Biography

Frida Kahlo

An Open Life
By Raquel Tibol
Translated by Elinor Randall

Uses medical records, journals, letters, interviews, and personal recollections to bring us closer than ever to the Mexican artist and her milieu.

A Patriot After All

The Story of a Chicano Vietnam Vet
By Juan Ramirez

"Ramirez has given us a rather unique and clear-eyed view inside the life and times and thoughts of a young Chicano who joins the marines and goes to Vietnam to find his destiny. . . . Fascinating reading."--Joseph L. Galloway, author of We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young.

Posada's Broadsheets

Mexican Popular Imagery, 1890-1910
By Patrick Frank

An intriguing study of the popular culture of early twentieth century Mexico as seen through the penny broadsheets--bullfighters, bandits, politics, and the revolution.

A Garlic Testament

Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm
By Stanley Crawford

Meditations on growing garlic and on the farming way of life.

"To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world."--Stan Crawford

Miss O'Keeffe

By Christine Taylor PattenAlvaro Cardona-Hine

This intimate account of the year of Patten’s employment offers a rare glimpse of O’Keeffe’s daily life when she could no longer see well enough to paint.

Utopian Vistas

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture
By Lois Palken Rudnick

The story of the house that Mabel built, and the artists, dreamers, hippies, and freaks that followed.

The Circuit

Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
By Francisco Jiménez

A collection of twelve short stories presented from the perspective of a young boy, in which the author narrates his childhood experiences growing up in a family of Mexican migrant farmworkers.

Wide Ruins

Memories from a Navajo Trading Post
By Sallie Wagner

This lively memoir describes trading post life from 1938 to 1950 and the many changes experienced by Navajos and all Americans during and after World War II.

Marietta Wetherill

Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon
Edited by Kathryn Gabriel

While her husband Richard excavated ruins and created a trading post empire at the turn of the century, Marietta learned the rituals and reality of Navajo life from medicine men.

Lady's Choice

Ethel Waxham's Journals and Letters, 1905-1910
Edited by Barbara LoveFrances Love Froidevaux

A rich portrait of a woman's life in the American West of the early 1900s--a love story that reads like a novel.

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