Never without Honor
Studies of Courage in Tribute to Ben H. Procter
Literary Non-Fiction
6 x 9, 250 pp.
Pub Date: 08/02/2013
Price:        $20.00


Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press

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Never without Honor

Studies of Courage in Tribute to Ben H. Procter

Archie P. McDonald

Never Without Honor features essays written in Memory of Ben H. Procter, a beloved mentor and friend who taught many people most of what they know about the practice of history, and even more about life. Historians, particularly those who practice their craft through appointments in higher education, fall into distinct categories: those known for publications; those who concentrate on teaching; and those who excel in teaching and sharing the yield of their research with others through spoken and written words. Ben Procter’s record places him firmly in the latter camp. His book, Not Without Honor: The Life of John H. Reagan, published by The University of Texas Press in 1962, remains the definitive biography of this Texas surveyor, political leader, and postmaster general of the Confederacy.


ARCHIE P. MCDONALD was the author or editor of more than forty books and monographs. He lived in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he was a Regent’s Professor of History and Community Liaison at Stephen F. Austin State University and a weekly commentator on Red River Radio.


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