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ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY
Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home, New and Revised
By Laura Sanchez and Alex Sanchez

“…a wealth of information about the history and techniques associated with the use of adobe.” --Library Journal
“…a fascinating wealth of information and lore.” --The Bookwatch
“Helpful for anyone buying, building, or remodeling an adobe house as well as for contractors, drafters, and real estate brokers.” --Book News
“…argues by example that adobe construction need not be a costly luxury reserved only for the wealthy.” --Su Casa
“…at last, a book written by authors who understand solar and thermal mass!” --Adobe Builder

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Since Adobe Houses for Today first appeared, interest in energy efficiency has exploded. Showing the pathway to smaller, solar tempered, easy-to-heat homes using adobe, one of the world's most energy efficient building materials, makes this book about adobe houses not only for today, but also for tomorrow. Adobe Houses for Today features 12 plans for compact, beautifully proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. The illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can be expanded and adapted to fit readers' own budgets, family sizes, style preferences, and building sites.

After a brief look at adobe's history, Adobe Houses for Today surveys adobe's advantages as a building material, illustrates adobe construction, and gives an eye-opening tour through the facts and fantasies of energy conservation. The heart of the book details the plans, using them as examples of design techniques that increase livability and control costs in any house. The book and its minimal-cost construction drawings are valuable, enjoyable tools for those buying, building, or remodeling a house. With this new edition, which includes an additional chapter with stories from people who have built the houses, construction drawings are now available for some of the expanded versions.

Author and journalist LAURA SANCHEZ previously ran a drafting business specializing in adobe houses. She called it quits sometime after the 250th set of plans but maintains an abiding interest in designing the very best, most cost-effective houses possible.

ALEX SANCHEZ, who grew up building houses, has taught courses in adobe construction and solar energy. He heads the renowned computer-aided drafting program at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus.

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Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=NL0xLIU4mA8C
Email: alex@unm.edu

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-662-8
230 pp.,$29.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-109-1
230 pp.,$14.38


THE ADOBE KINGDOM
New Mexico 1598 - 1958 as Experienced by the Families Lucero de Godoy y Baca
By Donald L. Lucero

"Superbly researched and written, the true history of two New Mexico families through four centuries." --Michael L. Olsen, Ph.D. Professor of History, New Mexico Highlands University

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The Adobe Kingdom is one of those rare things: the true story of two families across twelve generations. They came to New Mexico seeking a new homeland, not to initiate a new society but to transplant an old one. What they found, as they lived their lives in what they came to believe was one of the most beautiful places on earth, was a forbidding land, both hostile and nurturing, and not unlike the land they had left behind. Their daily contact with its remarkable landscape assured that they would remain a pastoral people centered on their herds and flocks and, at once, one with the land. Culturally isolated and little disturbed by outside influences for over two and one-half centuries, they retained their way of life.

Yearning for his roots and for a return to the land of his birth, Donald Lucero follows two families across twelve generations, from their entry into New Mexico at La Toma del Rio del Norte, in 1598, to their achievement of statehood in 1912 and beyond. This account of their journey, littered with both joys and sorrows, invites the reader to share in the New Mexico experience.

Lucero is a former resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he was born in his father's home, formerly the home of his paternal grandfather. He was educated in the Las Vegas schools through college, where in 1958 he received his B. A. in history from New Mexico Highlands University. After service with the U. S. Army, he served a two-year commitment with the U. S. Peace Corps in Colombia, South America. He then returned to New Mexico on a Peace Corps Preferential Fellowship to pursue graduate work in Counseling at the University of New Mexico. He received his M.A. in Counseling from this institution in 1965 and returned to complete his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1970.

Since completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in Community Psychiatry and a second master's degree in Mental Health Administration at the University of North Carolina Medical School and School of Public Health, he has held several clinical and administrative positions in mental health. Dr. Lucero, a licensed psychologist, conducts a private practice in psychology in Raynham Massachusetts. He is also the author of A Nation of Shepherds and The Rosas Affair, both from Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-669-7
384 pp.,$26.95


AGELESS ADOBE
History and Preservation in American Southwestern Architecture
By Jerome Iowa

“…highly recommended for architectural studies collections and supplemental reading lists.” --Reviewers Bookwatch

“Ageless Adobe is one of those few manuals that actually succeeds in eliminating the mystery and guesswork for the do-it-yourselfer.” --Albuquerque Journal Magazine

“This book is great for getting a sense of where adobes came from and how they’re being preserved and updated now.” --Farmington Daily Times

“Carefully and clearly written, without the clutter of jargon, this is a book anyone interested in Southwestern houses should include in a personal library.” --The Santa Fe Reporter

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The American Southwest possesses an extraordinary depth of cultural heritage and much of its history is preserved in its architecture. Particularly prominent in the region’s man-made landscape are the historic structures made from the earth itself--adobe. Attention has turned to ways of preserving and maintaining the old buildings of the Southwest partly because of the growing national interest in historic preservation. However, in the Southwest there has also been an increased awareness of the inherent viability of native architecture. Adobe structures present unique challenges and require special treatment and until now, much of that information has been unpublished.

AGELESS ADOBE provides practical details on methods of preservation and maintenance for old adobe buildings. The over 200 illustrations in the book along with directions on “how-to” will enable the do-it-yourself home owner as well as the professional architect or contractor to plan and carry out renovation. The author presents solutions to the problems of keeping an historic structure intact while repairing it and making it 20th century livable. The issue of energy conservation is discussed at length and the premise of the book is that historic integrity does not have to be sacrificed for energy efficiency. Rehabilitation is always preferable, usually possible and often more profitable than demolition.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=kLP2NdaA-VAC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-034-3
158 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-124-4
158 pp.,$17.99


AGUINALDOS
Christmas Customs, Music and Foods of the Spanish-speaking Countries of the Americas
By Virginia Nylander Ebinger

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Aguinaldos y villancicos, recetas, tradiciones de Navidad—songs, recipes, and traditions of Christmas from the nineteen Spanish-speaking countries of Middle and South America, as well as from the one state that is officially bi-lingual, are included in this well-researched book. There is a wealth of Christmas music, much of it unknown to North Americans, with tunes and guitar chords, words and translations. And there are recipes from each country for holiday foods, ranging from simple beverages to complex tamales and desserts—from gingebre to hallaca and tres leches. Also included are customs and traditions from each of the countries, some common to all, others specific to place, all reflecting the joys of Christmas. An index, glossary, and extensive bibliography make this a valuable resource for readers of all interests.

Virginia Nylander Ebinger is a retired music teacher and a teacher trainer, researcher, and author, with special interest in the Hispanic folklore of New Mexico. Among her other publications are Niñez: Spanish Songs, Games and Stories of Childhood and De Colores. She and her husband live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=nJsmPnF60W4C

Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-689-5
280 pp.,$29.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-135-0
280 pp.,$23.99


ASK ABOUT FLORIDA
Five hundred and thirty-eight questions and their answers about the State of Florida
By James J. Raciti

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Five hundred and thirty-eight questions and their answers about the State of Florida from its origins to the present day cover such subjects as the Native Americans, the Spanish explorers, wars for dominance, the history of religion, politics, population, resources, wildlife and remarkable people that lent their imagination, hard work and dedication to the state.

This book was written with various readers in mind. Floridians will find this an easy-to-read review of historical events, and other useful information about their state. Then there are those visitors to Florida who may want to get an overall grasp on how the state grew from its origins in the fifteen hundreds to the present day. Many may want to compare Florida’s development with those of other states that grew under the Spanish domination. Those who know quite a bit about Florida may wish to test their knowledge and score their correct answers. Others may find that short bits of information can more easily be absorbed than pages upon pages of data. "Ask About Florida" makes this easy for everyone.

JAMES J. RACITI divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Although a native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Raciti spent most of his adult life in Europe as an educator. His books on poetry are “Charles” and “Dabs of Myself.” His theatrical writings include “The Song of Roland” and “Invitation at Dawn: Ernest Hemingway.” His novels are “Au Revoir a la France,” “Giacomo” and “Legacy of War.” Sunstone Press has published “Pulling No Ponchos” and “Old Santa Fe.”

Sample Chapter
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ycHQuo8-fRwC

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-456-3
117 pp.,$16.95


ASK ABOUT SANTA FE
464 Essential Questions and Their Answers about This City and the State of New Mexico
By James J. Raciti

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Using a question-and-answer format, this book follows the development of Santa Fe, a city that lived under several flags before New Mexico was finally admitted into the Union in 1912 as the 47th state. It is also about great leaders who knew the price of sacrifice and terrible tyrants who used their power for personal gain only. Covering a broad sweep of history beginning with the area’s first settlers, both Native American and Spaniards, it explores Spain’s forays into the American Southwest from its base in New Spain (colonial Mexico); its quest for gold and other precious metals; and its desire to save native souls by baptism and conversion to Catholicism. Many historical figures are briefly introduced including Don Juan de Oñate; Don Pedro de Peralta; Don Diego de Vargas; Popé, Leader of the Pueblo Revolt; Archbishop Lamy; Kit Carson; Governor Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur; the outlaw Billy the Kid and Geronimo. Other topics treated are The Santa Fe Trail and the contribution it made to the region’s growth and prosperity; the brave Buffalo Soldiers; Civil War battles and the men who fought them; the coming of the railroad; and finally statehood. The author says, “My efforts here have been modest. I simply wanted to focus on aspects of the life and culture of people who inhabited these lands and those of the people who came seeking fame and wealth but stayed to leave a lasting mark on customs, language, and religion. Ask about Santa Fe only scratches the surface of a subject that hopefully will entice readers to explore further the origins of the nation’s oldest capitol city within a state of remarkable achievement.”

James J. Raciti, PhD, has had a home in Santa Fe for many years. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has spent more than twenty-five years in Europe as a university educator. Raciti’s graduate degrees in comparative literature are from the University of Grenoble in France and the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Sunstone Press has published his non-fictional works Old Santa Fe and Ask About Florida; Pulling No Ponchos, the playfully irreverent fictional history of Santa Fe; and a collection of poetry, The Bird Chart Boy.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-030-9
144 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-328-6
144 pp.,$9.99


THE BEEF INDUSTRY
What They Don’t Tell You
By John Peirce, DVM

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Whether or not you are a beef consumer, are you satisfied that you know all you should about this product? Usual sources of information might, to a very large degree, not give adequate information about beef. Some of these sources might be biased—either for or against the product. They often have an ulterior motive to sway you one way or another for a variety of reasons. If you care for your body, if you care for your family, throw off the cloak of not knowing. This is your opportunity to discern for yourself the facts regarding beef. It is a story of how, what, when, why and by whom beef is created. Is it really safe? Is it really healthy? Do you want to know more about the terminology of beef? Then this book is for you. Know what you are putting on your plate, or why you are not. Real knowledge is empowerment. Empower yourselves.

John Peirce, DVM, lives in Rockport, Texas, three miles from the site of the first refrigerated packer, the harbor that sailing ships in the past utilized to move locally processed beef toward the cities along the east coast of America. Born a third generation cowboy in Wichita County, Texas he attended schools in Archer City and Matador before going to Texas A&M and obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-084-2
230 pp.,$26.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-408-5
230 pp.,$19.99


BOWS AND ARROWS
An Archery Bibliography
By Howard Bobbs

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One of the earliest and most important inventions of fledgling mankind was that of the bow. The bow and arrow changed man’s history because it increased his ability to survive in what was often a hostile environment. Whether for good or evil, the bow and arrow became an integral part of expanding civilization until it was replaced by gunpowder. Today, archery is practiced both as a sport in itself and for hunting purposes. Archery is a skill. It can be taught. But it must be practiced and it requires a good eye and steady hands. Every enthusiast of an art or skill enjoys not only performing that art or skill but also reading about it. The collecting of books on a subject is a natural adjunct to performing and reading. The archer wants to have more than just his personal knowledge. He wants to have at his side the accumulated knowledge and history of all other archers. This small bibliography will help in that endeavor.

Howard Bobbs achieved national prominence as a painter of landscapes and people of New Mexico. Archery as well as the history of archery was a hobby he enjoyed.


Softcover:
5 1/1 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-913270-27-1
24 pp.,$14.95


BREAKFAST NEW MEXICO STYLE
A Dining Guide
By Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco

A Dining Guide to More Than 100 Favorite, Fancy, Funky, & Family Friendly Restaurants with Over 80 Librarian-Recommended Books & Many Fun After-Breakfast Activities. Winner of the 2009 New Mexico Book Award for best travel guide.

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Where can you eat breakfast while overlooking the entire Tularosa Basin? Where can you see funky collections of memorabilia and eclectic art, including possibly the world’s largest velvet Elvis? Where can you sample a variety of burritos, huevos rancheros, and chilaquiles, in addition to such delicacies as piñon scones, Americana graburritos, a pork ‘n produce omelet, and perhaps the most mysterious: a hen grenade?

We’ve got the answers to all these questions! Imagine having a statewide network of librarians, busily researching the best places for you to have breakfast. Many of the eateries we describe are housed in historic buildings, several are located right on or very close to Historic Route 66, some have been used in films or TV, and more than one claims to be haunted.

Breakfast New Mexico Style is a dining guide to over 80 librarian-endorsed restaurants from Carlsbad to Aztec and Tucumcari to Silver City. Included are recommended reading and after breakfast activity suggestions. In person or from your armchair, travel to locales frequented by many of New Mexico’s famous and infamous, real and fictional characters: Smokey Bear, Billy the Kid, Robert Goddard, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Oppenheimer, Jim Chee & Joe Leaphorn, Claire Reynier, Kevin Kerney, Sasha Solomon, and the enigmatic Ultima, to name just a few.

New Mexico Magazine says: "Pick up this enjoyable, informative book before your next road trip--but be warned that it will have your mouth watering in no time."

Valerie Nye is a native of New Mexico. Educational opportunities and careers pulled her away from her native state for over ten years, but being far from home made her fully appreciate Santa Fe’s delightfully unique breakfasts all the more.

Kathy Barco grew up in Los Alamos. She has been a children’s librarian with the Albuquerque Public Library system and the youth services coordinator at the New Mexico State Library. She is the author of the award-winning READiscover New Mexico, A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.breakfastnewmexicostyle.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=tZIrG99D9lUC&dq=9780865347168&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-716-8
184 pp.,$22.95


BREAKFAST SANTA FE STYLE
A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky, and Family Friendly Restaurants
By Kathy Barco and Valerie Nye

"...very highly recommended for visitors and residents of the Santa Fe area for its extensive and acute knowledge of the best local dining facilities that will enhance any personal or family outing." MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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Where can you eat breakfast with a view of the Jemez Mountains? Where can you spy Elvis while drinking your morning cup of Joe? What breakfast restaurant could accommodate three kids, one dog, and two parents? Who serves a Grilled Chocolate Sandwich? Where is it possible to surf the Internet while enjoying Piñon Pancakes? Who do you call when you want to pick up twenty Breakfast Burritos for your coworkers?

We've got the answers to all of these questions! Think of us as your personal librarians, and come along to over fifty Santa Fe breakfast eateries. Take advantage of our extensive (and delicious) research. And, in honor of our profession, we've included recommendations for some great American Southwest books that perfectly match each restaurant.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and when you're in Santa Fe it's the best meal of the day. From quickie drive thru-breakfast burrito stands to leisurely weekend brunches, let this book be your guide to the wide array of breakfast--Santa Fe Style!

KATHY BARCO grew up in Los Alamos. She left the Land of Enchantment for college and life as a military wife, mom, and freelance writer in various locations, including Guam. A craving for green chile and mountains drew her home to New Mexico. She has worked as a children's librarian with the Albuquerque Public Library system and more recently as Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library.

VALERIE NYE is a native of New Mexico. Educational opportunities and careers pulled her away from her native state for over ten years, but being far from home made her fully appreciate Santa Fe’s delightfully unique breakfasts all the more. Nye is currently an assistant professor and Serials Librarian at the College of Santa Fe.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.breakfastsantafestyle.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=oJ6XGVhA5vwC

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-501-0
132 pp.,$19.95


BROTHERS OF LIGHT
The Penitentes of the Southwest
By Alice Corbin Henderson

Introduction to this edition by Lynn Cline.

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In New Mexico, during Lent and Holy Week each year, the Penitent Brotherhood enacts a primitive Passion Play, which in its traditional ritual of self-torture represents a curious survival of the Middle Ages. Much lurid journalism has been devoted to the Penitentes, but in this sympathetic account by Alice Corbin Henderson, an eye-witness, the ceremonies are presented in their true aspect, with the historic background and reason for the survival clearly indicated. From this it appears that the religious custom of self-inflicted penance was introduced into the Southwest as early as 1598 by the Franciscan priests who accompanied Don Juan de Oñate and his soldiers and colonists on their way to the permanent settlement of the province of New Mexico—originally embracing all of our present Southwest. From that day the customs then inaugurated have been traditionally observed by the humble descendants of the Conquistadores.

Alice Corbin and William Penhallow Henderson lived in New Mexico and know its people and its colorful landscape intimately. The striking illustrations in black and white that appeared in the original 1937 edition are an integral part of the text of this new edition.

Also included in this edition along with an introduction by Lynn Cline is “Alice Corbin, An Appreciation” from New Mexico Quarterly Review in 1949, an article by Marc Simmons from The Santa Fe New Mexican, and a review of the book from New Mexico Quarterly at the time of publication of the original edition in 1937 by T. M. Pearce.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-894-3
192 pp.,$22.95


BRUSHY BILL
Proof that His Claim to be Billy the Kid was a Hoax
By Roy L. Haws

This book proves that a man named Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid of Old West days.

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For many years, a man known as Brushy Bill Roberts proclaimed to all who would listen that he was the historical and legendary Billy the Kid, alive and well. And there were various books written that claimed this to be true. As a result, many became convinced of the validity of Brushy’s claim and Brushy's elaborate fable has continued to capture the imagination. In this book, the author has attempted to dispel the elaborate hoax once and for all. Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid. He was, in fact, just an interesting elderly man, known by his family and acquaintances as a colorful Old West storyteller.

Roy L. Haws has experienced a variety of careers after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a sales engineer and sales manager for electrical equipment manufacturers, a country music artist manager and record producer, the publisher of Indie Bullet Country Music magazine, a cattleman in East Texas, a mathematics instructor at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas, and an Internet college textbook retailer.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-055-2
164 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-368-2
164 pp.,$9.99


BURIED TREASURES
Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History
By Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

Many historic photographs.

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New Mexico history is filled with noteworthy men, women, and children, usually deserving of high praise and admiration. Sadly, few of these famous New Mexicans are honored with monuments to remind us of their achievements in every field, from art and literature to military service and rocket science. Historian Richard Melzer attempts to rectify this neglect with an impressive new book about famous New Mexico gravesites, usually the only monuments left to honor the human treasures who helped shape so much of our state, national, and often international history. The gravesites belong to both famous and infamous characters, from Billy the Kid to Kit Carson, Elfego Baca, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Geronimo (buried in exile in Oklahoma). The result of Melzer’s coast-to-coast quest for the gravesites of deserving New Mexicans is a book filled with vivid photographs, compelling stories, humorous epitaphs, and valuable information. With so much data about so many New Mexicans, this book is destined to serve as a major reference work for historians, genealogists, students, and librarians for years to come. With so much good history and a concluding chapter of truly unusual gravesites found in New Mexico, casual readers will be engaged and entertained as well.

RICHARD MELZER is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. He is an award-winning author of many books and articles about New Mexico, including two grade school textbooks to be published in anticipation of New Mexico’s centennial celebration of statehood in 2012. He is the President of the Historical Society of New Mexico. Sunstone Press has published three of his previous books, including Ernie Pyle in the American Southwest, Breakdown: How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen during World War II, and When We Were Young in the West: True Stories of Childhood.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=UxiTZmoAAKgC

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-531-7
476 pp.,$45.00


THE CHANGING IMAGE OF BEETHOVEN
A Study in Mythmaking
By Alessandra Comini, PhD

“Your unusual fantasy and passion for what you do will guarantee once again that your views on Beethoven are convincing.” —Kurt Masur, Conductor Emeritus, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic

“Comini has crafted a magisterial narrative that begins in Beethoven’s lifetime and culminates in that defining event of Viennese modernism, the Secession Exhibition of 1902. Such an analysis of the construction of a cultural myth has never been so satisfyingly realized.” —Scott Messing, Charles A. Dana Professor of Music, Alma College

“Despite its remarkable scope, this book wears its scholarship lightly. It is eminently readable, and always popular with my students.” —Eric Wen, Chairman of Musical Studies, The Curtis Institute of Music

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No composer in the history of music has undergone so many makeovers in the portrayal of his facial features or the interpretation of his cultural legacy as Ludwig van Beethoven. The myth began during his lifetime when few verbal or visual portrayals of the composer adhered strictly to his physical appearance; instead his mannerisms, manners, and moods prevailed. Promoted from peevish recluse to Promethean hero, he was pictured early on as a “genius inspired by inner voices in the presence of nature, with leonine hair writhing wildly in symbolic parallel to the seething turbulence of creativity,” according to the author.

In this unique study of the myth-making process across two centuries, Alessandra Comini examines the contradictory imagery of Beethoven in contemporary verbal accounts and in some 200 paintings, prints, sculptures, and monuments. With a witty yet penetrating narrative, she moves through these images to construct a collective image of the composer that reflects the many differing impressions left by devoted “myth makers” ranging from Wagner, Nietzsche, Berlioz, and Brahms to Rolland, D’Annunzio, and Jenny Lind.

University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, Alessandra Comini is the author of eight books, one of which was nominated for the National Book Award (Egon Schiele’s Portraits). The Republic of Austria extended her its Grand Decoration of Honor in 1990, the National Women’s Caucus for Art gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995, and a Comini Lecture Series in her honor was founded in Dallas in 2005. She is associate producer of Museum Music’s recording Klimt Musik, featuring composers from Beethoven to Alma and Gustav Mahler.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.alessandracomini.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=hYBAFG01FOsC&dq=isbn:0865346615
Email: acomini@smu.edu

Hardcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-1-63293-200-6
496, 222 Illustrations pp.,$60.00

Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-661-1
496, 222 Illustrations pp.,$50.00


CHASING THE SUN
A Reader's Guide to Novels Set in the American West
By Edward Joseph Beverly

"...an invaluable reference for any western fiction fan." THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"Venerated authors have written several fine books over the years on the subject of Western fiction...but nothing so comprehensive and insightful as 'Chasing the Sun.' Beverly is a historian, but he's also a pretty good critic." TRUE WEST

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The American West is a land that has inspired novelists since the early 1800s. Western fiction covers a vast geographic, cultural, and thematic landscape and includes the real cowboy narrative of Will James, the formula Westerns of Max Brand and Frank Gruber, the romantic novels of Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour, the Navajo mysteries of Tony Hillerman, the ethnic novels of Louise Erdrich, the contemporary novels of Edward Abbey, and the genuine literature of Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner.

Chasing the Sun is a reader’s guide with over 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author’s personal favorites. It is organized around content--exploration, trapping, wagon trains, the Indian Wars, contemporary fiction, and so on. Each chapter, or category, has an introduction, a reader’s guide that provides capsule summaries of the literature from some of the earliest novels to current publications, and reviews of one or more novels in that category. The guide is for general readers who like their fiction set in the American West, and it will also provide a ready source for researchers, reviewers and students interested in a particular type of novel set in the West, for example, the decimation of the buffalo herds. It is ideal for those readers who would like to compare novels with the same general subject by different writers, and those who would like a taste of the quality and diversity of the literature through the reviews. It should also help teachers identify books notable enough to add to a syllabus.

