ANASAZI AMERICA: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place, Second Edition
by David E. Stuart
David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition.
THE POLITICS OF GIVING IN THE VICEROYALTY OF RIO DE LA PLATA: Donors, Lenders, Subjects, and Citizens
by Viviana L. Grieco
This book examines an eighteenth century Spanish state finance based on voluntary donations rather than taxes. The author analyzes the “gifts” (donativos) that residents of colonial Argentina gave to the Spanish Crown and the city council of Buenos Aires.
THE SCIENCE OF SOCCER: A Bouncing Ball and a Banana Kick
by John Taylor
In a book that targets middle and high school players, Taylor explains the science behind the most popular sport in the world, soccer.
EMOTIONS AND DAILY LIFE IN COLONIAL MEXICO
Edited by Javier Villa-Flores and Sonya Lipsett-Rivera
The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico.
AN ARMY DOCTOR ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER: Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890
Edited by Robert M. Utley
This selection of Lauderdale’s writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change.
NEW MEXICO'S HIGH PEAKS: A Photographic Celebration
by Mike Butterfield
Photographer-author Mike Butterfield has spent forty years hiking New Mexico's high mountains, and his magnificent images are paired here with the chronicle of his adventures.
by Yelizaveta P. Renfro
Combining memoir and nature writing, this book comprises nine essays that represent different seasons and slices of time, not unlike the rings of a tree. No two rings are alike, but each accretes to the next, creating, section by section, a life.
AMERICAN BLOOD: A Novel
by John Nichols
Though Michael Smith cannot forget the pornographic atrocities he witnessed abroad during the Vietnam war, it is the pervasive brutality of civilian life that threatens to destroy him. American Blood is a timely and fiercely moral statement on violence and loss.
AN ELEGY FOR SEPTEMBER: A Novel
by John Nichols
A brief, poignant, and eloquent novel that renders an age-old story in a fresh and powerful form, An Elegy for September captures the turning point in the life of a man as he confronts his own mortality.
THE WAR HAS BROUGHT PEACE TO MEXICO: World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
by Halbert Jones
Though the war years in Mexico have attracted less attention than other periods, this book shows how the crisis atmosphere of the early 1940s played an important part in the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime.
MONO LAKE: From Dead Sea to Environmental Treasure
by Abraham Hoffman
Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on “Save Mono Lake” bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake’s environmental and cultural history.
HISPANIC FOLK MUSIC OF NEW MEXICO AND THE SOUTHWEST: A Self-Portrait of a People
by John Donald Robb
First published in 1980 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this classic compilation of New Mexico folk music is based on thirty-five years of field research by a giant of modern music, composer John Donald Robb.
A JESUIT MISSIONARY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SONORA: The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser
Edited by Raymond H. Thompson
The Swiss Jesuit missionary Philipp Segesser was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain.
CHASING THE SANTA FE RING: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico
by David L. Caffey
David L. Caffey’s book tells the story of the rise and fall of the Santa Fe Ring, looking beyond myth and symbol to explore the history of this remarkably durable alliance.
NEW MEXICAN FOLK MUSIC/CANCIONERO DEL FOLKLOR NUEVOMEXICANO: Treasures of a People/El Tesoro del Pueblo
by Cipriano Frederico Vigil
This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are the life's work of Cipriano Frederico Vigil, the most important performer of traditional Nuevomexicano folk music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE
by Kate Gale
“The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeatedly that Kate Gale possesses a poetic tone and pace all her own. She is also refreshingly out of step with today’s poetry of self-absorption, for she is fascinated less by her ego than by the strange variety of the world around us.”—Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate
CORMAC MCCARTHY: New Directions
Edited by James D. Lilley
Critics have been quick to address Cormac McCarthy’s indebtedness to southern literature, Christianity, and existential thought, but the essays in this collection are among the first to tackle such issues as gender and race in McCarthy’s work.
O'KEEFFE: Days in a Life
by C. S. Merrill
“Carol Merrill’s tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe is poems in the shape of finely rendered sketches, some of them even paintings. These intimate images convey the delicate and tough shape of O’Keeffe’s final years in New Mexico.”—Joy Harjo, author of She Had Some Horses
MEANINGFUL PLACES: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West
by Rachel McLean Sailor
The early history of photography in America coincided with the Euro-American settlement of the West. This thoughtful book argues that the rich history of western photography cannot be understood by focusing solely on the handful of well-known photographers whose work has come to define the era.
NATIVE BRAZIL: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500-1900
by Hal Langfur
This volume is a significant contribution to understanding the ways Brazil’s native peoples shaped their own histories.
WINGS FOR MY FLIGHT: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated Edition
by Marcy Cottrell Houle
First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles Marcy Cottrell Houle's work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the once endangered peregrine falcon.
PHILMONT: A History of New Mexico's Cimarron Country
by Lawrence Murphy
This classic account is the first and still the best comprehensive history of the Colfax County area of northeastern New Mexico.
THE DEPORTATION OF WOPPER BARRAZA: A Novel
by Maceo Montoya
After Wopper Barraza’s fourth drunk driving violation, the judge orders his deportation and now he has to move back to Michoacán. His story unfolds as life in a rural village takes him in new and unexpected directions. We know this story from the headlines, but up to now it has been unexplored literary territory.
CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS AND WEST MEXICO ARCHAEOLOGY: Ceramics from the Long-Glassow Collection
by C. Roger Nance, Jan de Leeuw, Phil C. Weigand, Kathleen Prado, and David S. Verity
Because the archaeology of West Mexico has received little attention from researchers, large segments of the region’s prehistoric ceramic sequences have long remained incomplete. This book goes far toward filling that gap by analyzing a collection of potsherds excavated in the 1960s and housed since then, though heretofore unanalyzed, at UCLA.
INSIDE THE NEW MEXICO SENATE: Boots, Suits, and Citizens
by Dede Feldman
In this forthright account of the workings of New Mexico’s legislature, Dede Feldman reveals how the work of governing is actually accomplished.
BEYOND THE EAGLE'S SHADOW: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War
Edited by Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Mark Atwood Lawrence, and Julio E. Moreno
The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make sense of trends within their part of the world.
CABLES, CRISES, AND THE PRESS: The Geopolitics of the New International Information System in the Americas, 1866-1903
by John A. Britton
In recent decades the Internet has played what may seem to be a unique role in international crises. This book reveals an interesting parallel in the late nineteenth century, when a new communications system based on advances in submarine cable technology and newspaper printing brought information to an excitable mass audience.
by Debra Bloomfield, Essay by Terry Tempest Williams
Debra Bloomfield engaged for five years on a photographic project in the wilderness. After photographing the desert in Four Corners and the ocean in Still, she has moved on in this new book to the forest.
THE SHOSHONEANS: The People of the Basin-Plateau, Expanded Edition
by Edward Dorn and Leroy Lucas, Edited by Matthew Hofer
First published almost fifty years ago and long out of print, The Shoshoneans is a classic American travelogue about the Great Basin and Plateau region and the people who inhabit it, never before—or since—documented in such striking and memorable fashion.