Biography

Captain Jack Crawford

Buckskin Poet, Scout, and Showman
By Darlis A. Miller

This biography re-creates Jack Crawford's experience as a scout, rancher, miner, reformer, husband and father, and poet and entertainer to reinterpret the American Dream and the lure of getting rich pursued by many during the Gilded Age.

A Woman in Both Houses

My Career in New Mexico Politics
By Pauline Eisenstadt

Pauline Eisenstadt's memoir takes readers to the floors of the House and Senate, offering an insider's view of how New Mexico's government operates-or doesn't.

The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545

By Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Edited and Translated by Baker H. Morrow

This book is one of the great first-person accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Morrow's new translation makes Cabeza de Vaca's adventures available to a wide English-speaking audience for the first time.

Don't Forget the Accent Mark

A Memoir
By David Sánchez

This autobiography of an outstanding mathematician, dedicated to others, whose career included stints as a senior university and federal administrator, is also the story of a young man of mixed Mexican and American parentage.

The Wrath of God

Lope de Aguirre, Revolutionary of the Americas
By Evan Balkan

Deliberately provocative, Evan Balkan's The Wrath of God examines Aguirre, a symbol of Basque fury and rampage, arguing that Aguirre's historical representation as a one-dimensional madman deserves revisiting.

Come Up and Get Me

An Autobiography of Colonel Joe Kittinger
By Joe KittingerCraig Ryan

Kittinger, joined by author Craig Ryan, documents the heights of his extraordinary aeronautical career.

Sweet Nata

Growing Up in Rural New Mexico
By Gloria Zamora

This heartfelt memoir tells of the joys and hardships of life in a New Mexico family during the 1950s and 1960s.

Coal Camp Days

A Boy's Remembrance
By Ricardo García

The coalfields of northern New Mexico are the setting for the remembrances of six-year-old Matias Montaño, a fictionalized version of the author's life in the last years of World War II.

Roadcut

The Architecture of Antoine Predock
By Christopher Curtis Mead

Architectural historian Christopher Mead traces Antoine Predock's development over forty years from early work in Albuquerque to twenty-first-century projects like Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Through a Narrow Window

Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and Her Terezín Students
By Linney Wix

Including biographical and art historical information on Dicker-Brandeis, this book sheds light on her roles as an artist, teacher, and heroine behind Nazi lines in the Second World War.

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