The author is a retired military officer, has lived all over the American West--Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Alaska--and currently resides in California. He is an avid collector and student of the literature of the American West. Prior to his military career, he was a surveyor with the Army Corps of Engineers. In the Air Force he served as a combat crew navigator, electronic warfare officer, drone pilot, and acquisition program director. Lieutenant Colonel Beverly served two tours in Vietnam and following his military service he worked in the aerospace industry as a program manager, marketing manager, and consultant. He has graduate degrees from Central Michigan University, University of Southern California, and California State University--the latter in English Literature.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=FDIYXDi9btgC

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-603-1
500 pp.,$34.95


CHILDREN OF THE NORMAL SCHOOL
60 Years in El Rito, New Mexico, 1906-1969
By Sigfredo Maestas

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Everyone was in for a surprise in 1909 when New Mexico declared open the Spanish American Normal School at El Rito. The school had been founded to train teachers for the vast region of the Río Arriba in which there were few schools and the citizenry still did not speak English, sixty years after becoming a territory of the United States. The Territory of New Mexico, in quest of statehood, had decided that fluency of its people in English would earn it the right to become one of the Forty-eight, which it did three years later.

State and school officials were dismayed that few students were sufficiently prepared to become teachers. First, most had to learn to cipher and to read and write. The region’s geographic isolation, scant means of communication, and lack of roadways rendered it impossible for anyone to make the proper estimate of educational need, it turned out. But the school’s students soon discovered how much they liked the Normal School, and how willing the school was to meet their educational need.

Although the Normal School trained as many as one hundred teachers in the first decades, in time it became an elementary and high school with strong traditions and loyal students. As a boarding campus, the Normal School attracted students from throughout New Mexico, many at a very young age. Children of the Normal School recount how unity of spirit created a new culture of Americans that few knew about, and how their esprit was built on mutual esteem and shared belief.

SIGFREDO MAESTAS is President Emeritus of Northern New Mexico College, the present institution that was the Normal School at El Rito. This is his first book about people and places in New Mexico.

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THE CIVIL WAR IN NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

New Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Taking nineteen years of research by the author, this is the story of the Civil War as the Volunteers of New Mexico lived and fought it. One chapter deals with the scene in Washington, DC, ten years before the first gun was fired at Fort Sumter; another chapter deals with the Texas claim to all the area of New Mexico bordering the Rio Grande and the near war with the United States over Santa Fe County, Texas. The last chapter gives the alphabetical list of all the New Mexico Volunteers from A to Z as found in the records of the War Department. The author included this list in order to enable any relatives to trace the war record of the heroic men who fought at Valverde, Peralta, Santa Fe, Glorieta, Pigeon’s Ranch, and the Indian campaigns.

The march of the Colorado Volunteers and the California Column is completely covered as well as the work of these men during the war years. The New Mexico Volunteers were unjustly maligned by Edward Canby, the author said, and authors ever since have echoed his sentiments without investigating the facts. This book corrects many misconceptions that may be useful to all interested in the Civil War in New Mexico.

Includes bibliography.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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CLASSIC OUTDOOR COLOR PORTRAITS
A Guide for Photographers
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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"It's your turn to make a photograph," states the author on the cover of this detailed handbook destined to become a classic instruction manual on portrait photography. And she shows the reader how by going through the basics of this photographic artform step by step in easy-to-follow instructions that will appeal to all levels of experience.

For beginners, a working knowledge of the camera is not even necessary; and for professionals there is more than enough to challenge them to exceed their own present excellence. It has taken the author years of working in the portrait profession to focus and collect her approach to color portraiture and she presents her ideas in a way that will inspire even those who are not photographers. The book is designed for any artist working in any medium. All they have to have is an interest in the human subject.

The book covers such wide-ranging subjects as a perspective on the history of the medium, composition, lighting, posing techniques, the portraitist's "eye," hints at how to enrich one's self as a result of exploring the art of portraiture, and much more. CLASSIC OUTDOOR COLOR PORTRAITS is a vital text for photography schools and workshops, continuing education classes, artist schools and workshops, colleges, amateurs, and professionals in all regions and settings.

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CONTRACTING TO BUILD YOUR HOME
How To Avoid Turning The American Dream Into A Nightmare
By Hershel G. Nance

Many Illustrations.

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Guidelines tell how to avoid the pitfalls associated with buying or contracting to build a new home.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-160-9
128 pp.,$12.95


COWBOYS, RANCHING & CATTLE TRAILS
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories from New Mexico field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1935 and 1939.

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Was life on the range in the 1880s and 1890s anything like the hard riding, hard working, hard drinking shoot ‘em up images that moviegoers saw in old Westerns? Yes—and then some, the authentic documents in this collection tell us. Cowboys, sheepherders, ranchers and all those around them in Territorial New Mexico were engaged in constant life-and-death struggles. They battled with each other and with Indians. They endured blizzards, fires, drought, floods, disease and stampeding cattle. In one account, on the morning after Comanche Indians stole all their cattle, James Chisum told his daughter, “Cheer up, Sallie, the worst is yet to come.”

Also included in this collection are reports of cooperation and glimpses of daily happiness: the simple pleasure of riding the range; camaraderie during roundups; hot meals dished out from the chuck wagon; cow camp entertainments; trips to town for fandangos; a sheepherder resting beneath the constellations and his breakfast of burrañiates. There are also high-spirited narratives describing the taming of a good steer, adventures along the cattle trails, the retrieval of mavericks and the roundup of mustangs.

If the stories in this collection seem familiar, they are also surprisingly fresh. Luckily for the rest of us, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called the Work Projects Administration), loved to listen and record as much as their subjects liked to talk. The resulting stories from 1935 to 1939 are rich in detail and human spirit. This collection also includes local newspaper articles, reports from New Mexico governors on the state of the livestock industry, cowboy poems, square dance calls, descriptions and drawings of cattle brands, glossaries of cowboy terms and the names of ranches in Colfax County.

Cowboys, Ranching & Cattle Trails is the fifth volume in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project book series. Previous titles are Outlaws & Desperados, Frontier Stories, Lost Treasures & Old Mines and Stories from Hispano New Mexico.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She works on projects related to New Mexico history, culture and environment issues. She is the recipient of a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, writer, poet and researcher, is co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. Her fourth volume of poetry is How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).

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CREATE A YOGA PRACTICE FOR KIDS
Fun, Flexibility, and Focus
By Yael Calhoun and Matthew R. Calhoun

“A creative and charming yoga book that will inspire kids and parents. Lovingly crafted and clearly written ways to share the ageless benefits of yoga.” --Lilias Folan, author of "Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age"

“Making the practice of yoga simple is not easy. But the authors have done just that, providing an inspiring and upbeat book that will not only charm children but also educate and support their teachers.”.--Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and the author of six books, including "30 Essental Yoga Poses"

“This informative book utilizes many YogaKid® concepts and offers useful suggestions for creating class sequences, scripts to help you teach and other fun techniques to enjoy with the children in your life.” --Marsha Wenig, author of "YogaKids: Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga"

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What allows kids to use a lot of energy, make funny noises, relax, and learn to focus all at the same time? Yoga! While many yoga books present individual poses, this book explains how to create a flowing yoga practice that will hold kids’ interest while providing the benefits of yoga.

Here is a handbook for anyone--including parents, teachers, and kids--who wants to develop a fun yoga practice. In addition, the book provides ideas for yoga games, yoga at a wall, more relaxation games, and five-minute classroom yoga.

YAEL CALHOUN, M.Ed., M.S., is an author and educator who has been studying yoga for 15 years. Yael lives in Utah with her husband and three sons, who have shared their yoga practices with her from the start.

MATTHEW R. CALHOUN is a certified children’s yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He created yoga programs for children at the Chicago Yoga Institute and at Onward Neighborhood House. Matthew lives in New York City.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-490-7
129 pp.,$22.95


CREATIVE TOURISM, A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
How to Provide Unique Creative Experiences for Travelers Worldwide
By Rebecca Wurzburger, Tom Aageson, Alex Pattakos, and Sabrina Pratt, Editors

A book indispensable for those who value tourism and travelers.

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Tourists all over the world welcome unique creative experiences that enrich and inspire them when they travel. This is called “Creative Tourism,” and it is different from other types of tourism. But why is it needed, and how does one go about developing it? You'll find answers to these questions and more in this book which is based on and draws from the proceedings of a Santa Fe & UNESCO International Conference on Creative Tourism. Held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, from September 28 to October 2, 2008, this first-of-a-kind conference brought together delegates from sixteen countries around the world to engage in a global conversation about how best to leverage the tourism sector for community and economic development. In other words, how tourism can best be organized and practiced to enhance economic benefits to cities, provinces, and countries globally.

Conceived, in large part, through the efforts of members of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network, the conference was designed to bridge theory and practice, as well as provide a forum for sharing ideas and best practices. In this book you will find not only a collection of essays by some of the “thought pioneers” in the emerging and still evolving field of Creative Tourism, but also a wide array of resources, including many practical examples and illustrations of Creative Tourism in practice from around the world.

At a time when activities and initiatives aimed at promoting tourism in a competitive economy have become essential, the notion of Creative Tourism captured in this book offers a life line that cannot and should not be ignored. Creative Tourism: A Global Conversation should be required reading for all tourism and community/economic/cultural development professionals, artists, elected and appointed public officials, and tourists who are seeking destinations that offer customized, creative, experiential, authentic, and meaningful experiences that are tied to the uniqueness and “spirit” of a place.

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DESPERADOS OF NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

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Desperados of frontier days in the United States command a certain amount of attraction. The frontier desperado was a rugged individualist stamped and marked not by environment but by circumstance. Some of the seventeen men in this book have been pushed off the pages of their day by Billy the Kid, Clay Allison and Dave Rudabaugh. But “badmen” they all were—some with colorful lives that more often than not came to abrupt and inglorious ends. So here they are, in addition to the three mentioned above: William Coe, Dick Brewer, Jim Greathouse, Tom Pickett, J. Joshua Webb, Porter Stogden, Rattlesnake Sam, Gus Mentzer, Baca of Socorro, Dick Rogers, Joe Fowler, Vicente Bilba, Black Jack Ketchum, and even David Crockett, according to F. Stanley. This new edition in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons, an excerpt from F. Stanley’s biography by Mary Jo Walker, and a tribute to F. Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse (also from the biography). Bibliography.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as a Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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DISCOVERING A NEW AUDIENCE FOR THEATRE
The History of ASSITEJ, Vol. I
By Nat Eek with Ann M. Shaw and Katherine Krzys

The Story of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth in its Beginnings.

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In June 1965, a group of dedicated professional artists of the theatre met in Paris, France to create the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth (ASSITEJ). Four days later ASSITEJ was born, and ten years later the organization boasted a total of 28 National Centers in Europe, the mid-East, the Far East, and North and South America. This is their story told meeting by meeting.

Leadership in the new organization had come from Great Britain, France, Russia, East Germany, Romania, and the United States. During these ten formative years the world went from an open discovery of new theatrical cultures dedicated to the art of theatre for young people after WWII to a divided membership that found itself lining up politically East to West but still functioning. ASSITEJ currently has over 80 national centers around the world. Its Secretariat is in Sweden, and the members of its current Executive Committee (2005-2008) come from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Korea, Rwanda, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, and Zambia.

Volume I covers the years from 1964 through 1975. Volume II will cover the years from 1976 to 1990, and Volume III the years from 1991 to 2005.

Nat Eek, PhD, is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Drama, and Dean Emeritus of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. He was personally involved in these formative years, as a member of the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ, a Vice-President, and ultimately its President. In 1988 he was named Honorary President of ASSITEJ. He participated in the events that made ASSITEJ a highly regarded international association dedicated to the art of theatre for young people.

Ann Shaw, EdD, is a Associate Professor Emerita from Queens College of the City College of New York, a research historian of ASSITEJ, an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ International, an authority in creative dramatics and theatre for the handicapped, a former Vice-President of ASSITEJ and Founding President of ASSITEJ/USA, the USA national center for ASSITEJ. Katherine Krzys is the Curator of the Child Drama Collection and Theatre Specialist for the Arizona State University Libraries, where the archives of ASSITEJ/USA and personal documentation about ASSITEJ are held. Her archival training includes The Modern Archive Institute at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

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ENTREPRENEUR TO INVESTOR THE HARD WAY
By David L. Durgin with Sherry Robinson

The success story of an entrepreneur who developed into an expert on cultivating investment opportunities.

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Step into the bare-knuckle world of a high-tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist and meet Dave Durgin. Dave evolved from engineer to bootstrap businessman to high-tech entrepreneur in a challenging business environment. The knowledge he shares in this book will be an inspiration to fellow entrepreneurs.

Deal by deal, small investment to large investment, Dave built a successful portfolio as an angel investor and co-founded a successful venture capital firm. In the process, he honed his model of money and mentoring, as he guided startups and their eager but inexperienced founders. Outside his own businesses, he labored with other visionaries to improve the business environment in his state, New Mexico.

This book allows you to get inside the head of a successful entrepreneur and investor and understand how he thinks, how he weighs opportunities, how he copes with adversity. He’s clear about his values: people count, and friendships come first. There is practical advice on business plans, marketing, hiring, boards, teams, partners and commercialization. His venture evaluation criteria can help investors and allow entrepreneurs to size up their operations before they seek venture capital.

The book also offers a ringside seat in the hidden arena of defense contracting as it expanded during the Cold War. Durgin is frank about why technology transfer, after 30 years, still hasn’t lived up to its hype.

David L. Durgin grew up in New England and moved to New Mexico in 1961 to join Sandia Laboratory as it ramped up during the Cold War. In 1967 he became one of the first to transfer Sandia technology. His first start-up company didn’t survive, but it provided a lifetime of lessons and many credits toward his MBR (Master’s in Business Reality). He spent twenty years in defense contracting, building businesses within both BDM International and Booz Allen Hamilton. In the 1980s, with the Cold War winding down, technology transfer looked like a golden life preserver. Durgin and his partners launched Quatro Corporation, the first company in New Mexico to focus on transferring technologies from government laboratories. Quatro started and incubated companies and provided manufacturing and financing for them. In 1996 the partners parted, and Durgin retained the manufacturing and investment entities. Through Quatro and as an angel investor, he built a successful portfolio of 11 companies. In 2003 he and two partners co-founded Verge Fund, the first New Mexico-based venture fund dedicated to financing New Mexico companies. Today Albuquerque, New Mexico has 21 companies that bear his fingerprints and his investments.

Sherry Robinson is a long-time New Mexico business journalist, author and award-winning writer.

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ETERNITY AT THE END OF A ROPE
Executions, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice in Texas, 1819–1923
By Clifford R. Caldwell and Ron DeLord

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Since 1819 over 3,000 souls found their personal “eternity at the end of a rope” in Texas. Some earned their way. Others were the victim of mistaken identity, or an act of vigilante justice. Deserved or not, when the hangman’s knot is pulled up tight and the black cap snugged down over your head it is too late to plead your case.

This remarkable story begins in 1819 with the first legal hanging in Texas. By 1835 accounts of lynching dotted the records. Although by 1923 legal execution by hanging was discontinued in favor of the electric chair, vigilante justice remained a favorite pastime for some. The accounts of violence are numbing. The cultural and racial implications are profound, and offer a far more accurate, unbiased insight into the tally of African-American and Hispanic victims of mob violence in the Lone Star State than has ever been presented. Many of these deeds were nothing short of morbid theater, worthy of another era.

This book is backed up by years of research and thousands of primary source documents. Includes Index and Bibliography.

Clifford R. Caldwell is recognized as an accomplished historian, author and researcher on the American West. He is an expert in period firearms, and has conducted extensive research on the Texas cattle trails, trail drivers and cattle kings. Cliff is the author of a dozen non-fiction history books, and volunteers some of his time doing research for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas.

Ron DeLord served as a patrol officer and detective from 1969 to 1977. In 1977, he was one of the founders of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) and was elected its first president. After thirty years as president, he is currently serving as special counsel. Ron is a licensed Texas attorney and is a nationally recognized police labor official, lecturer, and seminar leader. He is the author of numerous works on labor law as well as Texas history.


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668 pp.,$60.00

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668 pp.,$40.00

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EXPANDING THE NEW AUDIENCE FOR THEATRE
The History of ASSITEJ, Vol. II
By Nat Eek with Ann M. Shaw and Katherine Krzys

The Story of the International Association of Theatre for Children from 1976 to 1990.

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In June 1965 a group of dedicated professional artists of the theatre met in Paris, France, to create the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth (ASSITEJ). Four days later ASSITEJ was born, and its story began in Discovering A New Audience For Theatre, Volume I (1964 – 1975). Now Volume II covers the years from 1976 – 1990 a period of the greatest divisiveness, which ultimately resulted in a rededication and a worldwide expansion under new leadership. ASSITEJ has over 80 national centers around the world. Its Secretariat is currently in Croatia, and the members of its current Executive Committee (2008 – 2011) come from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Rwanda, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Zambia.

Nat Eek, PhD is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Drama, and Dean Emeritus of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. He was personally involved in the first ten years of ASSITEJ, as a member of the Executive Committee, a Vice-President, and ultimately its President. He was named Honorary President of ASSITEJ. He has attended all the International Congresses of this History with the exception of the Moscow Congress in 1984.

Ann Shaw, EdD is an Associate Professor Emerita from Queens College of the City College of New York, a research historian of ASSITEJ, an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ International, an authority in creative dramatics and theatre for the handicapped, a former Vice-President of ASSITEJ and Founding President of ASSITEJ/USA (now TYA/USA), the USA national center for ASSITEJ. She has attended the International Congresses of this History in 1972, and from 1978 through 2005.

Katherine Kryzs is the Curator of the Child Drama Collection and Theatre Specialist for the Arizona State University Libraries, where the archives of ASSITEJ/USA and personal documentation about ASSITEJ are held. Her archival training includes The Modern Archive Institute at the National Archives in Washington, DC. She has also attended several of the International Congresses.

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THE FANTASTIC ART OF VIENNA
Great and Timeless Paintings from a Realm of Laughter and Light, of Brooding and Darkness
By Alessandra Comini

“Comini is one of the most compellingly readable art historians writing today.” —Publishers Weekly

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Art, music, literature, and science in Vienna at the turn of the last century presented a series of wrenching dualities: reality and illusion, sexuality and death, the external world and the internal self. Celebrated art historian Alessandra Comini explores in a lively, authoritative text the demonic origins of the 1000-year-old Habsburg Empire, easternmost outpost of Christendom against the dreaded Ottoman Turks. Escape from death encouraged a flight from reality and a predilection for the fantastic. Strauss waltzes inspired a collective escapism while a conquering Napoleon entered the city—twice. Vienna’s fantastic heritage inspired composer Arnold Schönberg, author Hugo von Hofmannsthal, physician Sigmund Freud, and invigorated the work of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Anton Romako, Gustav Klimt, Alfred Kubin, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and the Fantastic Realism of Arnulf Rainer and Friedrich Hundertwasser.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, and The Kollwitz Calamities, all published by Sunstone Press.

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FROM THE PASS TO THE PUEBLOS
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
By George D. Torok, PhD

A History and Guide to Sites along El Camino Real National Historic Trail.

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El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior, was a 1,600-mile braid of trails that led from Mexico City, in the center of New Spain, to the provincial capital of New Mexico on the edge of the empire’s northern frontier. The Royal Road served as a lifeline for the colonial system from its founding in 1598 until the last days of Spanish rule in the 1810s. Throughout the Mexican and American Territorial periods, the Camino Real expanded, becoming part of a larger continental and international transportation system and, until the trail was replaced by railroads in the late nineteenth century, functioned as the main pathway for conquest, migration, settlement, commerce, and culture in today’s American Southwest. More than 400 miles of the original trail lie within the United States today, and stretch from present-day San Elizario, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This segment comprises El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. It was added to the United States National Trail System in 2000 and is still in use today.

This book guides the reader along the trail with histories and overviews of places in New Mexico, West Texas and the Ciudad Juárez area. It includes a broad overview of the trail’s history from 1598 until the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s, and describes the communities, landscape, archaeology, architecture, and public interpretation of this historic transportation corridor.

George D. Torok completed a PhD in history at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991, and is a history professor at El Paso Community College. Since 1999, he has worked with the United States National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and countless regional agencies and associations to organize events, develop interpretive sites, and promote a greater public awareness of El Camino Real. In 2003, he served as the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association’s first president. He has written numerous articles and a guidebook to historic Appalachian mining towns.


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FRONTIER STORIES
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Frontier stories of the Old West from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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Between 1850 and 1912, the year New Mexico was granted statehood, the Territory of New Mexico was a wild and dangerous place. Homesteaders, cowboys, ranchers, sheepherders, buffalo hunters, prospectors, treasure hunters and railroad men pushing the borders of the western frontier met with resistance from man and animal alike. Native Americans, who had lived on the land defending their boundaries and way of life for centuries, reacted to the wave of outsiders in various ways. The agrarian Pueblo peoples along the Rio Grande largely kept to themselves. Apache, Navajo and Ute tribes sometimes attempted to co-exist with the newcomers but most often they fought against encroachment. Anglo and Mexican outlaws ran roughshod across the frontier and there was no shortage of bears, wolves, mountain lions, blizzards and bad water to unsettle the newcomers. This collection of frontier stories vividly illustrates the range of struggles, triumphs and catastrophes faced by settlers who hoped to tame the land and inhabitants of Territorial New Mexico.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called Work Projects Administration) recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. These original documents, published here as a story collection for the first time, reflect the conditions of the New Mexico Territory as played out in dynamic clashes between individuals and groups competing for control of the land and resources.

Frontier Stories, the second in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book Series, features informative background and historic photographs. Forthcoming books in the series include collections on mining and buried treasure, Hispano folk life, and cattle trails and ranching.

Ann Lacy, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has been an Artist-in-Residence in the New Mexico Artists-in-the-Schools Program and a studio artist exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. She has worked as a researcher and writer for Project Crossroads, specializing in New Mexico history and culture, since 1987. She received a City of Santa Fe 2000 Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, is a poet and writer who has worked for two decades as a writer/researcher for Project Crossroads. Her publications include Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 15 and Point of No Return. How Shadows Are Bundled is her latest collection of poems.

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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-733-5
330 pp.,$28.95


GOATS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of goats, their merits and characteristics of the major breeds and why they are valuable to us.

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Here, in a comprehensive, practical, and extremely readable volume, an author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of goats—the countries from which they came originally, the merits and characteristics of the major breeds, the reasons why they are especially valuable to us, and the methods of raising them for pets or for profit. He describes the most scientific way to house, feed, and care for either a herd of goats or for a single goat.

In addition to practical information on raising goats, Mr. Bronson gives fascinating background material about them and their place in history. The reader discovers, for instance, that traces of some of the early legends and superstitions about goats are still to be found in our language today. From Pan, the half-goat god of the ancient Greeks who had the mischievous habit of startling travelers in lonely places, comes our word “panic.” Then we learn that in pagan times communities would confess their sins annually to a goat, which was later allowed to escape to the wilderness, supposedly taking the sins with it; hence our word “scapegoat.”

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Horns and Antlers, The Chisel-Tooth Tribe, and Turtles, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by detailed drawings on nearly every page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-774-8
64 pp.,$16.95


THE GRASSHOPPER BOOK
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A detailed description and explanation of grasshoppers and their relations for young readers.

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The author introduces his fascinating book about grasshoppers and their relations by pointing out the error of Aesop’s fable which compares the grasshopper unfavorably to the ant. “Actually,” he says, “the grasshopper is no more a ner’er-do-well than the ant; it simply does the things it has to for a happy and successful life.” He then shows how grasshoppers and the other related insects—crickets, katydids, etc.—are equipped for life and how they act from birth to death. Particularly interesting are in the incidents and examples that were drawn from the author’s observation of his own collection of grasshoppers, crickets and katydids that he kept in cages. As in Sunstone’s other books by Wilfrid Bronson, the text in this book for young readers is in large, clear type, and there are many illustrations on each page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-690-1
136 pp.,$22.95


THE GREAT AMERICAN TURQUOISE RUSH: 1890–1910
By Philip Chambless and Mike Ryan

The story of the largest organized effort to mine turquoise in U.S. history.

