Bill Crawford

Bill Crawford is a writer in Austin with an interest in Texas history. His previous books include Please Pass the Biscuits, Pappy: Pictures of Governor W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel; Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves (cowritten with Gene Fowler); and Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire (cowritten with Joe Nick Patoski).


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  1. Texas Political Memorabilia
    Texas politicians are a lively, sometimes controversial, always entertaining breed, and the ways they have chosen to put themselves and their messages before the public are equally as interesting. Anything and everything that... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2007
    Hardback | £28.99
  2. Please Pass the Biscuits, Pappy
    Long before movie stars Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger became governors of California, a popular radio personality with no previous political experience—who wasn't even registered to vote—swept into the governor's... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2004
    Hardback | £24.99
  3. Border Radio
    Before the Internet brought the world together, there was border radio. These mega-watt "border blaster" stations, set up just across the Mexican border to evade U.S. regulations, beamed programming across the United States and... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2002
    Paperback | £31.00