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December 2014

Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey's Texas Bank War, by Broadus A. Spivey & Jesse Sublett

My Favorite Books of 2014

    Consider this an expanded version of the piece in the last Austin Chronicle of 2014 on my favorite books of 2014. Sometimes it feels like I’m too busy reading research source material and proofing my own writing to keep up with current books, but as it turns out, I …

custom made cowboy boots, Charlie Dunn, Eddie Wilson, Armadillo World Headquarters

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 …

Jesse Sublett, true crime book, Austin underworld history

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 find more updates on book events & where to purchase in the coming weeks. The timing means that we’ll have books in time for SXSW, where I’ll do …

Eddie Wilson

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 Burley Auction Gallery in New Braunfels, Jan. 17. Details here. I’m enjoying this, hope you are, too.  Before we get started, I wanted to share something amusing. Be …

Armadillo & Threadgill’s music history on the block

Eddie Wilson’s Armadillo World Headquarters & Threadgill’s Collection auction is probably the biggest collection of such art and collectibles being publicly offered in many years. Eddie is selling off his huge trove of posters from the Armadillo era, plus beer signs dating back almost to the Civil War… signed photos, cosmic cowboy stuff, large …

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 the 1960s… the thugs, pimps, safecrackers, and Cadillac-obsessed ex-football players and used car salesmen known as the Overton Gang… the thug culture matrix that evolved into the criminal …