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Turn out the lights : chronicles of Texas in the 80's and 90's

Author: Gary Cartwright
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000.
Series: Southwestern Writers Collection series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

A collection of seventeen of Gary Cartwright's best "Texas Monthly" articles from the 1980s and 1990s. It also contains an essay, "My Most Unforgettable Year," about the lasting legacy of the Kennedy  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cartwright, Gary, 1934-
Turn out the lights.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000
(DLC) 00039297
Named Person: Gary Cartwright; Gary Cartwright
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Cartwright
ISBN: 9780292765542 0292765541
OCLC Number: 606460402
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 282 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: * Foreword by Robert Draper * Acknowledgments *1. 1963: My Most Unforgettable Year. The gravity of that strangest of years when JFK was assassinated in my neighborhood weighs on everything I've written. *2. Back Home: Why I Had to Leave Texas, and Why I Had to Come Back *3. The Snootiest Neighborhood in Texas. During its heyday, the King William District was full of rich eccentrics, well-bred clubwomen, nosy neighbors, and a few stray chickens. Today it's pretty much the same. *4. Meet the Binions. You won't believe how the children of the notorious Dallas gambler and racketeer Benny Binion made a mess out of his legacy. *5. The Sting. Instead of rooting out corruption at NASA, the FBI exposed its own ruthlessness. *6. Touch Me, Feel Me, Heal Me!: Exposing Psychic Surgery, or the Case of the Smoking Panties *7. The Bad Brother. Matt Johnson and Ernie McMillan were leaders of the old Black Power crowd in Dallas. They preached revolution and went to jail. Fifteen years later, Ernie was wiser and tougher, and Matt was dead. *8. Gila Hell. There we were, deep in the meanest, roughest country in the Southwest, and an 83-year-old fanatic was our leader. *9. The Innocent and the Damned. In 1992 Fran and Dan Keller were sent to prison for sexually abusing a child in their suburban Austin day care center. But parents have convinced themselves that the couple are guilty of much worse. They believe the Kellers belong to a cult that tortured and brainwashed their kids and turned them into Satan's slaves. *10. The Longest Ride of His Life: How the Dallas Police Nearly Murdered Randall Adams *11. Turn Out the Lights: Dallas Cowboys Old-Timers Reunion. I left the Dallas Cowboys old-timers reunion wondering why Don Meredith didn't show up, whether Tom Landry deserved his reputation as a coaching genius, and where America's Team went wrong. *12. "I Was Mandarin ..." Did Dallas policeman Roscoe White pull the trigger on President Kennedy, or was he pulling our leg? *13. How to Have Great Sex Forever. Viagra may put new life into your old equipment, but it's up to you to keep the romance alive. *14. The Last Roundup. Out in the Trans-Pecos two ranches are fighting a new kind of range war to answer the question: Can a ranch keep its soul and make money too? *15. A Star Is Reborn: Kris Kristofferson. Hollywood was buzzing about Kris Kristofferson's powerful performance in Lone Star. But after two decades of highs and lows the Brownsville native knew better than to let success go to his head-again. *16. The Real Deal Meets the Real Meal: Holyfield vs. Foreman. This match really was a fight for the ages. *17. "Nothing to It": The Life and Death of My Son Mark. That was my son Mark's favorite expression, and it perfectly defined his upbeat, self-assured personality-even in his last days battling leukemia. *18. Willie at 65: Willie Nelson's at the Peak of His Game. What do the years do to a rebel? Sometimes they make him even even wilder. The Red Headed Stranger long ago went gray, but his passion-for music, the road, and life-hasn't gone cold.
Series Title: Southwestern Writers Collection series.
Responsibility: Gary Cartwright ; foreword by Robert Draper.


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"Gary Cartwright has long been an important Texas writer, one of the finest journalists the state has ever produced, and all of his strengths are on vivid display in this collection." --Stephen Read more...

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