Barrier to the Bays: The Islands of the Coastal Bend and Their Pass (Volume 35) (Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M

Editorial Reviews


“Mary Jo O’Rear’s new book is a broad-ranging, lively, efficient account of the barrier islands along the Texas Coastal Bend near Corpus Christi. The research is stunning, even better than in her two first-rate volumes on the Port of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Seawall, and her writing deftly paints pictures of the places and peoples and events she is describing.”—Alan Lessoff, author of Where Texas Meets the Sea: Corpus Christi and its History — Alan Lessoff

“Once again, O’Rear highlights the under-researched areas of South Texas. She mines through primary documents and maps, and then analyzes her findings, making her book the only serious work which examines the islands and the barriers to the bays.”— Cecilia Gutierrez Venable, author of Historic Photos of Corpus Christi and Remembering Corpus Christi — Cecilia Gutierrez Venable

About the Author

MARY JO O’REAR is the author of Bulwark against the Bay: The People of Corpus Christi and Their Seawall and Storm over the Bay: The People of Corpus Christi and Their Port, a finalist for the 2010 Most Significant Scholarly Book Award, presented by the Texas Institute of Letters.

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