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The Great American Turquoise Rush was the period of the largest concerted effort to mine, process and market turquoise in the history of the United States. It started when traditional markets for the clear sky blue Persian turquoise closed and the east coast jewelers, who controlled the jewelry trade in the United States, were forced from necessity to reappraise the quality of turquoise from the southwest. The efforts to control this new market were begun in New Mexico but would expand into other states. This is the true story of that time, largely forgotten or remembered only from oral tradition.

Philip Chambless has lived in the mountains outside Grants, New Mexico since the 1970s and is a full time turquoise prospector, lapidary and jewelry designer. He has researched this period of the history of turquoise for more than twenty years.

Mike Ryan retired from a thirty-year career as a financial advisor, author and teacher in 2011 and reawakened a passion for turquoise first begun in the 1970s. He is the author of Asset Allocation and the Investment Management Process and The Colors of Money: Finding Balance, Harmony and Fulfillment with Money.

On the cover: Original equipment and turquoise from the Cerrillos Tiffany mine. Studio Seven Productions/Douglas Magnus.


Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-166-5
244 pp.,$40.00

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-165-8
244 pp.,$26.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-498-6
244 pp.,$21.99


GROWING WITH THE SEASONS
A Sharing of Insights into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening
By Frank and Vicky Giannangelo

GARDENING, PERSONAL GROWTH, COMMUNITY, AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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The basic elements of any garden are always the same: seeds, soil, sun, and water. It is in the search for that perfect combination that leads the gardener into the broader aspects of each element. The transitions made during the growing season tell many stories about not only seed, soil, sun, and water, but also about one’s self.

Each season brings its own discoveries, whether using new methods to overcome old problems, celebrating an innovative success, or dealing with the failures and setbacks that befall any gardener. Growing With The Seasons gives many tools and plans for the garden, but lets the reader assemble them as they want and need, traveling the roads of personal discovery, reaching a fruition that is productive, satisfying, and universal.

This book is also the evolving story of the authors’ endeavors to provide ideas, concepts, and encouragements for the practical application of a personal and joined effort of beneficial direction to make the world a better place bringing about a planned harmony within ourselves and the people around us.

Those who have attended the Giannangelos' workshops, bought produce at the Ramah Farmers Market in New Mexico, and met with the authors at community gatherings inspired Growing With The Seasons.

Frank and Vicky Giannangelo both lived in Denver, Colorado, when they were children. Vicky’s family moved to Washington State where she went to high school and graduated from the University of Washington with a double major degree in philosophy and economics. Frank’s family moved to Prescott, Arizona where he went to high school, and upon returning from Viet Nam, graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in literature. They met on San Juan Island, Washington, and were married in 1986 where they first began creating organic gardens. In 1993, they moved to Sedona, Arizona and spent three years creating formal gardens for a local community. They moved to New Mexico in 1997 and began gardening and helped start the Ramah Farmer’s Market. Vicky created and is the webmaster of their website, www.avant-gardening.com. Frank teaches at a small school on the Ramah Navajo Reservation. They give spring workshops on organic gardening, basic rockwork, labyrinths, and strawbale wall construction, and established the annual Ramah Area Garden Tour.

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Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-626-0
208 pp.,$28.95


THE GUADALUPE HISTORIC FOUNDATION
How a Secular, Non-profit Organization Saved Santa Fe’s Most Religious Site
By Kay Lockridge

A history of the Guadalupe Historic Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico and how they restored and preserved the Santuario de Guadalupe built in the 18th century in Santa Fe.

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The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe envisioned by a peasant in 16th century Mexico has been told over and over throughout the ensuring centuries, as has that of the Santuario de Guadalupe built in 18th century Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Franciscan friars who accompanied the Spanish Colonial colonists on the Camino Real (Road of the Royals) from Mexico to Santa Fe, bringing with them their Roman Catholic faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. While the Santuario was not the first shrine to Our Lady in what became the United States, it is the oldest, still-used such structure in this nation. Yet, by the middle of the 20th century, the Santuario was in such disrepair that the parish considered demolishing it and paving over the site for a parking lot. Some said only a miracle could save it. This book goes behind the scenes and tells—for the first time—how a small, dedicated group of volunteers formed a secular, non-profit foundation in 1975 and proceeded to save the Santuario for generations to come. Over the next 30 years, these people, and hundreds more, gave their time, money and efforts to accomplish this miracle.

Journalist Kay Lockridge has covered breaking news, both locally and nationally, since she was a teenager. Newspapers, magazines and The Associated Press have carried her byline for the past fifty years. What began as an independent investigative effort in 2015 developed into this book.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-158-0
88 pp.,$18.95


GUNS OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR
Clifford R. Caldwell
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A concise tutorial and reference work dealing with the firearms available, and used, during the Lincoln County War.

Beginning with the Horrell War of 1873 and continuing through Billy the Kid’s death at the hands of Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881, the author describes, in detail and with photographs, the actual firearms that were available to the combatants during the era. The typical historians’ shelves are crammed with volumes about and the Lincoln County War in New Mexico, Billy the Kid, Sheriff Pat Garrett, John Henry Tunstall and Sheriff William Brady. But in Guns of the Lincoln County War the reader will learn the facts about the firearms of the period and those weapons used in the epic battle on the Rio Bonito river in southern New Mexico. This book will expand the knowledge of the ardent enthusiast as well as the accomplished historian. The book is easy to understand and follow for those unfamiliar with weaponry, but is thorough and descriptive enough to capture the interest of those who are. Includes bibliography, glossary of terms, dates of manufacture, and index. Without question this is the only reference work of its kind in print.

Clifford R. Caldwell has cultivated his interest in western history since boyhood. After a stint in United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, he retired from a successful thirty-five-year career working for several Fortune 500 corporations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and is the author several books and published works including Dead Right, The Lincoln County War; A Day’s Ride From Here, Volume I: Mountain Home, Texas; A Day’s Ride From Here, Volume II: Noxville, Texas; John Simpson Chisum, The Cattle King of the Pecos Revisited, and his most recent works Texas Lawmen 1835–1899, The Good and the Bad; Texas Lawmen 1900–1940; Robert Kelsey Wylie; Forgotten Texas Cattle King; and Eternity at the End of a Rope: Hangings, Lynchings, and Vigilante Justice in Texas. He is recognized as an accomplished historian and researcher on the American West and period firearms, having conducted extensive research on the Texas cattle trails, trail drivers and cattle kings. He is a past member of Western Writers of America, Inc., and the Texas State Historical Association. When not writing, Cliff does research on a volunteer basis for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas. He and his wife live in the Hill Country of Texas, near Kerrville.


Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated, Color
ISBN: 978-1-63293-245-7
104 pp.,$35.00


GUSTAV KLIMT
New Edition
By Alessandra Comini

An examination of the decorative symbolism of Viennese painter Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) in his portraits, allegories, and landscapes and their relationship to the sexual imperative addressed by Sigmund Freud.

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Austria’s most influential and revered artist at the beginning of the last century was Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). Master of three genres—allegory, portraiture, and landscape—his alluring imagery, decorative colors, and sinuous line seduce the eye and stir the mind. His landscapes are studded with opulent symbols of regeneration and fecundity, while his philosophical allegories enact and question the eternal recurrence of life and death. During an age of lingering societal repression, Klimt’s riveting, sumptuous portraits of society women delivered an unmistakable and urgent message of sensuality. In this landmark study of Klimt and the cultural climate of imperial Vienna, Comini discusses the “reverse” parallel between Freud’s revelation of the supposed erotic content of dream symbols and Klimt’s obscuring of the manifest content—the sexual imperative—through cumulative and symbolic ornament. Her text brings a startling new dimension to the compelling art of a very private man.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as The Fantastic Art of Vienna, Egon Schiele, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Kollwitz Calamities, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

“…valuable for scholars and Klimt lovers alike and an essential item for museums and libraries.” —Dr. Felizitas Schreier, President, Verein Gedenkstätte Gustav Klimt, Vienna

“Highly readable, impeccable in its scholarship, and pioneering in its interpretations, Alessandra Comini’s Gustav Klimt has been an invaluable introduction to the Austrian artist for years. More than any other author, Comini has shaped our perception of Klimt and his place in Vienna’s cultural life around 1900.” —Reinhold Heller, Professor of Art History and of Germanic Studies emeritus, The University of Chicago

“Art historian Alessandra Comini brings great scholarly passion and imaginative sympathy to her work on Gustav Klimt and the Viennese culture that formed him. Her groundbreaking research has illuminated the life and work of some of the twentieth century's most compelling artists as well as composers.” —Renée Price, Director, Neue Galerie New York, Museum for German and Austrian Art

Website: http://www.alessandracomini.com

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-168-9
132 pp.,$26.95


HARVEST THE RAIN
How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource
By Nate Downey

“'Harvest the Rain' is the book I have been waiting for: a detailed ‘how to’ for people and communities wanting to take a major step in saving the world's water written by a passionate water-conservation advocate. Let this practical, entertaining, and challenging book be your guide to your own--and the world's--water-secure future.” —Maude Barlow, author of "Blue Covenant" and Senior Adviser on Water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly

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Our planet’s water shortage is a reality for one in five people worldwide, but enough precipitation falls annually to provide ample water for everybody. We simply have to collect, store, distribute, and reuse a small percentage of that which falls from the sky. Fortunately, this way of saving the world comes with perks such as increasing your property’s value, lowering your utility bills, or simply creating a comfortable oasis for conversation just outside the kitchen door. Harvest the Rain presents a wealth of opportunities for enriching your life. Now that you've found this book, you can reap the benefits and ensure that future generations inherit a better world.

A frequent guest on public radio, a perennial presenter at green events, Nate Downey is a seasoned teacher, speaker, writer, and businessman. Soon after he started Santa Fe Permaculture in 1992, Nate’s wife, Melissa McDonald, joined his forward-thinking landscape-design firm. Since then, their beautiful, functional, and ecological projects have appeared regularly in prominent publications from Su Casa to Sunset. Nate Downey also writes a popular monthly column called "Permaculture in Practice" for The Santa Fe New Mexican’s award-winning Real Estate Guide.

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Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-495-2
228 pp.,$28.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-114-5
228 pp.,$13.90


HEROES AND VILLAINS OF NEW MEXICO
A Collection of True Stories
By Bud Russo

Some of these tales are about genuine heroes. Some are about dastardly villains. Others you’ll have to decide for yourself: hero or villain? You’ll recognize these people, even if you don’t remember their names. They are Spanish colonials, Mexicans, and Anglos all the way to the present. They are even aboriginal Americans predating the arrival of Europeans. These are personal tales—gossip, you might say—and, when you finish a story, if you’re like me, you’ll be able to say, “I didn’t know that!” Now, don’t you think knowing the quirks and grit of those who peopled the pages of your history textbooks—rather than all those dates and places—is more interesting? The author always thought so. After a dozen years writing travel stories about New Mexico, he undertook writing yarns of adventure, intrigue, failure, and even death. Open the book to Elfego Baca’s story and learn why one Mexican had no fear of American cowboys. Or how Navajo Chester Nez, who was denied the right to speak his native language, used Navajo words to help win World War II. Or even how the haughty wife of a colonial governor was falsely denounced to the Inquisition as a Crypto-Jew. Fact or imagination? Sometimes it’s hard to know which it is, but these, at least, are true life episodes. Includes Readers Guide.

Bud Russo went to New Mexico in 1961 to go to college, then out into the world to make his mark as a journalist. Forty years later, he returned to find the sunshine. And found so much more. He writes for several local magazines and newspapers, traveling the state and exploring New Mexico’s people, places, history, and culture. Each story he finds makes him wonder time and again how he got born in Maryland, when his roots are so deeply embedded in the Land of Enchantment. So, for as long as he’s here, he intends to wander the backroads, peek around the next turn, look for surprises over the next hill, never knowing where or when he’ll encounter his next story.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-225-9
164 pp.,$18.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-552-5
164 pp.,$4.99


HIKING NORTH AMERICA'S GREAT WESTERN VOLCANOES
A Guidebook
By Tom Prisciantelli

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Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the volcanic events and landforms of the American West while hiking ten trails through its most scenic mountains. Hikes in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Washington reveal the fury of past events and demonstrate the power of volcanic activity today.

In hiking these trails, one can learn about the processes that form volcanoes and the contradictions scientists are still struggling to explain regarding certain volcanic upheavals. Interestingly, the energy released during the Mount St. Helens eruption can be compared to the atomic bomb that ended World War II--not just one but 20,000 of them. Yet Mount St. Helens was just a firecracker compared to others. And, Yellowstone Park sits within the remains of what was once a huge volcano. The rim surrounding the park is 50 miles across. Yellowstone is one of those contradictions, having been formed by the same process that brought the Hawaiian Islands out of the ocean. Both areas are still active and the hikes explore their disposition and prognosis.

In this book and on the trails, geology and archaeology intersect to tell a tale of landforms rising from the earth and the ancient people's struggle to persist and adapt. Geologists have died studying volcanic eruptions. Native Americans wrote gods into their history while watching fire burst from the ground. Hiking these mountains turns exercise into awe and respect for the energy still building under these massive ranges. The author explores the most interesting landforms, with some trails to summit craters and others through the innards of decapitated volcanoes still standing as high mountains.

For more than thirty years Tom Prisciantelli has driven the roads and hiked the trails of the American West. In his first book, Spirit of the American Southwest also published by Sunstone Press, he explored along hiking trails the geology of the Southwest and the arrival of the Native American's ancestors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. His research for this book took him along that path. The author and his wife live in a solar-powered adobe home in northern New Mexico, in full view and respect for one of the volcanoes about which this book was written.

Website: http://www.HikingNewRealities.com
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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-432-7
224 pp.,$20.95


A HISTORY OF HIGHWAY 60 AND THE RAILROAD TOWNS ON THE BELEN, NEW MEXICO CUTOFF
By Dixie Boyle

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In 1903 the AT&SF Railroad began laying track on the Belen Cutoff from Belen, New Mexico to Amarillo, Texas. The railroad company encouraged settlement of New Mexico’s eastern plains by sponsoring emigrant trains, a quicker method of transport for settlers moving their belongings and livestock across the country. Towns were founded along the route with the arrival of the railroad. Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner. Taiban’s Pink Pony Saloon & Dancehall publicized cock fighting and had a live snake den in the basement. Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart stopped at Portair Field in Clovis while flying across the country in the 1920s. Did you know Mountainair was the Pinto Bean Capital of the World, Negra has one of the last vintage gas stations in the state, Butch Cassidy and his gang trailed cattle to the railhead in Magdalena, and Montague Stevens was one of the last hunters to stalk grizzly bears? This book will give you answers to these questions as well as a glimpse into the history of this fascinating part of New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment.”

Dixie Boyle taught English and social studies for twenty years in the public school system before retiring early and working as a freelance writer, newspaper reporter, museum curator, park ranger and fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service. She has published numerous historical articles and eBooks about the history of New Mexico and Wyoming and two books, Between Land & Sky: A Fire Lookout Story and The Enchantment of New Mexico.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-063-7
138 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-381-1
138 pp.,$4.99


HOUSE BORN OF MUD
A Builder's Story
By William N. Gates

Building a house of adobe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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This is a story of the struggle to create beauty. A novice may find it useful in building an adobe house—how to mix the mud, how to grade a pipeline, how to tell a two-by-six from a one-by-ten: such details abound. But above all, it tells of a man’s triumph over every obstacle to achieve something delightful.

When the author undertook to build a home for his family in the spring of 1964, he had no building experience and very little concept of what he faced. Aside from the obduracy of the materials he had to work with, he would encounter vexing conflicts with the subcontractors and workers that he hired. As both boss and laborer, he knew neither how to lead them nor to be one of them.

He simply believed he could do it. And he did, learning as he went. And the dwelling that rose by their efforts achieved a splendor that no one could have foreseen.

Poet and author of Spell, River Riding Writing, and In Words Dive, William N. Gates grew up in Ohio and went to school in the East, but always felt the lure of the Southwest. He and his wife live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-751-9
164 pp.,$18.95


HOW TO PAINT AND SELL YOUR ART
By Marcia Muth

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In How to Paint and Sell Your Art, Marcia Muth has written a book for both the beginning and the more experienced artist. A practical and useful guide, it is based on actual working experiences in art. For the beginner there is information on supplies, equipment, studio space and how to start that first painting. Chapters on pricing, exhibitions, galleries and agents answer questions for the more advanced artist.

Marcia Muth, a successful self-taught artist, has exhibited throughout the county. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections and in the collection of the Museum of New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=i9pS2XPKw00C

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-019-0
76 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-941-7
76 pp.,$7.99


I WANT TO PLAY
A History of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra
By James Preus

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No business plan, focus group, or grant request preceded the birth of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra. A couple of amateur musicians, who didn’t know that starting an orchestra might be difficult, found a willing conductor, recruited a few friends, and made it work. Over the course of 25 years the orchestra has played a hundred concerts and found a place in the musical life of Santa Fe. This is its story.

Like most members of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra (SFCO), Jim Preus’s avocation has been music. And like other members, music is a very important part of his life. His instrument, the bassoon, is not a party instrument or one to entertain around a campfire; it requires the interaction with other instrumentalists, most appropriately in a symphony orchestra. That makes the SFCO a very important organization to him and the other members of the orchestra.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in music education and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. Now retired, for most of his professional life he was an administrator at the University of Minnesota. Playing in an orchestra, in musicals, and in chamber music were all part of his avocational life. The availability of a community orchestra was a factor in moving to Santa Fe, and so this book is payback for the existence of that opportunity.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-659-8
136 pp.,$16.95


I'M NOT ON A DIET
Culture, Health and Healing
By Natalia Medina Coggins and Kip Coggins

A guide to healthy eating through a combination of common sense and culture-validating approaches to food and life.

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Labels, recommendations, myths and hearsay. Trying to stay healthy can be confusing! This book will help you navigate the maze of information and misinformation about healthy eating through a combination of common sense and culture-validating approaches to food and life.

Natalia Medina Coggins was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Southwest in August 1993. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has one daughter, Jessica, who lives in the Chicago area.

Kip Coggins was born and raised in northern Michigan and moved to the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area in the mid 1980s. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual doctoral degree in social work and cultural anthropology. He currently teaches social work at the university level in New Mexico.

“A well written book with many simple, yet powerful, recommendations to lead a healthier life. The use of personal stories provides real-life lessons that can be applied to everyday living.” —Benjamin Jacquez, Director Southern Area Health Education Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-767-0
272 pp.,$22.95


INDIAN POTTERY OF THE SOUTHWEST
A Selected Bibliography
By Marcia Muth

A guide for both the collector and the general reader who would like additional information about Native American pottery and potters.

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Pottery is one of the earliest and oldest crafts in the history of mankind. It has evolved from the utilitarian to the purely artistic, from cooking pots to storyteller dolls. Native American pottery has flourished in the American Southwest since 300 B.C. This selected bibliography is a guide for both the collector and the general reader who would like additional information about Native American pottery and potters.

Marcia Muth is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. A former research librarian, she was also an artist and her work is in private and public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York), The Albuquerque Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe) and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont). She is the author of Fake Ivory, New and Selected Poems, A World Set Apart: Memory Paintings, Words and Images, Sticks and Stones and Other Poems, Thin Ice and Other Poems, Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History, Kachinas: A Selected Bibliography, How to Paint and Sell Your Art, Is It Safe To Drink the Water? A Guide to Santa Fe, Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Instant Intellectualism, and Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening, all from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=G4d9AAAACAAJ&dq=9780865340671&cd=1

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-067-1
32 pp.,$6.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-925-7
32 pp.,$5.99


JOHN McHUGH TRAVEL SKETCHES
A Record of His Travels and Observations and a Guide to Sketching in the Field
By Norman Crowe

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The beautiful and lively sketches in this volume are travel sketches by the Santa Fe architect John McHugh—designer of the first Santa Fe Opera Pavilion and designer and restoration architect for a host of churches, fine houses, and commercial and institutional buildings in New Mexico.

McHugh was a consummate traveler. His journeys took him throughout New Mexico and to other parts of the US, Mexico, and Europe. The travel sketches in this volume are from the eight travel-worn sketchbooks that he left behind after his death in 1995. Here are mostly his sketches of New Mexico, but also included is a good smattering of sketches from his other journeys. His eye for detail, for capturing the essence of scenes and settings, and for expressing the salient qualities of both the man-made and nature, is remarkable. By assembling these sketches in one place, we believe readers will be inspired by his observations to see the familiar and the new in our environment in a new way, as well as to be inspired to try their own hand at travel sketching.

Norman Crowe is an architect and emeritus professor at the University of Notre Dame and an adjunct professor in the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning. He comes from Southern Colorado and is the author of books and articles on architecture, urbanism, and the built environment and nature. He has taught drawing and sketching to architecture students in the United States and in Europe where he worked along Francesco Montana, McHugh's early mentor in the art of travel sketches.

Email: ncrowe@nd.edu

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-895-0
174 pp.,$45.00


JOURNALING FOR WOMEN
Write, Doodle, Scribble! and Meet Yourself Up Close
By Cindy Bellinger

"Cindy Bellinger is a gift to those who've always meant to journal and haven't; and to those who have journaled and stopped. There are lots of goodies here. Dive in." --Mary Sojourner, author of "Bonelight"

Winner: Best Self-Help Book, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards

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Think your life is dull? Think only eccentric, wild ladies qualify as journal keepers? Don't believe it. Use this lively workbook to plunge under the surface of routines and roam inner terrains. "You'll always have an interesting journal if you learn the art of listening to rocks," says the author, who's journaled for 47 years.

Ms. Bellinger encourages women of all ages to use writing, doodling and downright scribbling for getting to know themselves. Her "lean in close" techniques brim with layers of self-discovery. "There's nothing better than finding a piece of your own truth," she says.

This one-of-a kind guidebook views the personal journey from many angles, making every choice, every bend in the road, significant. In an age of fast-paced electronics, Journaling for Women offers a refreshing, handheld thoughtfulness.

CINDY BELLINGER started writing the moment she could hold a pencil, and began keeping a diary when she was ten. A professional journalist for 30 years, Ms. Bellinger holds a BA in Creative Writing from California State University at Long Beach and a MA in Reading Education from the University of New Mexico. Loving diversity, she has taught ballet, waitressed in a truck stop, modeled nude for artists and tamed a wild horse. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-497-6
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JOURNEY TO A STRAW BALE HOUSE
The Long Road to Santa Rita in an Old Hispano Neighborhood on the Northern Edge of New Mexico
By F. Harlan Flint

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This tale is the author’s life ramble that led to the adventure of building a cabin in the northern New Mexico wilderness. The place, called Santa Rita by its founders, was the site of a tiny settlement built by Hispano homesteaders a century earlier. One of Flint’s new neighbors was Baudelio Garcia, a descendant of original pioneers. Garcia partnered with the author to take on the unfamiliar task of building a straw bale house, beginning when the winter snows were still on the surrounding mountains and having the house under roof when the fall snows arrived. Garcia helped navigate the largely Hispano neighborhood to make the project succeed. The collaboration revealed the strong attachment of the local people for their home place, their patria chica, and the persistence of their ancient language and culture.

F. Harlan Flint’s interest in the Spanish language and culture was triggered by his first Spanish teacher, a Sephardic Jewish woman who had fled Francisco Franco’s Spain. Flint attended Swarthmore College and then the University of New Mexico where he later earned his law degree after three years in the Army. In Santa Fe he served first as an Assistant Attorney General and then as General Counsel for the New Mexico State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission. He then left for a twenty year career as a corporate executive before returning home to New Mexico. He is also the author of Hispano Homesteaders from Sunstone Press.

