Trinity University Press

Forthcoming Books

300 Years of San Antonio & Bexar County

Claudia Guerra (editor), Char Miller (foreword)

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Hardcover release: Jun 2018

300 Years of San Antonio & Bexar County captures the iconic stories, moments, people, and places that define one of the oldest communities in the United States. A collection of diverse authors joined forces to produce this richly illustrated and complexly woven thematic telling of the city’s history. From its earliest legacy as home to many indigenous peoples to its municipal founding by the Canary Islanders, a...

One Tree / Un árbol único

Gretchen C. Daily (author), Charles J. Katz Jr. (photographs)

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Hardcover release: Jun 2018

Through words and photographs, acclaimed ecologist Gretchen Daily and photographer Charles Katz describe how one relict tree—the magnificent Ceiba pentandra in Sabalito, Costa Rica—carries physical and spiritual importance. The people in the town of Sabalito call the tree la ceiba, a term said to be derived from a Taíno word referring to a type of wood used for making canoes in the West Indies. Ceiba evokes times and...

Humans of San Antonio

Michael Cirlos (author)

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Paperback release: Jun 2018

Along with Humans of New York, which aims to share the stories of New Yorkers, Humans of San Antonio is part of the Global Humans Project, a network of major cities around the world dedicated to capturing a glimpse into the lives of everyday citizens. San Antonio joins the ranks of cities from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro, photographed and shown through social media to the world. Michael Cirlos, the photojournalist...

Authentic and honest.San Antonio Current

The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures

Leath Tonino (author)

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Paperback release: Sep 2018

The phrase “an animal a thousand miles miles long,” attributed to Aristotle, refers to a sprawling body that cannot be seen in its entirety from a single angle. For Leath Tonino, that animal is the landscape of his native Vermont. Tonino grew up along the shores of Lake Champlain, situated between Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondacks. His career as a nature and travel writer has taken him across the...

Anyone who loves Vermont will want this on her bookshelf—a funny, smart, and novel look at the Green Mountains.   Bill McKibben, author of Radio Free Vermont

Laika's Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog

Kurt Caswell (author)

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Hardcover release: Oct 2018

Laika began her life as a stray dog on the streets of Moscow and died in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Initially the USSR reported that Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth, had survived in space for seven days, providing valuable data that would make future manned space flight possible. People believed that Laika died a painless death as her oxygen ran out. Only in recent decades has the real...

The Changing Face of San Antonio: An Insider's View of an Emerging International City

Nelson W. Wolff (author), Henry Cisneros (foreword)

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Paperback release: Nov 2018

Nelson Wolff, Bexar County judge and former San Antonio mayor, has been an active participant in the city’s political and business community for five decades. His first book, Transforming San Antonio, highlighted four major initiatives that created the economic revitalization of the Southwest’s most vibrant city: building the AT&T Center; expanding the River Walk north to the Pearl Brewery; securing the Toyota...

Rollergirls: The Story of Flat Track Derby

Felicia Graham (author)

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Hardcover release: Nov 2018

Flat track roller derby is one of the country’s fastest growing sports. What started as a single league in Austin, Texas, a couple of decades ago has grown into an international phenomenon, with nearly two thousand leagues around the world. Rollergirls captures the spirit of the game, which is poised to become an Olympic sport, and highlights the women who have become known as the godmothers of modern-day roller...

Graham has assembled one of the biggest visual archives of the world’s fastest-growing women’s sport.Austin American-Statesman

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Jonathan White (author), Peter Matthiessen (foreword)

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In Tides, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that...

A wonderfully paced account.... White offers clear explanations of how tides work and scientific giants such as Aristotle, Copernicus ... and others helped us get where we...Wall Street Journal

Ranching Saga: The Lives of William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell

William Curry Holden (author), José Cisneros (illustrations)

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A Ranching Saga tells the story of father and son pioneer ranchers in the Southwest. Around the turn of the century, William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell were integral to the growing ranching industry in Texas and Oklahoma. Through newspaper accounts, legal documents, personal correspondence, and interviews with family members, friends, and acquaintances, A Ranching Saga  recounts the lives of these two keen...