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  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Arizona Historyby Sam Lowe

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Each volume in this series features approximately fifteen short biographies of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of a given state. The villainous, the misguided, and the misunderstood all get their due in these entertaining yet informing books. more...

  • The Romance of the Colorado Riverby Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    A young adventurer?s firsthand account of a dangerous expedition into the Grand Canyon?s uncharted territories. In 1871, seventeen-year-old Fred Dellenbaugh walked into a hotel room in Chicago, and with a “You?ll do, Fred,? began a lifetime of danger-fraught exploration. Under the lead of John Wesley Powell, a Civil War hero with only one arm,... more...

  • Migrant Daughterby Frances Esquibel Tywoniak; Mario T. García

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    Taking us from the open spaces of rural New Mexico and the fields of California's Great Central Valley to the intellectual milieu of student life in Berkeley during the 1950s, this memoir, based on an oral history by Mario T. Garcia, is the powerful and moving testimonio of a young Mexican American woman's struggle to rise out of poverty. more...

  • Translating Propertyby María 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...