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People, Places, and Portrayals of the Coronado Expedition
Edited by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This book examines the environmental and cultural impact of the Coronado expedition while also placing it in the context of what was happening in Mexico as Spain expanded west and north of Mexico City.

By the Way . . . A Guide to New Mexico's 25 Scenic Byways

By Laurie FrantzLesley S. KingMarti Niman

This handy and appealing book provides the most up-to-date guide for those who want to explore New Mexico's officially designated Scenic Byways and their off-the-beaten-track destinations.

Navajos Wear Nikes

A Reservation Life
By Jim Kristofic

With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author’s own experience of sincere friendships that lead to hózhó (beautiful harmony), Kristofic’s memoir is an honest portrait of growing up on—and growing to love—the Reservation.

Cowboys Don't Cry

By Charles Berry

As Scout McBride navigates the rugged path to becoming a man, he knows that to emulate the men he admires, he must keep one thing in mind: Cowboys don't cry.

Subjects: FictionSouthwest

Amadito and the Hero Children

Amadito y los Niños Héroes
By Enrique R. Lamadrid
Illustrations by Amy Córdova

Recounting the two most deadly epidemics to strike the Southwest, this beautifully illustrated narrative reveals that with tragedy comes heroism, as demonstrated by the children who bravely transported the smallpox vaccine from Mexico's interior to New Mexico in 1805.

Modern Medicine in New Mexico

The State Medical Society from 1949 to 2009
By Michael Joe Dupont

Rich with anecdotal detail, this work uses the careers of physician-leaders as a prism to present the evolution of state medicine from World War II into the new millennium.

A History of New Mexico Since Statehood

By Richard MelzerRobert J. TórrezSandra K. Mathews

For the first time, there is now a textbook that addresses state standards for the teaching of New Mexico history at the high school level.

Come Up and Get Me

An Autobiography of Colonel Joe Kittinger
By Joe KittingerCraig Ryan

Kittinger, joined by author Craig Ryan, documents the heights of his extraordinary aeronautical career.

Roads to the Past

Highway Map and Guide to New Mexico Archaeology
By Eric BlinmanDick Huelster

The text, photographs, graphics, and map that appear here, created with the assistance of New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies, provide the curious reader and the interested explorer alike with insight into the fascinating history and archaeology of New Mexico.

Sweet Nata

Growing Up in Rural New Mexico
By Gloria Zamora

This heartfelt memoir tells of the joys and hardships of life in a New Mexico family during the 1950s and 1960s.