Tag: The University of Oklahoma Press

  • New Book :: American Dude Ranch

    American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West by Lynn Downey published by University of Oklahoma Press book cover image

    American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West
    Nonfiction by Lynn Downey
    The University of Oklahoma Press, March 2022

    Viewers of films and television shows might imagine the dude ranch as something not quite legitimate, a place where city dwellers pretend to be cowboys in amusingly inauthentic fashion. But the tradition of the dude ranch, America’s original western vacation, is much more interesting and deeply connected with the culture and history of the American West. In American Dude Ranch, Lynn Downey opens new perspectives on this buckaroo getaway, with all its implications for deciphering the American imagination. The book is 246 pages with 32 black and white illustrations.

  • New Book :: The Land and the Days

    The Land and the Days a Memoir of Family Friendship and Grief by Tracy Daugherty book cover image

    The Land and the Days: A Memoir of Family, Friendship, and Grief
    Memoir by Tracy Daugherty
    The University of Oklahoma Press, January 2022

    In “Cotton County,” the first of the dual memoirs in The Land and the Days, Tracy Daugherty describes the forces that shape us: the “rituals of our regions” and the family and friends who animate our lives and memories. Combining reminiscence, history, and meditation, Daugherty retraces his childhood in Texas and Oklahoma, where he first encountered the realities of politics, race, and class. The “Unearthly Archives,” the second of Daugherty’s memoirs, expands the realistic accounts of the first narrative, providing a meditation on the meaning of grief. Daugherty demonstrates his curiosity and indefatigable quest for understanding and closure by examining his life-long store of literary readings, as well as the music he loves, to discover the true value of a life dedicated to art.

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