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
HOW LONG IS THE PRESENT: Selected Talk Poems of David Antin
Edited by Stephen Fredman
In this book editor Stephen Fredman provides critical introductions to a selection of talk poems from Antin’s now out-of-print collections in conjunction with a new interview with the author.
MASSACRE OF THE DREAMERS: Essays on Xicanisma
by Ana Castillo
This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN BLACK AND BROWN: Ethnic Identity in Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez
by Michael Nieto Garcia
“An important contribution to the study of American life writing and an invaluable reassessment of the work of Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez.”—Robert J. Butler, coeditor of The Richard Wright Encyclopedia
GOIN' CRAZY WITH SAM PECKINPAH AND ALL OUR FRIENDS
by Max Evans
In this enthralling memoir we follow Evans and Peckinpah through conversations in bars, family gatherings, binges on drugs and alcohol, struggles with film producers and executives, and Peckinpah’s abusive behavior—sometimes directed at Evans himself.
SOPHIE'S HOUSE OF CARDS: A Novel
by Sharon Oard Warner
“A deftly woven story textured with beautifully flawed characters who redefine what it means to be a family in an age where love, not blood, connects all creatures—from humans to honeybees. What a charming and deeply compassionate novel.”—B. K. Loren, author of Theft: A Novel
TORTILLAS: A Cultural History
by Paula E. Morton
In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla.
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.
WOMEN DRUG TRAFFICKERS: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime
by Elaine Carey
“The first full-length study of female drug traffickers. The lives of these women are fascinating and skillfully analyzed by the author. The book will be pleasurable reading to general readers and specialists alike.”—Howard Campbell, author of Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez
SWEET MEDICINE: A Novel
by David Seals
“Full of adventure, humor, love and sex, and occasionally some eloquent rage about the way Indians have been treated in America. . . . A trickster tale . . . in which a . . . clever and resourceful hero outsmarts stronger enemies and lives to fight another day.”—New York Times Book Review
THE POWWOW HIGHWAY: A Novel
by David Seals
“Takes us into the places where Indians live . . . their jokes, their lovemaking, their hearts. . . . Leaves me feeling as if I had made the journey myself.”—Denver Post
LOOSE CANNONS: Selected Prose
by Christopher Middleton
Like his poetry, Middleton’s prose pieces are alive with incongruity, collage, and surprising juxtapositions.
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.
GLOBAL WEST, AMERICAN FRONTIER: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression
by David M. Wrobel
Looking at both European and American travelers’ accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation’s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention.
RAILROAD EMPIRE ACROSS THE HEARTLAND: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey
by James E. Sherow; photography by John R. Charlton
This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow’s discussion.
WITH A BOOK IN THEIR HANDS: Chicano/a Readers and Readerships across the Centuries
Edited by Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez
In this collection, Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez gathers diverse and passionate accounts of reading drawn from several research projects aimed at documenting Chicana and Chicano reading practices and experiences.
DISPATCHES FROM THE DROWNINGS: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction
by B. J. Hollars
In homage to Michael Lesy’s cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip, Hollars pairs reports from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century journalists with fictional versions, creating a hybrid text complete with facts, lies, and a wide range of blurring in between.
AFRICANS INTO CREOLES: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica
by Russell Lohse
Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World.
