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101 MEN AND WOMEN OF NEW MEXICO
101 Men and 101 Women Who Contributed to New Mexico's History
By Betty Woods

These 101 men and 101 women who made history in New Mexico are people of adventure and challengers of destiny. The early ones explored and pioneered in this land of paradox. Between the years of Fray Marcos de Niza and the “Moon Men” is a vast pageant of history played by the men and women appearing in this book. With rocket speed we span the centuries from 1536 to those as they fly to the moon. The purpose of this little book is to acquaint you quickly with those men and women whose accomplishments left a deep imprint on New Mexico. To a great extent New Mexico is what it is today for their having been here. You’ll find their names chiseled on cliffsides, in ancient ruins, in journals and in modern news media. And you will meet for the first time some humble people whose stories have never been recognized before. All these people, the known and unknowns, in their very special experiences merit your acquaintance.

Betty Woods was a long-established writer whose articles on the American Southwest appeared in national magazines. For 26 years her “Trip of the Month” ran in New Mexico Magazine to take readers to interesting parts of the state.


Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-913270-58-5
26 pp.,$14.95


ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY
Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home, New and Revised
By Laura Sanchez and Alex Sanchez

“…a wealth of information about the history and techniques associated with the use of adobe.” --Library Journal
“…a fascinating wealth of information and lore.” --The Bookwatch
“Helpful for anyone buying, building, or remodeling an adobe house as well as for contractors, drafters, and real estate brokers.” --Book News
“…argues by example that adobe construction need not be a costly luxury reserved only for the wealthy.” --Su Casa
“…at last, a book written by authors who understand solar and thermal mass!” --Adobe Builder

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Since Adobe Houses for Today first appeared, interest in energy efficiency has exploded. Showing the pathway to smaller, solar tempered, easy-to-heat homes using adobe, one of the world's most energy efficient building materials, makes this book about adobe houses not only for today, but also for tomorrow. Adobe Houses for Today features 12 plans for compact, beautifully proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. The illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can be expanded and adapted to fit readers' own budgets, family sizes, style preferences, and building sites.

After a brief look at adobe's history, Adobe Houses for Today surveys adobe's advantages as a building material, illustrates adobe construction, and gives an eye-opening tour through the facts and fantasies of energy conservation. The heart of the book details the plans, using them as examples of design techniques that increase livability and control costs in any house. The book and its minimal-cost construction drawings are valuable, enjoyable tools for those buying, building, or remodeling a house. With this new edition, which includes an additional chapter with stories from people who have built the houses, construction drawings are now available for some of the expanded versions.

Author and journalist LAURA SANCHEZ previously ran a drafting business specializing in adobe houses. She called it quits sometime after the 250th set of plans but maintains an abiding interest in designing the very best, most cost-effective houses possible.

ALEX SANCHEZ, who grew up building houses, has taught courses in adobe construction and solar energy. He heads the renowned computer-aided drafting program at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus.

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Email: alex@unm.edu

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-662-8
230 pp.,$29.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-109-1
230 pp.,$14.38


AGELESS ADOBE
History and Preservation in American Southwestern Architecture
By Jerome Iowa

“…highly recommended for architectural studies collections and supplemental reading lists.” --Reviewers Bookwatch

“Ageless Adobe is one of those few manuals that actually succeeds in eliminating the mystery and guesswork for the do-it-yourselfer.” --Albuquerque Journal Magazine

“This book is great for getting a sense of where adobes came from and how they’re being preserved and updated now.” --Farmington Daily Times

“Carefully and clearly written, without the clutter of jargon, this is a book anyone interested in Southwestern houses should include in a personal library.” --The Santa Fe Reporter

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The American Southwest possesses an extraordinary depth of cultural heritage and much of its history is preserved in its architecture. Particularly prominent in the region’s man-made landscape are the historic structures made from the earth itself--adobe. Attention has turned to ways of preserving and maintaining the old buildings of the Southwest partly because of the growing national interest in historic preservation. However, in the Southwest there has also been an increased awareness of the inherent viability of native architecture. Adobe structures present unique challenges and require special treatment and until now, much of that information has been unpublished.

AGELESS ADOBE provides practical details on methods of preservation and maintenance for old adobe buildings. The over 200 illustrations in the book along with directions on “how-to” will enable the do-it-yourself home owner as well as the professional architect or contractor to plan and carry out renovation. The author presents solutions to the problems of keeping an historic structure intact while repairing it and making it 20th century livable. The issue of energy conservation is discussed at length and the premise of the book is that historic integrity does not have to be sacrificed for energy efficiency. Rehabilitation is always preferable, usually possible and often more profitable than demolition.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=kLP2NdaA-VAC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-034-3
158 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-124-4
158 pp.,$17.99


AN AMERICAN IN CALIFORNIA
A Historial Novel
By Peter Kazaks

Adventure, romance, jealousy, murder, and travel through a harrowing wilderness combine in this historical novel set in California and the mountain West in 1826 to 1828.

Legendary mountain man Jedediah Smith crosses the desert and finds amidst the lushness of the Spanish missions suspicious Mexican officials, the brutal life of mission Indians, and a simmering insurrection. Two American ship captains who trade along the Pacific coast introduce Jedediah to a Mexican landholder, Estevan Mendoza, his wife, Isabella, and their daughter, Laura. The rancher wants to recruit Jedediah and his mountain men to lead a revolt against the Mexican government. Soon a budding romance and jealousy lead to murder. Political intrigues lead to other killings. What follows is the story of how Jedediah, despite personal yearnings, tries to get his men back to friendly territory, all while attempting to make a profit from the venture. Romance, adventure, jealousy, murder, and travel through a harrowing wilderness combine in this historical novel set in California and the mountain West from 1826 to 1828. Includes Readers Guide.

Peter Kazaks is a theoretical physicist with degrees from McGill, Yale, and University of California Davis. He is also the author of two accounts of summer long canoe trips in the extreme north of Canada: From Reindeer Lake to Eskimo Point and Lands Serene. He has traveled extensively in the American West.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-190-0
186 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-525-9
186 pp.,$4.99


AMERICA’S SECRET WEAPON
Navajo Code Talkers of World War II
By Ann Stalcup

For a long time Ann Stalcup has been fascinated by the role that the over 300 Navajo Code Talkers played in the Pacific during World War ll. Although all the facts are true, this story is a fictionalized account of the Code Talkers—America’s Secret Weapon. There is increased urgency in telling their story in a way that young people, as well as adults, can understand and appreciate. The author interviewed four of the original “talkers” in Arizona and New Mexico before writing this book and was impressed with their courage, graciousness, and desire to share their story. For twenty-three years following the war, their unbroken code had remained a secret. Not even their families were permitted to know the part they had played in fighting the war. This inspiring story focuses for the most part on one man, but it is the experience of every code talker’s dangers and triumphs. Recognition of their contribution was a long time coming.

As a teenager the author planned for a career in ballet or art. Unable to decide between the two, she became an educator in England, Canada, and California. Ann Stalcup is the author of seventeen books, fifteen of which are nonfiction. All but two are for children of various ages while two work equally well for both adults and children. She has also written numerous articles and stories for children’s magazines. Fifteen of her books were inspired by the over 150 countries she has visited.


Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-176-4
60 pp.,$16.95


ARTISTS
A Novel
By Andrew Grof

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Artists is a brilliant exploration of the world of art, past and present, and two of its contemporary practitioners. They are a father and son team, although ‘team’ is a misnomer, as the father is by far the more brilliant of the two, with an increasingly growing reputation to boot. The father’s role is more that of a tutor, lecturer and guide to his son as he explores both the surface as well as the deeper values of the fine arts and the workings of the minds—not least his own—that have created them. The resulting love and tension between father and son carries the novel forward into unexpected directions.

It is through the son’s eyes that we experience this liberating as well as confining world, and his questions as to the ultimate value of art versus human relationships and the day to day realities of a life fully lived become the reader’s as well. The novel’s language is at once immediate and lyrical with the feel of alternating movements of a musical symphony.

Andrew Grof is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, all published by Sunstone Press: The Goldberg Variations (also translated and published by Argumentum Press in Hungary, 2014), Everyone Loves Ronald McDonald and Lost Loves. He currently resides in Miami, Florida after having retired from Florida International University as a humanities librarian and adjunct professor of English and Honors Studies.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-145-0
112 pp.,$16.95


ARTS AND CRAFTS PROJECTS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
By Nancy Krenz and Patricia Byrnes

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This book has a threefold purpose: to build cultural appreciation, to present workable art projects and to utilize inexpensive and indigenous materials of the American Southwest. This illustrated guide shows how to make interesting, educational and fun projects with and for children at the elementary level, ages 5 to 12. The authors know their business and have carefully calculated each lesson—making sure that the procedures are directed toward a satisfactory goal. Their methods have been put to the test and the results are self-evident as one reads the basic and well-planned instructions. Projects include a corn husk doll, sand painting, candle holders, tin craft, a musical instrument, paper flowers, and basket weaving as well as recipes, Mexican songs and dances and Indian games. Index.

Nancy Krenz has a Masters Degree in art education from the University of New Mexico and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her interest in art and culture was enhanced by teaching “art in the bush” to teachers for two summers in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with the International Teach Corps.

Patricia Byrnes is a native New Mexican and has a BS Degree from the University of New Mexico. Her interest in arts and crafts stems from a need to provide an outlet for her children and she also found it good therapy for her one handicapped child.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-63293-119-3
160 pp.,$24.95


THE AUTHENTIC LIFE OF BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of 1927 Edition
By Pat F. Garrett

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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When Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett ended Billy the Kid's life on the night of July 14, 1881 with a shot in the dark, he was catapulted at once into stardom in the annals of Western history. The killing occurred at old Fort Sumner, New Mexico on the Pecos River. Garrett by pure chance had encountered the Kid in a darkened room of the Pete Maxwell house. As the unsuspecting Billy entered, he was cut down without warning.

But the Kid had his share of friends and many of them stepped forward to level some harsh criticism against the lawman. It soon became clear that while Pat Garrett was an instant celebrity, he had also come away, at least in some quarters, with a negative image. To address that problem, he began thinking about a book to give the public his side of the story. The editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Charles Greene, offered to publish a Garrett volume if the sheriff could find someone to ghost write it for him. Pat enlisted his good friend Marshall Ashmun (Ash) Upson, a journalist, to do the job. Upson cranked out a manuscript and it was published in 1882 under the title The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. Sunstone’s edition is a facsimile of the 1927 edition.

Before that fateful night in 1881, there was not much in Pat Garrett's career to suggest he was headed for a place in the history books. Alabama-born in 1850, he worked as a cowboy and buffalo hunter in Texas. By 1878 he had drifted to the Pecos in eastern New Mexico. Perhaps craving excitement, Pat Garrett ran for sheriff of wild Lincoln County in the fall of 1880. He was elected. Winning the office put him on a collision course with the outlaw Billy and the incident that catapulted the Kid into literary immortality.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-572-0
312 pp.,$26.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-118-3
312 pp.,$12.94


A BACHELOR PARTY FOR ODYSSEUS
A Novel
By Albert M. Balesh

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In this first in the Alex Bales Fiction Series, high-powered, Chicago CEO Alex Bales has it all, including a loyal friend named Randy Danhurst. Yet something is missing in his life. Alex’s flings with strange women and drunken debauchery bring him no satisfaction, and he has already begun to see the telltale signs of his body’s decline. He’s gone on like this for years, devoid of true happiness that transcends the material. Then a straw breaks the camel’s back, when Alex finds his friend Randy’s body dripping blood on a cold bathroom floor. That shock triggers introspection and a quest to relive his life, further encouraged by a mysterious ad Alex sees buried in the Chicago Tribune. It appears that a new experimental drug called FOY1 is about to be employed in a suburban research project. Alex makes the trek to the address listed in the ad, and that becomes the beginning of his plunge into deep, dark waters. He knows not whether the new characters he meets are real or imaginary. The strange character of Dr. Edward Stawson, the principal investigator in the experiment, promises to give Alex a new mental and physical identity at very little risk. Is Stawson, however, an uncompromising researcher or something far more sinister? Alex relives his life post-experiment, and goes down the “rabbit hole,” with the growing grim realization that something is amiss. Was his participation in Stawson’s experiment nearsighted, at best? Includes Readers Guide.

Albert M. Balesh, MD, lived in Rome, Italy for 20 years, where he obtained his Doctorate of Medicine. He has written over 100 medical columns and three books of poetry. He now practices family medicine in Texas.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-074-3
172 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-390-3
172 pp.,$9.99


BANDITA BONITA AND BILLY THE KID
The Scourge of New Mexico
By Nicole Maddalo Dixon

A young woman in the Wild West wages her own personal war for freedom and a desperate attempt to stay close to the man she loves, Billy the Kid, in 1877.

