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Established in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press publishes creative works and scholarship in several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Native studies, Latin American studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. UNM Press is the largest publisher in New Mexico and seeks to represent the culture, history, and stories of the Southwest.

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A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales

Forging an Alternative Chicano Fiction

University of New Mexico Press

The fourteen essays included in this compendium examine Morales' novels and short stories.

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Chasing Dichos through Chimayó

University of New Mexico Press

In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region.

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Gamboa's World

Justice, Silver Mining, and Imperial Reform in New Spain

University of New Mexico Press

Gamboa's World examines the changing legal landscape of eighteenth-century Mexico through the lens of the jurist Francisco Xavier de Gamboa (1717-1794).

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Richard Tregaskis

Reporting under Fire from Guadalcanal to Vietnam

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Boomhower's riveting book is the first to tell Tregaskis's gripping life story, concentrating on his intrepid reporting experiences during World War II and his fascination with war and its effect on the men who fought it.

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El feliz ingenio neomexicano

Felipe M. Chacón and Poesía y prosa

Edited and translated by Anna M. Nogar and A. Gabriel Meléndez
University of New Mexico Press

El feliz ingenio neomexicano is a bilingual recovery edition of Obras de Felipe Maximiliano Chacón, el Cantor Neomexicano: Poesía y prosa, the first collection of poetry published by a Mexican American author.

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A Guide to New Mexico Film Locations

From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad and Beyond

University of New Mexico Press

A Guide to New Mexico Film Locations offers a "call sheet" to explore many of the Land of Enchantment's most iconic film locales such as those from Easy Rider or The Terminator. From alpine forests to sand dunes, from spaceports to historic ranches, New Mexico's movie backdrops showcase the most dramatic and stunning parts of the state.

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Designs and Anthropologies

Frictions and Affinities

Edited by Keith M. Murphy and Eitan Y. Wilf; Afterword by Arturo Escobar
University of New Mexico Press

The chapters in this captivating volume demonstrate the importance and power of design and the ubiquitous and forceful effects it has on human life within the study of anthropology.

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Sacred City

University of New Mexico Press

Our young narrator now heads deeper into the heart of the city and himself, accompanied by ancestors and spirits who help him and the reader see that Chicago was, is, and always will be Indian Country.

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Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship

University of New Mexico Press

Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, the contributors to this volume seek to frame Trumpism's origins and political effects.

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Memorial Ride

University of New Mexico Press

Memorial Ride is a high-speed, ragtag chase across the American Southwest.

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Yiddish South of the Border

An Anthology of Latin American Yiddish Writing

Edited by Alan Astro; Introduction by Ilan Stavans
University of New Mexico Press
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Memory into Memoir

A Writer's Handbook

University of New Mexico Press

Memory into Memoir provides a lively guide for anyone looking to wrestle the unruly past onto the page.

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Patterns of Connection

Essential Essays from Five Decades

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Fritjof Capra, scientist, educator, activist, and accomplished author, presents the evolution of his thought over five decades in Patterns of Connection.

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Sky Rider

Park Van Tassel and the Rise of Ballooning in the West

By Gary B. Fogel; Foreword by Dick Brown
University of New Mexico Press

Sky Rider weaves together the many threads of Van Tassel's extraordinary life journey, situating him at last in his rightful place among the prominent aerial exhibitionists of his time.

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The Best Peace Fiction

A Social Justice Anthology

University of New Mexico Press

In the first anthology of its kind, Robert Olen Butler and Phong Nguyen assemble an astounding collection of stories that cause readers to contemplate war, peace, and social justice in a new light.

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New Mexico Family Outdoor Adventure

An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Getting Outside

University of New Mexico Press

An experienced outdoors writer, naturalist, and family camper, Christina M. Selby offers families an in-depth guide to experiencing the natural splendors of New Mexico in New Mexico Family Outdoor Adventure.

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South Mountain Park and Preserve

A Guide to the Trails, Plants, and Animals in Phoenix's Most Popular City Park

University of New Mexico Press

A true southwestern treasure, this all-inclusive guide to South Mountain Park and Preserve encourages readers to discover the nature and adventure available in this massive outdoor playground.

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Unburied Lives

The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875

University of New Mexico Press

In Unburied Lives Wilkie demonstrates how we can "listen" to stories found in things neglected, ignored, or disparaged--documents not consulted, architecture not studied, material traces preserved in the dirt.

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My Book of the Dead

New Poems

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

My Book of the Dead is a remarkable collection that features a poet at the height of her craft.

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Commissions y Corridos

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The poems collected here insist that with the power to do right, people also have a responsibility to themselves, their loved ones, and complete strangers to be better and strive harder.

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origin story

poems

University of New Mexico Press

origin story outlines a family history of distant sisters, grieving mothers and daughters, and alcoholic fathers.

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The Blood Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The Blood Poems is one part bloodletting, one part healing, and one part sensuous celebration as Jessica Helen Lopez lays out what it means to be a strong brown woman, a single mother, and the kickass bard that the twenty-first century needs.

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Nowhere

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

This brilliant debut collection offers cohesive trauma narratives and essential counter-narratives to addiction stories, and it consistently complicates the stories told by the world about so-called fatherless girls and the bodies of women.

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Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory

The Importance of Constructivist Values

University of New Mexico Press

In Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory, Charles Altieri skillfully dissects the benefits and limitations of Materialist theory for works of art.

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Expanding Authorship

Transformations in American Poetry since 1950

University of New Mexico Press

Expanding Authorship collects important essays by Peter Middleton that show the many ways in which, in a world of proliferating communications media, poetry-making is increasingly the work of agencies extending beyond that of a single, identifiable author.

