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  • Translating Propertyby Marķa E. Montoya

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Although Mexico lost its northern territories to the United States in 1848, battles over property rights and ownership have remained intense. This turbulent, vividly narrated story of the Maxwell Land Grant, a single tract of 1.7 million acres in northeastern New Mexico, shows how contending groups reinterpret the meaning of property to uphold their... more...

  • Refusing the Favorby Deena J. Gonzalez

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 44.99

    Refusing the Favor tells the little-known story of the Spanish-Mexican women who saw their homeland become part of New Mexico. A corrective to traditional narratives of the period, it carefully and lucidly documents the effects of colonization, looking closely at how the women lived both before and after the United States took control of the region.... more...

  • Homeward to Zionby William Mulder

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 60.00

    ?Documented historical record and personal narrative drawn from letters and diaries of immigrants themselves are juxtaposed to form an authentic and rounded picture of this aspect of Mormon life and development up to the turn of the century.??Library Journal?A highly readable treatment of a special yet fascinating chapter in the building of America,... more...

  • Tales from the Journey of the Deadby Alan Boye

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    Takes us on a journey of the mind through the past of south-central New Mexico. This work introduces us to travelers who have tested the desert - mysterious ancient people who built cliff-top fortresses, Spanish conquistadors, old time cowboys yodeling classical poetry to their cattle, and modern range managers tracking livestock by satellite. more...

  • Ms. Cahill for Congressby Tierney Cahill; Linden Gross

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    The remarkable story of a teacher who ran a grassroots campaign for Congress . . . from her sixth-grade classroom ?You can?t run for office in this country unless you?re a millionaire or you know a lot of millionaires.? This offhand remark from one of her sixth-grade students dismayed public school teacher Tierney Cahill. When she told the kids that... more...

  • The Way Outby Craig Childs

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99

    Craig Childs is lost. In a labyrinth of canyons in the American Southwest where virtually nothing else is alive-barely any vegetation, few signs of wildlife, scant traces of any human precursors in this landscape-Childs and his friend Dirk undertake a fortnight's journey. more...

  • Border Crosserby Johnny Rico

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00

    Johnny Rico is back. After risking his life as an Afghanistan stop-loss soldier, an experience he described in the cult phenomenon Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green , he now dares to embed himself on both sides of America?s most dangerous domestic conflict?the war for and against illegal immigration?in an exhilarating new exercise in immersion... more...

  • Border Cultureby STAVANS ILAN

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 77.00

    The border between the United States and Mexico, despite attempts at containment, remains a vast and uniquely malleable yet indefinable region. With Border Culture , Ilan Stavans has collected essays representative of the tangled experiences and issues central to life between cultures. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Arizona & the Grand Canyonby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Arizona and the Grand Canyon will lead you through the best attractions the state has to offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from the Grand Canyon to the haunting beauty of the Colorado Plateau. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Arizona and the Grand... 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...