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In this sequel to Bandita Bonita, Romancing Billy the Kid, the Lincoln County War is far from over and William H. Bonney is now the most wanted, notorious outlaw in the New Mexico Territory. Elucia Howard, now christened with the celebrated moniker, Lucy “Lucky Lu” Howard, has settled into her new role as the Kid’s notorious outlaw sweetheart. With Billy condemned to death as a murderer, Lucy stands by him in his fight to clear his name, and with the few remaining Regulators, they embark on a journey that places Billy deeper within the clutches of the crooked law they had tried to destroy. Includes Readers Guide.

Nicole Maddalo Dixon was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband, Wallace. Her first book, Bandita Bonita, Romancing Billy the Kid, was also published by Sunstone Press.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-133-7
218 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-472-6
218 pp.,$4.99


BEEBUZZARDS ATOP THE CARCASS
Rogues or Saints
By Clarence W. Dawson

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Are collegians Carl and Lawrence, alias “The Beebuzzards,” villains or Sir Galahads? Go with them in The Carcass (an old Model T) to comically “chastise” a cruel hermit who lives on their beloved desert in the mid-1930s. Watch them as they humorously “punish” a choir director bent on seducing their preacher’s daughter. Sit with them in church when they rubber-band a tinfoil missile into the bald head of Lawrence’s snoring cousin Boyd, prompting the minister’s mother to exclaim to the pained outburster, “Young man, I believe you’ve got the Holy Ghost!” See them on many more chuckle-grabbing adventure as they poke fun at other “victims” and themselves, sometimes impersonating characters who run the gamut from witty British scholars to laughter-provoking hillbillies.

Clarence W. Dawson, author of numerous magazine articles and Sunday newspaper features, is the author of two other novels, Return of Montezuma and Desert Vendetta. Born in Louisiana, Dawson spent most of his life in Texas, where he taught high school Spanish, English, and journalism. While teaching the latter subject, he was proclaimed Texas’ Journalism Teacher of the Year and was inducted into the Order of the Golden Quill. He holds BA and MA degrees from Hardin-Simmons University.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-174-6
166 pp.,$18.95


THE BEEF INDUSTRY
What They Don’t Tell You
By John Peirce, DVM

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Whether or not you are a beef consumer, are you satisfied that you know all you should about this product? Usual sources of information might, to a very large degree, not give adequate information about beef. Some of these sources might be biased—either for or against the product. They often have an ulterior motive to sway you one way or another for a variety of reasons. If you care for your body, if you care for your family, throw off the cloak of not knowing. This is your opportunity to discern for yourself the facts regarding beef. It is a story of how, what, when, why and by whom beef is created. Is it really safe? Is it really healthy? Do you want to know more about the terminology of beef? Then this book is for you. Know what you are putting on your plate, or why you are not. Real knowledge is empowerment. Empower yourselves.

John Peirce, DVM, lives in Rockport, Texas, three miles from the site of the first refrigerated packer, the harbor that sailing ships in the past utilized to move locally processed beef toward the cities along the east coast of America. Born a third generation cowboy in Wichita County, Texas he attended schools in Archer City and Matador before going to Texas A&M and obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-084-2
230 pp.,$26.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-408-5
230 pp.,$19.99


BEYOND HIS MERCY
A Civil War Novel
By Johnny Neil Smith and Susan Cruce Smith

A post-Civil War novel that explores the emotional trauma of veterans returning from battle.

The American Civil War claimed and destroyed lives, stealing fathers and sons from those they loved. The horror caused many returning to cry out for death. They carried the festering scars of battle and were unable to overcome the torment of their souls. This is the story of Thomas Wilson, a soldier who returns home haunted by the destruction and devastation he both witnessed and caused. Although his regiment respects and reveres him as a sharpshooter, each man he has killed condemns him to a life of terrifying dreams and troubled days where forgiveness can never be obtained. Neither the love of his family nor the affection of a woman with sparkling dark eyes and soft black hair can chase his war demons away, for he is beyond mercy. Includes Readers Guide.

As a child Johnny Neil Smith often sat at his grandparents’ fireplace listening to stories of their parents’ struggles while pioneering south Mississippi in the eighteen hundreds. Now a retired educator with an ardent interest in early American history, Smith weaves the stories he heard as a child into all his novels. In Beyond His Mercy, he tells the story of his great-great grandfather, Lott Williams, who located the children of his murdered son-in-law and deceased daughter who lived in Cass County, Texas, and who then brought his grandchildren to live with him in Mississippi. In all of Smith’s writings, he captures the emotions behind the events that were passed down to him from his grandparents. His wife, Susan Cruce Smith, also a retired educator, takes his stories and brings them to life by adding spiritual meaning, literary style, and a woman’s perspective. They are also the authors of Beyond the Storm, and Johnny Neil is the author of Hillcountry Warriors and Unconquered, all from Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-187-0
280 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-523-5
280 pp.,$4.99


BICYCLING HOME
My Journey to Find God
By Virginia Mudd

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Desperate to be free of a terrifying food addiction and driven by a terrible longing to find God, whomever and whatever that meant, Virginia began a ten-year journey that covered more than 10,000 miles by bicycle and countless inner miles of self-discovery and transformation. Her search takes her from a well-ordered, happy married life into divorce, chaos, confusion and despair—and ultimately to the unexpected and profound answer to her quest. This story follows a modern-day seeker as she bicycles her way—alone on back roads and in long distance races—all the way home, where she finds herself as she finds the God she is seeking.

Virginia Mudd, a California native, has followed her heart into many diverse arenas—politics, business, education, the arts—as well as numerous bicycling adventures. Beneath it all has flowed the deeper call to self-discovery and personal knowledge of the divine. Virginia is also the author of Across America on the Yellow Brick Road. She lives in New Mexico with her husband and family of beloved animals.

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Website: http://www.virginiamudd.com

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-997-1
242 pp.,$28.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-289-0
242 pp.,$22.99


BIG BLACK DOG IN VALLARTA
A Sydney Reardon Mystery
By Mary Branham

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Hoping to prevent her best friend’s suicide, Sydney Reardon rushes to Puerto Vallarta where she becomes entangled with witchcraft, a handsome Gringo lawyer, a New York cop, a huge black dog—and murder. This book, one of a series, was a selection of the Mystery Book Club. Her other books, also from Sunstone Press, are Little Green Man in Ireland and Three Deadly Days in Spain.

Mary Branham was assistant director of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having bought numerous thick books at airport shops and left them on the plane unfinished, she determined to write a series of books that could be enjoyed on a flight of reasonable length and call them “airplane books.”

“It is a challenge to develop characters and action in such a narrow framework, but Mary Branham successfully integrates some interesting characters around Maude’s personality, which permeates the entire story. Mary Branham obeys one of the adages of writing: ‘write what you know.’ Her descriptions of Puerto Vallarta are interesting and show that she has spent considerable time there. She also does a nice job of working in a few side stories to keep the plot moving—big on dialog and relaxing for the brain.” —The Midwest Book Review

“Memorable characters, slick dialog, and almost whimsical settings make this a delightful short read....” —Library Journal

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Hardcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-277-4
96 pp.,$18.95

Softcover:
5 1/1 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-1-63293-108-5
96 pp.,$14.95


BILLY OLD, ARIZONA RANGER
A Historical Novel Based on a True Story
By Geff Moyer

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In this historical novel, Billy Old and Jeff Kidder were Arizona Rangers at the turn of the twentieth century and best friends. In 1908, while acting in the line of duty, Kidder was murdered by five crooked Mexican policemen. No charges were filed against his killers. They were quietly skirted away to various locations throughout the county of Sonora, Mexico, a vast, desolate area covering nearly twenty thousand square miles. In 1909, shady politics in the Territory of Arizona brought about the disbanding of the Rangers, leaving many to drift into obscurity and some into degradation. In that same year Billy Old vanished into Sonora to find and kill the men responsible for his friend’s death. He returned close to two years later with that deed accomplished.

During Billy’s search of hundreds of sleazy Sonora whorehouses and cantinas he experiences many exciting, humorous, and tragic encounters. There’s a bloody and deadly confrontation with four scalp hunters; a mystical meeting with an old, dying Hopi Indian; an attack by the legendary “Red Ghost” of the southwest; a sorrowful meeting with a past fellow Ranger; cannibal Indians from East Texas; renegade Apaches; flushing toilets; the wonders of ether; Dancing Devils—fifty-foot high swirling dust funnels that can blind an animal; and a whore named Abbie Crutchfield who proves vital to Billy’s quest. And then there’s his horse Orion and a mule named Captain, all a part of a critically changing time in the American Southwest.

Includes Historical Background and Readers Guide.

Geff Moyer is a published playwright and retired high school theater and creative writing instructor. His play scripts have been produced by hundreds of schools and theaters across the country, including Canada, Greece, Australia, and the United Kingdom. This is his first novel. He and his wife Cathy have three sons and two granddaughters and live in the Kansas City area.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-139-9
270 pp.,$24.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-476-4
270 pp.,$4.99


BILLY THE KID'S LAST RIDE
A Novel
By John A. Aragon

A historical novel based on the life of Billy the Kid.

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The orphaned, bucktoothed, New York Irish boy speaks Spanish and wears a Mexican sombrero. He claims his name is William Bonney. His amigos call him “Kid.” To newspapers in the New Mexico Territory and across America, he is “Billy the Kid.” William was among the bravest of the McSween alliance in the Lincoln County War. He was lucky, too—lucky enough to shoot his way out when the rest of his faction was cornered and slaughtered in battle. He was later captured and condemned to hang, but he killed his guards and escaped.

Now, William has one last chance. He heads into Old Mexico with his lover, the fierce Apache maiden Tzoeh. There he hopes to start a new life, live in peace and obscurity, and be forgotten. But powerful Anglo ranchers plot to use William’s hot temper, unmatched courage, consummate loyalty to his amigos, and superb skill with a six-gun for their own ends.

JOHN A. ARAGON was born in Espanola, New Mexico. A former Forest Service “Hotshot” firefighter and Hall of Fame rugby player, he attended St. John’s College in Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico. Aragon is the father of two young adults and has been a practicing trial lawyer for thirty years. He works and writes in Santa Fe.

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Website: http://www.billythekidslastride.com/

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-847-9
218 pp.,$22.95


BORN IN TIME
A Re-telling of the Traditional Christmas Nativity Story
By Mildred Cram

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Mildred Cram, the famous American author of the long-time best selling Forever and Kingdom of Innocents applies her special magic to a re-telling of the traditional Christmas Nativity story in modern terms. In addition to her many novels and short stories, Mildred Cram was known for her work in motion picture scripts as well as radio and television scripts. Her short story “Stranger Things” was included in the O. Henry Award story collection. She is also the author of another book from Sunstone Press, Sir, a political thriller.

Mildred Cram was born in Washington, DC, and educated at Barnard and abroad. “Love Affair,” “Wings Over Honolulu,” and “Stars Over Broadway” are some of the notable motion pictures she scripted.

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Softcover:
ISBN: 978-1-63293-131-3
34 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-469-6
34 pp.,$4.99


BOWS AND ARROWS
An Archery Bibliography
By Howard Bobbs

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One of the earliest and most important inventions of fledgling mankind was that of the bow. The bow and arrow changed man’s history because it increased his ability to survive in what was often a hostile environment. Whether for good or evil, the bow and arrow became an integral part of expanding civilization until it was replaced by gunpowder. Today, archery is practiced both as a sport in itself and for hunting purposes. Archery is a skill. It can be taught. But it must be practiced and it requires a good eye and steady hands. Every enthusiast of an art or skill enjoys not only performing that art or skill but also reading about it. The collecting of books on a subject is a natural adjunct to performing and reading. The archer wants to have more than just his personal knowledge. He wants to have at his side the accumulated knowledge and history of all other archers. This small bibliography will help in that endeavor.

Howard Bobbs achieved national prominence as a painter of landscapes and people of New Mexico. Archery as well as the history of archery was a hobby he enjoyed.


Softcover:
5 1/1 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-913270-27-1
24 pp.,$14.95


BROTHERS OF LIGHT
The Penitentes of the Southwest
By Alice Corbin Henderson

Introduction to this edition by Lynn Cline.