Email: candhflint@aol.com

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-120-7
208 pp.,$20.95

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KACHINAS
A Selected Bibliography of American Indian Folk Figures
By Marcia Muth

“…a brief introduction tells what a Kachina [doll] is both to the Native American and to the collector of their art. This book will be a positive addition to anyone interested in this important aspect of the American Southwest.” (Denver Westerners’ Roundup)

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Kachinas are supernatural beings from Indian religion and this selected bibliography lists over 100 references to magazine articles and books with information about them. Kachinas are often represented in carved and painted Indian dolls. The book contains an essay that explains the various aspects and meanings of the Kachina in Indian life and gives historical and philosophical background information. Eight full-page black and white drawings by New Mexico artist Glen Strock illustrate the text. Collectors will find this book invaluable and for the general reader it offers an introduction to a popular Indian art form and mythological figure.

Marcia Muth was a writer and an American folk artist. Even though she is internationally recognized as an artist—her paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums and in many private collections—poetry was her way of recording her life experiences since she was a child. “Poetry has served me well as a way to respond to people, places and events in the world. It is my second language,” she said. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also the author of A World Set Apart, Memory Paintings; Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History; How to Paint and Sell Your Art; Indian Pottery of the Southwest; Fake Ivory, Poems; Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening which won a first place award in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards; Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Poems; Thin Ice and Other Poems; Sticks and Stones and Other Poems, and Words and Images, Poems, all from Sunstone Press. Her biography, Left Early, Arrived Late, by Teddy Jones, was also published by Sunstone Press She has been named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in recognition of her many accomplishments.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-031-2
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THE KINGDOM OF NEW MEXICO
Its Colonization and the Story of El Rancho de las Golondrinas
By Shirley Barnes

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The story of the colonization of Northern New Mexico and one of its leading parajes (El Camino Real campsite) will fascinate anyone interested in the history of the American Southwest.

For example, what cultures were there when the colonists arrived in 1598? What military genius defeated Cuerno Verde, the firebrand Comanche chief, and in 1786 executed a long-lasting peace treaty? Why was Juan de Oñate sent to establish the first permanent European settlement in the United States in 1598, nine years before the settlement of Jamestown and twenty-five years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock? And why did New Mexico fail to attain U.S. statehood until 1912? How did the Battle of Glorieta Pass help turn the tide during the American Civil War? What herbs were in the curandera’s (traditional healer) medicine cabinet? Why were marriages arranged? What function do the Penitentes still play in New Mexico’s Catholicism? Did Miguel Vega y Coca and his family play a role in New Mexico’s re-colonization? And finally, what is an acequia?

The answers to these questions, and more, are to be found between the covers of this book.

Shirley Barnes earned her BA and MA degrees from the University of Colorado and was a library media specialist for the Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado before she retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soon after arriving, she became a docent at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum of the colonial Hispanic experience in La Ciénega valley near Santa Fe. Born and raised in what was once Spanish territory, Shirley became an aficionado of the richness of the regional Hispanic and Native American societies. She has been quoted as saying, “The depth of culture here exceeds that of anywhere else in the United States.”


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KIT CARSON'S OWN STORY OF HIS LIFE
Facsimile of Original 1926 Edition
By Christopher "Kit" Carson

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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In 1826 a seventeen-year-old Christopher “Kit” Carson ran away from his job as apprentice to a saddler in Franklin, Missouri and joined a merchant caravan bound for Santa Fe in the far Southwest. The flight marked his entry into the pages of history. In the decades that followed, Carson gained renown as a trapper, hunter, guide, rancher, army courier, Indian agent, and military officer. Along the way, his varied career as a frontiersman elevated him to the status of a national hero, on a par with Daniel Boone.

In 1856, while at home with his family in Taos, New Mexico, Kit (being illiterate) dictated his autobiography, which dealt with the innumerable adventures he had experienced to that point. However, some of the most significant episodes in his life would unfold in the ensuing years, leading up to his death in 1868.

Since Taos artist and writer Blanche Chloe Grant first edited and published the Carson manuscript in 1926, it has become the central source for all subsequent biographers. In 1935 Milo Milton Quaife annotated another edition under the title of Kit Carson’s Autobiography, published by Lakeside Press of Chicago, and afterward reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press. Western historian Harvey Lewis Carter followed suit with publication of the most heavily edited version yet, with his “Dear Old Kit”: The Historical Christopher Carson (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968).

Sunstone Press by electing to bring back into print Blanche Grant’s original 1926 book, regarded perhaps as the handiest of the three published versions, calls attention anew to this pioneering memoir of the celebrated Kit Carson.

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LA CONQUISTADORA / Chevalier
Unveiling the History of a Six Hundred Year Old Religious Icon
By Jaima Chevalier

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Few religious icons dominate and inspire their subjects as powerfully as La Conquistadora, America’s Oldest Madonna, has over the centuries. Don Diego de Vargas carried her image as a message of peace and reconciliation when the Spanish returned to Santa Fe after the Pueblo Revolt. In frontier times, a well-known local madam was especially devoted to her. In modern times, her fame has reached throughout the world, while her local devotional society has provided a link between the very rich and the very poor in Santa Fe, even as it served as a power base for city and state politics. While maintaining her place in the hearts of Santa Feans, La Conquistadora has also taken the throne at the heart of the ancient city's history, and she has the scars to prove it.

With features sometimes called "Palestinian" and startling blue eyes, La Conquistadora’s origins are shrouded in mystery, but Jaima Chevalier unveils surprising new information about this icon's amazing provenance and past. A never-before-seen x-ray suggests the transformations La Conquistadora has undergone, while material from the journals of one of her most loyal devotees recalls the tense weeks of her 1973 kidnapping. Finally, Chevalier discovers the key to the long-standing mystery surrounding the wood used to craft the statue. This book fuses recent scientific discoveries with the stories and legends that comprise La Conquistadora's incredible mythology, creating a lyrical meditation that resonates with history throughout the centuries and across two continents and embracing Santa Fe, New Mexico as a crossroads of different cultures.

Jaima Chevalier is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, with deep ties to her home state. After the extraordinary circumstance of spending the first few years of her life in the basement of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology, her family moved to the ranch outside of Santa Fe where she now raises her two children. Chevalier served as a researcher and associate producer for a 2009 history documentary made by Silver Horn Entertainment. She is the principal of Picture This, a local marketing and public relations firm.

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THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN
Facsimile of 1904 Edition
By Mary Austin

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In 1903 when The Land of Little Rain was first published it became an instant success. It has continued to attract and enchant readers ever since that time. It was one of the first books to be written in a popular style about the animals, plants and people of a Southwest desert area. Mary Austin wrote it from her own observations and experiences in the field. She lived the book. It is also one of the first to express the need for the conservation of our natural resources. Carl Van Doren once wrote that Austin should have the degree M.A.E.--Master of American Environment. The book, a work of authenticity and originality still has meaning for twenty-first century readers.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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A LIFE WELL LED
The Biography of Barbara Freire-Marreco Aitken, British Anthropologist
By Mary Ellen Blair

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What would inspire a proper young British woman, well-educated and devoted to the Church of England, to venture forth from a sheltered academic life of the early 20th century to cross an ocean in order to conduct investigations on a people that she considered "uncivilized?" To answer this question, the author collected Barbara Freire-Marreco Aitken's correspondence, most of which has never been published, and with editing, annotating, and researched explanations completed the gestalt resulting in a biography that is a cohesive and interesting adventure story. This remarkable second generation British anthropologist lived with Native American pueblo people and visited reservations in the Southwest United States, contributing to the knowledge about and understanding of these people. The dearth of exposure of her experiences makes this a long overdue compilation of her life and work.

Even those with little interest in her focus of anthropology and ethnology will find this life story interesting because of the period of time in which she lived, especially because she was a British woman in territory that only recently had become part of the United States.

An avid interest in the art and culture of the American Indian has been of importance to Mary Ellen Blair since her early years. A graduate of Rutgers University in Art History, where she served as president of Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity, her focus turned more and more to the western regions of the United States, particularly the pueblos of the Southwest and their pottery. A forced, but fortunate, move eventually brought her to New Mexico where she continued to add to her collection as well as serving as a participant and judge at various Southwest Indian art shows. She and her husband, Laurence Blair, have written books on Pueblo pottery and this in turn led her to discover and investigate the life of a remarkable British anthropologist. After more than ten years devoted to research in museums, universities, and personal interviews in both the United States and Great Britain, this biography is the result.

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LONESOME DAVE
The Story of New Mexico Governor David Francis Cargo
By David Francis Cargo

"Dave Cargo was a visionary governor. He was one of the first New Mexico governors to see the value of the film and television industry to our state's economy. He continues to be a colorful New Mexican and has a strong place in New Mexico's folklore." —New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish

“David Cargo gave New Mexicans a say about those things that affect them. Through his leadership and his collaboration with the "Loyal Opposition" in the New Mexico Legislature, Dave accomplished much for the unrepresented citizenry. The establishment of "one person-one vote" districting resulted in diverse representation of the legislative body. This significant action later permeated County, Municipal and School District levels of government. In addition, State parks and libraries will always provide New Mexicans with fond memories of (not so) Lonesome Dave.” —Roberto Mondragon

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“There is no precise way to explain the energetic life of New Mexico Governor David Cargo—attorney to the downtrodden, as well as the rich and famous; a changer of legislative reapportionment, and at the same time inventing the first Governor’s State Film Commission in the United States.

“He was a dedicated promoter of many films shooting and spending fortunes in our state. Then the true miracle happened: a Republican became beloved by the liberal Democrats of Hollywood. It had never happened before and mostly likely never will again. He became personal friends with those behind the camera as well as the stars facing it, and consequently had acting parts in twelve of those films.

“And now, while writing his priceless historical memoir, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to build, and/or maintain twelve libraries in such isolated New Mexico villages and towns as Mora, Anton Chico, Villanueva and Corona. This is an unsurpassed heritage to leave for the mental and spiritual growth of the youth of New Mexico. “Viva, Lonesome Dave!”
—Max Evans, author of The Rounders, The Hi-Lo Country, Madam Millie, Bluefeather Fellini and other novels.

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344 pp.,$34.95

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-762-5
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LOS PENITENTES
A Brief History
By William Farrington

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One of the most fascinating, written about, and misunderstood religious groups in the world is Los Hermanos Penitentes, a Catholic brotherhood found only in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. As with all cultures, societies and organizations lacking a written literary tradition, the recorded history of the Penitentes is full of compounded errors and misinterpretations, Legends and folklore, handed down orally over the years, are open to interpretations that are, perhaps, wide of the mark. But the facts, such as they are, have come from outside observers, scholarly researchers and obvious detractors with a religious bias. Somewhere among all that has been written lies the truth, but since no hermano has ever told or written the true story, much is still left to conjecture. From the recorded facts this booklet has been compiled with, it is hoped, some measure of objectivity.

William Farrington was a professional librarian for twenty-five years in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and California. His non-fiction articles have appear in national magazines and he has served as a book reviewer for various periodicals. He is also the author of Prehistoric and Historic Pottery of the Southwest, A Bibliography, also published by Sunstone Press.

On the cover: “Three Black Shawls,” William Shuster (1893–1969), c. 1930. Etching with watercolor 3 x 3 7/8”


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ISBN: 978-0-913270-71-4
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LOSS AND DISCOVERY: A LOST FRIEND, A LOST MANUSCRIPT, AND A LOST CULTURE
Volume II: Archaeology
By Paul R. Secord, compiler and editor

Stuart J. Baldwin, PhD, and the Piro-Tompiro Pueblo Culture of Abo Pass, Salinas Region of Central New Mexico

This book in two volumes is the culmination of over twenty-five years of conjecture. Why didn’t archaeologist Stuart Baldwin, PhD (1946–1999) fully write up his research after a decade of work on the now extinct Piro-Tompiro culture in Central New Mexico? Why didn’t he return to the Southwest after 1988? What happened to the artifacts and notes from five years of excavation by a University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, field school at Tenabo Pueblo, a large fourteenth to seventeenth century pueblo?

The answers to these questions, and a treasure trove of physical evidence and years of scholarship were discovered in 2016. This included detailed reports on the archaeology, ethnohistory and history of the Abo Pass region of New Mexico, along with complete site analyses of numerous surveys and limited excavations carried out in the region. Although completed nearly thirty years ago, Baldwin’s work remains the single most comprehensive and accurate presentation on the Native American Pueblo culture in Central New Mexico.

In these volumes we tell the story of rediscovering Baldwin’s life work and present all of a nearly 1,400 page unpublished manuscript that remained hidden for years in a research library’s archives. This is the second of these volumes and deals with archaeology and prehistory including rock art. Volume I is focused on history and ethnology.

As Baldwin wrote in the preface of his “lost” manuscript: “I believe (in) any attempt to pull together and present available information on (a)...cultur(e)..., even if it is ‘only’ the morality of saving a people from historical obscurity.”

Paul R. Secord was Stuart J. Baldwin’s friend, fellow student and coworker. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of New Mexico with degrees in anthropology and geology. He had a professional career in Southern California as an environmental planning consultant specializing in historic and cultural resources. Since moving permanently to New Mexico in 2010, he has undertaken a number of history and archaeology projects and is the author of four books on New Mexico history: Albuquerque Deco and Pueblo, Santa Fe’s Historic Hotels, Pecos, Bandelier National Monument, and The Maisel’s Murals, 1936, Native American Art of the American Southwest.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-242-6
382 pp.,$34.95


LOSS AND DISCOVERY: A LOST FRIEND, A LOST MANUSCRIPT, AND A LOST CULTURE
Volume I: Ethnohistory
By Paul R. Secord, compiler and editor

Stuart J. Baldwin, PhD, and the Piro-Tompiro Pueblo Culture of Abo Pass, Salinas Region of Central New Mexico

This book in two volumes is the culmination of over twenty-five years of conjecture. Why didn’t archaeologist Stuart Baldwin, PhD (1946–1999) fully write up his research after a decade of work on the now extinct Piro-Tompiro culture in Central New Mexico? Why didn’t he return to the Southwest after 1988? What happened to the artifacts and notes from five years of excavation by a University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, field school at Tenabo Pueblo, a large fourteenth to seventeenth century pueblo?

The answers to these questions, and a treasure trove of physical evidence and years of scholarship were discovered in 2016. This included detailed reports on the archaeology, ethnohistory and history of the Abo Pass region of New Mexico, along with complete site analyses of numerous surveys and limited excavations carried out in the region. Although completed nearly thirty years ago, Baldwin’s work remains the single most comprehensive and accurate presentation on the Native American Pueblo culture in Central New Mexico.

In these volumes we tell the story of rediscovering Baldwin’s life work and present all of a nearly 1,400 page unpublished manuscript that remained hidden for years in a research library’s archives. This is the first of these volumes and is focused on history and ethnology. The second volume deals with archaeology and prehistory, including rock art.

As Baldwin wrote in the preface of his “lost” manuscript: “I believe (in) any attempt to pull together and present available information on (a)...cultur(e)..., even if it is ‘only’ the morality of saving a people from historical obscurity.”

Paul R. Secord was Stuart J. Baldwin’s friend, fellow student and coworker. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of New Mexico with degrees in anthropology and geology. He had a professional career in Southern California as an environmental planning consultant specializing in historic and cultural resources. Since moving permanently to New Mexico in 2010, he has undertaken a number of history and archaeology projects and is the author of four books on New Mexico history: Albuquerque Deco and Pueblo, Santa Fe’s Historic Hotels, Pecos, Bandelier National Monument, and The Maisel’s Murals, 1936, Native American Art of the American Southwest.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-241-9
272 pp.,$28.95


LOST TREASURES & OLD MINES
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories about mines and treasures from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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Between 1850 and 1912, Territorial New Mexico was home to a diverse mix of peoples. Contesting with those who had lived in the region for thousands of years, an array of newcomers arrived: Hispanic settlers, Anglo homesteaders, ranchers, cowboys, sheepherders, merchants, railroad men and—perhaps its chief adventurers—treasure hunters and prospectors.

Lost Treasures & Old Mines brims with stories of gold fever, copper ore and silver mining in the American Southwest. In 1541 when Coronado’s conquistadors arrived in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, pre-Columbian natives had long been mining for turquoise. The stories in this collection tell of hidden Indian mines, treasures lost en route to Spain, gold heists on trains and stagecoaches, placer miners roaming the hills and chicanery among claim partners. Geronimo, Victorio, Billy the Kid and U.S. Calvary soldiers thread through these stories, along with lucky characters who strike the motherlode and hapless ones who lose their fortunes. The Lost Juan Mondragon Mine, The Dead Burro Mine, the Lost Mine of the Pedernal, the Adams Diggings, Elizabethtown and Pinos Altos—such places live as shining memories in these oral histories of fabulous fortunes lost and found.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the New Deal Works Project Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. These original documents, published here for the first time as a story collection, reflect the conditions of the New Mexico Territory as played out in dynamic clashes between individuals and groups competing for control of the land and resources.

Lost Treasures & Old Mines, the third in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book Series, features a lively collection of stories and historic photographs of the era. The first and second books in the series are Outlaws & Desperados and Frontier Stories.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has worked for Project Crossroads, a not-for-profit educational resource group, in projects related to New Mexico history and culture. Participating in preserving open space and preservation efforts, she received a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award in 2000.

Anne Valley-Fox, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series and staff member with Project Crossroads, is a poet and writer. Her nonfiction books include Your Mythic Journey (co-author, Sam Keen). Her fourth collection of poetry, How Shadows Are Bundled, was published by University of New Mexico Press.

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MAINTAINING THE NEW AUDIENCE FOR THEATRE
The History of ASSITEJ, Vol. III
By Nat Eek with Kim Peter Kovac and Katherine Krzys

The Story of the International Association of Theatre for Children from 1991 to 2005.

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In June 1965 a group of dedicated professional artists of the theatre met in Paris, France to create the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth (ASSITEJ). Four days later ASSITEJ was born, and its story began in Volume I (1964-1975) of this history. Now Volume III covers the years from 1991 to 2005, a period of ASSITEJ’s greatest growth, a period of rededication to the Association’s original ideals and purpose, and a world-wide expansion under new leadership. The Secretariat also entered the current world in terms of communication and committee activity. ASSITEJ now has over 80 national centers around the world. Its Secretariat is currently in Croatia, and the 15 members of its current Executive Committee (2011-2014) come from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Cameroon, Croatia, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, United Kingdom, and USA. Volume III completes this History of the first forty years of the existence of ASSITEJ.

NAT EEK, PhD is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Drama, and Dean Emeritus of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. He was personally involved in the first ten years of ASSITEJ, as a member of the Executive Committee, a Vice-President, and ultimately its President. He was named Honorary President of ASSITEJ. He has attended all the International Congresses of this History with the exception of the Moscow Congress in 1984.

KIM PETER KOVAC, an MFA graduate of the University of Texas - Austin, is Producing Director of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences in Washington, DC, which commissions, produces, and presents productions for young audiences. Since 2002 he has been on the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ/Int’l serving as Vice-President. He has conducted seminars on TYA both nationally and internationally. In 2011 he co-founded Write Local. Play Global, an international network for playwrights for young audiences, which presently has over 500 members in 64 countries.

KATHERINE KRYZS is the Curator of the Child Drama Collection and Theatre Specialist for the Arizona State University Libraries, where the archives of ASSITEJ/USA and personal documentation about ASSITEJ are held. Her archival training includes The Modern Archive Institute at the National Archives in Washington, DC. She has also attended several of the International Congresses.


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ISBN: 978-0-86534-987-2
438 pp.,$29.95


MEET ME IN NUTT
A Literary Traversal of the Gila Region of New Mexico
By Phillip W. Brittenham

A review and synthesis of more than a hundred classic and contemporary books on the history of the Gila Region of Southwestern New Mexico and the issues facing it, as well as a fresh look at the Gila Region, past, present, and future.

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The voices of many types of men and women pioneers of the Gila Region of Southwestern New Mexico tell their stories in more than a hundred classic accounts as they were recorded in tales of adventure and challenge in a new land. Included are the soldiers, the cowboys and ranchers, the first forest rangers, and the later writers who created the books that define the Gila Region. Also heard are the Apaches, their adversaries, who led a futile resistance to save their homeland. Voices from our own time describe environmental concerns and the politics of land use. Writers and thinkers who have engaged with their unique surroundings give a deeper understanding and appreciation of the region. Accounts by archaeologists, geologists, and historians enlarge present-day knowledge with fresh insights.

The material seams together to tell the story without losing sight of those who contributed much to the vibrant and enriching back story of the Gila Region of New Mexico. The contributions of those who have loved and those who still love this rugged landscape are richly represented.

Phillip W. Brittenham is a writer, editor, and Gila rock hound. His long-time fascination with how the Gila Region of New Mexico has been portrayed in literature led to more than a casual involvement with the books that define the special quality of this region of New Mexico. He says, “These books, both the old and the new, are passed around and spoken of like family jewels. My hope is that this book will reveal them for the treasures they truly are.”


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-917-9
300 pp.,$26.95


THE MESILLA VALLEY
An Oasis in the Desert
By Jon Hunner with Peter Dean, Frankie Miller, Jeffrey Schnitzer, Christopher Schurtz, and Stephen Vann

A collection of historical and contemporary photographs of the Mesilla Valley that tell the history and heritage of this southern New Mexico region.

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The Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico is an oasis in the Chihuahuan desert. It has attracted people for hundreds of years to its bosques of cottonwood trees, its life giving water, and its opportunities. Up and down the Mesilla Valley, from the healing waters at Radium Springs to the historic village of Mesilla, from the mountain ranges that border the east and the west to New Mexico State University, and from the agricultural communities of the south valley, this south-central part of New Mexico illustrates why the state is called the Land of Enchantment. Historic photos from local archives and contemporary pictures show how people lived, worked, and played.

This book continues the program by the Public History Program at New Mexico State University to publish local histories of the communities of New Mexico. The two previous books, Santa Fe: An Historic Walking Tour and Las Cruces: The City of Crosses also utilized historic photographs to tell to history of these New Mexican cities. However, The Mesilla Valley is the first book in a new series that the Public History Program has created in collaboration with Sunstone Press. The New Mexico Centennial History Series features books written by local historians about their towns and communities, and the important people who have made New Mexico what it is today. The series not only commemorates the centennial of New Mexico’s statehood in 1912, but celebrates the entire history of the state.

Jon Hunner is Professor of History at New Mexico State University where he directs the Public History Program and teaches both public and U.S. history. His publications include Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community and Chasing Oppie: Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic West. He also has chapters in Preserving Western History, Atomic Culture, Western Lives, and Time Travels: Innovative and Creative Methods of Historic Environment Education in Modern Museums. Peter Dean, Frankie Miller, Jeffrey Schnitzer, Christopher Schurtz, and Stephen Vann were students in the Public History Program. As co-authors of The Mesilla Valley, they researched, selected photos, wrote captions, and assembled the book.

Proposals for a book in this series should be sent to Jon Hunner at: Public History Program, Department of History, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-627-7
108 pp.,$16.95


THE MILLER FITNESS PLAN
Physical Training for Men and Women that Can Be Done at Home or any Gym
By Carl Miller

"Carl Miller, my lifelong friend, is the best there is at teaching athletic weight training to fitness-minded people in all walks of life. The Miller Fitness Plan works." --Clarence Bass, author of the Ripped series, "Lean for Life and Challenge Yourself."

