BOOK BRIEFS: Movie Stunts, Famous Bandits and a World War I Regiment – #bookreview

Cowboy Stuntman From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen Dean Smith with Mike Cox (Texas Tech University Press – hardback, Kindle) Dean Smith won an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter relays at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Then the 20-year-old returned home to Northwest Texas, where he had been a rodeo cowboy. Later, … Continue reading BOOK BRIEFS: Movie Stunts, Famous Bandits and a World War I Regiment – #bookreview

Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present – #bookreview #in #music

Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present Jean A. Boyd (Texas Tech University Press, hardback, list price $65.00; paperback, list price $39.95) Fans of 1930s and 1940s western swing will find plenty to enjoy in this entertaining book by Jean A. Boyd, a¬† Baylor University music history professor¬†and native of Fort … Continue reading Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present – #bookreview #in #music