Books of New Mexico / October 4, 2021

River of Traps by William deBuys and Alex Harris

New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains are a place where two cultures — Hispanic and Anglo — meet. They’re also the place where three men meet: William deBuys, a young writer; Alex Harris, a young photographer; and Jacobo Romero, an old farmer. When Harris and deBuys move to New Mexico in the 1970s, Romero is […]

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American West / October 4, 2021

Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides

Published in 2001, Blood and Thunder is a narrative history of the American West. It tells the story of Christopher Carson, who was instrumental in “settling” that part of America from 1820 to 1860. The author has also written several books on historical events and people; he’s been nominated for National Magazine Awards twice. Hampton […]

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