Biography

Marc Simmons of New Mexico

Maverick Historian
By Phyllis Morgan

A biography and a complete bibliography of New Mexico's leading independent historian.

Curandero

A Life in Mexican Folk Healing
By Eliseo “Cheo” TorresTimothy L. Sawyer

This book examines the practices of traditional Mexican folk healers, or "curanderos," in the American Southwest as well as in their native country.

A Black Physician's Struggle for Civil Rights

Edward C. Mazique, M.D.
By Florence Ridlon

Biography of Edward Mazique, respected physician, contemporary of Martin Luther King, Jr., and influential Civil Rights activist in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Ortiz

Lessons from a Life of Service
By Frank Ortiz
Edited by Don J. Usner

Ambassador Ortiz's memoir of over four decades in the U.S. foreign service, including behind-the-scenes encounters with international leaders.

Western Lives

A Biographical History of the American West
Edited by Richard W. Etulain

The life stories of many individuals are woven together to tell the history of the American West from the earliest days of westward expansion to the twentieth century.

Ol' Max Evans

The First Thousand Years
By Slim Randles

In this biography of Max Evans, learn why Charles Champlin, Entertainment Arts editor emeritus, Los Angeles Times said, "Max Evans is one of these guys you can take anywhere . . . and still be ashamed of him."

Talking Mysteries

By Tony HillermanErnie Bulow
Illustrations by Ernest Franklin

In Talking Mysteries, Tony Hillerman discusses his craft, including his approach to plot, characterization, and setting, and the wrinkles and twists that make his brand of fiction unique.

New Buffalo

Journals from a Taos Commune
By Arthur Kopecky

Kopecky's journals take us back to the beginnings of New Buffalo, one of the most successful of the communes that dotted the country in the 1960s and 1970s, where he and his comrades encountered magic, wisdom, a mix of people, the Peyote Church, planting, and hard winters.

Madam Millie

Bordellos from Silver City to Ketchikan
By Max Evans

Madam Millie contains sordid details and frank language that will make many readers blush. It is unvarnished language, as recorded directly from Millie by Max Evans over a period of almost twenty years. It presents a complete picture of the business of prostitution as it was practiced in the west from the late 1920s to the mid 1970s, told by the most successful madam in the business.

The Silver King

The Remarkable Life of the Count of Regla in Colonial Mexico
By Edith Boorstein Couturier

Pedro Romero de Terreros, the first Count of Regla, was born in Spain in 1710, but when he was twenty-one, his parents sent him to live with an uncle in New Spain to assume control of the family's businesses. Edith Couturier uses Regla's career to address the growing social tensions of the eighteenth century in New Spain.

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