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In New Mexico, during Lent and Holy Week each year, the Penitent Brotherhood enacts a primitive Passion Play, which in its traditional ritual of self-torture represents a curious survival of the Middle Ages. Much lurid journalism has been devoted to the Penitentes, but in this sympathetic account by Alice Corbin Henderson, an eye-witness, the ceremonies are presented in their true aspect, with the historic background and reason for the survival clearly indicated. From this it appears that the religious custom of self-inflicted penance was introduced into the Southwest as early as 1598 by the Franciscan priests who accompanied Don Juan de Oñate and his soldiers and colonists on their way to the permanent settlement of the province of New Mexico—originally embracing all of our present Southwest. From that day the customs then inaugurated have been traditionally observed by the humble descendants of the Conquistadores.

Alice Corbin and William Penhallow Henderson lived in New Mexico and know its people and its colorful landscape intimately. The striking illustrations in black and white that appeared in the original 1937 edition are an integral part of the text of this new edition.

Also included in this edition along with an introduction by Lynn Cline is “Alice Corbin, An Appreciation” from New Mexico Quarterly Review in 1949, an article by Marc Simmons from The Santa Fe New Mexican, and a review of the book from New Mexico Quarterly at the time of publication of the original edition in 1937 by T. M. Pearce.

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BRUSHY BILL
Proof that His Claim to be Billy the Kid was a Hoax
By Roy L. Haws

This book proves that a man named Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid of Old West days.

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For many years, a man known as Brushy Bill Roberts proclaimed to all who would listen that he was the historical and legendary Billy the Kid, alive and well. And there were various books written that claimed this to be true. As a result, many became convinced of the validity of Brushy’s claim and Brushy's elaborate fable has continued to capture the imagination. In this book, the author has attempted to dispel the elaborate hoax once and for all. Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid. He was, in fact, just an interesting elderly man, known by his family and acquaintances as a colorful Old West storyteller.

Roy L. Haws has experienced a variety of careers after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a sales engineer and sales manager for electrical equipment manufacturers, a country music artist manager and record producer, the publisher of Indie Bullet Country Music magazine, a cattleman in East Texas, a mathematics instructor at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas, and an Internet college textbook retailer.

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BUCK'S COUNTRY
A Novel of the Modern West
By Joel H. Bernstein

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Buck Cooper was a confused and uncertain cowboy. After more than a dozen years of fighting long winters, the droughts, and the emptiness of Montana, he was at long last headed back to his beloved New Mexico, hoping it would finally be the culmination of a dream he had been nurturing for years. All he wanted to do was see the sun for the whole year and never again endure winter for eight long months. Was it the right move? Only time would tell.

Joel H. Bernstein has been a tenured college professor, writer, bareback rider, cowboy and rancher for more than fifty years in Wyoming, Montana, Arizona and New Mexico. He has been involved with rodeo as a contestant, college rodeo coach, producer, and writer. In addition he has been the president of three major western associations and he twice judged the Miss Rodeo Montana pageant and served two terms on the New Mexico State Veterinary Grievance Committee. He was also national director of “Indian Pride on the Move.” He still owns a large ranch overlooking the historic San Rafael Valley in Arizona and now lives with his wife Gail on a smaller place outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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CATS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A humorous, accurate account of the instincts and habits of cats for young readers.

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Wild cats, tame cats, alley cats, barn cats--all kinds of cats fill the pages of this science picture book for younger readers. It grew out of years spent by the author in studying cats and keeping them as pets. The physical characteristics of cats, their instincts and habits are described and explained. There is an interesting section on how to play with a kitten or cat, what kind of den to construct and directions for making it. There are rules for raising healthy, happy cats--how to feed them, keep their quarters clean, and train them. In the last part of the book, the author takes up the whole cat family--lions, tigers, cheetahs, and their cousins--and he ends with a brief history of our pets as we know them today. The amusing and informative pictures on every page not only illustrate the text, but provide a wealth of additional information. Younger children will find endless entertainment in the pictures, and there is no age limit to those who will enjoy the informal, authentic text.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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CHIEF OF THIEVES
A Novel
By Steven W. Kohlhagen

“We’ve caught them napping again.” —George Armstrong Custer, June 25, 1876, looking down at the Cheyenne and Sioux village on the Little Bighorn

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August 1863 finds two con artists traveling with their embezzled cash to build their dream ranch in Washington Territory. But some Cheyenne Indians have different plans for those white settlers heading west, plans that cause the story of our con artists to become three stories. Chief of Thieves, the sequel to Kohlhagen’s Where They Bury You, takes the reader into the disasters of early Western ranch life and the births of lawless Wyoming towns; inside Cheyenne villages and tipis, where this hunting civilization of people, called “the greatest horsemen and cavalry the world ever saw,” lived, raided, and were attacked and massacred as they slept; and into the relentlessly driven lives, internal conflicts, and battles of George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Cavalry. The three stories interweave at an ever-quickening pace, from Colorado negotiations to battles in Oregon, Wyoming. Kansas, and what is now Montana, including the massacres at Sand Creek and the Washita River, before culminating on a beautiful June 1876 day on the Little Bighorn River. Custer’s Little Bighorn decisions under fire in real time become understandable on these pages as death comes to historical and fictional characters, con artists, U.S. soldiers, and Cheyenne alike, and the three stories merge climactically on that fateful day in American history. Chief of Thieves is based on the factual story of how Lieutenant Augustyn P. Damours conned the U.S. Army, the Catholic Church, and the New Mexico Territory out of millions of today’s dollars.

Steve Kohlhagen is an award winning author, former economics professor, and former Wall Street investment banker. Where They Bury You was awarded the Best Western of 2014 by the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Steve and his wife, Gale, are the authors of Vanished, a murder mystery, also from Sunstone Press. They divide their time between their homes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and Charleston, South Carolina.

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THE CHISEL-TOOTH TRIBE
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of squirrels, beavers, rabbits, prairie dogs, etc., including their habits, appearance, and activities.

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Here, in a comprehensive and extremely readable volume, the author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of little animals equipped with chisel-like teeth for gnawing including their habits, appearance, and activities. The world of this army of small mammals is one which most of us could observe for ourselves if we wished to. No one reading these lively chapters about the squirrels, beavers, rabbits, prairie dogs, etc., could ever again take them and their interesting ways for granted.

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, Goats, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Horns and Antlers, Turtles, Stooping Hawk and Stranded Whale, and Pinto’s Journey, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by many detailed drawings.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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CHOKECHERRY HUNTERS AND OTHER POEMS
By Joseph L. Concha

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These verses reflect a child’s response to nature: the first snow, twilight on the prairie, dark of the desert, winter footprints. Yet they all carry an undertone of sadness, of the transiency of life, unusual to a young boy. The title poem has the same brooding vision imbuing the great lyrical poetry of the ancient Nahua people of Mexico, the Aztecs and the Toltec poet-king Nezahualcoyotl. In the foreword Frank Waters salutes Concha, not only for his precocious talent and enviable success, but as a growing artist of substance and integrity, “…recording the steps of his way toward that wholeness of spiritual maturity that sometime must be achieved by us all.”

Joseph L. Concha was born and grew up at the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. He attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico.


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CHÁVEZ
A Distinctive American Clan of New Mexico
By Fray Angelico Chavez

The examination of the origins and history of the Chávez Clan in New Mexico.

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He has been called a renaissance man and New Mexico's foremost twentieth-century humanist by biographer Ellen McCracken. Any way you measure his career, Fray Angélico Chávez was an unexpected phenomenon in the wide and sunlit land of the American Southwest. In the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, Chávez performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him.

In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note, as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors, one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories.

All true aficionados of the American Southwest's history and culture will profit by collecting and reading the significant body of work left to us by the remarkable Fray Angé1ico Chávez. Sunstone Press is now bringing back into print some of these rare titles.

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THE CIVIL WAR IN NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

New Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Taking nineteen years of research by the author, this is the story of the Civil War as the Volunteers of New Mexico lived and fought it. One chapter deals with the scene in Washington, DC, ten years before the first gun was fired at Fort Sumter; another chapter deals with the Texas claim to all the area of New Mexico bordering the Rio Grande and the near war with the United States over Santa Fe County, Texas. The last chapter gives the alphabetical list of all the New Mexico Volunteers from A to Z as found in the records of the War Department. The author included this list in order to enable any relatives to trace the war record of the heroic men who fought at Valverde, Peralta, Santa Fe, Glorieta, Pigeon’s Ranch, and the Indian campaigns.

The march of the Colorado Volunteers and the California Column is completely covered as well as the work of these men during the war years. The New Mexico Volunteers were unjustly maligned by Edward Canby, the author said, and authors ever since have echoed his sentiments without investigating the facts. This book corrects many misconceptions that may be useful to all interested in the Civil War in New Mexico.

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“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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COCHISE OF ARIZONA
A Novel Inspired by True Events
By Oliver La Farge

The true story of one of the greatest American Indian chiefs, Cochise of the Chiricahua Apaches, told in fictional form.

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This is the true story, told in fictional form, of one of the greatest of all American Indian chiefs, Cochise of the Chiricahua Apaches. Indians were once thought of as warlike, and the encroaching white men as wanting peace, but it was the white men who forced Cochise into war against his will. History tells us that Cochise and his tiny band of warriors not only held the United States Army at bay for more than ten years, but they were often on the offensive. It is a heroic and extraordinary story. The story ends with the equally extraordinary way in which peace was made, when Major General Howard, the Bible-reading soldier, and Cochise, the religious-minded warrior, found that they could trust each other. The many illustrations are by L. F. Bjorklund, well-known for the accuracy of his interpretation of Indian scenes. The book also includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons and “An Appreciation” by John Pen La Farge.

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of American Southwestern letters. Since his death in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was thirty.

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CONNECTING ACROSS CULTURES
Turning Neighbors Into Friends and Allies
By Carol Paradise Decker

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Cultural differences can cause problems. In this book, the author details a workshop she conducted and the lessons learned in Vecinos (broadly defined as “neighbors”) experiences in New Mexico that addressed these problems. The themes explored were crucial: the power of names, the tri-cultural trap, culture and cultures, stereotypes, heritage, values, racism, communications, conflict, bridges, and more. Though the focus is on relationships, the implication is that these relationships will lead to action and alliances as everyone works together on community and individuals’ problems. Some of the text is “commentary,” introducing a theme or reflecting on some of its manifestations. Illustrative stories are sometimes included to add to the account. A large part of the book is devoted to quotations more or less intact, by individuals that reveal perspectives on some of the larger issues dealt with. Although there are plenty of resources—books, documentaries, articles, films—the author states that they must not substitute for contact with real people. Included also are many timeless tips about dealing with cross-cultural contacts. The author hopes that this book will help increase the reader’s awareness, comfort and effectiveness in their own intercultural associations, and lead to warm, enriching friendships for many years.

Carol Paradise Decker came to Santa Fe from Connecticut in 1980 with a background in Spanish, adult education and intercultural relations. Since then she has taught Spanish, New Mexico Heritage, and Intercultural Relations to adult groups in many venues. For five years (1998–2003) she served as a volunteer at the Pecos National Historical Park. As she observed life in New Mexico, she wondered how to help cross the cultural gaps among the various people she encountered. Her previous books, both from Sunstone Press, are Pecos Pueblo People through the Ages, explaining how changing times affected the lives of many people, and The Great Pecos Mission, both based on her five years as a volunteer at the Pecos National Historical Park.


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THE CONTAGIOUS YAWN
A Journey Around the World
By Tim Barmettler, Illustrated by William Hoover

Nando, a young boy with a Hispanic mother and a Native American father wakes one morning with a yawn and it quickly travels around the world and returns to Nando as he is going to bed that evening, having experienced the people and creatures of many different cultures during its travels.

Nando’s new day begins with a yawn. He passes it to his mother who in turn passes it on to others. Unknown to Nando, he creates the day's first yawn. So begins the adventure of the yawn. Starting in the red rocks of Arizona, it travels around the world and back to Nando as he is going to bed that evening. Nando could never have imagined that his yawn would travel so far and return to him so quickly. Enjoy the journey as the yawn experiences a variety of creatures and countries and visits so many people of different cultures during its travels.

Tim Barmettler and William Hoover were born on the same day and grew up in the same neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. They met on their first day of kindergarten and have been friends ever since. They grew up fishing, playing soccer and basketball together while sharing dreams of being rock stars, professional soccer players, and world travelers. Both dreamed of adventures and traveling the world. Neither could have imagined that one day they would write a book about such travels. In high school, they both played on the varsity soccer team and continued to be good friends. After high school, they parted ways when William stayed in Omaha to attend Creighton University while Timothy ventured to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Today, William is enjoying a successful career as an artist in Omaha where he lives with his wife, Stacia. Hoover Studios is very well known in the Omaha art community. Timothy is living in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife, Barb and children, Will and Ally. He enjoys teaching English and coaching soccer.


