New in Southwest
The Southwest Collection is an advanced reference resource and service for librarians, government agencies, and the public seeking historical information about New Mexico and its environs. Periodically, we publish a list of the newest titles in the Southwest Collection. You can find that list here.
New in Southwest May 2013
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Southwestern History & Culture
Acequia Governance Handbook, New Mexico Acequia Association.
*African American History in New Mexico: Portraits from Five Hundred Years, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud.
Alamogordo Public Library: A Community Treasure, 1900-2000, by June Harwell.
The American Wall: From the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico: The U.S. Face of National Security [2 vols.], Charles Bowden et al.
Atoms, Bombs, and Eskimo Kisses: A Memoir of Father and Son, Claudio G. Segrè.
Buying America from the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights, Blake A. Watson.
The Children of the Revolución: How the Mexican Revolution Changed America, edited by Lionel Sosa; historical narrative by Neftalí García.
*Code Talker Stories = Nihizaad bee nidasiibaa’, Laura Tohe.
*A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent, Robert W. Merry.
Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present, Jean A. Boyd.
Day Hikes in the Taos Area [3rd ed., rev.], by Kay Matthews.
*A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water, Patricia Nelson Limerick, with Jason L. Hanson.
Dr. George: My Life in Weather, George Fishbeck.
Early New Mexico License Plates, Bill Johnston.
*Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, Mark H. Cross.
*Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848-1942, John McKiernan-González.
*The Fight to Save Juarez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War, Ricardo C. Ainslie.
From Barrett’s Jersey Dairy to City Dairy: Otero County Dairies, 1899 to 1977, by Bill Lockhart.
*From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front, Elizabeth R. Escobedo.
From the Republic of the Rio Grande: A Personal History of the Place and the People, Beatriz de la Garza.
Frontier Cavalry Trooper: The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869-1874, edited by Douglas C. McChristian.
Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu, Barbara Buhler Lynes and Agapita Judy Lopez.
*Great Cruelties Have Been Reported: The 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition, Richard Flint.
Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw; photographs by Paul Montgomery and Robert B. Shaw.
Imagining Geronimo: An Apache Icon in Popular Culture, William M. Clements.
*In the Shadow of Billy the Kid: Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War, Kathleen P. Chamberlain.
Inner Vision: The Sculpture of Michael Naranjo, essay by Ellen Landis.
It Happened in Colorado, by James A. Crutchfield.
It Happened in Texas, by James A. Crutchfield.
L.L. Garton, White Sands Enterpreneur, by Janie Bell Furman.
Let’s Go! The EGIS Guide to Senior Friendly Restaurants, Santa Fe, 2006, written and researched by Deborah Boldt, in collaboration with Jeffrey Pine.
The Making of a Memory: The Alamogordo Centennial Quilt and The Love Knots, by Margaret Cost.
*The Mesilla Valley: An Oasis in the Desert, Jon Hunner.
New Mexico and the Multilingual Experience: Haiti, Belgium, Quebec, Louisiana, New Mexico, Steven Phillip Kramer, project director.
New Mexico Baptist College, Alamogordo, New Mexico: An Experiment in Education, by David Townsend.
*New Mexico’s Spanish Livestock Heritage: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People, William W. Dunmire.
The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home, Karrie Jacobs.
The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo, Dwight P. Lanmon and Francis H. Harlow.
The Record Book of Bedford Forrest Camp #1606, United Confederate Veterans: Minutes, Memorial and Roll, [Bedford Forrest Camp #1606]
*Revolt: An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and Revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico, Matthew Liebmann.
Salt Warriors: Insurgency on the Rio Grande, Paul Cool.
Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists, 1912-2012, edited by Brenda Kimsey Warneka et al.
Texas Amphibians: A Field Guide, Bob L. Tipton et al.
The Texas Book: Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University, edited by Richard A. Holland.
The Twisted Trail of Fate: The Rutherford Murder, 1923, by Rick Langton with Janie Bell Furman.
Voices of the American West, Corinne Platt & Meridith Ogilby.
*Women and the Texas Revolution, edited by Mary L. Scheer.
*The Wrath of Cochise: The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars, Terry Mort.
*Xeriscaping: The Complete How-To Guide, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.
Zee Alamo Kid: An Historical Recollection of Alamogordo, New Mexico, 1920-1940, by Jay Voydè.
Zuni Fetishes: Using Native America Objects for Meditation, Reflections, and Insight, Hal Zina Bennett.
Southwestern Fiction and Literature
*The Block Captain’s Daughter, Demetria Martínez.
Cormac McCarthy’s House: Reading McCarthy Without Walls, Peter Josyph.
Earthway: An Ella Clah Novel, Aimee & David Thurlo.
*Grandma’s Santo on Its Head: Stories of Days Gone By in Hispanic Villages of New Mexico = El santo patas arriba de mi abuelita: Cuentos de días gloriosos en pueblitos hispanos de Nuevo México, Nasario García.
*Home Country: Drama, Dreams, and Laughter from America’s Heartland, Slim Randles.
*El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel, Ilan Stavans and Steve Sheinkin.
*No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.
Sister Rabbit’s Tricks, Emmet Shkeme Garcia; illustrated by Victoria Pringle.
The Stories That Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write about the West, edited by Teresa Jordan & James Hepworth.