Southwest

Crazy Fourth

How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map
By Toby Smith

In Crazy Fourth Toby Smith tells the story of how the African American boxer Jack Johnson—the bombastic and larger-than-life reigning world heavyweight champion—met Jim Flynn on the Fourth of July in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Reservation Restless

By Jim Kristofic

“Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book.”—Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller

Gangs of the El Paso–Juárez Borderland

A History
By Mike Tapia

This thought-provoking book examines gang history in the region encompassing West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

María of Ágreda

Mystical Lady in Blue
By Marilyn H. Fedewa

The intriguing story of the legendary "Lady in Blue" will be of interest to cultural and religious historians, as well as to women who have struggled for equality against all odds.

Arizona State Parks

A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State
By Roger Naylor

In this guide we join travel writer Roger Naylor as he takes us through the state parks of this amazing region.

Guide to the Plants of Arizona's White Mountains

By George C. West

George C. West provides a simple and quick guide written especially for amateur plant lovers, nature enthusiasts, interested hikers, tourists, and botanists who want to learn more about the plants of the White Mountains in east-central Arizona.

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Headed into the Wind

A Memoir
By Jack Loeffler

Loeffler, a former jazz musician, fire lookout, museum curator, bioregionalist, and self-taught aural historian, shares his humor and imagination, his adventures, observations, reflections, and meditations along the trail in his retelling of a life well lived.

Medicine Women

The Story of the First Native American Nursing School
By Jim Kristofic

In this detailed history Jim Kristofic traces the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide

Revised and Expanded Edition
By Mike Coltrin

This classic hiking guide to Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountain is completely updated with color photographs, up-to-date trail descriptions, detailed maps, additional GPS data, and modified difficulty ratings for many of the featured hikes.

Land of Nuclear Enchantment

A New Mexican History of the Nuclear Weapons Industry
By Lucie Genay

In this thoughtful social history of New Mexico’s nuclear industry, Lucie Genay traces the scientific colonization of the state in the twentieth century from the points of view of the local people.

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