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    DescriptionIn every corner of the sprawling enterprise that is the University of Texas at Austin, you will find teaching, research, artistic creation, and sports achievement that are among the best in the world. Mandated by the Texas constitution to be "a university of the first class," UT Austin strives for excellence across the curriculum, from the most traditional of liberal arts disciplines to the cutting edge of science and technology. For Texans interested in progress, whether students of the university or members of the public, there are few pleasures greater than uncovering the intellectual treasures that can be found by exploring the university's "Forty Acres" and all that they contain. The Texas Book, edited by Richard A. Holland and published in 2006, offered the first in-depth exploration of UT's history and traditions through a collection of profiles, histories, and reminiscences. Now The Texas Book Two continues the story, with a variety of contributors recalling particular events and personalities that have helped shape the university and the people whose lives it has touched. Twenty-one essays present personalities such as John A. Lomax, Anna Hiss, J. R. Parten, Harvey Penick, John W. Hargis, and Jorge Luis Borges; accounts of legislative battles and debates over campus architecture; histories of crown jewels such as the McDonald Observatory and Austin City Limits; and the reminiscences of Barbara Smith Conrad, Sam Hurt, and Cat Osterman, among others.

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    The Texas Book Two
    More Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David Dettmer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 422
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    ISBN 13: 9780292728745
    ISBN 10: 0292728743

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX