Biography

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.

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.

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