Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Laura Méndez de Cuenca

Mexican Feminist, 1853–1928

The University of Arizona Press
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Nobody Rich or Famous

A Family Memoir

The University of Arizona Press

Lyrical literary memior by an acclaimed poet captures life, poverty, and family in the American West during the 1930s and 1940s.

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The Only One Living to Tell

The Autobiography of a Yavapai Indian

The University of Arizona Press

This autobiography offers a missing piece of Western history—as one of the only Native American accounts of the Skeleton Cave Massacre—and contributes to a growing body of history from a Native perspective.

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Exploring Mars

Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery

The University of Arizona Press

The former NASA director of Mars missions recounts the failures and triumphs of exploring Mars, weaving a compelling story of both the political and scientific challenges surrounding the Red Planet.

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A New American Family

The University of Arizona Press

This poignant but ultimately empowering memoir tells the story Peter Likins, his wife, and six children they adopted, despite issues of race, age and health which normally would have made these children "unadoptable" by 1960s standards. A frank, open account of the difficulties that a family can face, An American Family is a wonderful narrative of the genesis of a family and a journey to the deepest parts of a father's heart.

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Havana and Other Missing Fathers

The University of Arizona Press

Mia Leonin spent the first sixteen years of her life believing her father was dead. All she knew of the man came through stories told by her mother. At times he had been a surgeon, at others a psychiatrist. In truth, he had been a fantasy.

Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Leonin learned from her mother that her father, a Cuban ...

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