Biography

Mother Jones

Raising Cain and Consciousness
By Simon Cordery

The details of the life and work of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones are skillfully told here for those who have not heard her story and those who know it well.

Texas Ranger Biographies

Those Who Served 1910-1921
By Charles H. HarrisFrances HarrisLouis R. Sadler

The biographies of all 1,782 Texas Rangers who served during the era of the Mexican Revolution are collected in one volume for the first time.

Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute

The Memoirs of George A. Cowan
By George A. Cowan

Cowan relates the details of his unique scientific career.

La Clínica

A Doctor's Journey Across Borders
By David P. Sklar

Sklar recalls how his earliest experiences in a remote Mexican clinic helped shape his career as an emergency physician and educator.

The Morganza, 1967

Life in a Legendary Reform School
By David E. Stuart

Stuart describes the life of students and staff in this infamous school that was, in reality, a youth prison camp.

Life on the Rocks

One Woman's Adventures in Petroglyph Preservation
By Katherine Wells

Artist Katherine Wells's life story starts with an early interest in Native art and the petroglyphs of the Southwest that drew her to New Mexico and led to a major effort to preserve the iconic images she found on her own land.

Yucatan Through Her Eyes

Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Writer and Expeditionary Photographer
By Lawrence Desmond

The biography and photographs of this talented and adventurous woman are accompanied here by her previously unpublished diary.

Paddy on the Hardwood

A Journey in Irish Hoops
By Rus Bradburd

A burned out basketball coach takes a job in Ireland and is surprised by what he finds.

Subjects: BiographySports

Ten Turtles to Tucumcari

A Personal History of the Railway Express Agency
By Klink GarrettToby Smith

From its founding in 1929, Railway Express Agency dominated the transportation industry until the 1960s. This history of REA coincides with the career of Klink Garrett, who began as a temporary employee in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1934 and retired in 1973 as a senior executive and member of REA's board of directors.

Kenneth Milton Chapman

A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists
By Janet ChapmanKaren Barrie

The many contributions of this early expert on Pueblo Indian anthropology and art are highlighted by two of his descendants.

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