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Native Peoples, Politics, and Society in Contemporary Paraguay

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

University of New Mexico Press

This unique collection of multidisciplinary essays explores recent developments in Paraguay over the course of the last thirty years since General Alfredo Stroessner fell from power in 1989.

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Camera Hunter

George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography

University of New Mexico Press

This biography serves as an important record of Shiras's accomplishments as a visual artist, wildlife conservationist, adventurer, and legislator.

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Circling the Canon, Volume II

The Selected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff, 1995–2017

University of New Mexico Press

Circling the Canon, Volume II focuses on the second half of Marjorie Perloff's prolific career, showcasing reviews from 1995 through her 2017 reconsiderations of Jonathan Culler's theory of the lyric and William Empson's classic Seven Types of Ambiguity.

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Circling the Canon, Volume I

The Selected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff, 1969–1994

University of New Mexico Press

Circling the Canon, Volume I covers roughly the first half of Perloff's career, beginning with her first ever review, on Anthony Hecht's The Hard Hours.

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The Art and Humor of John Trever

Fifty Years of Political Cartooning

University of New Mexico Press

The Art and Humor of John Trever: Fifty Years of Political Cartooning features the best, funniest, and most significant cartoons of Trever's career--showcasing his unique style, method, and voice--that captivated readers in New Mexico as well as readers throughout the United States through syndication.

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Crossing Borders

My Journey in Music

By Max Baca, with Craig Harris; Foreword by Daniel Sheehy
University of New Mexico Press

Baca's music grew out of the harsh life of the borderland, and the duality of borderland music--its keening beauty--remains a recurring theme in everything he does.

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A Bloody and Barbarous God

The Metaphysics of Cormac McCarthy

University of New Mexico Press

A Bloody and Barbarous God investigates the relationship between gnosticism and the perennial philosophy and how these traditions have influenced the later novels of Cormac McCarthy, namely, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men, and The Road.

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Public Waters

Lessons from Wyoming for the American West

University of New Mexico Press

Public Waters shows how, as popular hopes and dreams meet tough terrain, a central idea that has historically structured water management can guide water policy for Western states today.

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Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala

Cultural Collapse and Christian Pentecostal Revitalization

Edited by John P. Hawkins
University of New Mexico Press

Drawing on over fifty years of research and data collected by field-school students, Hawkins argues that two factors--cultural collapse and systematic social and economic exclusion--explain the recent religious transformation of Maya Guatemala and the style and emotional intensity through which that transformation is expressed.

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Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil

University of New Mexico Press

Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil introduces recent Brazilian scholarship to English-language readers, providing fresh perspectives on newspaper and periodical culture in the Brazilian empire from 1822 to 1889.

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New Mexico Food Trails

A Road Tripper's Guide to Hot Chile, Cold Brews, and Classic Dishes from the Land of Enchantment

University of New Mexico Press

New Mexico Food Trails takes readers and road trippers on a tour of the state with their taste buds, through towns large and small, where cooks and chefs are putting their own spin on New Mexico's most famous ingredients and dishes.

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The Hi Lo Country, 60th Anniversary Edition

By Max Evans; Foreword by Johnny D. Boggs
University of New Mexico Press

At its heart, The Hi Lo Country is the story of the friendship between two men, their mutual love of a woman, and their allegiance to the harsh, dry, achingly beautiful New Mexico high-desert grassland.

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Overhaul

A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops

University of New Mexico Press

In Overhaul, historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint present the largely forgotten story of Albuquerque's locomotive repair shops, which were the driving force behind the city's economy for more than seventy years.

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The Rock Cycle

Essays

University of New Mexico Press

In this collection of essays, Kevin Honold explores themes of history and its fading significance in modern American life.

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Send a Runner

A Navajo Honors the Long Walk

University of New Mexico Press

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send A Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened.

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John P. Slough

The Forgotten Civil War General

University of New Mexico Press

Recounting Slough's timeless story of rise and fall during America's most tumultuous decades, historian Richard L. Miller brings to life this extraordinary figure.

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Doña Tules

Santa Fe's Courtesan and Gambler

University of New Mexico Press

Cook takes a new look at this notorious woman of 1840s Santa Fe.

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Field Guide to the Trees of the Gila Region of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Field Guide to the Trees of the Gila Region of New Mexico is the definitive guide for field botanists, researchers, students, and avid nature lovers who wish to explore the natural history of native and introduced tree species across the Gila.

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Fortunate Son

Selected Essays from the Lone Star State

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Rick Bass's Fortunate Son is a literary tour of the Lone Star State by a native Texan of exceptional talent.

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The Believer

Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

The Believer reveals the life and work of a man who explored the deepest of scientific conundrums and further leads us to the hidden dimensions and alternate realities that captivated Mack until the end of his life.

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The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest

University of New Mexico Press

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine introduces botanical medicine through an in-depth exploration of the land, presenting a unique guide to plants found across the American Southwest.

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The Gospel According to Billy the Kid

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

Here is a tale of the old New Mexico territory, corrupt lawmen, honest ranchers, murder, betrayal, and the explosive events of the Lincoln County War that sent young Billy off seeking justice--and headed toward a bloody rendezvous with a sheriff hired to track him down.

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Writing the Novella

University of New Mexico Press

While the novella has existed as a distinct literary form for over four hundred years, Writing the Novella is the first craft book dedicated to creating this intermediate-length fiction.

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Hill of Beans

A Novel of War and Celluloid

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Leslie Epstein's Hill of Beans is the story of how one nation, one industry, and in particular one man responded to the desperate hope of freedom in the Second World War.

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Velroy and the Madischie Mafia

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

Hoahwah relays this story with a distinctive narrative flair, honed syntax, wild imagery, and a splash of lyricism.

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