Great River

Author: Paul Horgan
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573604
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History (1954) Winner of the Bancroft Prize in History (1954) Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize for History, Great River was hailed as a literary masterpiece and enduring classic when it first appeared in 1954. It is an epic history of four civilizations—Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American—that people the Southwest through ten centuries. With the skill of a novelist, the veracity of a scholar, and the love of a long-time resident, Paul Horgan describes the Rio Grande, its role in human history, and the overlapping cultures that have grown up alongside it or entered into conflict over the land it traverses. Now in its fourth revised edition, Great River remains a monumental part of American historical writing.

Lamy of Santa Fe

Author: Paul Horgan
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573590
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History (1976) Originally published in 1975, this Pulitzer Prize for History-winning biography chronicles the life of Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy (1814-1888), New Mexico’s first resident bishop and the most influential, reform-minded Catholic official in the region during the late 1800s. Lamy’s accomplishments, including the endowing of hospitals, orphanages, and English-language schools and colleges, formed the foundation of modern-day Santa Fe and often brought him into conflict with corrupt local priests. His life story, also the subject of Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop, describes a pivotal period in the American Southwest, as Spanish and Mexican rule gave way to much greater influence from the U.S. and Europe. Historian and consummate stylist Paul Horgan has given us a chronicle filled with hardy, often extraordinary adventure, and sustained by Lamy’s magnificent strength of character.

Rio Grande

Author: Jan Reid
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Reid has assembled writings by an astonishing array of leading authors--Larry McMurtry, Woody Guthrie, and more--to explore the politicization, culture, history, and ecology of the vital river.

A Distant Trumpet

Author: Paul Horgan
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9780879238636
Format: PDF, ePub
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A magnificently sweeping tale of the American West in the aftermath of the Civil War that is heroic in scale, rich in dramatic action, and filled with brilliant characterizations. Horgan's three-dimensional pageant of the daring and dangerous frontier life has been termed "the finest historical novel in American literature" (Gorham Munson) and "the finest novel yet on the Southwest" (New York Times).Originally published in 1960 ? selling half a million copies at the time ? and first reissued as a Nonpareil paperback in 1991, this immensely popular work of fiction has attracted, informed, and been embraced by a whole new generation of readers.

Winter in Taos

Author: Mabel Dodge Luhan
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865345937
Format: PDF
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With no chapters dividing the narrative, Luhan describes her simple life in Taos, New Mexico, this "new world" she called it, from season to season, following a thread that spools out from her consciousness as if shes recording her thoughts in a journal.