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CORROBORATING EVIDENCE V
A True Crime Story in a Newly Expanded Edition
By William T. Rasmussen

In Corroborating Evidence V, William Rasmussen, author of four previous true-crime books, continues his investigation into famous, unsolved criminal cases by focusing on three separate, unrelated stories.

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In Corroborating Evidence V, William Rasmussen, author of four previous true-crime books, continues his investigation into famous, unsolved criminal cases by focusing on three separate, unrelated stories.

The first zeroes in on the Cleveland Torso Murders committed between 1934 and 1938, where someone killed and expertly dismembered at least twelve victims in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1938, a letter by someone claiming to be the Torso Killer was mailed from Los Angeles to Cleveland’s Chief of Police Matowitz. Approximately eight years later on January 7, 1946, six-year-old Suzanne Degnan was killed and expertly dismembered in Chicago. A seventeen-year-old by the name of William Heirens eventually pled guilty to the Degnan murder and two other murders. In July, 1946, Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia) was in Chicago “terribly preoccupied with the details of the Degnan murder.” Less than six months later the Black Dahlia was killed and expertly severed in Los Angeles. Was the Cleveland Torso Killer also responsible for the murders of Suzanne Degnan and the Black Dahlia? If so, then William Heirens was wrongly incarcerated for crimes he did not commit.

The second investigation turns the spotlight on the Zodiac Killer, who was responsible for at least six murders in California between 1966 and 1969. On October 30, 1966, eighteen-year-old Cheri Jo Bates was brutally murdered in Riverside, California. On December 20, 1968, sixteen-year-old Betty Lou Jensen and seventeen-year-old David Arthur Faraday were killed near Vallejo, north of San Francisco. Someone who identified himself as the “Zodiac” claimed to be the killer. He sent taunting letters, notes, greeting cards, codes, secret messages and hidden clues to newspapers and the police, and the killings continued. To this day the identity and location of the Zodiac remain unknown. The author says, “I think there is a high probability that the Zodiac is still alive and currently incarcerated for some other crime.” Rasmussen identifies possible links between the murders of Valerie Percy on September 18, 1966, in Kenilworth, Illinois and the Richard Robison Family in Good Hart, Michigan, June, 1968. Rasmussen presents compelling evidence that may connect the Zodiac Killer to these murders. In this book Rasmussen continues the investigation by comparing the Zodiac Killer and Charles F. Albright, a convicted serial killer currently incarcerated in Amarillo, Texas, known as the “Eyeball Killer.” Albright was a neighbor of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, when Oswald rented a room from Gladys Johnson at 1026 North Beckley Avenue, in Oak Cliff, Texas. The author questions whether Albright knew Oswald in 1963, before Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby.

The third investigation focuses on the brutal, unsolved murder of little JonBenet Ramsey. Rasmussen suggests that two theories should be further explored by cold case detectives. It might lead to the missing piece of corroborating evidence that helps solve this case.

The fascinating and highly documented information contained in this new illustrated book could well be a significant development in the Zodiac case as well as the Torso Murders of the 1930s and the JonBenet Ramsey case.

WILLIAM T. RASMUSSEN, attorney at law, was born and raised in northern Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University and the Detroit College of Law. After graduating from law school, he attended George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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COW TALES
Folklore from Texas and the Southwest
By Elaine Kavanaugh Jones

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These authentic stories that focus on cowboy life, past and present are historic and rich with unforgettable characters. There’s Totto, who is reluctantly pulled into a mysterious treasure hunt that brings a startling revelation. There’s Boy, who discovers that sometimes the people we come to love most are the ones we know nothing about. There’s romance and humor too in several delightful tales. And then there’s a mini novel of a lone cowboy who has the surprise of his life on the most beloved of holidays, a surprise that changes everything. Each story has truth at its core and powerful emotion in its depths that linger long after the last page is read.

After returning to the family farm to retire, Elaine Kavanaugh Jones embarked on a new occupation: cow hand. Feeding, birthing, caring for young calves and elderly animals became an almost full time job. But a greater appreciation for the animals came about. Understanding their habits, feelings and attitudes toward humans brought about this collection of inspirational stories.

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COWBOY IN THE ROUNDHOUSE
The Political Life of Governor Bruce King
By Bruce King as told to Charles Poling

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Bruce King towered over the political landscape of New Mexico in the last half of the twentieth century. Born the son of a homesteader in the tiny Santa Fe County farm-and-ranch community of Stanley, King decided in seventh grade to be governor of New Mexico. The story of how he accomplished that goal—three times!—plays out against the tremendous transformations occurring in the society, culture, politics, and business of New Mexico since World War II. When King won his first Santa Fe County Commission seat in 1954 at age 29, running for office was a down-home affair. Politics was personal. But as he served in office and climbed the political ladder toward his lifelong ambition, New Mexico changed. The state’s population shifted away from the rural communities to the rapidly expanding cities, while the once-dominant agricultural interests in the legislature yielded to the emerging urban voting blocs. Meanwhile, the challenges of governing grew ever more complex. King’s well-recognized skills of mediation and conciliation helped him lead the state through a time of often-bewildering change. This book is rich with colorful stories as King recalls the major events of his career and conveys the human side of campaigning, governing, political deal-making, and sparring with the press. He also talks about his friendships and encounters with many of the leading national and state political figures of our time, including President Bill Clinton, President Ronald Reagan, President Jimmy Carter, Senator Pete Domenici, and then Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. A classic tale of political intuitions spiced by New Mexico flavor as unique as Hatch green chile, Cowboy in the Roundhouse is lively reading. As famed mystery writer Tony Hillerman writes in his introduction to the book, “While I count myself among the many who wanted Bruce King to write an autobiography, I doubt if any of us had much hope he’d get around to doing it. Now he has and it’s even better than we’d expected.”

Charles Poling is a journalist and author who could not remember a time when Bruce King was not governor. Poling writes fiction and true stories about the history, business, politics and daily life of New Mexico. He currently makes his home in Placitas, where the past, present, and future blend together and resonate with the peculiar harmony and dissonance known as New Mexico.

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COWBOYS, RANCHING & CATTLE TRAILS
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories from New Mexico field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1935 and 1939.

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Was life on the range in the 1880s and 1890s anything like the hard riding, hard working, hard drinking shoot ‘em up images that moviegoers saw in old Westerns? Yes—and then some, the authentic documents in this collection tell us. Cowboys, sheepherders, ranchers and all those around them in Territorial New Mexico were engaged in constant life-and-death struggles. They battled with each other and with Indians. They endured blizzards, fires, drought, floods, disease and stampeding cattle. In one account, on the morning after Comanche Indians stole all their cattle, James Chisum told his daughter, “Cheer up, Sallie, the worst is yet to come.”

Also included in this collection are reports of cooperation and glimpses of daily happiness: the simple pleasure of riding the range; camaraderie during roundups; hot meals dished out from the chuck wagon; cow camp entertainments; trips to town for fandangos; a sheepherder resting beneath the constellations and his breakfast of burrañiates. There are also high-spirited narratives describing the taming of a good steer, adventures along the cattle trails, the retrieval of mavericks and the roundup of mustangs.

If the stories in this collection seem familiar, they are also surprisingly fresh. Luckily for the rest of us, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called the Work Projects Administration), loved to listen and record as much as their subjects liked to talk. The resulting stories from 1935 to 1939 are rich in detail and human spirit. This collection also includes local newspaper articles, reports from New Mexico governors on the state of the livestock industry, cowboy poems, square dance calls, descriptions and drawings of cattle brands, glossaries of cowboy terms and the names of ranches in Colfax County.

Cowboys, Ranching & Cattle Trails is the fifth volume in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project book series. Previous titles are Outlaws & Desperados, Frontier Stories, Lost Treasures & Old Mines and Stories from Hispano New Mexico.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She works on projects related to New Mexico history, culture and environment issues. She is the recipient of a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, writer, poet and researcher, is co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. Her fourth volume of poetry is How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).

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COYOTES
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A humorous, accurate account of the almost human habits of the American coyote for young readers. Many illustrations by the author.

“This book is for kids who want to know all about coyotes, and it’s filled with lots of information. How their fur grows, why the tail is so bushy, how and why the teeth are aligned, are just a few of the topics covered. One interesting tidbit: ‘With brown tints on the short hair of his face and legs he is altogether like the dusty earth and half-dried grasses of the prairie. Thus, he can almost vanish by standing still.’ When coyotes bark, they are sending messages to other coyotes. The book is illustrated, letting much of the information come alive. A chart shows the different ways a coyote hunts; another shows how coyotes stay alive when they are the ones being hunted. The book is thorough enough for a young person, 8 through 11, to use for a school report.” (“Book Chat,” Enchantment)

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A coyote is a very smart kind of wild dog. A coyote does not want to live the way a tame dog does, with someone to feed him and give him a home. He wants to dig his own den, hunt his own supper, staying wild and very free.

Young and older people alike, whether they have seen coyotes or not, will be delighted with this animal who can sing bass and tenor at the same time, who builds his house with a chimney for ventilation, and who “cooks” food for his very young babies.

In this natural science picture book, Wilfrid Bronson writes of the almost human habits of this freedom-loving American animal with the same simplicity and authenticity which mark all his work. Fully illustrated with accurate and humorous drawings.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

This book continues The Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson Legacy Series from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=Gy6LqREEC5IC

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-624-6
68 pp.,$16.95


CREATE A YOGA PRACTICE FOR KIDS
Fun, Flexibility, and Focus
By Yael Calhoun and Matthew R. Calhoun

“A creative and charming yoga book that will inspire kids and parents. Lovingly crafted and clearly written ways to share the ageless benefits of yoga.” --Lilias Folan, author of "Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age"

“Making the practice of yoga simple is not easy. But the authors have done just that, providing an inspiring and upbeat book that will not only charm children but also educate and support their teachers.”.--Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and the author of six books, including "30 Essental Yoga Poses"

“This informative book utilizes many YogaKid® concepts and offers useful suggestions for creating class sequences, scripts to help you teach and other fun techniques to enjoy with the children in your life.” --Marsha Wenig, author of "YogaKids: Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga"

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What allows kids to use a lot of energy, make funny noises, relax, and learn to focus all at the same time? Yoga! While many yoga books present individual poses, this book explains how to create a flowing yoga practice that will hold kids’ interest while providing the benefits of yoga.

Here is a handbook for anyone--including parents, teachers, and kids--who wants to develop a fun yoga practice. In addition, the book provides ideas for yoga games, yoga at a wall, more relaxation games, and five-minute classroom yoga.

YAEL CALHOUN, M.Ed., M.S., is an author and educator who has been studying yoga for 15 years. Yael lives in Utah with her husband and three sons, who have shared their yoga practices with her from the start.

MATTHEW R. CALHOUN is a certified children’s yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He created yoga programs for children at the Chicago Yoga Institute and at Onward Neighborhood House. Matthew lives in New York City.

Website: http://greentreeyoga.org
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Email: yael3@comcast.net

Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-490-7
129 pp.,$22.95


CREATIVE TOURISM, A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
How to Provide Unique Creative Experiences for Travelers Worldwide
By Rebecca Wurzburger, Tom Aageson, Alex Pattakos, and Sabrina Pratt, Editors

A book indispensable for those who value tourism and travelers.

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Tourists all over the world welcome unique creative experiences that enrich and inspire them when they travel. This is called “Creative Tourism,” and it is different from other types of tourism. But why is it needed, and how does one go about developing it? You'll find answers to these questions and more in this book which is based on and draws from the proceedings of a Santa Fe & UNESCO International Conference on Creative Tourism. Held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, from September 28 to October 2, 2008, this first-of-a-kind conference brought together delegates from sixteen countries around the world to engage in a global conversation about how best to leverage the tourism sector for community and economic development. In other words, how tourism can best be organized and practiced to enhance economic benefits to cities, provinces, and countries globally.

Conceived, in large part, through the efforts of members of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network, the conference was designed to bridge theory and practice, as well as provide a forum for sharing ideas and best practices. In this book you will find not only a collection of essays by some of the “thought pioneers” in the emerging and still evolving field of Creative Tourism, but also a wide array of resources, including many practical examples and illustrations of Creative Tourism in practice from around the world.

