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State House Press

State House Press publishes not only Texana by contemporary authors but reprints of classic accounts of Texas life and history otherwise inaccessible to the general public. It has developed an enviable reputation for high standards of scholarship and readability. As Kent Biffle of the Dallas Morning News once said, “I never met a State House Press book I didn’t like.”
In addition to individual book titles, State House Press publishes several series of books. The Texas Heritage Series and the Military History of Texas Series have recently been joined by a new series designed for younger readers. The Stars of Texas Series consists of biographies of significant figures from Texas history, which are designed to be read by children studying Texas history in the fourth grade of our schools.
The McWhiney Foundation Press specializes in books on the history of the Old South and the Civil War. We are probably best known for our Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series. Our goal with these titles has been to make history accessible to as many readers as possible by providing brief, authoritative books on important events and leaders of the Civil War. To accomplish this task, we have recruited some of America’s leading historians and many bright new scholars. We believe firmly in narrative history, in telling a good story, and telling it well – without losing sight of the people who made history and the events that changed a nation.
Both presses are operated by the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation, which recently received the 2005 Mary Moody Northen Award of the Texas Historical Foundation for these publishing activities and for its development of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village. You can browse our offerings by clicking here, though specialized series are listed separately. Be sure to check for special sales of selected items.
Please see this link for a complete listing of State House Press titles.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

State House Press
1 McMurry University, #637
Abilene, Texas 79697 

Phone: 325-793-4686
Scott Clowdus, Chief Operating Officer, Foundation

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David J. Murrah
Foreword by Bishop D. Max Whitfield
cloth / 978-1-933337-35-7 / $34.95
The Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church has a complicated and fascinating history. Its story parallels that of the settlement of the frontier of Northwest Texas. ... More
Edited by Thomas D. Mays
cloth / 978-1-893114-24-1 / $29.95
The most revealing and touching passages written during the American Civil War are found in letters exchanged by loved ones. The letters of South Carolina Cavalryman James Michael ... More
Edited by Lou Halsell Rodenberger
Foreword by David Coffey
cloth / 978-1-893114-32-6 / $29.95
Historian David Coffey wrote that the "late Texas folklorist and historian Lawrence Clayton found beauty where many might see only mesquite and limestone; he found humor in unlikely ... More
Donald S. Frazier and Robert F. Pace
cloth / 978-1-933337-30-2 / $49.95
Every city has a look and feel that informs how people respond to it. Visitors react to the skyline, clean streets, traffic patterns and the like, while its ... More
Phil Collins
Essays by Donald S. Frazier, Stephen L. Hardin, and Richard Bruce Winders
cloth / 978-1-933337-50-0 / $49.95
When Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb, he would often watch an amazing show on his family television.  There, in black and white, ... More

Gary S. Zaboly

hardcover / 978-1-933337-46-3 / $79.95
  An Altar For Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts is a collection of rare documentary materials, the great majority of them not seen ... More
paper / 978-1-933337-62-3 / $24.99
During the Civil War era, American society faced a number of challenges.  Issues of morality and gender roles emerged as areas of contention concerning prostitution. Because of the ... More
April D. Stumpff
hardcover / 978-1-933337-12-8 / $14.95
Ann Richards was one of the best-known and beloved governors in Texas history, the only woman to be elected to that office on her own merits. But she ... More
By Douglas John Cater
paper / 978-1-933337-25-8 / $21.95
Cater's reminiscences of his Civil War experiences, simply titled As It Was, comprises a superbly detailed and colorful description of a soldier's life in the ranks of the ... More
cloth / 978-1-880510-81-0 / $17.95
These stories by a noted Texas historian recall a time when a kid could go to the picture show with fifteen cents in his pocket, purchase admission for ... More