In this work Herrick dispels the myths and outright lies about Esteban. His biography emphasizes Esteban rather than the Spaniards whose exploits are often exaggerated and jingoistic in the sixteenth-century chronicles.
Ellen McCracken provides a literary biography that includes a deep look into the intellectual and cultural contributions of this Renaissance man. McCracken moves chronologically through a substantial body of work that includes fiction, poetry, plays, essays, spiritual tracts, sermons, historical writing, translation, painting, church renovation, and journalism.
“An authoritative and exhaustive examination of John Crosby—the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man—and his magnum opus, The Santa Fe Opera."—Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music