At a time when activities and initiatives aimed at promoting tourism in a competitive economy have become essential, the notion of Creative Tourism captured in this book offers a life line that cannot and should not be ignored. Creative Tourism: A Global Conversation should be required reading for all tourism and community/economic/cultural development professionals, artists, elected and appointed public officials, and tourists who are seeking destinations that offer customized, creative, experiential, authentic, and meaningful experiences that are tied to the uniqueness and “spirit” of a place.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-724-3
226 pp.,$35.00


CULTURE CLASH
Environmental Politics in New Mexico Forest Communities, 1970–2000
By Kay Matthews

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The Culture Clash story begins in the 1970s in the village of Placitas, New Mexico at the north end of the Sandia Mountains, where author Kay Matthews built a house and began a family while involved in disputes with the Forest Service over forest management and with real estate developers bent on gentrification. It then moves to El Valle, a land grant village of 20 families at the base of the Pecos Wilderness, where she and her family moved in the early 1990s seeking a more rural life. Here, during the rest of that decade and into the 2000s, the small villages of el norte were engaged in battles on numerous fronts: protecting the integrity of traditional acequias; guaranteeing the rights of community-based foresters and ranchers to access public lands; addressing the long standing grievances of the loss of land grants; and maintaining the rural nature of communities through appropriate economic development. As a journalist documenting these struggles, and as a norteño living la lucha, Matthews weaves together a personal narrative and political analysis of a complex and dynamic rural New Mexico.

Kay Matthews is a freelance journalist and editor of La Jicarita, an online journal of environmental politics. She and her partner Mark Schiller started La Jicarita in 1996 as the print newspaper of a watershed watchdog group. The paper soon expanded to investigate environmental and social justice issues all over northern New Mexico. She lives on a farm in El Valle where she raised two children, grows fruit, vegetables, and pasture hay, and served as an acequia commissioner for many years.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-005-7
218 pp.,$22.95

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THE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of Original 1933 Edition
By John William Poe

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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Many years after the death of Billy the Kid, Deputy John William Poe, who was just outside the door when Sheriff Pat Garrett killed him, wrote out the whole story, which was published in a small edition. Later, in 1933, this first-hand account was offered to a larger public with an introduction by Maurice Garland Fulton, who lived for years among the scenes of Billy the Kid’s wild career.

While certain statements made in the book by Poe are controversial, his account is a valuable document for anyone interested in Billy the Kid. Sunstone Press is pleased to offer this complete reprint of the 1933 edition along with a new forward in its Southwest Heritage Series.

JOHN WILLIAM POE was born in 1850 and died in 1923. Early in his life he was impressed by the novels of Sir Walter Scott and developed a desire to seek adventures out West. After working as a farm hand, on a railroad construction crew, and a buffalo hunter, he wound his way into law enforcement and eventually became a deputy for Sheriff Pat Garrett. After the incident with Billy the Kid, Poe was elected sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, married, and after retiring as a lawman, settled in Roswell, New Mexico where he was a businessman until his death.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-532-4
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DECOYS
A Novel of Murder, Mystery, Love, Indiscretion and Hunting
By Kenneth Tetzel

An early morning, gruesome murder in California’s Central Valley leads a small town homicide unit back into a previous unsolved crime, dark behavior, distraction and a cast with dangerous secrets.

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An early morning assassination by an unknown sniper has a solitary witness, Beatrice. But she’s in shock and can’t identify the shadowy driver speeding away from the scene. Almost immediately, the small town homicide team springs into action led by Chris, a black detective. The murder rekindles a previous case—the mysterious death of an abused woman, Sarah Crosby. Sarah’s parents emerge as suspects, the mother willing to do anything to keep a past concealed and a father well trained in the art of shooting. Tom Ellis, an avid duck hunter also comes under suspicion as well as two young farm workers. Entering the picture is a devious reporter; risking her reputation to break the story. Set against a backdrop of marshes, orchards, and small rural towns in California’s San Joaquin Valley amid drought conditions, the struggle for survival exposes unrefined passions and a cast of characters evading an inevitable conflict, all acting as decoys to the two murders. (Includes Readers Guide)

Kenneth Tetzel was born in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from California State Hayward earning a degree in geography. He now lives in Livermore, California. Vivid memories growing up in the outdoors with his father and countless days in California’s backcountry, hunting and fly fishing, are the sole inspiration for this first novel.

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DEDICATED LIVES
Talks with Those Helping Others
By Michael Scofield

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This book honors the legions of people in the United States who are dedicating their lives to helping others. The representative thirteen in-depth talks with fourteen people you’re about to eavesdrop on took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The author has gotten to know many people who dedicate their lives to service and you’ll get to know them as well: Tony McCarty of Kitchen Angels, Deborah Tang of St. Elizabeth Shelter, foster-parents Diane Kell and Russel Stolins, geriatric psychiatrist Larry Lazarus, infant mental health specialist Jane Clarke, and eight others. These credits to the human race often involve their families in their work, and borrow evening and weekend hours to get it done. After finishing each chapter, we hope you’ll exclaim, “Thank you for doing what you’re doing!”

Yale University graduate Michael Scofield received his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2002. Sunstone Press has published two collections of his poetry, Whirling Backward into the World and Circus Americana. Acting Badly, the first novel in his Santa Fe trilogy, was followed by Making Crazy and Smut Busters. Sand and Other Flash Fiction followed, all from Sunstone Press.

“The Santa Feans you’ll get to know, and probably love, in Michael Scofield’s Dedicated Lives represent our city’s multicultural community of good neighbors reaching out to help others—because that’s very much what Santa Fe is all about.” —Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe

“We are blessed to be in this beautiful city of Santa Fe, with its quality of life and values, where so many people give so much of themselves. How privileged we are to spend time with some of them in Michael Scofield’s moving and important new book, Dedicated Lives. It will inspire you.” —Ali MacGraw

Website: http://DedicatedLives.com
Email: michael@scofieldonline.com

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-137-5
174 pp.,$18.95


DESIRE IN DEADWOOD
A Novel
By Lynn Eldridge

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Aces and eights, the dead man's hand. That thought shoots through Bolton River just before Wild Bill Hickok falls dead in the Number 10 Saloon. Then a bullet slams into Bolt and takes a toll. In 1876 Dakota Territory, Deadwood is the most devilish and delightful, wildest and wickedest town on the frontier. Tansy Wiley, with a cloudy past, is hiding behind the name Jigger Crown, and fears Bolton is tracking her. Jigger rescues the handsome stranger from the saloon next door as chaos erupts. There to capture her or not, Bolt wants this sexy adventuress. Afraid to run and afraid not to, Tansy decides to escape. A battle of wills ignites between the beloved barkeep and this mystery man in an isolated and violent Black Hills gulch. Longing and lust, tension and mistrust run rampant amidst a serial killer on the loose and a Texas rancher vowing to settle a score. The deck is stacked against Bolt and Tansy who fight to survive this town soaked in blood, whiskey and corruption.

Includes Historical Background and Readers Guide. Cover artwork by Nicholas Eldridge.

Lynn Eldridge is a former president of the West Virginia Chapter of Romance Writers of America and earned an honorable mention in their Golden Heart Contest. Lynn is the author of a series of historical and contemporary romance novels. She currently is the Director of Clinical Services and a licensed clinical therapist in an outpatient behavioral health facility in Charleston, West Virginia.

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DESPERADOS OF NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

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Desperados of frontier days in the United States command a certain amount of attraction. The frontier desperado was a rugged individualist stamped and marked not by environment but by circumstance. Some of the seventeen men in this book have been pushed off the pages of their day by Billy the Kid, Clay Allison and Dave Rudabaugh. But “badmen” they all were—some with colorful lives that more often than not came to abrupt and inglorious ends. So here they are, in addition to the three mentioned above: William Coe, Dick Brewer, Jim Greathouse, Tom Pickett, J. Joshua Webb, Porter Stogden, Rattlesnake Sam, Gus Mentzer, Baca of Socorro, Dick Rogers, Joe Fowler, Vicente Bilba, Black Jack Ketchum, and even David Crockett, according to F. Stanley. This new edition in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons, an excerpt from F. Stanley’s biography by Mary Jo Walker, and a tribute to F. Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse (also from the biography). Bibliography.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as a Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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DICHOS
Proverbs and Sayings From The Spanish
By Charles Aranda

English/Spanish. Proverbs and Sayings from the Spanish Including Rhymes, Riddles, Beliefs and a Bibliography

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Sayings and proverbs are priceless verbal traditions for all to share. And everyone has a favorite. They are unique because in a few words, a deeply serious message can be woven. It is impossible to read proverbs and sayings without learning something important, and perhaps feeling that each one was written especially for you. The proverbs and sayings in this book cause a glow that makes you want to return to them again and again. Also included are rhymes (chiquillados), riddles (adivinanzas), beliefs (creencias) and a bibliography. The Spanish/English text is set in dictionary format

for easy reading. A must for those interested in Spanish culture.

Charles Aranda was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico and, after serving as a Captain in the Korean War, attended Highlands University where he earned a Master’s Degree and was, for many years, an educator in New Mexico schools.

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5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-913270-47-9
32 pp.,$8.95

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DISTURBING ART LESSONS
A Memoir of Questionable Ideas and Equivocal Experiences
By Eli Levin

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Some art lessons can inspire. Others are useless or even harmful. Eli Levin has written an amusing recollection of his art-student years and subsequent development. We witness his struggles to overcome the clichés and bombast so prevalent in the art world from 1950 to 1990. From every lesson the author hopes to find something useful, even occasionally a moment of insight. In the form of an artist’s memoir, this book concentrates on the difficult question what can artists learn? It is a close study of the crises and breakthroughs that make up the lifetime effort of one particular artist to develop his personal vision.

Eli Levin is one of New Mexico’s best-known living, working artists. Starting his career in Santa Fe in 1964, he became recognized for his paintings of local night life. While returning often to his Social Realist roots, his work has also explored mythology, still life, landscape and the nude. The son of novelist Meyer Levin, he has written art reviews and taught art history. He hosts two artist’s gatherings, a model drawing group since 1969 and The Santa Fe Etching Club since 1980. Levin studied painting with Raphael Soyer, George Grosz and Robert Beverley Hale among others, and has Master’s degrees from Wisconsin University and St. John’s College. He is also the author of Santa Fe Bohemia, The Art Colony, 1964–1980, and Why I Hate Modern Art, both from Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-859-2
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DOUGLAS ATWILL PAINTINGS
By Douglas Atwill

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Douglas Atwill is a painter who lives in Santa Fe, painting the New Mexico landscape and gardens, often his own studio garden. His paintings are in collections coast to coast and he continues to have solo exhibits. Atwill’s observations accompany each illustration. His other books from Sunstone Press include: Why I Won’t Be Going to Lunch Anymore, The Galisteo Escarpment, Imperial Yellow, Creep Around the Corner, The Oyster Shell Driveway, Dinner in the Labyrinth, and Husband Memory Pickles.


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8 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-841-7
144 pp.,$22.95


EGON SCHIELE
New Edition
By Alessandra Comini

The short life and startling works of Expressionist artist Egon Schiele (1890–1918), are examined within the cultural context of early 20th-century Vienna.

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Egon Schiele was a meteor that flashed across the galaxy of Viennese art at the beginning of the last century. Although he lived only twenty-eight years—dying quite suddenly of influenza in 1918 just as World War I came to an end—he left a stunning pictorial oeuvre. Schiele's obsession with sexuality, his own and that of others, made him at once a voyeur and a participant in that sexual imperative which Freud was concurrently plumbing with such unsettling results. The disturbing revelations of Schiele's unmasking portraiture and of the new science of psychology disclosed a collective cultural anxiety during the last years of the crumbling Austrian empire. Schiele was disturbingly dualistic: his provocative explorations of erotica with their startlingly modern sensibilities do not prepare the viewer for the tenderness revealed in his lyrical landscapes and mostly unpeopled town scenes. These emit a haunting loneliness and are related to an obsession with pathos expressed in the artist’s melancholy allegories and existential portraits.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as The Fantastic Art of Vienna, Gustav Klimt, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Kollwitz Calamities, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

“The best book on the Viennese wunderkind so far and maybe forever.” —John Canaday, The New York Times

“Alessandra Comini brings a keen eye and passionate spirit of engagement to the art of Egon Schiele. Her original research and scholarly insights illuminate the work and life of this quintessential Austrian artist.” —Renée Price, Director, Neue Galerie New York, Museum for German and Austrian Art

On the Cover: Death and Maiden (Self-Portrait with Walli), 1915 K. 207, oil on canvas, Courtesy Österreichische Galerie, Vienna.

