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Interesting Reads


Cooper, Mary Ann, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education


Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s

by Bill Werber and C. Paul Rogers III

Bill Werber's claim to lame was unique: he had a 1 direct connection to the 1927 Yankees' "Murderers' Row," a team hailed by many as the best of all time. SJ Werber played with or against some of the most pi' productive hitters of all time, including Babe Ruth, - Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio. Rich in anecdotes and humor, Memories of a Ballplayer is a cleareyed memoir of the world of big-league baseball in the 1930s.

2000. 250 pp. ISBN: 978-0910137843. $14.95 paper. Society for American Baseball Research, Phoenix, Ariz., (800) 969-7227, www.sabr.org

Tejano Empire: Life on the South Texas Ranchos

by Dr. Andres Tijerina (Author), Ricardo M. Beasley (Illustrator), Servando G. Hinojosa (Illustrator)

Texans of Mexican descent built a unique and highly developed ranching culture that thrived in South Texas until the 1880s. In Tejano Empire historian Andrés Tijerina describes the major elements that gave the Tejano ranch community its identity. After the introduction's historical overview of the region, the chapters address specific elements of the lives people led in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas: work ways and tools, housing and ranch layouts, family networks and authority patterns, education and the arts, religion and daily prayer.

2008. 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1603440516. $19.95 paper. Texas A&M University Press, Galveston, Texas, (979) 8451436. www.tamu.edu/upress.

Never Fade Away

by William Hart

At a state university in mid-1980s Los Angeles, freshman English routinely turns ethnic minority and immigrant students into ex-students - until an untenured instructor bucks the system. Hart takes on a relationship between a student and a teacher, which begins when a Vietnamese student signs up for an ESL language course taught by a Vietnam vet with a negative outlook on life. Stories of her life, dovetailing with his own experiences in the war, change his life.

2002. 208 pp. ISBN: 978-1564743862. $12.95 paper. Daniel & Daniel Publishers, McKinleyville, Calif., (707) 8393495; www.danielpublishing.com/

Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland

by Spencer R, Herrera, Robert Kaiser and Levi Romero

2013. 160 pp, University of New Mexico Press, ISBN: 9780826353542. $29.95.

tend to designate places of worship or shrines to die dearly departed as sacred {daces. Everyplace dse is just that - every place else. If you draw nothing more from a book such as Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland it is that diere is spirituality and sacredness in any place where members of society, however few they might be, cane together in a common ask. …

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