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10 books about New Mexico
Pick up one of these featured titles on New Mexico in May 2021.
Detour New Mexico: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders by Arthur Pike & David Pike
This book was published 4 years ago by The History Press and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
"New Mexico's rich and varied history is easily accessible via detours down obscure backroads and overlooked off-ramps. By taking the road less traveled in any direction, visitors can experience ancient landmarks, cultural heritage sites and striking vistas. Stop at places along the old Route 66, sample the world s best chiles by the Rio Grande or soak in geothermal water flowing under Truth or Consequences. Ancient dwellings in remote canyons, the town where the first atomic bomb was secretly assembled and the grave of Billy the Kid all lie off the beaten path in the Land of Enchantment. Authors Arthur and David Pike map out these and many more worthwhile points of interest for the curious traveler."--Back cover.
Offbeat New Mexico: Places of Unexpected History, Art, and Culture by Neala McCarten
Category: State & Local
This book was published 5 years ago by OffbeatTravel and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
"Offbeat New Mexico' is a guide for the independent traveler who wants to discover the people, places, and events that have shaped the Land of Enchantment. Explore our art from ancient petroglyphs to the graffiti of Albuquerque. Walk in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keeffe. Follow atomic history from Los Alamos to Trinity.We won't tell you where to eat or sleep, but we will tell you about the "Mother Road" (also known as historic Route 66) and the Navajo Long Walk. How the town of Truth or Consequences got its name, what happened to the once-thriving community of Blackdom., and where you can go sledding down a hill of gypsum.Our 200 pages introduce you to over 100 towns and cities from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos to unique communities like Cimarron, Sunspot, and Madrid, not to mention Cold Beer, New Mexico.Special Focus sections highlight the back stores; the origin of the delightful Storyteller pottery figures, the real history of Billy the Kid, and the events behind the UFO controversy that rocked the town of Roswell and fascinated the world.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place by Barbara Buhler Lynes
Category: Individual Artists
This book was published 17 years ago by Princeton University Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
Beautifully illustrated and gracefully written, this book reproduces 50 paintings and includes striking photographs of the sites that inspired them as well as diagrams of the region's distinctive geology.
ALL ABOUT NEW MEXICO: Amazing & Interesting Facts that Everyone Should Know! by Bandana Ojha
This book was published this year by Independently published and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
Innovative ideas are never easily accepted. Due to the electronic revolution of the information supply new management tools and infrastructures were required. The as simple as brilliant tool the ISBN which assigns each book with a unique number has contributed vastly to the global book and information market.
Grandpa Lee's Stories: New Mexico to California by Helen Najera Reyes
Category: Cultural & Regional
This book was published last year by Conocimientos Press, LLC and takes approximately 3.3 hours to read.
"Reading Grandpa Lee's Stories: New Mexico to California is like listening to a child's account of their life in which they can only remember the best parts. What a JOY this was to read! Told through her own words and her mother's memory, Helen Najera Reyes is clearly a gifted storyteller in her own right who regales us with stories that not only capture her family's love for Grandpa Lee but also document histories of the Mexican American experience in both New Mexico and California. Accounts of housing discrimination and racial tensions are nested into the more prominent narratives of joy, generosity, and loving banter that make this book a memorable, soul-pleasing collection." - Larissa Mercado-Lopez Associate professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Fresno; editor of Voices of Resistance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chican@ Children's Literature; and Book Review Editor for Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social "Grandpa Lee's Stories: New Mexico to California by Helen Najera Reyes leaves one feeling good. She lovingly shares her family history via the life of her multitalented grandfather. This is also a bonding story. Najera Reyes became firmly bonded to her Grandpa Lee and he was firmly bonded to his family. This is a migration story, for Grandpa Lee takes his family from New Mexico to California and forms a life that allows Najera Reyes to relate the saga in a song she wrote and recorded. The lyrical nature in which she describes her grandmother is a tribute to the social flexibility required by women of husbands seeking a better life. Most telling is how some New Mexico traditions combined with those of California. Yes. This book leaves one feeling good." - Dr. Irene Blea Professor Emeritus California State University-Los Angeles, Chairperson of Chicano Studies; sociologist; and Chicana feminist author of many articles, textbooks, poetry and novels
Flyfisher's Guide to New Mexico (Flyfisher's Guides to) by Van Beacham
This book was published 11 years ago by Wilderness Adventures Press, Inc. and takes approximately 16.3 hours to read.
"A Wilderness Adventures Press flyfishing guidebook"--Cover.
The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World by Vincent Bevins
This book was published last year by PublicAffairs and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
The hidden story of the wanton slaughter in Indonesia - and Latin America, and around the world - that was a fundamental part of the Cold War "victory" we all now live with. In the 20th century, the U.S. government's effort to contain communism resulted in several disastrous conflicts: Vietnam, Cuba, Korea. Violence in Indonesia, and then interconnected slaughters across Latin America, arguably had a bigger hand in shaping today's world, but have been widely overlooked for one important reason: the secret CIA interventions were successful. In 1965, nearly one million unarmed civilians were killed in Indonesia with active U.S. assistance. This was the end of a decade-long attempt to stop the rise of the largest communist party outside the USSR and China. The resulting dictatorship buried the truth until this day, but the massacre shook the world. Left-wing movements radicalized, afraid of suffering the same fate as the unarmed Indonesians, and the world's committed anticommunists - especially in Brazil and Chile - learned from the mass murder, creating terror campaigns named after the Indonesian capital. In this bold and comprehensive new history, building on his reporting for the Washington Post in Southeast Asia, Vincent Bevins uses recently declassified documents, archival research, and countless of hours of interviews to reconstruct this chapter in world history and reveal a hidden legacy that spans the globe. For decades, it's been portrayed that much of the developing world passed naturally, and peacefully, into the US-led capitalist world system. But those who suffered through this process have long known differently.
The Pain and The Sorrow: A novel of Old New Mexico by Loretta Miles Tollefson
This book was published last year by Palo Flechado Press and takes approximately 13.1 hours to read.
A novel based on the marriage of teenager Gregoria Cortez to New Mexico's 1860's serial killer Charles Kennedy.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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