"Anyone interested in learning or instructing physical exercise should read Carl Miller's book. The step-by-step explanations in the pages here make clear the philosophy and principles that make the training program, as taught at Carl and Sandra's Conditioning Center, so productive and superior. I highly recommend The Miller Fitness Plan to all who wish to improve their physical condition for life." --Tommy Kono, two-time Olympic champion, former Olympic coach and member, International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame

"I was very fortunate in my coaching career to have met Carl Miller. He was very willing to share his knowledge and ideas with me. I've used many of his concepts throughout my coaching career. In this book, Carl expresses his unique approach that will benefit anyone who truly wants to physically improve himself." --Al Vermeil, strength and conditioning coach for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco 49'ers and president, Vermeil Sports and Fitness, Inc.

"Few people know Olympic-style weightlifting better than Carl Miller. Fewer yet incorporate these exercises in the average person's fitness program. Get stronger, have fun and enjoy a new challenge. Follow The Miller Fitness Plan." --Harvey Newton, former national and Olympic coach and author, "Explosive Lifting for Sports"

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This readable, easy-to-follow guide to physical fitness incorporates Olympic coach Carl Miller’s lifetime of experience. The book discusses the benefits of the motions used in Olympic-style weight lifting that contribute to strength, endurance and flexibility and Miller has fine-tuned his approach with decades of hands-on work with clients, both men and women, from age 9 to 90. The Miller Fitness Plan works for everyone, from athletes training for competition to reformed couch potatoes and people with physical challenges. Athletic weight training movements serve as a core for sound physical fitness, enabling people of all ages and abilities to see long term benefit, and have fun while exercising. Complete with photo illustrations, testimonials for those who have used the Miller Plan and advice on motivation, this book is a unique, user-friendly manual for getting and staying in shape that can be done at any gym or at home.

CARL MILLER is the founder and co-owner, along with his wife, Sandra Thomas, of Carl and Sandra's Physical Conditioning Center which has been serving Santa Fe, New Mexico for more than 30 years. He has a master's degree in health, physical education and recreation with a specialty in exercise physiology, biomechanics and nutrition. He is a former United States Olympic Coach and the author of more than 50 articles and three books on Olympic-style weightlifting and athletic training. He has served as a consultant to many strength coaches in many sports, the most well-known of whom is Al Vermiel, former long-time strength coach for the Chicago Bulls basketball team, the San Francisco 49er's football team and the Chicago White Sox baseball team.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=kzIRe4KZWS8C

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-481-5
120 pp.,$28.95


THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO Since 1776
By John L. Kessell

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The Bicentennial of the United States in 1976 gave rise to myriad projects. In New Mexico—still a borderlands possession of Spain in 1776—an unusually keen Franciscan observer, Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez, painted an extraordinarily detailed and often unflattering word picture of the colony. The Missions of New Mexico, 1776, impeccably translated and edited by distinguished historians Eleanor B. Adams and Fray Angélico Chávez, is a single source like no other that reveals life in raw and remote, late-eighteenth-century New Mexico.

Dispatched from Mexico City as canonical inspector of the missions of New Mexico, the meticulous Father Domínguez stepped off the measurements of the churches, counted the number of ceiling beams, and described the physical layout and contents of the missions, all to the delight of subsequent architectural and art historians. Given such detailed descriptions of the missions’ fabric in 1776, a simple question arose. What has become of these mud-and-stone-built structures in the past two hundred years?

Historian John L. Kessell’s The Missions of New Mexico Since 1776 addresses that question. “Two hundred years after Domínguez,” Kessell concludes, “the survival count is nothing to brag about. Of the thirty-two churches or chapels he recorded in 1776, twelve persist on more or less the same foundations in more or less the same form–San Miguel in Santa Fe, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Picurís, Las Trampas, Tomé, Cochití, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Laguna, Ácoma, and Isleta.” And none of these has fallen since 1980. Most, in fact, are being lovingly cared for.

Played out differently at each location, all of Domínguez’s churches underwent the same progression. First came neglect as Spain’s American empire crumbled and Mexico tried to rule. Next Anglos peddling modernization offered tin roofs for dirt or, better still, new structures for old. By then, however, nostalgic folks had begun experiencing the charm of the outdated, and the Pueblo-Mission style of architecture was born. Simultaneously, just in time toward the end of the nineteenth century, dawned the continuing era of historic preservation. New Mexico’s surviving missions had become monuments.

The new editions of Missions and Missions Since from Sunstone Press make readily available these two complementary fixtures of New Mexico cultural studies.

Born in New Jersey and raised in California, John L. Kessell did not set out to be a professional historian. His work in the 1960s, however, at Tumacacori National Monument, site of a Spanish colonial mission, alerted him to the possibility. Returning to graduate school with new purpose, he earned his doctorate at the University of New Mexico, survived a precarious decade as historian-for-hire, and joined the UNM Department of History. His major historical editing project with colleagues Rick Hendricks, Meredith D. Dodge, and Larry D. Miller resulted in the six-volume Journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1691–1704. Kessell is also author of Kiva, Cross and Crown: The Pecos Indians and New Mexico, 1540–1840, Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico, and East Orange by Christmas, the latter also from Sunstone Press.


Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-870-7
302 pp.,$30.00


THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO, 1776
By Eleanor B. Adams and Fray Angélico Chávez, Translators and Annotators

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Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez, canonical inspector of the missions of New Mexico in 1776, compared most everything in New Mexico to Mexico City, “the delightful and alluring cradle of my birth, for which no praise is ever adequate.” And hardly anything measured up. He disparaged the people of New Mexico and the religious art of Spanish immigrant Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco. Then, by an ironic twist later in 1776, Domínguez found himself on a five-month vision quest with Miera and Fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante. Domínguez likened New Mexican churches to hacienda granaries, wine cellars, or Mexican pulque parlors. He found fault with certain of his Franciscan brethren, calling them on their drunkenness, insubordination, or public scandal. Yet all the while, Father Domínguez maintained the keen eye and curiosity of a born observer.

From no other document do we learn so much about daily life in raw and remote late colonial New Mexico. How much a nanny goat cost (2 pesos), a fat pig (12 pesos), a trade knife (1 buffalo hide), a captive Indian girl from twelve to twenty years old (2 good horses and assorted dry goods), or the funeral of a Spanish child with tall cross and cope (8 pesos); how to prepare atole or chocolate (not coffee); the resentment of the colony’s merchants toward their Chihuahua creditors and the fatalism of New Mexican families living under constant threat of Comanche attack; or where to catch trout—such details abound.

Domínguez’s superiors, however, resentful of his unflattering wordiness and occasional wit, filed his commentary away unceremoniously and forgot it. Since its rediscovery in 1928 and now published in a new edition, the unparalleled Domínguez report has often been compared to the 1630 and 1634 memorials of Fray Alonso de Benavides. The contrast could scarcely be sharper. Benavides looked out hopefully upon a young colony bent upon the Christian conversion of the Pueblo Indians, and Domínguez saw realistically what an ever more secular world had wrought. Whereas Benavides condemned Pueblo Indian ceremonial kivas as dens of devil worship, Domínguez routinely inventoried them as men’s club houses. For their timely views, we are deeply indebted to both men.

The collaboration of Eleanor B. Adams—woman of letters, editor, and historian of colonial Latin America—and Fray Angélico Chávez—man of letters, priest, artist, and historian of Hispanic New Mexico—could not have been more fortuitous. Together, they polished for us this unique window on late-eighteenth-century New Mexico, providing a seamless translation as well as explanatory materials. It is more than fitting that by their art the words of the uncompromising Father Domínguez live on.


Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-869-1
410 pp.,$45.00


A MORE ABUNDANT LIFE
New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico
By Jacqueline Hoefer

LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR AND B&W

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Artists began coming to New Mexico in the late nineteenth century. They came from everywhere, from Maine to California and a few from Europe. They were attracted by the dazzling New Mexican landscape, the hospitality of town and village life, and very important, the Indian and Hispanic cultures that had shaped the artistic imagination of New Mexico for centuries.

From an artist’s point of view it was a rich mix, and between art and odd jobs, they managed to make a living. Until the Great Depression of the 1930s. Then, as the artist Louie Ewing said, “the jobs ran out.” No matter what you were willing to do, there was no work, and nobody was buying pictures and pots.

Help came from Washington. New Deal planners offered artists jobs to “beautify” the community. Almost immediately, artists in New Mexico picked up their brushes and chisels, and for almost ten years, between 1933 to 1943, signed onto Federal programs.

How did artists, traditionally loners, like working for the government? When the Santa Fe artist William Lumpkins was asked, he said: “We thought it was heaven on earth to be paid to paint.”

Fortunately, many New Deal artists had the opportunity to speak for themselves. In state-sponsored interviews they tell us in their own words what the New Deal art programs meant to them. Their rich interpretations of that experience and a selection of the work they produced is what this book is about.

JACQUELINE HOEFER’s publications include Imagining the Garden, a book of poems; Weather Songs, three poems set to music by Lanham Deal; and critical essays on contemporary writers, among them, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Norman Mailer. Her latest book is Night in a White Wood, New and Selected Poems.

Mrs. Hoefer received a Ph.D. in American literature from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and in the early 1960s taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at San Francisco State University. In 1967, she joined her husband Peter Hoefer in starting Hoefer Scientific Instruments, a San Francisco company specializing in producing instruments for biological research. After Peter Hoefer’s death in 1987, she carried on as chief executive officer. She is currently an editor for Sunstone Press.

Website: http://www.newdeallegacy.org
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Hardcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-305-4
196 pp.,$60.00

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-371-9
196 pp.,$45.00


MUSIC MAKERS
A Guide to Singing in a Chorus or Choir
By Gerald G. Hotchkiss

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In the film “De-Lovely,” Cole Porter admonishes the chorus of “Kiss Me Kate” to snap out their consonants. This book is not only about consonants, but also about vowels, breathing, round sounds and head tones--just a few of the many techniques discussed that will improve your singing in a choir or chorus or any group. It is written with the amateur in mind, but it is just as valuable for the professional. A brief history of choral singing from prehistory to the 21st Century is included.

GERALD G. HOTCHKISS has sung in Christian and Jewish choirs, choruses, in octets, quartets, duets, barbershop, madrigals and Broadway reviews under many of the finest conductors in the United States as an amateur for more than sixty years.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-449-5
108 pp.,$18.95


MY WISDOM THAT NO ONE WANTS
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

A collection of short words of wisdom both practical and funny by a well-known Texas writer and photographer.

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On any given day, “Wisdom Collectors,” which can include scholars, poets and general enthusiasts, are lined up awaiting the next nuggets of wisdom. Each word of wisdom builds on previous words of wisdom whether spoken or written by such individuals as Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Andy Rooney, Angela Lansbury, Ann Richards, Aristotle or Audrey Hepburn. These are just a few of the A’s. The B’s through Z’s are just as impressive.

Nancy Hopkins Reily has now dealt with these words of wisdom, sometimes in rhyme, metered, and narrative verse, and presented them in a musical beat that not everyone will recognize—all done with an uncanny imagination that cuts through to the core of every issue and includes the youth and adults. Wisdom Collectors also delve into the living of life such as traveling, cooking, photographing, retiring and preparing for emergencies. “These selective nuggets,” Nancy says, “are welcome to all members and non-members of the Wisdom Collectors whose current membership, by the way, is one person—me.”

Nancy’s wisdom began when she was a young native Dallas, Texan and learned that it was okay to say, “I don’t know.” Graduated from Southern Methodist University, she claimed that she wasn’t very sexy if her high heel shoes hurt her feet. As a beginning homemaker, there was nothing like the sound of scraping burnt toast. In raising two children, Nancy realized that each age came in the right sequence. And just as she finished her work as a mother, she became a grandmother. One grandson taught her that Louisiana doesn’t drain very well. When she began her writing career, she declared that fifty percent of writing is just showing up to write and to surround yourself with talented people. Nancy says that the best advice she has been given is, “Drink very little liquid, if any, after six pm.” And, upon reflection she wonders, “Do I want to be a pioneer woman and be among the first women to stop cooking?”

Nancy Reily is also the author of Classic Outdoor Color Portraits, A Guide for Photographers; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I, Walking the Sun Prairie Land; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II, Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land; and Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos with Lucille Enix, all from Sunstone Press.

Sample Chapter
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Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-776-2
272 pp.,$29.95


THE NATIVE MARKET OF THE SPANISH NEW MEXICAN CRAFTSMAN, 1933-1940
By Sarah Nestor

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Anglo-Americans in New Mexico were a major cause of the decline of traditional Spanish New Mexican crafts in the nineteenth century; in a reverse swing, they helped to bring about a revival in the twentieth century. When the railroad came west in the 1880s life in New Mexico changed almost overnight, and crafts which had thrived in isolation declined rapidly. Then in the 1920s and 1930s artists, anthropologists, educators, and other patrons in the state, recognizing the unique beauty and charm of New Mexico's Spanish colonial crafts, saw the need not only to preserve crafts from the past, but also to encourage their revival in the present.

Foremost among these patrons was Leonora Curtin of Santa Fe. Born into a prominent but rather bohemian family, she was instrumental in promoting this revival. In 1934, during the darkest years of the Great Depression, Native Market was born. This endeavor, which became the forerunner of today’s world famous yearly Santa Fe Spanish Market, was Leonora’s brainchild. Greatly involved in the local art scene of the times, Leonora recognized the pressing need to preserve the rapidly vanishing traditional craft production of Spanish speaking artisans of the region. Through her leadership, dedication, and outreach, New Mexico’s Hispano crafts people and artists were given renewed opportunities to market their often enchantingly beautiful creations through the successful commercial venture known as Native Market.

This is that story.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
ISBN: 978-0-86534-734-2
120 pp.,$18.95


NEW MEXICO POLITICAL HISTORY, 1967–2015
Conversations with Those Directly Involved
By Jamie Koch

Memoirs of a lifelong public servant and distinguished insurance agent in New Mexico from 1968 to 2017.

Jamie Koch, lifelong Santa Fean, known by many as a major Powerbroker in the state of New Mexico according to the New Mexico Business Weekly, has been an often behind-the-scenes voice for fiscal responsibility and prudent planning as well as being an unselfish public servant in New Mexico politics since 1968. In this book is a collection of his candid, recorded conversations with key people who have helped shape New Mexico over the years. It provides a unique look at New Mexico political history from 1967 to 2015 through conversations with those directly involved. Topics of these conversations include the state’s first subdivision regulation, the Open Meetings Act, the severance tax permanent fund, the Terrero Superfund cleanup, the founding of the New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company, Project SEARCH and Koch’s thirteen years as regent of the University of New Mexico.

Forty-two significant individuals are interviewed including former governor Bill Richardson; United States Senator Martin Heinrich; Senior Editor of the Albuquerque Journal Kent Walz; former House Speaker Raymond Sanchez; Paul Roth, MD, chancellor, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and dean of the School of Medicine; Chaouki Abdallah, past interim president of the University of New Mexico and past provost; former CEO of the University of New Mexico Hospital Steve McKernan, former State Superintendent of Insurance Chris Krahling; and Bill King, son of former governor Bruce King. Jamie Koch graduated from the University of New Mexico and began his career with Daniels Insurance, a statewide independent insurance agency established in 1937, opening the Santa Fe office in 1973 and serving as president from 1991 until 2014. In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico. Jamie is past chairman of the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission, past Natural Resource Trustee officer, past chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party, and past president of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents as well as a past New Mexico legislator. Jamie was finance chairman for former governors Bruce King and Bill Richardson. Among the many honors he has received is the William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award from the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government. United States Senator Martin Heinrich refers to Jamie’s environment stewardship in New Mexico as “legendary.” As stated about him in an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal, “It all adds up to many hours, days, weeks, months and years of putting the greater good of New Mexico first.”


Hardcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-217-4
446 pp.,$40.00

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-216-7
446 pp.,$30.00

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-541-9
pp.,$6.99


A NEW MEXICO PRIMER FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES
By R. Kermit Hill, Jr.

A concise guide to the history of New Mexico with maps, glossary, and ideas for teachers.

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This book is a simple, no nonsense telling of New Mexico history and geography for those who are new to the Land of Enchantment and for those who want a quick, uncluttered story based on the theory that history should be fun. For those who want a meatier course, consider it an appetizer, a first course. Maps, a glossary, ideas for teachers, and a recommended reading list are included. There are no footnotes, which should please most people. Studies have proven that readers will learn more from this approach.

From the Pleistocene to the Atomic Age, Folsom to Chaco and Cibola, Santa Fe to Raton Pass and Cimarron, Glorieta Pass to Fort Sumner and Lincoln Town, Silver City to Hobbs and Farmington, Columbus to Route 66 and Los Alamos, the trip is fascinating.

Kermit Hill’s family migrated to New Mexico in 1912 and 1922 for health reasons. His parents became well known teachers and he followed his genetic destiny for forty-three years. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, raised in Santa Fe, Sacramento, and La Luz, educated at Weed, Alamogordo and the University of New Mexico, he is an avid reader, a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Board, Tularosa Basin Historical Society, and Old Santa Fe Trail Association. He taught middle school, high school and college social studies courses. That career included ten years as an instructor at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, ironically one of his easier teaching jobs. Hill is as true a New Mexican as ever traveled this vast amazing land. Fair warning: he does not cotton to anyone messing with New Mexico history, so DON’T!

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-797-7
70 pp.,$12.95


NEW MEXICO ROCKS & MINERALS
The Collecting Guide Including Maps
By F.S. Kimbler & R.J. Narsavage, Jr.

“…a long-needed guide to its [New Mexico’s] still profitable localities.” --Rocks and Minerals

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It has been said that mineral and rock collecting is one of the most popular hobbies throughout the world and one that can be very rewarding and pleasurable for both the serious collector and for the weekend amateur. This guide was compiled to spread the collecting word and to share the localities in the “Land of Enchantment.” It has a detailed listing of collectable New Mexico minerals, agates and petrified wood and includes over 125 collecting sites and how to get to them as well as 32 county maps indicating collecting locations. The authors have also noted access problems, such as private property, government lands and the necessity for four-wheel drive vehicles, and they have provided the reader with collecting and safety tips.

The listings are divided by counties, then localities with the rocks and minerals that can be collected there. There is also a cross-referenced index of localities, maps and minerals.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=S61x4JAqtfMC

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-91327-097-4
70 pp.,$14.95


NEW MEXICO'S STRUGGLE FOR STATEHOOD
Sixty Years of Effort to Obtain Self Government
By L. Bradford Prince

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LeBaron Bradford Prince (1840-1922) was a transplanted New Yorker, a tireless judge, a controversial territorial governor, a gentleman scholar, and an early leader of the Historical Society of New Mexico. In all these roles, and others, he was a passionate advocate of New Mexico statehood.

Prince was born, raised, and educated in New York. As a young attorney, his political career in state politics had progressed well until he clashed with leaders of the state Republican Party machine. Salvaging his political fortunes in the West, Prince won appointment as the chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1879. By all accounts, no territorial judge worked harder than Prince, often hearing cases from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. In what time remained in his busy days, Prince compiled a 603-page volume of territorial laws and began to write history with the clear purpose of advocating New Mexico statehood. His first work on New Mexico history, entitled Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation, appeared in 1883. New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood (1910) and The Student’s History of New Mexico (1921) followed. All are included in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series.

This new edition of New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood includes a facsimile of the original edition along with a new foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD, a biographical sketch from History of New Mexico (1891) by Helen Haines, and a tribute to the memory of L. Bradford Prince from a publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico, No. 25.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-731-1
170 pp.,$26.95


NOURISHING THE BODY AND RECOVERING HEALTH
The Positive Science of Food
By Ana M. Negrón, MD

See "Praise for this Book" below.

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In this one-of-a-kind book and guide, the author redefines health care as the practice of nourishing ourselves to support a lifelong partnership with our body. Guiding us from the human cell to the kitchen and beyond, the author explores every intersection where the body meets food. We are reminded that only nourishing food is capable of powering our metabolism, our brains, and our muscles. With the “Virtual Kitchen Tour”—a unique and practical exercise—we are invited to reevaluate our household food bank. Living in the context of relationships, family, friends, schools, senior centers, the workplace, and the community, all are recognized and respected participants in the lifestyle changes one will undertake. There is also a close look at how a western lifestyle contributes to chronic illness and how we can amend this. And through actual case studies we are invited to reflect on our own life ways.

Board certified in family medicine, Ana M. Negrón graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical School and completed her family practice residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has made cooking with patients integral to her practice. Doctor Negrón volunteers at a clinic for the uninsured, teaches young physicians the role of food in medicine, and owns a solo nutrition practice.

“Ana M. Negrón moves from the doctor’s office to the kitchen, in pursuit of preventive measures to help her patients, as well as the public. From treating diabetes to preventing heart disease, the answers to today’s health crisis may be found on the dinner plate. In this book Negrón provides clear and specific diet strategies to take charge of your health once and for all.” —Sharon Palmer, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist, and author of Plant-Powered for Life

“This book is written by a physician who has taken the time to explore the real science (as opposed to that funded by the junk food industry). She writes clearly and positively about the wonderful benefits that are waiting for you, and tells you precisely what you can do to obtain far more health, joy and personal power.” —John Robbins, author of Diet For A New America, The Food Revolution, and President of The Food Revolution Network

“Ana Negrón’s new book is an alchemical wonder. In it, Dr. Negrón combines the hard-nosed rigor of a scientist, the non-nonsense clarity of a great family doctor, the cheerful efficiency of a top-notch life coach, and the compassionate soul of a loving abuelita.” —Howard Jacobson, PhD, contributing author to Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, and host of the Plant Yourself Podcast

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Ana-M-Negr%C3%B3n-MD-892184387537788/timeline

Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-065-1
284 pp.,$42.95

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-064-4
284 pp.,$24.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-380-4
284 pp.,$12.95


OLD FORTY-FOUR
A Historical and Geological Excursion Over New Mexico’s Old Route 44
By Dirk Van Hart

A study of New Mexico State Highway 44, now Federal Highway US-550, and its environs.

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This reader-friendly exploration along what was once New Mexico State Highway 44, now redesignated the southern part of federal highway US-550, melds both the human and geologic history along the major transportation corridor connecting the Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico with the San Juan River Valley in the far northwestern part of the state. Numerous illustrations portray the region’s geology in a form intelligible and interesting to the non-geologist. The basic understanding of the landscape thus provides the scaffolding to support the stories of the interesting people who figure in the history along “Old 44." The book aims to provide a view of the highway and its environs in an entirely new way and to make history and geology seem a natural and necessary pairing.

Dirk Van Hart earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology, and in 1965 began a professional career as a petroleum geologist. During the next two decades the gypsy life of the geologist took him to Oklahoma, Texas, California, Guatemala, and Ecuador. In 1986 a career change led him to move his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he engaged in contract geological projects in Italy and Belize, and for a short while taught high-school science. In 1994 he joined a team effort to characterize the geology of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque as a contractor for Sandia National Laboratories. He is now retired.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-837-0
354 pp.,$44.00


OLD IVORY & OHME PORCELAIN
Comprehensive Identification Guide
By Alma Hillman, David Goldschmitt and Adam Szynkiewicz

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Stroll through Victorian Europe to the German state Silesia and trace the escape route used by members of the Ohme family as they fled from Russian soldiers in World War II. Visit the tomb of Hermann and his wife Anna in Dresden which had been thought to be lost forever. Discover the endless variety of the beautiful porcelain pieces and the secrets to correctly identifying your Ohme collection.

This book is an in-depth look at identifying and classifying Old Ivory China and Clear Glaze Porcelains. See clear and accurate photos of newly discovered marks, blanks and patterns to satisfy your desire to identify every piece of your cherished collection. For Ohme collectors everywhere.

Alma Hillman has been an antique dealer for over 30 years who has specialized in the porcelain of Hermann Ohme since moving to Maine in 1986. She and her husband Les, ran a successful antiques shop in Searsport, Maine for the next twenty years. Along with David Goldschmitt, she published the groundbreaking book on the elusive topic of Old Ivory China, entitled Old Ivory China: The Mystery Explored through Collector’s Books in 1998. A charter member of the national Society for Old Ivory and Ohme Porcelain, she served as president, vice president and auction chairman. After traveling to Germany and Poland to further research Ohme porcelain she and David began the arduous task of an expanded and updated resource.

