Biography

Into the Canyon

Seven Years in Navajo Country
By Lucy Moore

"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko

Esteban

The African Slave Who Explored America
By Dennis Herrick

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.

The Life and Writing of Fray Angélico Chávez

A New Mexico Renaissance Man
By Ellen McCracken

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.

Weaving the Legacy

Remembering Paula Gunn Allen
Edited by Stephanie SellersMenoukha Case

This collection is a celebration of Paula Gunn Allen’s life (1939–2008) as an indigenous scholar, writer, and woman.

Stewart L. Udall

Steward of the Land
By Thomas G. Smith

This book, the first biography of Udall, introduces his work to a new generation of Americans concerned with the environment.

The Life of Yellowstone Kelly

By Jerry Keenan

Based on Kelly's memoirs and correspondence, this is the first full-length biography of an extraordinary man of the American West.

Heroes without Glory

Some Good Men of the Old West
By Jack Schaefer

Schaefer profiles pioneers of the West—the doctors, explorers, and cowboys who settled the challenging landscape and built communities in the Old West.

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.

A Vision of Voices

John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera
By Craig A. Smith

“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

Subjects: BiographyMusic

Finding Abbey

The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave
By Sean Prentiss

“Prentiss reveals the power of Ed Abbey’s lasting call to action, not just as a Monkey Wrencher, but also as an ethicist who lives by Ed’s own motto, ‘Follow the truth no matter where it leads.’”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey

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