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New Southwest. Colorado River, Canyon, and Valley

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  • The Last Gunfightby Jeff Guinn

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.99

    A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn?s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight... more...

  • Sundown Legendsby Michael Checchio

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 7.39

    Standing atop the wall of California, Michael Checchio decided to head out for Saline and Death Valley, the canyonlands of Arizona and Utah and the uplands of New Mexico. He would re-visit old haunts and explore new ones-and in so doing rediscover a world he thought he already knew. In Sundown Legends, Checchio offers up the American Southwest as... more...

  • Running Dryby Jonathan Waterman

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 26.00

    In 1869, John Wesley Powell led a small party down the Green and Colorado Rivers in a bold attempt to explore the Grand Canyon for the first time. After their monumental expedition, they told of raging rapids, constant danger, and breathtaking natural beauty of the American landscape at its most pristine. Jon Waterman combines sheer adventure and... more...

  • A River Running Westby Donald Worster

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 17.99

    If the word "hero" still belonged in the historian's lexicon, it would certainly be applied to John Wesley Powell. Intrepid explorer, careful scientist, talented writer, and dedicated conservationist, Powell led the expedition that put the Colorado River on American maps and revealed the Grand Canyon to the world. Now comes the first biography of this... more...

  • Line in the Sandby Rachel St. John

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    Line in the Sand details the dramatic transformation of the western U.S.-Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line in the first decades of the twentieth century. In this sweeping narrative, Rachel St. John explores how this boundary changed from a mere... more...

  • Southwestern Homelandsby William Kittredge

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 20.00

    For part of each of the last twenty years, much-loved essayist and fiction writer William Kittredge has ventured to the storied desert landscape of the American Southwest and immersed himself in the region's wide-ranging wonders and idiosyncrasies. Here Kittredge brings all this experience to bear as he takes us on a rewarding tour of the territory... more...

  • In Another Timeby Harold Schindler

    Utah State University Press 1998; US$ 23.95

    An illustrated collection of historical articles originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 1993 to 1996, In Another Time provides both an entertaining introduction to Utah and a distinguished and popular historian's summary views of the state's peculiar history. Another Time will entertain and inform newcomers seeking an introductory... more...

  • Global Mexican Cultural Productionsby Rosana Blanco-Cano; Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    In this book, the authors propose a multilayered reading of contemporary transnational cultural manifestations in which it is possible to recognize challenges and cultural strategies that transnational Mexican communities conceive in order to claim cultural, political and social agency. more...

  • Walking Salt Lake Cityby Lynn Arave; Ray Boren

    Wilderness Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    A new title in the Walking series, Walking: Salt Lake City is geared to first-time visitors to Salt Lake City-- and to local residents. Both will enjoy the history and tales about places they thought they knew, and will be surprised to find walking destinations they may not have considered before. Each tour in the stylish, portable format touches... more...

  • Juggling Identitiesby Seth D. Kunin

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    Juggling Identities is an extensive ethnography of the crypto-Jews who live deep within the Hispanic communities of the American Southwest. Critiquing scholars who challenge the cultural authenticity of these individuals, Seth D. Kunin builds a solid link between the crypto-Jews of New Mexico and their Spanish ancestors who secretly maintained their... more...