David Goldschmitt has been a practicing Emergency Physician for the past 25 years with a specialty in Disaster Medicine and Homeland Security. He has been an avid collector of porcelain for over twenty years with a passion to solve a good mystery. Born and raised in New Jersey, his ties to Maine date back to his childhood. Old Ivory China, imported so heavily in Maine, is the representation of this second home. He is also the author of Medical Disaster Response.


Hardcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-910-0
338 pp.,$95.00


ONE HUNDRED DOSES
Capsules of Advice and Wisdom for the Health and Well-Being of Farm and Ranch Women
By Teddy Jones and Sue Jane Sullivan

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Farm and ranch women are the heart of an important American institution: agriculture. Their strength is a critical resource for their families and communities. This book offers those women their own special prescription for health and well-being in one hundred small doses. Some "capsules" remind of care to be taken daily, some to be taken regularly, others to take as needed, several to give to family and friends and still more to apply to the community. Reading this book won't make you immediately "feel good" like a warm beverage or a serving of your mother's best meal. It won't always bring a tear of nostalgia to the eye or a longing for the good old days. But like a good tonic, these capsules of advice and encouragement will stimulate you. You'll find essays that will boost your morale. Others will prompt you to be grateful. Several instruct about health matters. And some will even make you laugh. There's no better prescription than that, is there?

TEDDY JONES, R.N., Ph.D., is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Before she and her husband began farming his family's land near Friona, Texas, she was a Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, in Lubbock, Texas. Growing up in a rural town in central North Texas, she spent lots of happy times with cousins on their families' wheat and dairy farms. Those experiences and her admiration for those who farm and ranch prompted her to develop and teach elective courses in Rural Health Nursing. That same interest spurred her to develop the concept for her health promotion column, "In The Middle Of It All," which appears monthly in "The Farmer Stockman." She practices part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in New Mexico and writes when she's not helping with the farm work.

SUE JAND SULLIVAN, B.S.Ed., teaches in the only school in the only town in Borden County, Texas. That rural school is not far from the area where she grew up, surrounded by ranches, farms and oil wells. Like most people in farming and ranching areas, she can and does fill many roles. She teaches English, Spanish, history and government and coaches Interscholastic League literary events including debate, journalism, and spelling. She's a free-lance newspaper writer and her newsletter, "A New Song," is a regular source of encouragement for the special group of friends for whom she publishes it. A major inspiration for her work is her maternal grandmother who was widowed at 41, during the Great Depression. She managed to keep and operate the family farm and raise five children long before the term single parent was invented.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-460-0
304 pp.,$20.95


ORGANIC TOBACCO GROWING IN AMERICA AND OTHER EARTH-FRIENDLY FARMING
By Mark Little, Fielding Daniel, Mark Smith, and Jim Haskins

The story of how growing organic tobacco developed in the United States.

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When a small company dedicated to doing things differently decided some twenty years ago to make as natural a tobacco product as possible, they turned to America’s tobacco farmers and proposed an unheard of proposition: How about growing organic tobacco? Today, demand for organic tobacco leaf is doubling each year. But when it was first proposed, there were more than a few skeptics. Now, many are looking at the growing practices and sustainable farming techniques developed by this small group of pioneers.

Here’s the colorful history behind this new old way of farming. Organic Tobacco Growing in America is a quintessential American story of applying vision and values to innovation. More than just a practical guide on how and why to embrace organic growing, this is a story that stretches from its American Indian-inspired beginnings in the windswept high desert of northern New Mexico to the fabled tobacco roads of the southeast.

Along the way, meet the growers who learned how organic farming of not just tobacco, but vegetables and other produce as well, is returning the principles of nature back to the family farm. This is a story about the rebirth of a lifestyle—a way of life that once was and now is meant to be again—for a world that yearns for sustainable, earth-friendly farming.

Mike Little has been working with tobacco nearly his entire life. Today he is the “master blender” and senior vice president of operations for Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company (SFNTC).

Fielding Daniel also has been working in and around the golden leaf for many years. He is director of leaf for SFNTC and, like Mike, is based in Oxford, North Carolina.

Mark Smith, a writer and vice president of communications for SFNTC, has been working with tobacco for the better part of three decades. He is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jim Haskins, with his company, AgriBusiness Communications Group, based in Carrboro, North Carolina, has been writing about tobacco growers for more than ten years for SFNTC. He has produced numerous videos, including “How to Grow Organic Tobacco—the Santa Fe Way.”

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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-707-6
204 pp.,$22.95


OUTLAWS & DESPERADOS
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories about outlaws and desperados of the Old West from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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In the early days of the American West, outlaws dominated the New Mexico Territory. Such colorful characters as Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, Curly Bill, Devil Dick, Billy the Kid, Bill McGinnis, Vicente Silva and his gang, the Dalton Brothers, and the Wild Bunch terrorized the land. Feared by many, loved by some, their exploits were both horrifying and legendary. In between forays, notorious outlaws were sometimes exemplary cowboys. Singly or in gangs, they held up stagecoaches and trains and stole from prospectors and settlers. When outlaws reigned, bank holdups, shoot-outs, and murders were a common occurrence; death by hanging became a favored means of settling disputes by outlaws and vigilantes alike. Stories of outlaws later provided plots for many of our favorite Western movies.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a part of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called Work Projects Administration) collected and wrote down many accounts that provide an authentic and vivid picture of outlaws in the early days of New Mexico. They feature life history narratives of places, characters, and events of the Wild West during the late 1800s. These original documents reflect the unruly, eccentric conditions of the New Mexico Territory as they played out in clashes and collaborations between outlaws and “the gentle people” of New Mexico before and after statehood.

This book, focusing on outlaws and desperados, is the first in a series featuring stories from the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project collection. Other books in the series include stories about ranchers, cowboys, and the wild and woolly adventures of sheepherders, homesteaders, prospectors, and treasure hunters. In them, the untamed New Mexico Territory comes to life with descriptions of encounters with Indians, travels along the old trails, cattle rustling, murders at the gambling table, and Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus. This treasury of Federal Writers’ Project records, presented with informative background and historic photographs, also highlights Hispano folk life and Western lore in old New Mexico.

Ann Lacy has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has been an Artist-in-Residence in the New Mexico Artists-in-the-Schools Program and a studio artist exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. As a researcher and writer, she has specialized in New Mexico history and culture. She received a City of Santa Fe 2000 Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox is a New Mexico poet and writer. Her publications include Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 14 and Point of No Return. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including El Palacio: Art, History and Culture of the Southwest, New Mexico Poetry Renaissance and In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets After 1960.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-633-8
472 pp.,$34.95


OUTLAWS OF NEW MEXICO
Desperados of the Old Wild West
By Peter Hertzog, Compiler

Bibliography

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Each century has its folk figures in which villainy and heroism combine to produce larger than life individuals who then become part of American history and legend celebrated in song and story.

This is particularly true of the western United States in the 19th century when the restless expansion of a growing nation was reflected in an era of extreme individualism. This was not only the time of Horatio Alger’s “rags to riches” sagas but also a time when violence was seen as another way of achieving material success.

By its very nature the American West attracted men (and some women) who considered themselves to be outside the law and generally superior to those who tried to maintain order and justice on the new frontier. Because it was a border state, New Mexico had a large population of outlaws. These desperadoes, by their actions and often wanton killings, influenced the course of history in the area. And at least one, Billy the Kid, became a romanticized figure in art, music and literature.

This compilation is a valuable reference for such individuals but is not meant to be a complete list. Further information about outlaws can be found in the books listed in the bibliography.


Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-039-8
48 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139868-7
48 pp.,$4.99


PORTRAITS OF THE IRON HORSE
The American Locomotive in Pictures and Story
By Otto Kuhler

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Otto Kuhler was a German American designer, one of the best known industrial designers of the American railroads. According to Trains magazine he stream-styled more locomotives and railroad cars than Cret, Dreyfuss and Loewy combined. His extensive concepts for the modernization of the American railroads had repercussions onto the railways worldwide until today. In addition he was a prolific artist of industrial aesthetics and of the American West in general. This book, illustrated with his drawings, provides a history of American locomotives from the “Best Friend of Charleston” through the “stream-styled” ones he designed.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-127-6
80 pp.,$19.95


PREHISTORIC AND HISTORIC POTTERY OF THE SOUTHWEST
A Bibliography
By

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This short bibliography was mothered, as is often the case, by necessity. During the past years Native American arts have come out of the handicraft stage into which they had once fallen and are now in the realm of fine arts. Because of this renaissance people have become interested in the history and development of the native arts, and nowhere is this more evident than in ceramics. When the beginner starts looking for information on Native American pottery there are one of two dilemmas: 1) there is nothing available or 2) there is too much. This bibliography, it is hoped, will help steer a course between the two extremes.

William Farrington was a professional librarian for twenty-five years in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and California. His non-fiction articles have appear in national magazines and he has served as a book reviewer for various periodicals. He is also the author of Los Penitentes, A Brief History, also published by Sunstone Press.


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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-913270-45-5
26 pp.,$14.95


PRINCIPLES OF TRADITIONAL ARCHERY
By Thomas Grissom

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A completely new way of thinking about traditional archery takes shape in the pages of this book. The emphasis throughout is on the basic principles that govern the design, performance, and use of all forms of traditional bows and arrows. Here are discussed both the practical as well as the technical considerations behind the choices faced by every archer in selecting and using the tools of the sport.

The design of the bow—and the arrow—are analyzed in terms of the underlying principles that determine their performance and use. The concept of an ideal bow and an ideal arrow are introduced as useful ways of thinking about the limitations of real bows and arrows. The important parameters of the bow are identified and a straightforward way of measuring them is described. The effect of draw weight on performance is examined with a view to injecting some realism into the perennial question of how much draw weight is enough.

A separate chapter is devoted to the problem of distance shooting and another to clearing up the confusion surrounding the topic of arrow penetration. The effects of variations in arrow straightness, spine, and weight are analyzed to answer the question of when better arrows finally become good enough. The techniques of shooting and an in-depth discussion of the causes, and cures, of target panic are presented. And finally a separate chapter is devoted to a primer on the analytical design of bow limbs.

This is a book for all serious archers—and bowyers alike—whether their interest is bow hunting, field and target archery, or bow design, and whether they are newcomers to the sport or experienced archers. The chapters on shooting are among the best ever written and alone make the book invaluable. There is something here to enhance the understanding and practice of archery for all who love and shoot traditional bows and arrows.

Thomas Grissom has been a lifelong archer. A writer and a physicist, he is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including four collections of poems also published by Sunstone Press.


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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-948-3
236 pp.,$


PUBLIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN NEW MEXICO, 1933-1943
A Guide to the New Deal Legacy
By Kathryn A. Flynn

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Do you like to go treasure hunting in obvious or out of the way places? Do you like to view fine art in galleries large and small? This book will give you directions to New Mexico’s amazing New Deal treasures and to buildings and bridges, murals and sculptures, paintings and people who made them. They are not necessarily in the most obvious places, and yet many are in places that one routinely visits. They have been patiently waiting in our cities, our villages, our parks, rarely witnessed as being “treasures.” They were constructed perhaps even by your own artistic ancestors. This book is full of clues. Go sleuthing!

Growing up in Portales, New Mexico, Kathryn Akers Flynn lived in an area with a New Deal courthouse, a New Deal post office, and New Deal schools. She worked at the local swimming pool and partied in the city park, both built during the Depression era. In high school she was a cheerleader on 1930s football fields for onlookers in Work Progress Administration bleachers and camped out at a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps created park and lake. She never knew any of these structures were fashioned by the New Deal, nor did she notice the New Deal treasures in Salt Lake City while at the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor’s Degree or the New Deal structures in Carbondale, Illinois where she earned her Master’s Degree at Southern Illinois University. Returning to New Mexico, she had a career in the state health and mental health administration that included directorship of Carrie Tingley Hospital, a New Deal facility with many public art treasures. It wasn’t until she became Deputy Secretary of State of New Mexico that she realized what was around her. As a result she went on to edit three editions of the New Mexico Blue Book featuring information about New Deal creations all over the state.

This book presents the history and whereabouts of many such treasures found since Flynn compiling an earlier book, Treasures on New Mexico Trails, and another that focuses on New Deal programs nationwide, The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration. She also assisted with the compilation of A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico by Jacqueline Hoefer, also from Sunstone Press and an apt companion for Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico. She was instrumental in creating the National New Deal Preservation Association, and now serves as Executive Director.

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7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-881-3
374 pp.,$120.00 Collector's Edition

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-882-0
374 pp.,$28.95


READiscover NEW MEXICO
A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy
By Kathy Barco with design and Illustrations by Mike Jaynes

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Tag along with Rosita the Roadrunner on her journey to learn about the Land of Enchantment. On the trail, meet Roja & Verde (the Chile Twins), Biscochita (a Smart Cookie), Piñon Jay, Dusty the Tumbleweed, and a town full of prairie dogs who love to read.

READiscover New Mexico, a recent theme for the Statewide Summer Reading Program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library, encourages the discovery of the vast cultural, natural, historical, and literary treasures found in our beautiful state. Children, adults and families experience some of these for the very first time by visiting Rosita's ultimate source for information: the library. Featured is a literal example of "poetic license," with an introduction by "Tag" the license plate.

Join the fun! Children will love coloring the cast of characters and sharing the adventure with their families. Among many classroom uses, teachers can present the fun story as a bi- or tri-lingual playlet. Enrichment material includes a compilation of the programs, activities, crafts, song parodies, celebrations, and bibliographies devised by the children’s librarians who brought READiscover New Mexico to life in public libraries throughout the state. Also featured are riddles, New Mexico trivia, relevant websites, an extensive booklist, several recipes for Biscochitos, instructions for making Star-O-Litos, and a large collection of reproducible artwork.

Rosita's Ramble is presented in English, Spanish, and Navajo.

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Yá'át'ééh!

Author KATHY BARCO was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006. Currently a children’s librarian with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library, she received the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association. She is co-author (with Valerie Nye) of Breakfast Santa Fe Style – A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky and Family Friendly Restaurants. Designer/Illustrator MIKE JAYNES, a Seattle-based graphic artist, has designed and illustrated six summer reading programs for the New Mexico State Library. Both Kathy and Mike grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Royalties from the sale of this publication will go to the New Mexico State Library Fund at the New Mexico Community Foundation.

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Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-544-7
188 pp.,$24.95


RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LIFE OF THE PRIEST DON ANTONIO JOSE MARTINEZ
By Pedro Sanchez

Original Spanish Text Translated by Ray John de Aragón. Cover illustration by Rosa Maria Calles.

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In 1903 Pedro Sanchez published his Memorias, or Recollections of the Life of the Priest Don Antonio Jose Martinez. This rare book, written in Spanish, is hailed by historians and others as an important and unique contribution to the literary history of New Mexico and the American Southwest. Sanchez was a student of this famous folk hero priest and the book beautifully illustrates the respect and admiration the people held for Padre Martinez. The priest is shown as dedicated to the Church and the people who looked up to him as a champion of social justice, equal rights, the downtrodden and the oppressed. Pedro Sanchez himself, as a product of Padre Martinez’s coeducational school in Taos, New Mexico, credits his mentor for his success in his career and life as did many of his other students.

This Spanish and English edition features an introduction by Myra Ellen Jenkins, Ph.D., a former New Mexico state historian.

RAY JOHN de ARAGÓN, a leading scholar on Padre Martinez and the authority on his life and work, translated the original Spanish text of the Sanchez book into English. De Aragón has a Masters in American Studies and has been a keynote speaker at public and historical conferences on Padre Martinez whom he has research extensively. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of Padre Martinez and Bishop Lamy, The Legend of La Llorona, and Brothers of the Light, The Penitentes of New Mexico, all from Sunstone Press.

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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-507-2
85 pp.,$14.95


REMEMBERING
A Guide to New Mexico Cemeteries, Monuments and Memorials
By Margaret Nava

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Have you ever driven down a road, noticed an old cemetery, and wondered how old it was or if someone famous was buried there? And what about that statue in the park where you walk the dog every day? Do you know why it’s there or when it was built? Maybe you’re an out-of-state traveler and you’ve climbed to the top of Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque or visited the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire. Do you know the histories of these extraordinary monuments?

New Mexico is fortunate in having more than its fair share of cemeteries, monuments, and memorials. They are in parks, on hill tops, and along highways. Some are small; some are large. Some commemorate the state’s ancestors; others its warriors and veterans. A few even poke fun at life and its absurdities. This book is not about death and dying. It is about remembering. Within its pages, you will find descriptions and directions to some of New Mexico’s unique, sometimes controversial, cemeteries, monuments, and memorials as well as a beginner’s guide to tracing your family roots and information about the importance of protecting and preserving our diverse history, rich heritage, and priceless resources.

MARGARET NAVA retired to New Mexico because of its beauty, culture, and history. When not traveling around the state looking for little-known or unusual travel destinations, she sits in front of her computer writing about the places she discovers. Her first book, Along the High Road, was published by Sunstone Press in 2004.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-486-0
230 pp.,$22.95


RETAINING SOIL MOISTURE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
By Kelly J. Ponte, PhD

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Commonly, we think of soil as just a medium to walk above or build upon. If we had the ability to shrink ourselves to the size of a soil particle, we would be amazed at the vibrant life and ever-changing interactions taking place all around us. The activity, physical changes and diverse life forms would overwhelm the senses. Soil moisture fuels this activity. The soil and water dynamic together as one entity is both the introduction and ending of a novel on the living. Where time is a method used to record events, the soil-water dynamic is time. Together, they tell us where we've been and point us in the direction we need to go.

Retaining Soil Moisture in the American Southwest is a culmination of the author's extensive interest in soil and water interactions, soil remediation, land application of treated wastes, conservation, air, soil, and water quality issues, and an overall appreciation for improvement for the quality of life.

Awareness of the players in the soil-water-plant continuum aids in understanding the processes that either reduce or conserve soil moisture. The dry climate of the American Southwest demands this understanding to ensure that waters which may have taken hundreds to thousands to millions of years to amass are not wiped out in the span of a generation.

KELLY J. PONTE obtained her A.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, Massachusetts, and earned her B.S. degree in Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She received her M.S. degree in Agronomy and Ph.D. in Soil Science from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. She lives in New Mexico.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-411-2
108 pp.,$16.95


SANTA FE LIVING TREASURES, Volume II, 1994-2008
Our Elders, Our Hearts
By Richard McCord with photographs by Steve Northup

Volume II of Santa Fe Living Treasures covers the years 1994-2008 and depicts 96 portraits and profiles of elders who contributed in a myriad different ways to improve the quality of life in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The first program of its kind ever established in America, Santa Fe Living Treasures has since 1984 honored almost 200 remarkable men and women elders, plus a few organizations, whose enormous contributions to the community have made Santa Fe one of the world’s most special places. Volume II, 1994-2008, presents—in words and images—moving, heartwarming, and amazing portraits of what these Treasures have done, and the greatness they have achieved. It’s almost too much to believe—but believe.

"When I was growing up in the 1950s, our elders were called Don and Doña. These were not titles of nobility, but rather titles of respect and admiration. Growing up then, we would consult our elders on matters of the world, life, and our history. Today there are Blackberries and the Internet for information—but for truth and wisdom, only our elders can advise us." --Orlando Romero, author, former director, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

"This book is as beautiful as the people, and the state, that it celebrates. The photographs and the writing bear witness to a great love that all New Mexicans share: for our culture, for our history, and the landscape that cradles us in its arms. These Living Treasures have nurtured that love and are passing it on to the next generation. Profound thanks are due all of them." --John Nichols, author

“Without the recollections of our community elders there is no history." --Ana Pacheco, publisher, La Herencia magazine

“Living Treasures is an important organization that records and documents the lives and experiences of northern New Mexicans who have been active in many facets of community affairs. Living Treasures provides an invaluable service to those of us interested in the lives of these women and men, and preserves important cultural and historical information of New Mexico for future generations." --Tómas Jaehn, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-720-5
184 pp.,$45.00

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-850-2
184 pp.,$39.99


THE SANTA FE OPERA
An American Pioneer
By Phillip Huscher

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Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Santa Fe Opera, this is a portrait of a pioneering American company that is recognized as one of today’s most important international festivals. The Santa Fe Opera was founded with the idea of establishing an American style of opera. From the beginning, the company was forward-looking and modern in spirit, championing young American singers and new operas, and focusing on innovative repertory and theatrically-driven productions. With its stunning open-air theater set in the spectacular landscape of northern New Mexico’s high mountain desert, it has become a place of pilgrimage--a destination for performers and audiences alike. The Santa Fe Opera’s commitment to the operas of our own time was launched the very first season, when it began a close relationship with Igor Stravinsky. Over the years, it has given the American premieres of major landmarks, including Alban Berg’s Lulu, six operas by Richard Strauss, Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, works by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Dmitri Shostakovich, six new operas by Hans Werner Henze, and Kaija Saariaho’s award-winning L’amour de loin. It commissioned Luciano Berio’s avant-garde classic, Opera, and Tobias Picker’s Emmeline. Some of the most celebrated singers of the past half century began their careers in Santa Fe, many of them emerging from its ground-breaking apprentice program, which has trained a new generation of opera stars. This is the story of a trailblazing company that, in just fifty years, has changed the musical map of America.

PHILLIP HUSCHER has been the program annotator for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1987. He studied piano at the Aspen School of Music and music history at the University of Chicago. A former music critic, he was a contributing editor for "Chicago" magazine for more than a decade. He has written liner notes for Grammy® Award-winning recordings, scripts for PBS concert telecasts, and program notes for many organizations, including the Santa Fe Opera.

Website: http://www.santafeopera.org

Hardcover:
10 1/2 X 10 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-550-8
200 pp.,$45.00


SANTA FE WITH KIDS FROM A TO Z
An Illustrated Guide
By Mary Catherine Mathews and Kelsy Daly

Illustrated by Bob Eggers

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A trip to Santa Fe can be fun for kids and adults alike. You can find family-friendly things to do at every turn if you know where to look. Do you like outdoor activities? You’re in luck. There is hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, snow skiing, rock climbing, and more. Looking for a little art and culture? Check out a world-class children’s museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, the country’s oldest house, a miracle at Loretto Chapel, art galleries galore, summer storytelling and the list goes on. Feel like sampling a little of the local flavor? You won’t go hungry in this city of fabulous food. There is a section on kid-friendly restaurants where everyone will be satisfied. (And there’s not a fast-food joint in sight!) Santa Fe is called the City Different for good reason. It’s a trip your family won’t soon forget. Come and explore the winding roads of this beautiful, unique Southwestern US city where the sun shines 300 days a year.

“Santa Fe With Kids From A to Z” is an illustrated, alphabetical guide to family-friendly things to do and see in and around Santa Fe. Don’t leave the kids at home when visiting this New Mexico treasure. There’s something here for everyone!

MARY CATHERINE MATHEWS is a broadcast journalist. She worked as a television news reporter/anchor in Midland, Texas and later was a news writer/producer in New York City. She now enjoys the great New Mexican lifestyle with her husband, Bill and two young daughters, Anna and Sophie. Their search for fun, cultural, affordable and child-friendly things to do in Santa Fe inspired this book.

KELSEY DALY is a native of Santa Fe and the mother of three adventurous, fun-loving children, Griffin, Liam and Aidan. She worked as an environmental engineer for 10 years before starting her family with her husband Michael. Since then, she has co-authored a children’s picture book. Her love of Santa Fe and all it has to offer children and families inspired this book.

