Foreword

Previewing the 2006 Texas Book Festival


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For recent Chronicle coverage concerning the following TBF attendees, see austinchronicle.com.

Ben Barnes (Barn Burning Barn Building: Tales of a Political Life From LBJ to George W. Bush and Beyond)

Sarah Bird (The Flamenco Academy)

Kevin Brockmeier (The Brief History of the Dead)

David Bull (The Driskill Hotel: A Cookbook for Special Occasions)

Lee Merrill Byrd (Riley's Fire)

Gail Caldwell (A Strong West Wind)

Elizabeth Crook (The Night Journal)

Linden Dalecki (Kid B)

Maureen Dowd (Are Men Necessary?)

Ben Fountain (Brief Encounters With Che Guevara: Stories)

James Fraher (Texas Zydeco)

James L. Haley (Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas)

Stephen Harrigan (Challenger Park)

Jonathan W. Jordan (Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the Shaping of the American West)

Bill Minutaglio (The President's Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales)

Raúl R. Salinas (My Weapon Is My Pen: raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine)

Dominic Smith (The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre)

Bill Wittliff (La Vida Brinca)

Roger Wood (Texas Zydeco)

Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11)

Mark Zupan (GIMP: When Life Deals You a Crappy Hand, You Can Fold or You Can Play)

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