A CAROL DICKENS CHRISTMAS: A Novel
by Thomas Fox Averill
“Joyfully riffing on a holiday classic, Tom Averill’s A Carol Dickens Christmas is a moving and contemporary tale that, like the work of that other Dickens, focuses on what affects us deeply: judgment and compassion, grief and hope, cruelty and kindness. With a warm and realistic cast of characters, this is a story for people who believe in the magic of the season and—more to the point—in simply caring for each other.”—Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone
CONJUGAL BLISS: A Comedy of Martial Arts
by John Nichols
“A hilarious, raucous, painfully graphic portrait of The Marriage from Hell.”—Chicago Tribune
A SELECTED HISTORY OF HER HEART: Poems
by Carole Simmons Oles
“Through the lens of her singular and compelling life, Carole Simmons Oles guides us through our fractured, confused, violent century. At seventy, facing an increasingly fragile body, Oles crafts language that creates bonds—across cultures and tongues, across decades and oceans and continents. These powerhouse poems reach out generation to generation with generosity and compassion. These poems invite us in, offer food and drink and shelter.”—Peggy Shumaker, author of Gnawed Bones
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INDIAN OPPORTUNITY: Quiet Champion of Self-Determination
by Thomas A. Britten
In this book, the first study of the NCIO, historian Thomas A. Britten traces the workings of the council along with its enduring impact on the lives of indigenous people.
THE SKY IS SHOOTING BLUE ARROWS: Poems
by Gleena Lushei
Celebrating life, travel, aging, and nature, this new book shines with Luschei’s view of the world.
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.
NEW MEXICO'S SPANISH LIVESTOCK HERITAGE: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People
by William W. Dunmire
The Spanish introduced European livestock to the New World—not only cattle and horses but also mules, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. This survey of the history of domestic livestock in New Mexico is the first of its kind, going beyond cowboy culture to examine the ways Spaniards, Indians, and Anglos used animals and how those uses affected the region’s landscapes and cultures.
THE CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF SHELL-MATRIX SITES
Edited by Mirjana Roksandic, Sheila Mendonça de Souza, Sabine Eggers, Meghan Burchell, and Daniela Klokler
The contributors to this book introduce new ways to study shell-matrix sites, ranging from the geochemical analysis of shellfish to the interpretation of human remains buried within. Drawing upon examples from around the world, this is one of the only books to offer a global perspective on the archaeology of shell-matrix sites.
INTIMATE MEMORIES: The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan
Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
At last edited into one volume, the story of one of 20th-century America’s most flamboyant women, from her youth in upper-class Buffalo to her “discovery” of New Mexico.
FOUR SQUARE LEAGUES: Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico
by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard W. Hughes
This long-awaited book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the complex history of Pueblo Indian land in New Mexico, beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing to the present day.
MAYA PILGRIMAGE TO RITUAL LANDSCAPES: Insights from Archaeology, History, and Ethnography
by Joel W. Palka
Through cross-cultural comparisons, archaeological data, and ethnographic insights, Joel W. Palka addresses central questions about Maya pilgrimage practice and discusses the broad importance of Maya ritual landscapes and pilgrimage for Mesoamerica as a whole.
MAYAN TALES FROM CHIAPAS, MEXICO
by Robert M. Laughlin, with Contributions by Francisca Hernández Hernández
Spanish Translation by Socorro Gómez Hernández and Juan Benito de la Torre
Presented here in English, Tzotzil, and Spanish are forty-two stories told to Robert Laughlin in Tzotzil by the only speaker of Tzotzil left in the village of San Felipe Ecatepec in Chiapas, Mexico. The stories range from mythological sacred stories to historical accounts of life in the twentieth century.
A PREHISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages
by David Leedom Shaul
This book offers a new approach to the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory. The author shows how a well-studied language family—in this case Uto-Aztecan—can be used as an instrument for reconstructing prehistory.
JESUIT STUDENT GROUPS, THE UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA, AND POLITICAL RESISTANCE IN MEXICO, 1913–1979
by David Espinosa
This book focuses on the twentieth century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.
CLOVIS CACHES: Recent Discoveries and New Research
Edited by Bruce B. Huckell and J. David Kilby
This collection of essays investigates caches of Clovis tools, many of which have only recently come to light. The studies comprising this volume treat methodological and theoretical issues including the recognition of Clovis caches, Clovis lithic technology, mobility, and land use.
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.
MAKING AZTLÁN: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977
by Juan Gómez-Quiñones and Irene Vásquez
This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement’s social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement’s origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society.
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.
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.