Biography

Joe Holley

A longtime journalist who is currently politics editor for the Houston Chronicle, Joe Holley has been an award-winning editorial page editor and columnist for newspapers in San Diego and San Antonio, editor of the Texas Observer, frequent contributor to Texas Monthly, and staff writer for the Washington Post. His book MY MOTHER'S KEEPER: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up in the Shadow of Schizophrenia (co-authored with Tara Elgin Holley), won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for best book of nonfiction.

Joe Holley

Books by Joe Holley

by Joe Holley - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

This is the first major biography of legendary quarterback Sammy Baugh, one of the first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joe Holley traces the whole arc of Baugh's life, from his small-town Texas roots to his college ball success as an All-American at TCU, his brief flirtation with professional baseball, and his stellar career with the Washington Redskins, as well as his later career coaching the New York Titans and Houston Oilers and ranching in West Texas.