Biography

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

El Paso's Muckraker

The Life of Owen Payne White
By Garna L. Christian

This long-overdue biography restores this overlooked writer to the forefront of western history and journalism.

Gila Country Legend

The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse
By Nancy Coggeshall

The compelling biography of a unique western rancher constantly adjusting to the inroads of modernity into his traditional way of life.

Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends

By Max EvansRobert Nott

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.

Edmund G. Ross

Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist
By Richard A. Ruddy

This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States.

Intimate Memories

The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan
By Mabel Dodge Luhan
Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick

At last edited into one volume, the story of one of twentieth-century America’s most flamboyant women, from her youth in upper-class Buffalo to her “discovery” of New Mexico.

Going Native

By Tom Harmer

In a spiritual autobiography shaped by years of living with a band of Salish Indian people after the Vietnam War, Tom Harmer shares his hard-won knowledge of their world and the nature spirits that govern it.

In the Shadow of Billy the Kid

Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War
By Kathleen P. Chamberlain

The Lincoln County War catapulted Susan McSween and a young cowboy named Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, into the history books. As a woman in a man’s story, Susan McSween has been all but ignored. This is the first book to place her in a larger context.

The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan

Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture
Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick

Restricted at the behest of her family until the year 2000, Rudnick’s edition of these remarkable documents represents the culmination of more than thirty-five years of study of Luhan’s life, writings, lovers, friends, and Luhan’s social and cultural milieus in Italy, New York, and New Mexico.

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