Website: http://www.alessandracomini.com
Email: acomini@smu.edu

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated, Color
ISBN: 978-1-63293-167-2
140 pp.,$26.95


EGON SCHIELE'S PORTRAITS
By Alessandra Comini

NEW EDITION

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Egon Schiele was a meteor that flashed across the galaxy of Viennese art at the beginning of the last century. Although he lived only twenty-eight years—dying quite suddenly of influenza in 1918 just as World War I came to an end—he left a stunning pictorial oeuvre. Schiele’s obsession with sexuality, his own and that of others, made him at once a voyeur and a participant in that sexual imperative which Freud was simultaneously plumbing with such unsettling results. The disturbing revelations of Schiele’s unmasking portraiture and of the new science of psychology disclosed a collective cultural anxiety during the last years of the crumbling Austrian empire. As a seer into the souls of his sitters, Schiele redefined portraiture in the age of Angst.

Alessandra Comini is University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, where she taught for thirty-one years after having served on the faculty at Columbia University for ten years. She is the author of eight books, one of which, Egon Schiele’s Portraits, was nominated for the National Book Award. The Republic of Austria extended her its Grand Decoration of Honor in 1990. This is her third book on the artist; she has also published Schiele in Prison, an extended essay and English translation of the 1912, makeshift diary Schiele kept during his twenty-four days in a provincial prison cell—a forgotten cell which she discovered and photographed in 1963. The cell is now part of a Schiele Museum in the village of Neulengbach. Her 2014 Megan Crespi mystery novel, Killing for Klimt, is followed by The Schiele Slaughters.

“The best book on the Viennese wunderkind so far and maybe forever.” —John Canaday in The New York Times Book Review

Website: http://www.alessandracomini.com

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8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-1-63293-199-3
568 pp.,$60.00

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8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-63293-012-5
568 pp.,$50.00


EL CASADOR (THE HUNTER)
A Novel
By Richard M. Lienau

It is Easter in the mountain village of San Blas in the territory of New Mexico shortly after the Mexican War. The secret auto-flagellant society of Penitentes is conducting its annual faux crucifixion ceremony. Six armed men, “gringos,” invade the village and the religious ceremony. The Cristo and an old man are killed, a young girl is raped, and the faux Christ’s young wife is kidnapped and violated. Quasi-outcast Severino, brother of the dead Cristo, who returns from scouting for the U.S. Army, alone, chases the outlaws and deals out revenge one by one.

Richard M. Lienau, with a background in electronics and computer technology, holds more than twenty U.S. Patents. He has written several novels, including Night Run, The Maltho-Rose Plot, Holy Ghost, The Truchas Light, Legacy of The Light and Gavilan, the last four from Sunstone Press, along with a number of screen plays, short stories and articles. He lives in San Miguel County, New Mexico.

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END OF THE TRAIL
A Novel of the Philippines in World War II
By Atilano Bernardo David

“...Many of you will return to your loved ones covered with glory. Many of you will not return.” —General Douglas MacArthur, July, 1941

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On April 3rd, 1942, the Japanese infantry staged a major offensive against Allied troops in Bataan in the Philippine Islands. The invasion was led by General Masaharu Homma, who had already forced General Douglas MacArthur’s troops from Lingayen. The Japanese began to fire every half hour, increasing in intensity each time, while the defenders crouched down in their foxholes. At the same time the Japanese 22nd Air Brigade started dropping more than sixty tons of bombs. Dive bombers flew low to strafe troops and trenches. USAFFE Artillery and telephone lines were neutralized. Bamboo thickets, banyan trees, sugar cane fields were set ablaze. Then, as the dust cleared on April 9th—the anniversary of the death of legendary Emperor Jimmu, the first ruler to sit on the Japanese imperial throne— General Edward King of the United States Army Forces of the Far East surrendered to General Homma and the infamous Bataan Death March began. In this novel war, an evil wind, rages over a beautiful planet Earth. Like a scythe, it claims all the young men in their teens and twenties. This is the story of five on their journey to the end of the trail in the Japanese invasion of the Philippines.

Atilano Bernardo David was born in Angeles in the Philippines. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas and then enlisted in the United States Armed Forces of the Far East during World War II. After the war, his various career activities included the founding of a fashion magazine and a home magazine and writing for advertising firms, newspapers and magazines. He was a Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America in Union, New Jersey, and he worked as an editorial cartoonist for The Freehold Transcript in Freehold, New Jersey. He also appeared in TV commercials and movies before retiring to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-173-3
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ETERNITY AT THE END OF A ROPE
Executions, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice in Texas, 1819–1923
By Clifford R. Caldwell and Ron DeLord

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Since 1819 over 3,000 souls found their personal “eternity at the end of a rope” in Texas. Some earned their way. Others were the victim of mistaken identity, or an act of vigilante justice. Deserved or not, when the hangman’s knot is pulled up tight and the black cap snugged down over your head it is too late to plead your case.

This remarkable story begins in 1819 with the first legal hanging in Texas. By 1835 accounts of lynching dotted the records. Although by 1923 legal execution by hanging was discontinued in favor of the electric chair, vigilante justice remained a favorite pastime for some. The accounts of violence are numbing. The cultural and racial implications are profound, and offer a far more accurate, unbiased insight into the tally of African-American and Hispanic victims of mob violence in the Lone Star State than has ever been presented. Many of these deeds were nothing short of morbid theater, worthy of another era.

This book is backed up by years of research and thousands of primary source documents. Includes Index and Bibliography.

Clifford R. Caldwell is recognized as an accomplished historian, author and researcher on the American West. He is an expert in period firearms, and has conducted extensive research on the Texas cattle trails, trail drivers and cattle kings. Cliff is the author of a dozen non-fiction history books, and volunteers some of his time doing research for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas.

Ron DeLord served as a patrol officer and detective from 1969 to 1977. In 1977, he was one of the founders of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) and was elected its first president. After thirty years as president, he is currently serving as special counsel. Ron is a licensed Texas attorney and is a nationally recognized police labor official, lecturer, and seminar leader. He is the author of numerous works on labor law as well as Texas history.


Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-089-7
668 pp.,$60.00

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7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-088-0
668 pp.,$40.00

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-437-5
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EVERYONE NEEDS AN EDITOR
A Memoir
By Larry McCoy

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Rude, raucous and often funny in a newsroom, Larry McCoy has stuck to that winning combination in this memoir covering his life from an inexperienced writer at UPI to news director at CBS Radio to a retired journalist who is as appalled as non-journalists by what many news organizations consider news these days. Too old to be hired again now, he pokes fun at former employers and many of their products and practices. He denounces performance reviews, the U.S. media’s obsession with the British royal family, broadcasters who talk down to their audience, journalists who make up stories, know-nothing bosses, and a universe where virtually everyone feels the need to tweet. Never comfortable swimming with the tide, McCoy says the best journalist he ever met didn’t even finish high school and that newswomen may ask better questions than newsmen. As a public service to workers in all professions, he provides guidelines on how to write a smart, snappy note to your boss and, if that doesn’t do the trick, to your boss’s boss. But he has kind words for writers, producers, overseas stringers, desk assistants, technicians and, yes, even a few anchors.

Larry McCoy was a writer, editor, and producer at UPI, ABC, CBS and Radio Free Europe. While a manager at CBS, the radio newsroom won two treasured Peabody Awards. He wrote or edited copy for some of the biggest names in broadcasting, including Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Ed Bradley, Charles Osgood, Dallas Townsend, Douglas Edwards, Christopher Glenn and Ted Koppel and has a story or two about each of them. McCoy grew up in Indiana and lives on Long Island, New York with his wife, Irene, also a writer. More than half a century ago, a radio station owner told him, “Sarcasm doesn’t go in a small market.” He’s still trying to prove her wrong.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-041-5
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THE FABULOUS FRONTIER, 1846-1912
Facsimile of the Original 1962 Edition
By William A. Keleher

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Recapturing the atmosphere of Territorial days, this 1962 extensively annotated edition of a Southwestern classic focuses on southeastern New Mexico, where "murder was a common offense" and stagecoach robberies were "nothing to get excited about." The delineation of this last, lively frontier begins in 1846 and ends in 1912 with New Mexico statehood.

Here are the deeds, lives and legends of the colorful men who figure in New Mexico history. The lucky ones: John J. Baxter who struck it rich at White Oaks, Tom Wilson and Uncle Jack Winters of the Homestake claim, Jack Martin who brought water to the Jornada del Muerto and started the desperate struggle among stockmen culminating in the Lincoln County War, and the cattle king John S. Chisum. The land grabbers: Charles B. Eddy, accused of acquiring a county through coercion; the Denman gang dedicated to frightening settlers from their hereditary holdings; and Tom Catron, political boss and land-office man who owned more than a county. Writing men: Washington Matthews, Territorial army surgeon who told about the Navajo; Hubert Bancroft, prolific historian; Adolph Bandelier, pioneer anthropologist; Charles Lummis, the journalist who publicized life in the Territory through travel books; and Lew Wallace, Territorial governor who wrote "Ben Hur." The frontier newsmen: "Ash" Upson, chronicler of Billy the Kid; Major Bill Caffrey of White Oaks' "Lincoln County Leader"; Emerson Hough who mined his Western experiences for many a yarn; and Eugene Manlove Rhodes, beloved cowboy of the big circulation magazines.

New appraisal is given Albert B. Fall, who with Doheny, another old timer, figured in the Teapot Dome affair. Not neglected are such celebrated frontiersmen as Patrick Garrett, nemesis of Billy the Kid, and Albert J. Fountain, who, with his little son, a buckboard and high-stepping team, disappeared from the face of the earth. All these and many more live again in accurate eye-witness accounts that make this a prime source book on the old West.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. He is also the author of "Turmoil in New Mexico," "Violence in Lincoln County," "Maxwell Land Grant," and "Memoirs," all from Sunstone Press.

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THE FAMILY AT SERPIENTE
First in The Serpent Trilogy
By Raymond Tolman

This first volume in The Serpent Trilogy follows Penny Anderson on her journey from East Tennessee to New Mexico to find mystery, adventure and an unusual family.

In this first volume in The Serpent Trilogy, Penny Anderson, a high school junior, escapes an untenable home situation and flees across the country to join her Uncle and Aunt in Serpiente, New Mexico. The Navajo Hidalgo, a detective, tries to warn Penny of the dangers of Serpiente but she persists and in the end wins the confidence and hearts of a unique family. Together they uncover the mysterious creatures that have, throughout history, enjoyed vexing and manipulating humans to evolve into warring creatures for their own evil reasons. Using the tools of science and Indian folklore, the detectives discover the secret to making peace with the serpents. Unfortunately, antiquity thieves discover and attack the serpents, sparking a war. The family conducts historical research that reveals the ultimate goals and truth about the serpents.

Raymond Tolman grew up in the multicultural South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his Master's degree from the University of New Mexico and taught high school and college Science until his retirement. Moving to East Tennessee for family reasons, he built his own home while spending time working for SRA-McGraw-Hill during textbook adoptions. His retirement has afforded him time to paint southwestern art and pursue writing, his lifelong passions.

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THE FANTASTIC ART OF VIENNA
Great and Timeless Paintings from a Realm of Laughter and Light, of Brooding and Darkness
By Alessandra Comini

“Comini is one of the most compellingly readable art historians writing today.” —Publishers Weekly

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Art, music, literature, and science in Vienna at the turn of the last century presented a series of wrenching dualities: reality and illusion, sexuality and death, the external world and the internal self. Celebrated art historian Alessandra Comini explores in a lively, authoritative text the demonic origins of the 1000-year-old Habsburg Empire, easternmost outpost of Christendom against the dreaded Ottoman Turks. Escape from death encouraged a flight from reality and a predilection for the fantastic. Strauss waltzes inspired a collective escapism while a conquering Napoleon entered the city—twice. Vienna’s fantastic heritage inspired composer Arnold Schönberg, author Hugo von Hofmannsthal, physician Sigmund Freud, and invigorated the work of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Anton Romako, Gustav Klimt, Alfred Kubin, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and the Fantastic Realism of Arnulf Rainer and Friedrich Hundertwasser.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, and The Kollwitz Calamities, all published by Sunstone Press.

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A FESTIVAL OF BIRDS
Poems
By James McGrath

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A Festival of Birds is a flock of poems for lovers and wanderers. McGrath’s poems reveal his encounters with the unique and universal cultures of Japan and Okinawa, where he lived for twelve years. This is poetry for those of us who have strayed into a traditional culture to find ourselves in love and dancing in the shadows and light discovering who we are.

