Southwest

Give Me Life

Iconography and Identity in East LA Murals
By Holly Barnet-SanchezTim Drescher

This book offers detailed analyses of individual East LA murals, sets them in social context, and explains how they were produced.

Let's Roll This Train

My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics
By Lenton Malry

This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry’s journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico.

Underground Ranger

Adventures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Other Remarkable Places
By Doug Thompson

In Underground Ranger Doug Thompson passes along the essence of what he learned on this unusual job as a park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Subjects: MemoirSouthwest

Río

A Photographic Journey down the Old Río Grande
Edited by Melissa Savage

Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Río Grande of the American Southwest.

Jack M. Campbell

The Autobiography of New Mexico's First Modern Governor
By Jack M. Campbell

In this engaging autobiography, Campbell traces his life story across major historical events in the country and New Mexico.

The Zeon Files

Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs
By Mark C. ChildsEllen D. Babcock

The Zeon Files rescues the work of the Zeon Corporation from obscurity, presenting a collection of the working drawings of historic Route 66–era signs.

Coyota in the Kitchen

A Memoir of New and Old Mexico
By Anita Rodríguez

Accompanied by Rodríguez’s vibrant paintings—including scenes of people eating on fiesta nights and plastering an adobe church—Coyota in the Kitchen shows how food reflects the complicated family histories that shape our lives.

Hiking to History

A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites
By Robert Julyan

Written for both outdoor enthusiasts and vicarious travelers, Hiking to History describes the historical significance behind these publicly accessible sites and includes GPS coordinates to enable readers to find each place.

Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes

Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Baker H. Morrow

First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico’s many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition.

The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon

Material Culture and Fauna
Edited by Patricia L. Crown

Archaeologists use the artifacts and fauna they found to examine the lives and activities of the inhabitants of Pueblo Bonito as well as to further interpret current models of Chaco archaeology.

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