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Softcover:
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ISBN: 978-0-86534-457-0
116 pp.,$16.95


SANTOS
Stories About the Saints of New Mexico with Pictures to Color
By Marie Romero Cash

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This series of line drawings by legendary Santera (saint-maker) Marie Romero Cash, depict many of the popular saints painted by the santeros of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Northern New Mexico. “The saints have always been an integral part of the culture,” Marie says, “so much so that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in New Mexico the art of the religious folk art of the santero became a part of its history. In creating this coloring book, my goal was to not only impart knowledge about the santero culture, but to provide images that could be colored in by children or adults, and could also be used for many other purposes, including embroidery or various decorative arts.”

Each full-page image is suitable for coloring by children at playtime or in a classroom setting. Easy to read information on many popular patron saints is included, as is the feast day of each saint. Teachers will find this coloring book a valuable teaching tool.

There is also an author preface and an article about Marie Romero Cash by well-known journalist, Kay Lockridge.

Born in Santa Fe, Marie Romero Cash has been a Santera (saint-maker) for over thirty years. Her award-winning works are in major museums and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, Africa and The Vatican. She has written several books and magazine articles on the culture and religion of Northern New Mexico and has lectured widely on the subject for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities.

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Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-701-4
80 pp.,$10.95


THE SISTERHOOD
The Inside Story of the Women’s Movement and the Leaders Who Made It Happen
By Marcia Cohen

“The Sisterhood is more than a compelling portrait of the early days of the contemporary women’s movement. It is filled with reminders, some which now seem astonishing, of the barriers that stood between women and equality.” —Jeff Greenfield, CBS News

“Lively…. By filling in the details and telling us all about the players, she gives the story a dramatic coherence that it has rarely achieved before.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

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In this epic drama of personality and politics, passion and ambition, courage and betrayal, Marcia Cohen tells the fascinating inside story of the feminist revolution through the lives of the women who made it—and were sometimes unmade by it. Focusing on Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, and Kate Millett, The Sisterhood is a revealing group portrait of the women whose ideas and actions have so profoundly transformed us all.

This classic account traces the women’s movement from its quiet birth in the 1960s through its startling triumphs in the 1970s and its troubled legacy in the 1980s. Today, everything seems possible for women as they function on an equal plane with men in nearly every walk of life. But the revolution was hard won.

Now the irreverent, entertaining history that reveals all the well-kept secrets of feminism, with a thoughtful new foreword by the author, appears in a special edition that serves as a riveting social history, casting light on an entire era so important for women as well as men.

Marcia Cohen is a journalist/historian, a former editor at Hearst, Gannett, and the New York Daily News, whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine as well as many other national publications. Born in Binghamton, New York, she is an honors graduate of Harvard and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has studied art in Santa Fe and at the Art Students League in New York.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-723-6
486 pp.,$29.95


SKETCHBOOK ON THE WORLD
Pen and Ink Travel Sketches
By Terrance J. Brown, FAIA

The beautiful and skillfully drawn pen and ink illustrations in this volume are travel sketches by the New Mexico architect Terrance J. Brown, FAIA—recognized internationally for his contributions toward promoting cultural sensitivity in his architectural designs for native American communities. The drawings in this volume were sketched during his travels over the past fifty years. They include many drawings of New Mexico and also meticulous drawings of Mayan ruins, emotive illustrations from his Vietnam war journals and classic European sites sketched as a college student traveling in Europe. His eye for detail, for capturing the essence of scenes and settings, and for expressing the qualities of both the man-made tableaus and nature, is remarkable. We believe readers will be inspired by the way he interprets his world with simple ink lines and be encouraged to try their own hand at drawing everyday sights around them.

Terry is more than an architect and artist; he is a humanitarian whose career as an architect has provided creative architectural designs that have positively benefited the lives of thousands of Native Americans across the state of New Mexico and the western hemisphere. The first eight years of his career focused on improving the quality of life, education and the built environment for the rural poor in Central and South America. He is a co-founder of two rural Spanish schools and training centers in Guatemala that funded work in Maya linguistics that were instrumental in helping Maya Indians to develop an alphabet and dictionary in their native languages. Terry specializes in designing health care and educational projects for Native American communities. His work includes award winning Taos-Picuris Pueblos Health Center, Tohatchi Health Center and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the recipient of the AIA Edward C. Kemper Award and the Whitney Young Jr. Medal, AIA’s highest award for demonstrating what a single architect can do to make the global community a better place to live.


Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated, Color
ISBN: 978-1-63293-204-4
190 pp.,$35.00


SOUTHWESTERN COLONIAL IRONWORK
The Spanish Backsmithing Tradition
By Marc Simmons and Frank Turley

“Southwestern Colonial Ironwork combines the knowledge and talents of an historian and a practicing blacksmith . . . the happiest of alliances. It will be most welcome in my library.” (Ivor Noël Hume, former Director, Department of Archeology, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and author of "Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America")

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Colonial blacksmiths were more common in the Southwest and their work more sophisticated than has generally been recognized. They forged all manner of domestic utensils and hardware and served as gunsmiths, armorers and farriers. This book is the first historical and practical survey of the full range of ornamental and utilitarian ironwork used and made by Spanish people in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas from the 1500s to about 1850, and is one of the most complete pictures of any Southwestern colonial craft. It presents, also for the first time, a detailed summary of the distinctive methods employed by the old Hispanic smiths.

The book contains two parts. The first looks at the early iron manufacturing and blacksmithing industries of Spain and Mexico. The second deals with the colonial smith, his equipment, his methods, and the products of his forge. Information on these subjects has been derived from documents such as wills of blacksmiths, supply lists of expeditions, and inventories of mission workshops. All in all, the book is an invaluable and permanent source for practicing blacksmiths, historians, archaeologists, craftspeople, antique collectors, designers, and architects. Two hundred black and white photographs and fifty line drawings are included as well as a glossary of Spanish smith terms.

Marc Simmons, author and professional historian, has published 45 books related to the history and culture of the American Southwest. He has taught at several colleges and universities and is a Woodrow Wilson and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1993, King Juan Carlos of Spain admitted him to the knightly Order of Isabel la Católica for his contributions to Spanish colonial history. Dr. Simmons is also a graduate of the North Texas Farriers School.

Frank Turley is a member of the Artist-Blacksmiths’ Association of North America, American Farriers’ Association and New Mexico Professional Horseshoers’ Association. For many years a professional blacksmith and farrier, Turley has been the director of the Turley Forge School of Blacksmithing since 1969 and is well known throughout the United States for his participation in major workshops and exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum, State University of New York in Brockport, University Museum and Art Galleries of Southern Illinois University, and Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has published several articles in American Farriers’Journal.

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Softcover:
11 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-86534-601-7
216 pp.,$60.00


SPANISH AMERICAN MUSIC IN NEW MEXICO, THE WPA ERA
Folk Songs, Dance Tunes, Singing Games, and Guitar Arrangements
By James Clois Smith, Jr., Editor

“An absolutely fascinating and very special ‘time-lost’ treasure, this is a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library American Music History collections in general, and Hispanic/American music supplemental studies reading lists in particular.” —The Midwest Book Review

In 1933, newly elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned ideas that might allay the financial calamity that characterized the Great Depression of the 1930s. Among the myriad programs Roosevelt initiated was the WPA, the Works Progress Administration (later re-named the Work Projects Administration) that was created to provide meaningful work to the unemployed millions throughout America. Thanks to New Mexico Governor Clyde Tingley, a masterful politician who wended his way into Roosevelt’s good graces, New Mexico became the recipient of a significant proportion of federal WPA funding that supported thousands of otherwise unemployed men and women. One of the great programs to emerge was in support of the arts, and many painters, writers and musicians were employed to pursue their respective art forms.

Helen Chandler Ryan was appointed director of the Federal Music Project (FMP) in New Mexico that lasted from 1936 to 1943. In 1939, it was re-named the New Mexico Music Project, and by 1942, the name was changed yet again to War Services Program—Music Phase. The focus of this project was “music education, performance, and preserving of local musical heritage, especially Hispanic [Hispano] folk music.” Under Ryan’s direction and that of her co-administrators, musicians and folklorists collected songs and other material that otherwise might have been lost.

The transcribed folk songs were mimeographed and distributed to teachers who taught both singers and instrumentalists who then presented the music in public performances. This music project not only funded fieldworkers, it also brought music to the people of the villages of New Mexico in a time when little else was available to lift the hearts of la gente.

In this book, materials collected between 1936 and 1941 are assembled in five separate units. Units 1, 2, and 3 are comprised of a series of Hispano folk songs with transcribed melodies and English translations of lyrics. Unit 4 is a collection of thirty Hispano dance songs, some of which remain popular even now. Unit 5 is entitled “Guitar Arrangements of Spanish American Folk Songs.”

We are fortunate to have this taste of Hispano music of New Mexico from the early twentieth century now available to all. It is integral and vital to the repertoire of musical lore that greatly enhances New Mexico’s heritage.

On the Cover: “Leisure Hour” by Joseph Fleck from A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico by Jacqueline Hoefer, published by Sunstone Press.


Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-180-1
222 pp.,$24.95


THE SPANISH ARCHIVES OF NEW MEXICO, VOLUME ONE
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico’s archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed.

In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. “These archives,” writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, “are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest.” Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period.

Volume One of the two volumes focuses on the collection known as the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, or SANM I, an appellation granted because of Twitchell’s original compilation and description of the 1,384 documents identified in the first volume of his series. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico was assembled by the Surveyor General of New Mexico (1854-1891) and the Court of Private Land Claims (1891-1904). The collection consists of civil land records of the Spanish period governments of New Mexico and materials created by the Surveyor General and Court of Private Land Claims during the process of adjudication. It includes the original Spanish colonial petitions for land grants, land conveyances, wills, mine registers, records books, journals, dockets, reports, minutes, letters, and a variety of other legal documents.

Each of these documents tell a story, sometimes many stories. The bulk of the records accentuate the amazingly dynamic nature of land grant and settlement policies. While the documents reveal the broad sweep of community settlement and its reverse effect, hundreds of last wills and testaments are included in these records, that are scripted in the most eloquent and spiritual tone at the passing of individuals into death. These testaments also reveal a legacy of what colonists owned and bequeathed to the next generations.

Most of the documents are about the geographic, political and cultural mapping of New Mexico, but many reflect the stories of that which is owned both in terms of commodities and human lives. Archives inevitably, and these archives more than most, help to shape current debates about dispossession, the colonial past, and the postcolonial future of New Mexico. For this reason, the task of understanding the role of archives, archival documents, and the kinds of stories that emanate from them has never been more urgent.

Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, New Mexico State Historian

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-683-3
620 pp.,$65.00

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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-647-5
620 pp.,$45.00


THE SPANISH ARCHIVES OF NEW MEXICO, VOLUME TWO
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico’s archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed.

In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. “These archives,” writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, “are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest.” Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period.

Volume Two of the two volumes focuses on the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, or SANM II. These 3,087 documents consist of administrative, civil, military, and ecclesiastical records of the Spanish colonial government in New Mexico, 1621-1821. The materials span a broad range of subjects, revealing information about such topics as domestic relations, political intrigue, crime and punishment, material culture, the Camino Real, relations between Spanish settlers and indigenous peoples, the intrusion of Anglo-Americans, and the growing unrest that resulted in Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821.

As is the case with Volume One, these documents tell many stories. They reflect, for example, the creation and maintenance of colonial society in New Mexico; itself founded upon the casting and construction of colonizing categories. Decisions made by popes, kings and viceroys thousands of miles away from New Mexico defined the lives of everyday citizens, as did the reports of governors and clergy sent back to their superiors. They represent the history of imperial power, conquest, and hegemony.

Indeed, though the stories of indigenous people and women can be found in these documents, it may be fair to assume that not a single one of them was actually scripted by a woman or an American Indian during that time period. But there is another silence in this particular collection and series that is telling. Few pre-Revolt (1680) documents are contained in this collection. While the original colonial archive may well have contained thousands of documents that predate the European settlement of New Mexico in 1598, with the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, all but four of those documents were destroyed. For historians, the tragedy cannot be calculated. Nevertheless, this absence and silence is important in its own right and is a part of the story, told and imagined.

Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, New Mexico State Historian

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Hardcover:
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ISBN: 978-0-86534-684-0
764 pp.,$65.00

Softcover:
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ISBN: 978-0-86534-648-2
764 pp.,$45.00


SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did.

The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander.

Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents transcribed and translated in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-105-4
534 pp.,$60.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-104-7
534 pp.,$40.00


SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (ENGLISH EDITION)
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

Selected as Best Southwest History Book of 2017 by the New Mexico State Library.

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did. The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander. Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents translated into English in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press. Sunstone Press has also published a Spanish/English edition in both hardcover and softcover.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-186-3
374 pp.,$25.00


THE SPORT OF OLYMPIC-STYLE WEIGHTLIFTING
Training for the Connoisseur
By Carl Miller

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This book consolidates Carl Miller’s extensive knowledge gained while pursuing his life’s work in Olympic-style weightlifting. There are scientific principles behind Olympic-style weightlifting, and Miller’s 50 years of lifting, researching and coaching provide valuable insight into the process of Olympic lifting. Whether you are an advanced lifter or a novice, Miller equips you with the tools to become a champion, even if it’s in your own mind. For those lifters with the desire to compete, Carl’s book will inspire you to immerse your body and mind in the intricacies required to be a winner.

Miller’s success as a young weightlifter led him to a long and unique career coaching weightlifting, fitness and nutrition to elite athletes in the 1960s and 1970s, and later he spread his message about the benefits of weight training to a wider audience. As Coaching Coordinator for the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team, Miller put into practice many methods and techniques he gleaned from studying successful international lifting programs. The U.S. Olympic weightlifting team under head coach Tommy Kono won a record number of Olympic medals using assistant Olympic coach Carl Miller’s coaching system. He gathered the best lifters in the country, had the best coaches in the sport, and introduced new lifting techniques to elevate the U.S. lifters to contenders. Carl Miller has dedicated himself to analyzing and tweaking the techniques of Olympic lifting. During the 1970s, in addition to his duties with the Olympic team, he was a National coach, World coach, elementary school teacher and vice principal. As a teacher and vice principal Miller developed physical conditioning programs for the kids in his school. During his 30 years, and still counting, as founder and co-owner of Carl & Sandra’s Physical Conditioning Center, lifters seek out Carl, his son Shane and staff for Olympic-style training. Carl & Sandra’s Conditioning Center stands apart from other gyms because Carl Miller’s philosophy revolved around the benefits of weight training long before it became popular. He weaves the hundreds of tiny components of Olympic-style weightlifting into beneficial fitness programs for gym members with a wide variety of profiles, and at the same time, his Conditioning Center trains a team of nationally competitive masters Olympic weightlifters.

The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting provides the athlete with a comprehensive review of the critical elements that mold a champion. Winning isn’t simply about lifting technique, eating the right food or visualizing lifts. You will discover the importance of body levers and the nuances of adjusting for your own unique body measurements, you will learn the finer points of planning the different phases of your training, you will be enthralled with the diverse programs available to incorporate in your routines, and you will grasp how your mind contributes to your accomplishments at critical points along your trajectory.

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8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-811-0
118 pp.,$28.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-084-1
118 pp.,$17.99


SPUD JOHNSON & LAUGHING HORSE
By Sharyn R. Udall

The story of editor/poet/journalist/diarist and printer Walter Willard “Spud” Johnson.

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Spud Johnson and Laughing Horse is a portrait of the soul of a generation of artists and writers, the story of the men and women who made New Mexico a center of regional American literature, criticism and visual arts in the 1920s and 30s. Sharyn Udall’s lively account of the quirky editor, poet, journalist, diarist and printer Walter Willard “Spud” Johnson focuses especially on brilliant and diverse artists--D. H. Lawrence, Mary Austin, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Witter Bynner, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Marin among them--whom he befriended and published. Together they helped to create a new voice for the Southwest, fusing high art and low, repudiating the derivative cultural tradition of their predecessors, and bringing the Native American and Hispanic cultural heritage to the attention of the American mainstream.

Sharyn Udall is an Art Historian, author, and independent curator who has written, taught and lectured widely on the art of the American Southwest. She takes a special interest in women in the visual arts, in the transnational arts of the Americas, and in interdisciplinary associations among artists and writers. She has lived in the Southwest for most of her adult life and has taught Art History at the University of New Mexico and the College of Santa Fe.

Dr. Udall’s books include Modernist Painting in New Mexico; Spud Johnson and Laughing Horse; Inside Looking Out: The Life and Art of Gina Knee; Contested Terrain: Myth and Meaning in Southwest Art; O’Keeffe and Texas; and most recently a book and traveling exhibition on three women artists of North America entitled Carr, O’Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own. Her upcoming book project is American Art and Dance: A Long Embrace, which looks at the many ways visual artists have helped to define and express American culture through images of the dance.

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STALKING YANG LU-CHAN
Finding Your Tai Chi Body
By Robin Johnson

"Chapters explore key points in training one's Tai Chi body element by element, offering both metaphysical discourse and practical physical guidance to the reader striving to better understand and benefit from the practice. A valuable study and enhancement manual for Tai Chi students and practitioners of all skill levels." MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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This unique manual of internal methods, inspired by the skills of Yang the Invincible, reveals key elements in finding and training a Tai Chi body. How did Yang do it? From whom did he learn? He watched the Chens but had to train alone in secret. Yang Lu-chan had to learn from himself, through his own body.

Beginning in the stillness of Wu Ji standing, the author presents core components of Tai Chi movement. Each chapter identifies, describes, and explains structures and techniques of a moving body. What, in plain language, are the meanings of stillness in motion? How does ground-level attention ensure seamless moves in solo forms and applied technique? Which complementary action principles ensure the correct shape and energy? What is modesty, and how does it optimize energy exchange? Why are form orientations both useful and misleading? How does a Tai Chi boxer employ the fourth dimension?

These and other questions about Tai Chi movement are answered in clear and direct language. There are no theories nor confusing aphorisms. And the methods employ sensing and deeds, not thinking and ideas. Whatever your intent--self-care, self-defense, or enhanced understanding--you’ll find ways to progress at all levels.

The author has distilled thirty years of exploration and deep respect for Yang into this manual. Rather than think and talk, he has tried to put himself in Yang Lu-chan’s shoes.

ROBIN JOHNSON has engaged in martial arts and natural sciences since childhood. Early steps in Western boxing, jujutsu, then judo, led him in 1972 to Tai Chi Chuan. He has been deeply immersed ever since. The skill and clarity in methods that work have led and guided his studies. And professional practice in science, music, medicine, and martial arts molds the content of this manual. In it he offers simple steps toward Tai Chi Chuan’s grace and competence. Sifu Johnson offers classic Tai Chi Chuan six days/week in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. He conducts seminars in Tai Chi body, applied form, sword dueling, and Nanjing cane, when and where needed. Leisure may find him playing mountain music, fencing, cooking, and trying to best his daughter Rhiannon at 3D tic tac toe.

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STILL LIFE
A Parent’s Memoir of Life After Stillbirth and Miscarriage
By Emma Mellon, PhD

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The author says, “Just as the light of a new star continues through the universe long after its explosive beginning, the experience of stillbirth accompanies parents through the years. Far beyond pain and grief, the story continues.” In this touching and insightful memoir, Emma Mellon, PhD, breaks the silence that accumulates in the decades after a stillbirth, and explores those years for glimpses of her son, Zachary. The questions she asks will resonate with parents who’ve endured similar losses, and with the people who love them. Twenty-eight years after my child’s death and birth, does the relationship continue? Does his brief life have meaning for me today? Am I still a parent after all this time? How is he present in my life now? How do I make sense of what happened to us? What does it mean to keep his memory alive? The Readers Guide offers parents the opportunity to ask and answer their own questions, and to discover their ongoing connections with their stillborns.

Emma Mellon, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and has been in private practice in Pennsylvania for over twenty-eight years. She specializes in trauma work with clients who have had complicated losses. Dr. Mellon has given workshops for local and national pregnancy loss support organizations. She has appeared on television and radio to talk about loss and other clinical topics. Dr. Mellon is also the author of Waking Your Dreams, HCI, Inc., and has written clinical articles, essays, and poetry that have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, City Paper and Counselor Magazine.

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STORIES FROM HISPANO NEW MEXICO
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories by Hispanic writers in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940 as part of the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico.

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The story of Spanish settlement in New Mexico begins with Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s expedition into the territory in 1540–1542. The conquistadors were seeking new lands, gold, and converts to Christianity. In 1598, Juan de Oñate’s expedition of soldiers, settlers and indigenous Mexicans arrived, charged by the Crown to colonize the northern frontier of New Spain. Far from Mexico and the seat of Spanish government, in a land of extremes already inhabited by the First Americans, these settlers proved their tenacity. Farmers, shepherds and townspeople, they lived off the land: they built houses and churches, constructed irrigation ditches, raised crops, wove cloth and hunted for food in an often hostile land. They borrowed, bartered and intermarried with their Pueblo neighbors and weathered an occasional uprising; they battled with Comanche, Apache, and Navajo for control of land and resources. When the American army arrived, they chose sides and paid the consequences.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the New Deal Works Project Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project (WPA) recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. Happily for us, Hispano settlers were avid storytellers and gave the field writers detailed descriptions of village life, battles with Indians, encounters with Billy the Kid, witchcraft, marriages, festivals and floods. The result is a rich and uniquely regional literature.

Stories from Hispano New Mexico is the fourth volume in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. The first three titles in the series are Outlaws & Desperados, Frontier Stories and Lost Treasures & Old Mines, all from Sunstone Press.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has worked for Project Crossroads, a not-for-profit educational resource group, in projects related to New Mexico history and culture. Participating in preserving open space and preservation efforts, she received a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award in 2000.

Anne Valley-Fox is co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. She is a poet and writer who has worked for two decades as a writer/researcher for Project Crossroads. Her fourth collection of poetry is How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).

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THE STUDENT'S HISTORY OF NEW MEXICO
Facsimile of the Original 1921 Second Edition
By L. Bradford Prince

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD

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L. Bradford Prince was one of seven territorial governors who attended the January 15th inauguration of New Mexico’s first state governor, William C. McDonald, in New Mexico’s long-awaited statehood year, 1912. Within a year of that auspicious occasion, Prince published A Concise History of New Mexico, a condensation and revision of his Historical Sketches of 1883. His purpose in 1913 was to provide a “little volume” that might be of use in the now-required teaching of New Mexico history in the state’s public schools. The passage of a public school bill during his term as governor had been considered an important step toward the attainment of statehood. The publication of a state history textbook was meant to be an important contribution to New Mexico public education once statehood had been achieved.

But within a year of its publication, Prince affirmed that the length and price of the already brief Concise History was excessive for most public schools and students. While still recommending A Concise History for teachers and most adults, Prince offered an even more focused, 174-page work, entitled The Student’s History of New Mexico.

Now, instead of using history to argue the case for New Mexico statehood, Prince’s chief goal was to use history to help create pride in New Mexico for the “clear-eyed, pure hearted, noble minded youth” of the nation’s newest state. These future citizens could take pride in both their past, “the most interesting of all American state histories,” and in the special qualities of individual groups whose collective story was “unrivaled in ancient or modern times.” Convinced that The Student’s History had served its purpose well, Prince later updated his book with an additional ten pages about New Mexico’s first few years of statehood. This second edition of The Student’s History appeared in 1921, a year before Prince’s death, and this is the edition Sunstone Press is publishing in its Southwest Heritage Series.

The second edition of The Student’s History is also offered as a brief history of New Mexico of value to the general reader sophisticated enough to recognize its biases, but astute enough to appreciate its many facts. If this unique telling of New Mexico’s past adds to our pride in being New Mexicans—or helps others to better understand New Mexico—then L. Bradford Prince will have achieved his purpose long after he departed his beloved New Mexico, once a striving territory and now a productive member of the nation’s family of states.

