrate and help spread the word. There will be free food and libations. Come by for a minute or three hours, whatever suits you. Sign up on Facebook, but it’s not necessary.
“Guy Town” is about Austin’s infamous red light district which thrived from the late 1800s-1913, a wide-open “reservation” of saloons, bordellos, gambling halls, and such. “Broke, Not Broken” is a true courtroom drama history-biography of Homer Maxey and Lubbock, with a background story that encompasses the settlement of the region, just after the Comanche wars, up through the 1980s. Homer’s daughter is Glenna Goodacre, the world-renowned sculptor whose works are in public spaces in almost every state in the US, including the National Mall in DC and Zilker Park (The Three Philosophers: Dobie, Bedichek & Webb).
Sex, legal thrillers, skullduggery, vice, corruption, post-war go-go, West Texas weirdness, gunfights, Victorian hypocrisy… all these and more can be enjoyed (vicariously) in these books.
Hope you can join us.