Biography

Donaciano Vigil

The Life of a Nuevomexicano Soldier, Statesman, and Territorial Governor
By Maurilio E. VigilHelene Boudreau

In this gripping biography of a remarkable man, Maurilio E. Vigil and Helene Boudreau fill the gap within the scholarship on Hispanics in nineteenth-century New Mexico.

James Silas Calhoun

First Governor of New Mexico Territory and First Indian Agent
By Sherry Robinson

Veteran journalist and author Sherry Robinson presents readers with the first full biography of New Mexico’s first territorial governor, James Silas Calhoun.

Richard Tregaskis

Reporting under Fire from Guadalcanal to Vietnam
By Ray E. Boomhower

Boomhower’s riveting book is the first to tell Tregaskis’s gripping life story, concentrating on his intrepid reporting experiences during World War II and his fascination with war and its effect on the men who fought it.

Sky Rider

Park Van Tassel and the Rise of Ballooning in the West
By Gary B. Fogel

Sky Rider weaves together the many threads of Van Tassel’s extraordinary life journey, situating him at last in his rightful place among the prominent aerial exhibitionists of his time.

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John P. Slough

The Forgotten Civil War General
By Richard L. Miller

Recounting Slough’s timeless story of rise and fall during America’s most tumultuous decades, historian Richard L. Miller brings to life this extraordinary figure.

The Believer

Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack
By Ralph Blumenthal

The Believer reveals the life and work of a man who explored the deepest of scientific conundrums and further leads us to the hidden dimensions and alternate realities that captivated Mack until the end of his life.

Joaquín Ortega

Forging Pan-Americanism at the University of New Mexico
By Russ Davidson

In this important work Russ Davidson presents the first biography of Joaquín Ortega, introducing readers to Ortega’s life and work at the University of New Mexico as well as his close relationship with then UNM president James Zimmerman and other major figures.

Shook

An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day
By Jennifer Hull

Shook tells the story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest.

Charlie Siringo's West

An Interpretive Biography
By Howard R. Lamar

The colorful life of Charlie Siringo and the image of the American West he helped to create.

María of Ágreda

Mystical Lady in Blue
By Marilyn H. Fedewa

The intriguing story of the legendary "Lady in Blue" will be of interest to cultural and religious historians, as well as to women who have struggled for equality against all odds.

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