Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society
Talmage's latest book, Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society (TexasBarBooks 2012) is focused on the iconic figures who have brought integrity and honor to the legal profession. The book features a foreword by former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, with dust jacket endorsements from former Secretary of State James A. Baker III; Judge Ken Starr; CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin; Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson; and best-selling novelist Richard North Patterson.
“Talmage Boston has a unique understanding of the critical role that the rule of law has played in sustaining a stable democracy in the United States. Quite simply, our country would not be what it is today without it. Raising the Bar emphasizes that important aspect of our culture by recounting the stories of lawyers—both living and fictional—who have contributed in one way or another to a legal system that makes America the best country in the world.” — James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State
In addition to maintaining his full-time law practice, Talmage has also written two critically acclaimed baseball history books, 1939: Baseball’s Tipping Point (foreword by John Grisham, Bright Sky Press, 2005) and Baseball and the Baby Boomer (foreword by Frank DeFord, Bright Sky Press, 2009), and has been inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame as a Media Member.
Baseball and the Baby Boomer: A History, Commentary & Memoir
"Talmage Boston captures the heart and soul of the game that we, as baby-boomers, inherited." — John Grisham
Over the last 50 years, most Baby Boomers have played the game of baseball, watched it, coached their kids in it, read about it, or best of all, replayed it in that special place Bart Giamatti named “the green fields of the mind.” Read more
1939 Baseball's Tipping Point
"Thought-provoking and entertaining, a rare mix. History should always be this good." — Dallas Morning News
"Some of my favorite things about baseball got started in 1939—Little League, the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and televised baseball games. Talmage brings these stories back to life." — Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame pitcher
Baseball, in all its rich and glorious past, never had a year of greater significance. Baseball’s centennial year, 1939, was the game’s tipping point when certain, seemingly unrelated, events acted to create the tipping point that drove the epidemic of change on multiple fronts—transforming the game. Read more