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Book cover for Oilfield Revolutionary: The Career of Everette Lee DeGolyer, by Houston Faust Mount II
Friends of the Library - Houston Faust Mount II, Oilfield Revolutionary
Friday, February 12, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Houston Faust Mount II

Everette Lee DeGolyer wore many hats—and he wore them with distinction. Though not a geophysicist, he helped make geophysics central to oil exploration. Though not a politician, he played an important role in the national politics of energy. Though trained as a geologist, he became an important business executive. DeGolyer left his stamp on oil exploration and his name on a number of philanthropic institutions, including the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University.

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Friends of the UTA Libraries Road Trip
Friends of the UTA Libraries Road Trip 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Friends of the UT Arlington Libraries and the Honors College are pleased to announce this year's road trip to the Hill Country Feb. 27-28!

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Friends of the Library
Book cover for Texas Ranch Women, by Carmen Goldthwaite
Friends of the Library - Carmen Goldthwaite, Texas Ranch Women
Friday, March 11, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Carmen Goldthwaite

Imagine a time in Texas when women swapped bread for meat with peaceful Indians and shot cannons through cabin doorways to ward off the hostile ones. Throughout centuries, resilient women of the Lone Star State built ranches, defended their homes and children, doctored cowhands and nurtured livestock through unforgiving winters and long droughts and drove them up the cattle trails. “Texas would not be Texas without those remarkable women,” says Fort Worth teacher and author, Carmen Goldthwaite.

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Friends of the Library
Book cover for The Outcasts, by Kathleen Kent
Friends of the Library - Kathleen Kent, The Outcasts (historical novel)
Friday, April 22, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Kathleen Kent

A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west.

It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. After escaping the Texas brothel where she'd been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure.

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Friends of the Library
Book cover for Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist, by Debra Winegarten
Friends of the Library - Debra Winegarten, Oveta Culp Hobby
Friday, May 13, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Debra Winegarten

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905–1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women's army from scratch—and did. Hobby became Director of the Women's Army Corps and the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel. President Eisenhower chose her as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, making her the second woman in history to be appointed to a president's cabinet. When she wasn't serving in the government, Hobby worked with her husband, former Texas governor William P.

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Friends of the Library