June 6th, 2019 is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. As commemorations take place all over the world, itâ€™s a time to reflect and remember. Read more
“My book is about life in the Texas border country. It follows my familyâ€™s migration into Texas from Missouri in the 1850s. But in a larger sense, itâ€™s about the migration of different peoples, through a distinctly unwelcoming landscape over the last 14,000 years.”
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“It took me 10 years to write DRAW YOUR WEAPONS. I wrote it after seeing two photographs. The first photograph I saw was a picture of a man and he was holding a violin, and I read the newspaper story about him. It turned out he was a conscientious objector during World War II whoâ€™d protested the internment of Japanese Americans, and was put in prison. While he was there, he built a violin. And the newspaper story I read about him was about his grandson completing that violin and giving it to him on his birthday. And everything in my body said, ‘you have to write about this person.'”
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â€śThe historian [Louis F.] Burns once wrote, â€™To believe that the Osages survived intact from their ordeal is a delusion of the mind. What has been possible to salvage has been saved and is dearer to our hearts because it survived. What is gone is treasured because it was what we once were. We gather our past and present into the depths of our being and face tomorrow. We are still Osage. We live and we reach old age for our forefathers.â€™â€ť Read more