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SURPRISE WAS MY TEACHER
Memories of a Television Producer/Director Who Came of Age During Television’s Adolescence
By Merrill Brockway

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As both a producer and director, Merrill Brockway pioneered dance on television on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Dance in America. Through this series and CBS’ Camera 3, Brockway brought the performing arts to the “vast wasteland” of television in its early years. Working with the greatest artists of the day, including Pierre Boulez, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Eugene Ormandy, Stella Adler, Agnes de Mille, Ruby Dee, Merce Cunningham and others, Mr. Brockway brought high art into the homes of the average American.

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TAOS
A Pictorial Guide for Travelers
By Michael Butler

With its twisting narrow streets, lacking the familiar grid pattern, it can be difficult for travelers to find their way through Taos, New Mexico. This book is the answer to the traveler’s dilemma. With a map and color photographs included, this guidebook will enable travelers to successfully find twenty-four sites in and around Taos, including museums, historic homes, and natural wonders. Some sites tucked away on isolated side streets can easily be missed without this guide. Travelers can now find their way to Taos Pueblo, home to native inhabitants since about the year 1350, and to St. Francis of Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos, the famous church painted by Georgia O’Keeffe and photographed by Ansel Adams. With a short history of each site included, travelers will gain an appreciation of all the ancient community of Taos has to offer.

Michael Butler has been writing about New Mexico and Colorado since his retirement as Administrative Manager for the Denver Parks and Recreation Department. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Nebraska, specializing in geography and history. This has enabled him to research, write and lecture about the places he loves. He has written five books for Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series including Around The Spanish Peaks; Great Sand Dunes National Park; Southern Colorado-O.T. Davis Collection; Littleton; and High Road to Taos. He has lived in Taos, and currently resides in Santa Fe.


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TAOS INDIANS
Facsimile of Original 1925 Edition
By Blanche Chloe Grant

Stories of the history and culture of the Taos Indians in New Mexico with a new Foreword by Marcia Muth.

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One of the oldest Native American settlements in the United States is the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. After the Mexican War ended in 1848 there was increased interest in the Taos Indians who were now part of the new Territory under American rule. Anthropologists and historians came to the area to study and when possible to record what they heard and saw. The Taos Indians were, however, often reluctant to share information with strangers. They wanted to be able to maintain their traditional way of life. Some people that they knew and trusted were welcome to hear the stories of their history and culture. Blanche Grant, who made her home in Taos, was one of those friends they knew that would tell the true stories. She also reminded them that the written word would be a source of information for their descendants. While the language and expressions that were used by Grant might not fall well upon the ears of the present reader, her account is an important historical document and an accurate telling things as they were when she wrote this book in 1925.

Blanche Chloe Grant was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1874 and died in Taos, New Mexico in 1948. A graduate of Vassar College, she also had studied art at the Art League in New York City and attended other art schools. She continued her successful art career in painting throughout her life but began a second career as a writer after moving to Taos in 1920. She began to research the history of Taos and the Southwest and the people who were part of that history. Grant wanted to make that history readily accessible to her contemporaries, so she wrote her books all based on the facts she had uncovered in her research into the past. She is also the author of When Old Trails Were New and Doña Lona (based on the life of the famous gambling queen, María Gertrudis Barceló, better known as Doña Tules), both from Sunstone Press.

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THE TIRE HOUSE BOOK
Building Houses From Old Tires
By Ed Paschich and Paula Hendricks

What are tire houses? Who builds them? How do they do it? Will I see the tires when the house is finished? How weird are they? Can I do it myself? Illustrated, photographs.

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You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this book that “Earth Quarterly” called “...an excellent addition to the library of any potential tire house builder, offering a wealth of unique ideas that can jump-start you to getting up, getting out, and building that sucker!” And the “Albuquerque Journal” said: “Better keep this one on the night table; you’ll probably want to refer to it as you build a home or an addition to one.”

Using “landfill” tires and a revolutionary process, houses are being built that are both revolutionary and evolutionary--Michael Reynolds builds self-sufficient Earthships™, and Ed Paschich builds traditional homes using tires for the exterior walls. This book will tell you how you can be more responsible when you build a home, improve a home, or add a garden. You’ll learn about constructed wetlands, solar air conditioning, and xeriscape landscaping. It’s all here with many illustrations and photographs.

Ed Paschich, artisan and master custom builder, is the owner of Passage Construction Company, Inc., in Corrales, New Mexico. Ed and his father, Jack, formed the company in 1976 and Ed has been building passive solar adobe homes in the high desert of the American Southwest ever since.

Paula Hendricks is a well-known writer and photographer. Her own line of museum quality notecards featuring her photographic images are sold internationally.

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TRAIL OF THE SNAKE, Revised
Tracking Snakes in the American Southwest
By Michael A. Williamson

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Sit back in your favorite chair and embark upon a journey with me, a journey that will take us from the Pecos to the Colorado, and beyond; from the depths of Death Valley to the towering peaks of the Sierra Madre Occidental; from Big Bend to Baja. For this is my story, a story of travel and adventure; whether it be witnessing the incredible bravery of a mother hawk defending her nest in a fight to the finish against a hungry Great-horned owl, an encounter with an enraged female Black bear defending her cubs against the indiscretions of a human intruder or, perhaps, listening to the melodious call of a red-winged blackbird defiantly proclaiming its territorial legacy.

We will encounter many marvelous creatures along the way: a snake that "walks" across the hot desert sands, another so deadly that its venom is reported to kill a human in twenty minutes, a lizard that "barks" like a dog and another that actually runs a fever when it is ill. And, finally, a species of lizard in which there are no males, only females. These creatures and many more will be met within these pages, and hopefully they will become your friends as they have become mine.

Michael A. Williamson was educated at the University of New Mexico. He is a former high school science teacher and was the first curator of birds and reptiles at the Rio Grande Zoological Park at Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a former Professional Fellow Member of the AAZPA and a co-founder of the New Mexico Herpetological Society. He has authored numerous publications in the field of vertebrate zoology, including a guide to the reptiles and amphibians of New Mexico (also published by Sunstone Press). He has edited two newsletters and reviewed an article on gila monsters for National Geographic Magazine. He also served two terms as a delegate to the New Mexico Conservation Coordinating Council. He is married and has two daughters.

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TURMOIL IN NEW MEXICO, 1846-1868
Facsimile of the Original 1952 Edition
By William A. Keleher

New Foreword by Marc Simmons. Preface by Michael L. Keleher

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The vital history of New Mexico and Arizona during the formative years between the American Occupation and the coming of the railroad has been compressed by the author into one volume with hundreds of footnotes and many profiles that make this book of vital importance to teachers, students, and researchers. The book is broken into four parts: “General Kearny Comes to Santa Fe,” “The Confederates Invade New Mexico,” “Carleton’s California Column,” and “The Long Walk.” Many famous men walk and talk through these pages, including Kearny, Doniphan, Baylor, Canby, Carleton, Sibley, and a host of others. In addition, the story of the impact of the Civil War in New Mexico on the Indians, and the tragic results, is told here in detail for the first time. Long out of print, the book is available once again with a new foreword by Marc Simmons and preface by Michael L. Keleher, William A. Keleher’s son. It also includes brief biographies of Ernest L. Blumenschein and Oscar E. Berninghaus who provided the original illustrations.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. His knowledge and understanding of humankind is evidenced by this quote attributed to Sir Thomas Browne, 1686, and printed after the title page in Turmoil in New Mexico: “The iniquity of oblivion scattereth her poppy and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit and perpetuity…who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more remarkable men forgot, than any that stand remembered in the known account of time.”

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UNDERSTANDING AND TRAINING YOUR CAT OR KITTEN
By H. Ellen Whiteley, D.V.M.

Author of "Understanding and Training Your Dog or Puppy"

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What do you do to promote harmonious relations when your cat hates your fiancé? How do you raise kittens that will interact well with children? How do cats learn? Can you teach your cat to ring the doorbell or play dead? Are some cats despots? How do you know if a cat is depressed? Stressed? Sick? Happy? In fourteen information-packed chapters, H. Ellen Whiteley, D.V.M., answers these and hundreds of other vital questions. Each chapter includes a letter from a concerned cat owner and Dr. Whiteley’s advice to that owner.

Whiteley draws upon her experience as a house-call veterinarian for felines and her years as a pet columnist for publications such as “The Saturday Evening Post,” “Woman’s World,” “Cats,” and others to write a book filled with interesting and insightful anecdotes about patients, clients, and readers that will keep you turning pages long after you’ve discovered the answers to your specific questions.

H. Ellen Whiteley, D.V.M., is the author of “Understanding and Training Your Dog or Puppy,” “Animals and Other Teachers” and the coauthor of “Women in Veterinary Medicine: Profiles of Success,” all from Sunstone Press, as well as “Train Your Dog in No Time” from Que Publishing. She has been a veterinarian for over thirty years, with job descriptions as diverse as military veterinarian and national rabies awareness spokesperson. Whiteley founded Cat Clinic of Amarillo, Texas, and at the time was the only veterinarian in her locality to offer house-call services for cats. An avid hiker, Whiteley has trekked in Nepal and climbed Africa’s Kilimanjaro. She and her husband George live in Guadalupita, New Mexico. For more information, visit her website: www.DrWhiteley.com

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UNDERSTANDING AND TRAINING YOUR DOG OR PUPPY
By H. Ellen Whiteley, D.V.M.

Author of "Understanding and Training Your Cat or Kitten"

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Why do dogs bark? Why do dogs like to bury bones and dig in the dirt? Can you train them to refrain from these natural behaviors? How do you choose the perfect canine companion? Can you “allergy-proof” your dog? Can you train your dog to like the mailperson? Your boyfriend? Your grandchildren? How do you know if a dog is depressed? Stressed? Sick? Happy? In fourteen information-packed chapters, H. Ellen Whiteley, D.V.M., answers these and hundreds of other vital questions about raising healthy and happy dogs in your home. Each chapter includes a letter from a concerned dog owner, and Dr. Whiteley’s advice to that owner.

Whiteley, an award-winning author, draws upon her experiences as a practicing veterinarian and her years as pet columnist for publications such as “The Saturday Evening Post,” “Woman’s World,” “Milwaukee Sentinel” and others to write a book filled with interesting and insightful anecdotes about dogs and their people that will keep you turning pages long after you’ve discovered the answers to your specific questions.

H. Ellen Whiteley is the author of “Understanding and Training Your Cat or Kitten,” Animals and Other Teachers” and the coauthor of “Women in Veterinary Medicine: Profiles of Success,” all from Sunstone Press, as well as “Train Your Dog in No Time” from Que Publishing. She has been a veterinarian for over thirty years, with job descriptions as diverse as military veterinarian; national rabies awareness spokesperson; poultry inspector; instructor of veterinary technology; and practicing veterinarian. An avid hiker, Whiteley has trekked in Nepal and climbed Africa’s Kilimanjaro. She and her husband George live in Guadalupita, New Mexico. For more information, visit her website: www.DrWhiteley.com

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VIOLENCE IN LINCOLN COUNTY, 1869-1881
Facsimile of the Original 1957 Edition
By William A. Keleher

New Foreword by Marc Simmons. Preface by Michael L. Keleher

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Lincoln County, New Mexico was once one of the largest counties in the United States and was the setting for a famous feud which lit up the horizon of history. Here between 1869 and 1881 were all the explosive ingredients for violence. On one side of the county was the Mescalero Apache reservation. A day away was an Army fort to keep the Indians “subdued.” Along the Pecos River were hundreds of thousands of acres of public land, much of it claimed by settlers with deeds of “Squatters’ Rights.” Conflicts over land, politics, cattle and money, sparked by the tempers of young men fueled with six-shooters and cheap whiskey, set fire to the whole tinderbox. What became known as The Lincoln County War began over a dispute for the insurance money of Emil Fritz. It flared when the killing of John H. Tunstall became an international incident and started a chain reaction of murders. The Battle of Blazer’s Mill presaged the four sultry days in July when Colonel N. A. M. Dudley marched U.S. troops into Lincoln and sided with the Dolan-Riley contingent against the McSween faction. This, along with the crack of Pat Garrett’s pistol which ended the life of Billy the Kid, signaled the end of the outlaw heyday.

Lew Wallace, governor of New Mexico (and author of Ben Hur), then wrote to Washington: “It gives me pleasure to report New Mexico in a state of quiet,” thus bringing to a close a conflagration without parallel in the American West. Long out of print, the book is available once again with a new foreword by Marc Simmons and preface by Michael L. Keleher, William A. Keleher’s son.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. He is also the author of Turmoil in New Mexico, Maxwell Land Grant, The Fabulous Frontier, and Memoirs, all from Sunstone Press.

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WARM HEARTS AND COLD NOSES
A Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Family Dog
By Ernie Smith

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Making the family dog your family's best friend is the premise of Ernie Smith's Warm Hearts and Cold Noses. He feels your dog should be well-trained but lovable since obedience and enjoyment go hand in hand. With his methods, owners and their dogs share mutual respect and good times. Practical solutions are given for the many problems dogs and their owners face: feeding, housebreaking and leash training are some of the subjects covered in detail. There are also chapters on health, temperament, heredity and environment.

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WHEN HUSBANDS DIE
Women Share Their Stories
By Shirley Reeser McNally

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What happens to wives when husbands die? The quick answer is widowhood. The deeper truth is they are forced into a life change that has serious ramifications for themselves, their families, their friends and their futures. Are poems and songs written about widow-heroes, does literature extol their strength and courage, their independence gained, their new lives discovered? Hardly. But women have important stories to tell about this time in their lives when they come face to face with one of the most common and devastating life experiences for women everywhere. Seventy-nine story tellers have joined together to tell about the tragic time that begins when, in an instant, the husband dies, the man, the lover, the companion, the mate is gone--and so is the marriage!

SHIRLEY REESER McNALLY, the originator of this project, is a graduate of Smith College as are Barbara Harrison Mulhern, Mary Witt Wydman and the majority of women whose stories are told in this book. Because Smith is a liberal arts college for women, it seemed logical to McNally that the alumnae of Smith would be a source and an audience for a study of widows. It has turned out to be so. “The work,” she says, “has been arduous, fascinating and redemptive.” The result is intended for current widows who can learn how others are handling the difficult situation forced upon them, and for women still married who, with their spouses, must plan for what well might occur in their futures.

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WHEN OLD TRAILS WERE NEW
The Story of Taos, New Mexico
By Blanche Chloe Grant

Facsimile of Original 1934 Edition with a New Foreword by Marcia Muth

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This story of Taos, New Mexico covers some four centuries of history. It is the story of a village that never gave up despite periods of drought, violence from unfriendly Indians and other hazards of frontier life. At one time, Taos was even the site of a short-lived but bloody rebellion against the United States government. Grant tells this and other fascinating true stories of a settlement that was home to trappers and explorers and later to artists and writers. Among its famous and best-known citizens was the mountain man, Kit Carson.

BLANCHE CHLOE GRANT was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1874 and died in Taos, New Mexico in 1948. A graduate of Vassar College, she also had studied art at the Art League in New York City and attended other art schools. She continued her successful art career in painting throughout her life but began a second career as a writer after moving to Taos in 1920 and this brought dramatic changes for her. She first took on the job of editor of the “Taos Valley News” and began her years of research into the history of Taos and the Southwest. This led then to a series of books, many of which were about Taos and the people who lived there. Her art also changed and she painted Native American and Western subjects. Although an active participant in the Taos art scene, she continued to show paintings in New York. Gradually her main interests turned to her writing. Her books included Doña Lona, When Old Trails Were New, Taos Indians and she edited a biography of Kit Carson based on his notes, Kit Carson’s Own Story of His Life, all available again from Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-606-2
420 pp.,$32.95


WHY BILLY GRAHAM?
An Evaluation of Billy Graham’s Career and Life.
By David Poling

New Foreword by the Author.

Why has Billy Graham, more than any other person, left his imprint on the religious life and history of our times? Why has a man who always cherished quiet conversations with ordinary people made international headlines as perhaps the world's best-known “religious celebrity”? And how did Billy Graham stay free of the tarnishing Elmer-Gantry-type temptations of money and women? David Poling asks these and many other questions critics have often asked--and he offers answers as one who was an outspoken critic in the past but changed his mind and attitudes.

Placing Billy Graham’s life and ministry under the journalist’s microscope, Poling examines the personal qualities and unchanging message that characterized the great evangelist. He also chronicles the triumphs and struggles of the Graham Crusades and other far-reaching ministries. Evaluating the man in the context of the global society of which Graham still remains so prominent a figure, Poling traces his ministry and its effects from the early days to his position of leadership and reveals why Billy Graham won his abiding respect and admiration and remains a shining example to be followed in his private and public life and conduct.

David Poling is author/co-author of fourteen books. He has been pastor to Presbyterian congregations in New York, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. His weekly syndicated column on faith and ethics appeared in 600 newspapers, with an audience of 17 million. Married to Ann Reid Poling, a Wooster College classmate (and known to others as "his favorite theologian") the couple has four grown children and eight grandchildren. Next book: The Gospel According to the Apaches.

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Hardcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-614-7
184 pp.,$28.95

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-615-4
184 pp.,$22.95


WOMEN MARKED FOR HISTORY
New Mexico Roadside Markers Honor Women Leaders
By Phil T. Archuletta and Rosanne Roberts Archuletta

New Mexico's Women Leaders in Community and Government, Education, Military, Business, Healing Arts and Medicine, Entertainment, Cultural Preservation and the Arts

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New Mexico’s Historical Marker Project has served an important part in the way New Mexico tells its story to visitors, residents, and future generations. Lining the miles of highways and roads across its beautiful countryside, each marker has a unique story that provides those passing by with information about an intriguing historical moment or influential individual in the area. Thanks to the New Mexico Historical Women’s Marker Initiative, this program has taken on a new role to inform motorists of the many historical facts about the great women of the state.

It is easy to become inspired by the many New Mexican women who fill these pages. They come from varied cultures and backgrounds, but they all share pioneer status in their mutual quests to make a lasting impact on the lives of New Mexico families and communities. These women serve as examples through their deeds, accomplishments, and trials. They are not just mothers, daughters, sisters and friends; they are military service women, business leaders, healers, and educators. The New Mexico Historical Marker Project serves as a lasting memento of their great accomplishments and contributions to the rich and colorful history of the "Land of Enchantment." New Mexico has many reasons to be proud of these women and their contributions.

Phil T. Archuletta is a native New Mexican, born in El Rito. He is the CEO of P & M Signs, Inc. in Mountainair, New Mexico. Since 1970, he has been involved with the manufacturing of the New Mexico Historical Markers. He is passionate about sharing the stories of the state’s colorful history. He serves on the Board of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and is the author of Traveling New Mexico, also published by Sunstone Press.

Rosanne Roberts Archuletta was born in Philadelphia. She, like so many of the women in this book, fell in love with New Mexico. She is the Principal of R. M. Roberts and Associates, LLC, a human resources consulting firm.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-880-6
184 pp.,$22.95


THE WONDER WORLD OF ANTS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A detailed description and explanation of ants and their many habits for young readers.

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In many surprising ways ants are like people: both are the only animals who have nations, governments, working people and armies. Reading about the habits and customs of ants is like following the adventures of an explorer in a new and fascinating land. In this book the author, who is well known for his interesting stories of science, takes us into this wonder world of ants and describes the different kinds of ants from the familiar kinds which can be found in any field to the devastating army ants of Africa. There are the hunter ants that grow their own vegetables, the thief ants and the slave-making ants who kidnap the children of other tribes. As in Sunstone’s other books by Wilfrid Bronson, the text in this book for young readers is in large, clear type, and there are many illustrations on each page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-691-8
96 pp.,$19.95


WOODY PLANTS OF THE SOUTHWEST
A Field Guide to Woody Plants in the American Southwest
By Samuel H. Lamb

This book won the Border Regional Library Association Award in the reference category and has already taken its place as the definitive text to consult for southwestern American woody plants.

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Much more than a catalog of trees and shrubs, “Woody Plants of the Southwest” is an encyclopedia-like discussion covering all except the herbaceous vegetation of portions of the southwestern United States and a narrow strip of adjoining Mexico. Samuel H. Lamb has not only identified hundreds of woody plants, but has arranged them by families, explained their Latin names, and has provided a brief biography of persons, primarily botanists, who have been honored by having their names included in the accepted scientific nomenclature. He has also provided one or more common names in English and Spanish. Photographs, and in some cases sketches, of portions of plants help in their recognition. Maps of southwestern states broken down by counties, are used to point out the distribution one each species, and effects of elevation are illustrated by listing the life zone in which each species is most at home. Certainly this book is a welcome addition to the botany and natural history of the southwestern United States, and is worthy of inclusion in any library. The book is a winner of the Border Regional Library Association Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural heritage of the American Southwest.

SAMUEL H. LAMB holds degrees in forestry and wildlife management. He was Park Naturalist with the National Park Service in Hawaii, has worked in forestry, been a wildlife refuge manager in the Southwest, and worked for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in the Division of Game Management, of which he was Assistant Director for five years.

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Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-91327-050-9
177 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-971-4
177 pp.,$21.99


WRITING AND SELLING POETRY, FICTION, ARTICLES, PLAYS & LOCAL HISTORY
Anyone Can Do It With This Definitive Guide
By Marcia Muth

"...a thoroughly 'user friendly' guide written especially for novice writers trying to cope with the necessities of marketing, as well as writer's block, handling the soul-crusing rejections, scrutinizing one's contract, and more. WRITING AND SELLING is recommended as a brief, simply presented instructional reference offering meticulous step-by-step directions, and as an effective starting primer for aspiring writers seeking remunerative publication of their work." (WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH)

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This book is designed to help both the beginning writer and the published writer who wants additional guidance in the marketing aspects of the trade. All the creative aspects of writing are covered: from how to get and develop ideas to the ways and means of researching them. There are sections on copyright, contracts and computers as well as how to solve the "writer's block" and how to handle the writer's horror: rejections. An extensive bibliography serves as a guide for further reading.

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Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-048-0
96 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-940-0
96 pp.,$7.99


YOGA FOR WOMEN AT MIDLIFE AND BEYOND
A Home Companion
By Pat Shapiro

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Would you like to age with grace and vitality? Increase your strength, energy and flexibility? Sleep better and be sharper mentally?

You can achieve all of these if you practice yoga on a regular basis. Many women go to class once or twice a week and want to practice at home but just don’t know how to begin. Yoga for Women at Midlife and Beyond: A Home Companion will give women over 50 the support and guidance they need to create a personal yoga practice in the privacy of their own home.

This guidebook includes ten yoga practices with clear illustrations that you can follow on your own, such as a practice for energizing, one for relaxation and another for insomnia. The manual also contains practical information about:
• where, when and how long to practice
• how to set an intention and get support for your practice
• how to use your breath to enhance your practice, and
• how to sustain a home practice.

Concepts from classical yoga philosopy to help readers deepen their practice and integrate relevant concepts into their lives are introduced. Inspiring stories from women over 50 about how yoga has made a difference to them are peppered throughout the book.

PAT SHAPIRO, MSW, RYT, is the founder and director of SageWays: Yoga for Midlife and Beyond in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For over twelve years, she has studied an approach to yoga that was brought to the West through the teaching of T.K.V. Desikachar. She has taught yoga for more than six years in Philadelphia and Santa Fe and has also done intensive yoga study at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India. Pat has a special interest in the mid-life years and has written two books on the subject: MY TURN: Women’s Search for Self After the Children Leave and HEART TO HEART: Deepening Women’s Friendships at Midlife. She is also the author of four other nonfiction books, a writing instructor and coach, and speaker on women’s issues.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=iAiUufwHVEEC

Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-499-0
160 pp.,$26.95


 
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