Books http://tpr.org en The History Of Early Texas Photography (From 1840s-1900) http://tpr.org/post/history-early-texas-photography-1840s-1900 <p>Texas Matters: Dive into the hidden history of early Texas photographs with <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawrence T. Jones, III, whose new book "Lens on the Texas Frontier" presents a stunning look at life in early Texas</span>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The photograph collection of Lawrence T. Jones, III, is Texas history as you’ve never seen it before.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 David Martin Davies 30219 at http://tpr.org The History Of Early Texas Photography (From 1840s-1900) The Source: Missing Microbes May Be Affecting People Negatively http://tpr.org/post/source-missing-microbes-may-be-affecting-people-negatively <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The overuse of modern antibiotics may be the root cause behind the rise in obesity, diabetes (type 1), asthma, allergies, celiac disease, and many more.</p><p>The developed world's obsession with hygiene has rid our bodies of what Dr. Martin Blaser argues are good microflora&nbsp;that thrive in the human gut. In turn, bacteria that would have helped with some of these major health issues are absent, leaving us vulnerable.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:51:15 +0000 Paul Flahive 30093 at http://tpr.org The Source: Missing Microbes May Be Affecting People Negatively The Source: American Christianity http://tpr.org/post/source-american-christianity <p>The American church is one fragmented and in the constant throes of evolution. Despite a strong belief in the bygone big-tent Christianity of unity and uniform strength in mission, Stephen Cox argues in his new book, "American Christianity," that from nearly its inception the American Christian movement has been marked by fractures, personalities, diversity of opinion, choice, and practice.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:52:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 30026 at http://tpr.org The Source: American Christianity The Feast of San Sebastian: A Dark Tale Of Human Trafficking In Puerto Rico http://tpr.org/post/feast-san-sebastian-dark-tale-human-trafficking-puerto-rico <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> One of the fastest growing cities in the Southwest is squeezing out pronghorn antelope. For the first time in almost 20 years, the Colorado River is flowing into northern Mexico through a dam that usually stops it. Some estimates show that the Obama administration has hit two million deportations, which is prompting protests across the country. Also, we speak to San Antonio Author Jonathan Marcantoni about his book, "The Feast of San Sebastian," human trafficking in Puerto Rico and his Puerto Rican identity.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:40:45 +0000 Crystal Chavez 29508 at http://tpr.org The Feast of San Sebastian: A Dark Tale Of Human Trafficking In Puerto Rico Barry Lopez: American Literary Icon http://tpr.org/post/barry-lopez-american-literary-icon <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"There is a way in which the arts serve humanity and are not just entertainment. That seems to be the drift at the moment, that the arts are there to entertain us, but that's not why human beings became dedicated artists. Even if they were driven by individual artistic vision, there's a social impulse behind the desire to create art." Barry Lopez</span></em></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:49:45 +0000 James Baker 29480 at http://tpr.org Barry Lopez: American Literary Icon The Source: Bill White On Our "Fiscal Constitution" http://tpr.org/post/source-bill-white-our-fiscal-constitution <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Houston Mayor and Democratic candidate for Texas governor Bill White says that the country is being misled and that a fundamental principle in America's management has been broken.</span></p><p>In his new book, "America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse," White makes the case that the out-of-control spending that started under President George W. Bush has departed from the nation's history; a history that saw our "fiscal constitution" shredded.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:08:47 +0000 Paul Flahive 29417 at http://tpr.org The Source: Bill White On Our "Fiscal Constitution" Jane Pauley Looks Forward To Your Questions At SA Book Festival http://tpr.org/post/jane-pauley-looks-forward-your-questions-sa-book-festival <p>TV news anchor and author Jane Pauley is coming to the San Antonio Book Festival on Saturday. I spoke to her Wednesday, and it doesn’t take long before her Midwestern humility comes through.</p><p>“I’m going to be mixing with my betters, with authors and people who read books, and it’s very exciting to be in a crowd such as that." After a half step, Pauley added with a laugh: "And to be in San Antonio on top of it!”</p><p>She’s one of many authors who will be at the downtown library for what she calls not a speech, but a moderated conversation.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:18:52 +0000 Jack Morgan 29351 at http://tpr.org Jane Pauley Looks Forward To Your Questions At SA Book Festival The Source: The Legacy Of The 'Red Scare' In Texas http://tpr.org/post/source-legacy-red-scare-texas <p></p><p>When "Red Scare: Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticism, and Their Legacy in Texas" was first published in 1985 it won the Texas State Historical Society's prize for best book on Texas History.</p><p>Now nearly 30 years later, it has been republished by the University of Texas Press and is still resounds with the ideas of political messaging, group think and the darker parts of our common history.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:09:14 +0000 Paul Flahive 29001 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Legacy Of The 'Red Scare' In Texas The Source: Financial Meltdowns Aplenty http://tpr.org/post/source-financial-meltdowns-aplenty <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Economic busts role through the centuries debilitating states along with them.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Roman Empire of Emperor Severus in the third century collapsed in no small part due to economic depression. The United States has experiences several busts from its inception to the 2008 financial meltdown. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:18:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 28466 at http://tpr.org The Source: Financial Meltdowns Aplenty From Ballet To Author: An Unusual Path http://tpr.org/post/ballet-author-unusual-path <p>A first-time author is coming to the San Antonio Book Festival next month, and I came to find that his back story is as fascinating as the book he’s written. Meet Mario Alberto Zambrano, whose novel-writing career began on the stage.</p><p>“I was a dancer for a very long time. I never read as a kid and I never wrote short stories…”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Being an author is </span>Zambrano's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> second life, after retiring from an international career as a ballet dancer, he began writing. Surprisingly his first novel was picked up.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:05:31 +0000 Jack Morgan 28295 at http://tpr.org From Ballet To Author: An Unusual Path