The Texas Biography Series


Pick up a book in the Texas Biography Series and you'll get to know a remarkable Texan. Published by TCU Press and funded by a generous grant from the Houston Endowment, these cutting-edge scholarly works focus on individuals who lacked a quality modern biography exploring their significant role in historic events.

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Emily Austin of Texas, 1795-1851
by Light Townsend Cummins

Winner: 2010 Texas State Historical Association Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women


Edmund J. Davis of Texas: Civil War General, Republican Leader, Reconstruction Governor

by Carl H. Moneyhon


Fighting Stock: John S. "Rip" Ford
of Texas

by Richard McCaslin

Winner: 2012 Texas State Historical Association Kate Broocks Bates Award for Historical Research

Upcoming publications will feature the work of Houston clubwoman and historic preservationist Adele Briscoe Looscan and the career of Santos Benavides, the only Mexican American general in the Confederacy.


For publication guidelines and further information contact series editor Gregg Cantrell, Erma and Ralph Lowe Chair in Texas History, TCU Box 297260, Fort Worth, Texas 76129.