Charles Bowden

Author of many acclaimed books about the American Southwest and US-Mexico border issues, Charles Bowden (1945–2014) was a contributing editor for GQ, Harper’s, Esquire, and Mother Jones and also wrote for the New York Times Book Review, High Country News, and Aperture. His honors included a PEN First Amendment Award, Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the Sidney Hillman Award for outstanding journalism that fosters social and economic justice. He wrote The Red Caddy in 1994.
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Blue Desert

The University of Arizona Press

In the promised land of the Sunbelt, people come by the thousands to escape the crush of Eastern cities and end up duplicating the very world they have fled. Can the land remain unchanged? In Blue Desert, Charles Bowden presents a view of the Southwest that seeks to measure how rapid growth has taken its toll on the land. ...

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Frog Mountain Blues

The University of Arizona Press

Called "Frog Mountain" by native Tohono O'odham people, the Santa Catalina Mountains offer the citizens of Tucson a wilderness in their own backyard. Over the years it has attracted treasure hunters and entrepreneurs; today recreational facilities dot its summits while resorts and housing development creep up its foothills and into ...

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Blue Desert

Desert Monologues

The University of Arizona Press

A classic work of new journalism by a revered voice of the Southwest.

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Frog Mountain Blues

By Charles Bowden; By (photographer) Jack Dykinga; Foreword by Alison Hawthorne Deming
The University of Arizona Press

When first published in 1987, Frog Mountain Blues documented the creeping sprawl of new development up the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Today, that development is fully visible, but Charles Bowden’s prescience to preserve and protect a sacred recreational space remains as vivid as ever. Accompanied by Jack W. Dykinga’s photographs from the original work, this book conveys the natural beauty of the Catalinas and warns readers that this unique wilderness could easily be lost.

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Dreamland

The Way Out of Juarez

University of Texas Press
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Red Line

University of Texas Press
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Desierto

Memories of the Future

University of Texas Press
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Blood Orchid

An Unnatural History of America

University of Texas Press
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Blues for Cannibals

The Notes from Underground

University of Texas Press
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Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing

Living in the Future

University of Texas Press
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Mezcal

University of Texas Press
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Desert Duty

On the Line with the U.S. Border Patrol

University of Texas Press
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