The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library will hold a book signing and conversation with Texas author Joseph E. Chance on Saturday, April 5, at 2:30 p.m. Copies of his latest book The Best of History by Chance will be available for purchase and autographs. Chance is also the author of the thrilling Murder in Mathis (available at the library), and copies will be available for sale.
Joseph E. “Joe” Chance is a fifth-generation Texan whose great-great-grandfather fought for Texas independence at San Jacinto and whose great-grandfather fought for Texas independence at Shiloh. He is the author of 10 books, numerous articles and essays and the newspaper column, “History by Chance,” that appeared in The Valley Morning Star of Harlingen.
The latest book, The Best of History by Chance, is a compilation of some of his favorite columns and essays. These range in interest from a study of the cowboy ballad “Sam Bass” to a history of Texas’ greatest football team.