James McGrath, poet, visual artist and teacher, is known for his narrative poetry in the KAET/PBS American Indian Artist Series in the 1970s. He was poet-artist-in-residence with the United States Information Service, Arts America in Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of the Congo in the 1990s and his 50 year retrospective as artist was held at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco in 2002. McGrath is the author of many poetry collections from Sunstone Press. He lives in La Cieneguilla, Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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THE FIRST CONQUISTADOR
A Novel
By Robert L. Foster

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In the early 1500s, twenty-four year old Spanish Captain Luis Escudero is already a legend in Spain’s professional army, living and fighting in her battles, gambling his life on the slim chance that one day he’ll have enough money to travel to that strange new world Christopher Columbus discovered just twenty five years ago. There he will build a ranch, leave the army and live in peace. Destiny takes a hand and Luis’ gamble might just pay off if he can stay alive long enough. King Carlos offers him command of a top secret expedition with orders to explore Mexico’s Aztec empire and determine whether wild rumors of vast piles of gold and silver are true or just wild delusions of drunken sailors. Spain needs a quick infusion of gold to stave off a financial crisis. “No European has ever set foot in that barbaric empire and crawled back to civilization alive,” King Carlos tells Luis. “It’ll be an enormous challenge. You’ll be outnumbered thousands to one—but if you and your men somehow manage to survive, return and verify there is gold, I’ll dispatch Hernando Cortez and his conquistadors to seize it and ship it back to Spain!” Captain Luis Escudero and his battle hardened mercenaries, the first Europeans to enter Mexico, set sail for the Aztec empire and this strange, mysterious adventure begins. Will the Aztecs allow foreign invaders to peacefully explore their historic land? Not if the Aztec army commander has anything to say about it.

Robert L. Foster is a member of Western Writers of America and has written many western articles for national magazines. He is a retired college professor and also the author of The Mutilators from Sunstone Press.

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A FLASH IN TIME
By Michael K. Shay

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Forced to go on a hiking trip with his Uncle Jack, fourteen-year-old Zach Walker heads to the desert near Bluff, Utah to search for an ancient staircase—the same one Zach’s father was looking for when he disappeared three years before. Once in the backcountry, Zach discovers prehistoric ruins, mysterious rock art, and a one-way portal to the past. When he steps through the portal, he finds himself trapped in the land of the Ancestral Puebloans—a place hit hard by severe drought and conflict. Zach soon runs out of food and water, but a native girl named Aqua rescues him and takes him to her village where her family adopts him. But the canyons are full of warfare and Zach wants to go home, despite his growing attachment to Aqua and her family. The problem is, nobody in Aqua’s village seems to know the way back to the twenty-first century. Will Zach spend the rest of his life in a land eight hundred years before his time? How will he ever find his way back to family and friends in Portland, Oregon?

Michael Shay is a former elementary and middle school educator. He travels extensively in the Southwest—hiking, studying archaeology, and learning about the people who came before us. Michael’s favorite places to hike are the canyons near Bluff, Utah, where this story takes place. There, if you listen carefully while walking on canyon rims, you may hear the voices of the Old Ones or songs from their wooden flutes still lingering in the bone-dry air.

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THE FOOD OF LOVE AND OTHER TALES OF LOVERS, DREAMERS AND SCHEMERS
By Melvyn Chase

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Love: Tender. Spiritual. Lustful. Liberating. Suffocating. A different truth, a different quest for each of these lovers, dreamers and schemers. Katherine McKenzie, a young woman living in Boston in 1918, yearns for love but is afraid of it. When tragedy sets her adrift, she returns to her rural Kansas roots where she rediscovers her past and confronts her fears. In a second story, a lonely and discouraged man finds new hope in the mystical message of an inspired dreamer who reached for the heavens. Is music truly the food of love? A pair of cautionary tales warns that no matter how sweet the song, one must always ask, “Who is the singer?” The dark side of love lurks here too—in those who love only themselves and pay the price for their wicked dreams. And there is a bittersweet tale of love remembered on the threshold of death. The final pages, sadder still, speak of love forgotten when remembrance of things past has faded. These are eternal tales of Love—its many faces, its many meanings. Includes Readers Guide

After a thirty-five-year career in public relations, Melvyn Chase retired and began to write fiction. In 2005, Sunstone Press published his first collection of short stories, The Terminal Project and Other Voyages of Discovery, a finalist in the 2007 New Mexico Book Awards. In 2008, Sunstone published his first novel, The Wingthorn Rose, and in 2012, his second novel, September Songs. Chase was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a B.A. in English Literature at Brooklyn College and an M.A. at New York University. He and his wife, a retired editor and publicist, live in suburban Connecticut, only a short drive from their son and daughter and four grandchildren.

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FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS
A Home Cook's Road To Success
By Betty Ann Litvak, CCP

“Betty Ann has literally spent a lifetime sharing the joy of great food, and now she makes these treasured recipes available to everyone.” You are going to love this book!” —Shirley O. Corriher, Author of "Cookwise" and "Bakewise"

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Noted cooking teacher, culinary expert and lifelong food enthusiast Betty Ann Litvak shares her secrets for success in this engaging and informative cookbook that reflects her years of cooking lore. Filled with outstanding recipes and entertaining stories, from all parts of America to international treasures, this is the go-to book, whether you are making a weekday meal for your family, or creating an impressive feast for entertaining. Betty Ann’s experience in the kitchen shines throughout the book, and her infectious passion for cooking includes many Cook’s Tips to help advise, instruct and entertain her readers. Recipient of The Culinary Trust’s Julia Child Scholarship for Independent Study in France, and a Certified Culinary Professional, Betty Ann Litvak is the teacher you want to lead you to new heights in the kitchen!

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FROM THE PASS TO THE PUEBLOS
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
By George D. Torok, PhD

A History and Guide to Sites along El Camino Real National Historic Trail.

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El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior, was a 1,600-mile braid of trails that led from Mexico City, in the center of New Spain, to the provincial capital of New Mexico on the edge of the empire’s northern frontier. The Royal Road served as a lifeline for the colonial system from its founding in 1598 until the last days of Spanish rule in the 1810s. Throughout the Mexican and American Territorial periods, the Camino Real expanded, becoming part of a larger continental and international transportation system and, until the trail was replaced by railroads in the late nineteenth century, functioned as the main pathway for conquest, migration, settlement, commerce, and culture in today’s American Southwest. More than 400 miles of the original trail lie within the United States today, and stretch from present-day San Elizario, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This segment comprises El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. It was added to the United States National Trail System in 2000 and is still in use today.

This book guides the reader along the trail with histories and overviews of places in New Mexico, West Texas and the Ciudad Juárez area. It includes a broad overview of the trail’s history from 1598 until the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s, and describes the communities, landscape, archaeology, architecture, and public interpretation of this historic transportation corridor.

George D. Torok completed a PhD in history at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991, and is a history professor at El Paso Community College. Since 1999, he has worked with the United States National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and countless regional agencies and associations to organize events, develop interpretive sites, and promote a greater public awareness of El Camino Real. In 2003, he served as the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association’s first president. He has written numerous articles and a guidebook to historic Appalachian mining towns.


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FRONTIER STORIES
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Frontier stories of the Old West from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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Between 1850 and 1912, the year New Mexico was granted statehood, the Territory of New Mexico was a wild and dangerous place. Homesteaders, cowboys, ranchers, sheepherders, buffalo hunters, prospectors, treasure hunters and railroad men pushing the borders of the western frontier met with resistance from man and animal alike. Native Americans, who had lived on the land defending their boundaries and way of life for centuries, reacted to the wave of outsiders in various ways. The agrarian Pueblo peoples along the Rio Grande largely kept to themselves. Apache, Navajo and Ute tribes sometimes attempted to co-exist with the newcomers but most often they fought against encroachment. Anglo and Mexican outlaws ran roughshod across the frontier and there was no shortage of bears, wolves, mountain lions, blizzards and bad water to unsettle the newcomers. This collection of frontier stories vividly illustrates the range of struggles, triumphs and catastrophes faced by settlers who hoped to tame the land and inhabitants of Territorial New Mexico.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called Work Projects Administration) recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. These original documents, published here as a story collection for the first time, reflect the conditions of the New Mexico Territory as played out in dynamic clashes between individuals and groups competing for control of the land and resources.

Frontier Stories, the second in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book Series, features informative background and historic photographs. Forthcoming books in the series include collections on mining and buried treasure, Hispano folk life, and cattle trails and ranching.

Ann Lacy, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has been an Artist-in-Residence in the New Mexico Artists-in-the-Schools Program and a studio artist exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. She has worked as a researcher and writer for Project Crossroads, specializing in New Mexico history and culture, since 1987. She received a City of Santa Fe 2000 Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, is a poet and writer who has worked for two decades as a writer/researcher for Project Crossroads. Her publications include Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 15 and Point of No Return. How Shadows Are Bundled is her latest collection of poems.

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GAVILÁN
A Novel
By R. M. Lienau

Jesse Landry, son of a murdered Santa Fe store owner, and his friend, Army Lieutenant. Harold Beckner, uncover and thwart an armed plot to subvert the Territory of New Mexico into the Republic of Texas.

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Middle-aged Evan Landry is murdered in his Santa Fe mercantile. His twenty-something “coyote” son, Jesse, shoots and kills the murderer in self-defense, but the sheriff thinks otherwise. Fleeing the city, Jesse links up with sympathetic friends and holes up with his father's wealthy business partner, Don Nerio de Noriega, in Albuquerque. His friend, Lieutenant Harold Beckner, in the Territory of New Mexico on a secret mission from the War Department, follows. Beckner and the Army are searching for an illicit arms cache, which they had traced to Albuquerque. The smuggled arms, intended for an insurrection, are discovered, as are the plotters. Are they connected to the murder and will they meet their fate? Is Jesse cleared? And what is a Texas Ranger doing in Albuquerque?

Richard M. Lienau, with a background in electronics and computer technology, holds more than twenty U.S. Patents. He has written several novels, including Night Run, The Maltho-Rose Plot, Holy Ghost, The Truchas Light, and Legacy of the Light, the last three from Sunstone Press, along with a number of screen plays, short stories and articles. He lives in San Miguel County, New Mexico.

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, A PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP, PART I
Walking the Sun Prairie Land
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

"Thoroughly researched and referenced, the book includes anecdotes and excerpts from letters as well as black & white photos of the artist and colleagues, and line-drawn maps." BOOK NEWS

Not "...some stuffy academic tome that seeks to uncover secrets about the artist, it's a loving book written by O'Keeffe's friend, Nancy Reily" SANTA FE REPORTER

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The time is 1887. From any window in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sun Prairie, Wisconsin birthplace home she only saw the Wisconsin prairie with its traces of roads veering around the flat marshlands and a vast sky that lifted her soul. At twelve years of age Georgia had a defining moment when she declared, “I want to be an artist.” Years later from her east-facing window in Canyon, Texas she observed the Texas Panhandle sky with its focus points on the plains and a great canyon of earth history colors streaking across the flat land.

Georgia’s love of the vast, colorful prairie, plains and sky again gave definition to her life when she discovered Ghost Ranch north of Abiquiu, New Mexico. She fell prey to its charms which were not long removed from the echoes of the “Wild West.”

These views of prairie, plains and sky became Georgia’s muses as she embarked on her step-by-step path with her role models--Alon Bement, Arthur Jerome Dow and Wassily Kandinsky.

In this two-part biography of which this is Part 1 coverying the period 1887-1945, Nancy Hopkins Reily “walks the Sun Prairie Land,” as if in Georgia’s day as a prologue to her family’s friendship with Georgia in the 1940s and 1950s. Reily chronicles Georgia’s defining days within the arenas of landscape, culture, people and the history surrounding each, a discourse level that Georgia would easily recognize.

NANCY HOPKINS REILY was a classic outdoor color portraitist for more than twenty years and has taught portrait workshops at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas where she had a one-woman show of her portraits. Her advance studies included an invitational workshop with Ansel Adams. Reily graduated from Southern Methodist University and lives in Lufkin, Texas. She is also the author of “Classic Outdoor Color Portraits” and “Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos,” both from Sunstone Press.

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, A PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP, PART II
Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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The time is 1946. From Georgia O’Keeffe’s old hacienda sitting on a bluff in Abiquiu, New Mexico, she could see my aunt and uncle, Helen and Winfield Morten’s property across the Chama River. Georgia had begun the restoration of her property. The Mortens, in the final stages of purchasing land along the Chama River, had recently completed their restoration of another old hacienda they called Rancho de Abiquiu.

As one of few Anglos in the Chama River valley, Georgia ventured over to Rancho de Abiquiu to introduce herself and a private friendship resulted with the Mortens and their family. In this close family circle, Georgia revealed herself and proved that beneath her bare face there was more to her than just an artist of legendary proportions.

