Southwest

Laguna Pueblo

A Photographic History
By Lee MarmonTom Corbett

Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History includes more than one hundred of Marmon’s photos showcasing his talents while highlighting the cohesive, adaptive, and independent character of the Laguna people.

Rider of the Pale Horse

A Memoir of Los Alamos and Beyond
By McAllister Hull
Illustrations by John Hull

A recollection of life in the workshops where nuclear bomb components were constructed during the Manhattan Project.

The Daily Practice of Compassion

A History of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Its People, and Its Mission, 1964-2014
By Dora L. WangShannan L. Carter

Rich with anecdotes and personality, Dora Wang’s account is a must-read for anyone curious about health care in New Mexico.

Gila Country Legend

The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse
By Nancy Coggeshall

The compelling biography of a unique western rancher constantly adjusting to the inroads of modernity into his traditional way of life.

Living the Ancient Southwest

Edited by David Grant Noble

How did Southwestern peoples make a living in the vast arid reaches of the Great Basin? When and why did violence erupt in the Mesa Verde region? Who were the Fremont people? How do some Hopis view Chaco Canyon? These are just a few of the topics addressed in Living the Ancient Southwest.

Bush League Boys

The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest
By Toby Smith

“In Bush League Boys sportswriter Toby Smith relies upon fascinating oral histories to recall the home runs, screen money, and dust storms that characterized the glory days of post–World War II baseball in the Southwest.”—Ron Briley, author of The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948–1962

Subjects: SportsSouthwest

Chasing Dichos through Chimayó

By Don J. Usner

In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region.

The Memory of Stone

Meditations on the Canyons of the West
By Erv Schroeder

Erv Schroeder’s photographs bear witness to the primordial forces of the earth—the raw power that moved and shifted huge hunks of rock to form natural stone sculptures.

Enduring Acequias

Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
By Juan Estevan Arellano

Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.

Mysterious New Mexico

Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
By Benjamin Radford

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science—as well as good old-fashioned detective work—Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico’s greatest mysteries.

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