The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy: Subversive Reports From Another Reality
Edited by Bruce Krajewski, chair and professor in the Department of English, and Joshua Heter
The Man in the High Castle, a novel by Philip K. Dick and a popular Amazon television show, tells an alternative present in which Germany and Japan won World War II. In this compilation by Drs. Krajewski and Heter, 22 professional thinkers take a deep dive into the philosophical issues raised by the story.
Every Pig Got a Saturday
by Mike Farris ('77 BA, Political Science)
While on their honeymoon, a couple crosses paths with an escaped killer, resulting in tragic consequences. What follows is a deadly game of cat and mouse that takes them from Barbados to Dallas and back again.
Shooting for the Record: Adolph Toepperwein, Tom Frye, and Sharpshooting's Forgotten Controversy
By Tim Price ('85 BA, English)
Former Fort Worth Star-Telegram sportswriter Tim Price tells the real-life story of the sporting-guns superstars who chased world records—and how it went wrong.
Full Circle: A Refugee's Tale
By Joe Vitovec ('74 BA, Urban Studies)
Joe Vitovec recounts the journey of a young man torn from his country during the course of two major wars. The protagonist ultimately lands in America but finds that freedom can come at a terrible price.
Arredondo: Last Spanish Ruler of Texas and Northeastern New Spain
by Bradley Folsom, Lecturer in the Department of History
Joaquín de Arredondo was one of the most influential and ruthless leaders in North American history. Bradley Folsom's in-depth biography takes a lively look at his life.
The Battleship Holiday: The Naval Treaties and Capital Ship Design
by Robert C. Stern ('83 MS, Computer Science and Engineering)
In Battleship Holiday, Robert C. Stern investigates the treaties curtailing and restricting battleship construction after World War I, including a look at technical developments and how well these modern ships stood the test of war.
Depression Desperado: The Chronicle of Raymond Hamilton
by By Sid Underwood ('71 BA, English)
Part of the Barrow gang, Raymond Hamilton was born in a tent in Oklahoma and died in a Texas electric chair. In this book, Sid Underwood details the life and death of the notorious career criminal.