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West Texas A&M welcomes celebrated historian


West Texas A&M University and the Center for the Study of the American West are welcoming a luminary of the American literary scene this Thursday night. S.C. Gwynne is the author of one of the most celebrated books ever written about the High Plains: Empire of the Summer Moon, a magisterial history of the Comanches and Quanah Parker.

Gwynne’s latest book is, The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football, and this week he’ll give a lecture entitled “On Offense: Writing West Texas from the Comanche Wars to Tech Football.”

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. this Thursday in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall.

The event is the latest in the Center for the Study of the American West’s Garry L. Nall Lecture in Western Studies series, an effort to bring the most acclaimed voices in Western American studies to the Texas Panhandle.