Four Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off Fall 2018

Never Lost Again
by Bill Kilday, BA ’90, MPA, MBA ’94

These days avoiding traffic jams and getting from Point A to Point B is as easy as plugging in information into a smart phone. In Never Lost Again, Bill Kilday chronicles how the mapping technology of Google Maps and Google Earth came to be. It all started 20 years ago, when small-town Texan John Hanke created the struggling mapping startup Keyhole. As the former marketing director of Keyhole and then Google Maps, Kilday provides an up-close look at how the technology we rely on evolved into what it is today.

 

Country Music USA
by Bill C. Malone, BA ’56, MA ’58, PhD ’65, and Tracey E.W. Laird

In 1968, Bill C. Malone first published Country Music USA, which chronicled the transformation of American country music. The definitive history of the music genre garnered universal acclaim. Now in this 50th anniversary edition, Malone has revisited the text, adding new information and insights to each chapter, while co-author Tracey E.W. Laird explores the current country music scene.

 

A Mile Above Texas
by Jay B. Sauceda, ’07

The author of Y’all: The Defnitive Guide to Being a Texan and founder of Texas Humor brings you his collection of stunning aerial photographs that capture the state’s natural and human landscapes. From sprawling cities to coastlines to deserts, Sauceda’s 3,822-mile journey in the course of five days presents a view of Texas like you have never seen it before.

 

 

Daughter of a Daughter of A Queen
by Sarah Bird, MA ’76

Austin-based writer Sarah Bird’s latest novel tells the tale of Cathy Williams, a slave woman who disguises herself as a man to fight alongside the legendary Buffalo Soldiers. Cathy is fighting for her freedom and is on a quest to find her family. Inspired by a true story, the book sheds light on an overlooked woman in history and draws on themes of strength and love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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