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Ed Baker

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

For the Comanche history novice, this is an entertaining and easy-to-read starting point, but not a very intellectually strenuous one

Books Review, Oct. 1, 2010

Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

By establishing the facts of evolution – the where, when, why, and how of human, animal, and plant genetic selection, survival, and extinction – Wells proves that we are pretty much done with theories

Books Review, Jul. 9, 2010

The Comanche Empire

This hugely important volume is not intended to be the end-all of Comanche histories but rather a starting point

Books Review, Jun. 20, 2008

Bully

Screens Feature, Dec. 1, 2006

Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him,
Mao: The Unknown Story

Rayfield, Donald, Chang, Jung and Halliday, Jon

Books Feature, Dec. 23, 2005

The Legendary Snow Monkeys of Texas

A brief open season on monkeys resulted in protections for them in the Lone Star State

News Feature, Aug. 5, 2005

Friday Night Lights

'Friday Night Lights' is the story of Odessa's Permian High School football dynasty in the 1980s. It's a good story, but did Hollywood pull off a film rendition of Odessa high school football?

Screens Review, Feb. 4, 2005

'The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution' and 'Patrolling Chaos: The U.S. Border Patrol in Deep South Texas'

Two new books about Texas explore a little bit of the deeper, darker, and less obvious parts of our history and culture

Books Review, Jan. 14, 2005

The 72 Hours War

Embedded at the Texas Gaming Festival

Screens Feature, Jul. 30, 2004