Nancy Hopkins Reily spent many of her childhood days walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land. She explored the canyons, the White Place, Echo Amphitheater, the mountains, and the Chama River by walking the trails worn by earlier moccasined feet. In a seamless, clear, and straightforward narrative of excerpts from their lives, Reily presents Georgia in a time-window of her age. The book features Reily’s youthful experiences, letters from Georgia, glimpses of the family’s memorabilia and photographic snapshots—all gracefully woven into the forces of the contemporaneous scene that shaped their friendship. In addition, there are insights into the land’s beauty, times, culture, history and the people who surrounded Georgia, as well as many minute details that should be remembered and which are often overlooked by others when they speak of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Nancy Hopkins Reily was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Mississippi, for one year. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Retail Merchandising. Since childhood she has divided her time between Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. At a young age, the colorful New Mexico landscape captured her heart and gave her a sense of place. She continues to enjoy its beauty. Reily makes her home in Lufkin, Texas.

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GHOST TEARS
A Novel
By Helen Lamberton Gates

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First time visitors to the American West, Delia Hager Duval and her French husband, Jean-Paul, accept an offer of an old Santa Fe adobe house for the Christmas holidays. But something is terribly wrong. Previous tenants have fled and their house is said to be haunted. Then a malevolent stranger invades and a teenage girl is murdered, turning dark and evil tales into reality. Caught in a web of suspicion, murder and terror, can they unravel the mystery before further tragedy occurs? Includes Readers Guide.

Helen Lamberton Gates, a born storyteller, offers readers a thrilling mystery set in the rich traditions and natural beauty of New Mexico, where the real and the surreal have mingled together for centuries and contemporary crime reaches international proportions. Born in Washington, DC, Helen Lamberton Gates graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied with Joseph Campbell, and went on to earn a degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She later discovered New Mexico, and was captivated by its natural beauty, cultural diversity and artistic energy. Her writing reflects her fascination with myth, psychology and art. She and her husband, William, live in Santa Fe where their children grew up.

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GOATS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of goats, their merits and characteristics of the major breeds and why they are valuable to us.

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Here, in a comprehensive, practical, and extremely readable volume, an author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of goats—the countries from which they came originally, the merits and characteristics of the major breeds, the reasons why they are especially valuable to us, and the methods of raising them for pets or for profit. He describes the most scientific way to house, feed, and care for either a herd of goats or for a single goat.

In addition to practical information on raising goats, Mr. Bronson gives fascinating background material about them and their place in history. The reader discovers, for instance, that traces of some of the early legends and superstitions about goats are still to be found in our language today. From Pan, the half-goat god of the ancient Greeks who had the mischievous habit of startling travelers in lonely places, comes our word “panic.” Then we learn that in pagan times communities would confess their sins annually to a goat, which was later allowed to escape to the wilderness, supposedly taking the sins with it; hence our word “scapegoat.”

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Horns and Antlers, The Chisel-Tooth Tribe, and Turtles, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by detailed drawings on nearly every page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-774-8
64 pp.,$16.95


THE GODDESS OF WAR
A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West
By Dennis McCown

Four biographies in one: John Wesley Hardin, Helen Beulah Mrose, Martin Mrose, and Laura Jennings—all figures in the American Wild West.

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John Wesley Hardin is the most famous gunfighter of the American Wild West. The subject of conversations from the Mexican border to the rowdy saloons of Kansas, he was the greatest celebrity of the age. He wrote an autobiography, but he only told what he wanted known, and few have researched beyond that. Today, Hardin is an enigma. Part of the mystery is his disastrous relationship with Helen Beulah Mrose, yet she has not been researched at all.

Until now.

Helen Beulah’s story is the final piece of the vast jigsaw of Hardin’s life and legend. Author Dennis McCown has delved into the mystery of Helen Beulah. Researching from Florida to California and north to faraway Alaska, McCown has uncovered one of the great tragedies of the Wild West. He developed this into the story of those around John Wesley Hardin.

In the end, this is a woman’s story, not a gunfighter’s, and it’s also four biographies. Hardin’s story is told, but so is Helen Mrose’s. Martin Mrose and Laura Jennings are little known today, but their lives are integral to the mystery. Written for a general audience, the story includes footnotes for those interested in knowing more, footnotes historian Leon Metz called “the best I’ve ever seen.”

Dennis McCown was born and raised in Wyoming and is proud of his “cowboy” heritage. Though he has traveled widely, he always comes back to his roots. After hearing references to Helen Beulah Mrose, McCown spent sixteen years researching her story. A member of the Wild West History Association (WWHA), McCown is a former member of the National Outlaw-Lawman Association (NOLA) and the Western Outlaw-Lawman Association (WOLA), which merged to form the WWHA. McCown is also a member of SASS, the Single-Action Shooting Society. Today McCown is a college instructor in Texas.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-086-6
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GOLDEN ARMS, AKA TEST PILOTS
Six Years that Changed Aerial Warfare
By Michael Williams with Lance Grace

Photographs by Michael Williams

From 1989 to 1995, a small group of individuals with unique skill sets came together to support air-to-air/air-to-ground weapons testing over the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. Unwilling to maintain the status quo, they came up with innovative solutions to support test missions and became the best at what they did. One of the squadron’s pilots used to say, “We do it, because we can, and we did, because it was fun.” What an adventure to fly and do what others could only speculate about. With little notoriety, we helped advance stealth, global positioning systems (GPS), and missile technologies, while developing our own capabilities that no one thought possible. Instead of saying “why,” we said “why not,” and never settled for ordinary, but extraordinary. In time, our reputation grew as an organization that could always deliver. It was not rare for a project to come in and say, “Your reputation has preceded you, so don’t screw up.” They only wanted the same support they heard other groups had received before. This book is a pictorial history of that journey, by the actual people who participated, and preserved for you to appreciate and enjoy.

Michael Williams served fourteen years of a twenty-six year Air Force career as an aerial photographer, of which eleven were spent supporting Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) programs over military test ranges in Utah and New Mexico. As one of five Air Force flight test photographers documenting Department of Defense (DoD) inflight weapon systems tests from 1989 to 1995, he developed new techniques and technologies to capture data more efficiently, and helped advance our nation’s air power for today and tomorrow.

Lance Grace spent half of his twenty year Air Force career in the Flight Test arena. Being one of the first test pilots to fly and develop F-15 Strike Eagles at Edwards AFB, he brought a synergistic philosophy to Holloman AFB, where he became the youngest commander of an active Air Force flying squadron. Having little backing, Lance created a self-sustaining mission for the 586th Flight Test Squadron that continues to this day, including all operational and maintenance support for DoD missions staging out of Holloman for tests conducted over the White Sands Missile Range.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-161-0
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THE GRANT THAT MAXWELL BOUGHT
Facsimile of Number 225 of the Original 1952 Edition
By F. Stanley

The History of the Maxwell Land Grant in New Mexico and Colorado. Includes bibliography.

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The Maxwell Land Grant was an immense parcel of land in New Mexico and Colorado with a history that began when the area was a colony of Spain and ended only in the twentieth century. In this volume, published originally in an edition of 250 numbered and signed copies, F. Stanly (pseudo. Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola) takes on the task of telling the complex story.

In his foreword, Stanley says: “Look in vain for another section of land in the nation that produced so much comment from the press or absorbed the attention of the entire world. Because of this bit of land a Supreme Court Justice almost lost his life; a president of the United States wanted to horse-whip a man; a minister was looked upon as a killer; a cattle man became a killer; vigilantes rode into the night burning and killing; and the Anti-Grant War was waged in two states taking more lives than the Lincoln County War that brought Billy the Kid his fame.”

Stanley has been faulted for his scholarship and for stylistic flaws that are probably reflections of the speed it took him to publish the amazing number of books and pamphlets he produced. His narrative is chatty and anecdotal, with few of the accoutrements of establishment history. Still, he has mined newspapers, trial transcripts, and a variety of documents to produce a broad account of the area. He includes chapters on ghost towns as well as “living” towns, the railroads, Indians on the grant, and a full chapter on Clay Allison, whom Stanly regarded as a more interesting character than Billy the Kid. The original edition is probably the scarcest of Stanley’s books.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocation as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-652-9
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THE GRASSHOPPER BOOK
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A detailed description and explanation of grasshoppers and their relations for young readers.

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The author introduces his fascinating book about grasshoppers and their relations by pointing out the error of Aesop’s fable which compares the grasshopper unfavorably to the ant. “Actually,” he says, “the grasshopper is no more a ner’er-do-well than the ant; it simply does the things it has to for a happy and successful life.” He then shows how grasshoppers and the other related insects—crickets, katydids, etc.—are equipped for life and how they act from birth to death. Particularly interesting are in the incidents and examples that were drawn from the author’s observation of his own collection of grasshoppers, crickets and katydids that he kept in cages. As in Sunstone’s other books by Wilfrid Bronson, the text in this book for young readers is in large, clear type, and there are many illustrations on each page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-690-1
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THE GREAT AMERICAN TURQUOISE RUSH: 1890–1910
By Philip Chambless and Mike Ryan

The story of the largest organized effort to mine turquoise in U.S. history.

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The Great American Turquoise Rush was the period of the largest concerted effort to mine, process and market turquoise in the history of the United States. It started when traditional markets for the clear sky blue Persian turquoise closed and the east coast jewelers, who controlled the jewelry trade in the United States, were forced from necessity to reappraise the quality of turquoise from the southwest. The efforts to control this new market were begun in New Mexico but would expand into other states. This is the true story of that time, largely forgotten or remembered only from oral tradition.

Philip Chambless has lived in the mountains outside Grants, New Mexico since the 1970s and is a full time turquoise prospector, lapidary and jewelry designer. He has researched this period of the history of turquoise for more than twenty years.

Mike Ryan retired from a thirty-year career as a financial advisor, author and teacher in 2011 and reawakened a passion for turquoise first begun in the 1970s. He is the author of Asset Allocation and the Investment Management Process and The Colors of Money: Finding Balance, Harmony and Fulfillment with Money.

On the cover: Original equipment and turquoise from the Cerrillos Tiffany mine. Studio Seven Productions/Douglas Magnus.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-166-5
244 pp.,$40.00

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-165-8
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GROWING UP AND LOOKING OUT
My Life From Laguna Pueblo to Albuquerque
By Katherine Augustine

The story of Laguna Pueblo native Katherine Augustine in her own words, as well as a collection of stories she learned as a child and personal observations of Pueblo feast days and public ceremonies.

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Katherine Augustine is an extraordinary person. This book tells Katherine’s story in her own words. It is drawn entirely from a selection of her writings in various publications, complete copies of which are available in archives in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The book is in two parts. The first, “My Life From Laguna Pueblo to Albuquerque” is Katherine’s autobiography from her childhood to the start of her nursing career. The second, “Tales My Grandmother Told Me and Being Laguna,” is a collection of Laguna Pueblo stories she learned as a child and personal observations of feast days and public ceremonies. For over thirty years she wrote stories about her life and observations of growing up at Laguna Pueblo, along with articles on current events, for several publications; these included the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center newsletter Pueblo Horizons, a column for the now defunct evening newspaper the Albuquerque Tribune, articles for the Albuquerque Laguna Colony Newsletter, and Round the Roundhouse, the New Mexico State Employees newsletter. Photographs in the first section are from Katherine’s family album, while images illustrating stories from Laguna Pueblo are derived from photographs of prehistoric art in the collection of Paul R. Secord.

Katherine Augustine grew up on the Laguna Indian Reservation in New Mexico in the 1930s and was raised by a beloved grandmother. In the 1940s she lived in a boxcar in Gallup, New Mexio with her parents and five siblings. Her father worked for the railroad and during a summer vacation from the Albuquerque Indian Boarding School she worked as a Harvey Girl. Following graduation from high school she went to nursing school in Ganado, Arizona, became a registered nurse, and had a long career as a nurse in Albuquerque. She has won numerous service awards, served on numerous community boards, and has been and is a volunteer for a variety of community organizations.

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THE GUADALUPE HISTORIC FOUNDATION
How a Secular, Non-profit Organization Saved Santa Fe’s Most Religious Site
By Kay Lockridge

A history of the Guadalupe Historic Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico and how they restored and preserved the Santuario de Guadalupe built in the 18th century in Santa Fe.

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The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe envisioned by a peasant in 16th century Mexico has been told over and over throughout the ensuring centuries, as has that of the Santuario de Guadalupe built in 18th century Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Franciscan friars who accompanied the Spanish Colonial colonists on the Camino Real (Road of the Royals) from Mexico to Santa Fe, bringing with them their Roman Catholic faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. While the Santuario was not the first shrine to Our Lady in what became the United States, it is the oldest, still-used such structure in this nation. Yet, by the middle of the 20th century, the Santuario was in such disrepair that the parish considered demolishing it and paving over the site for a parking lot. Some said only a miracle could save it. This book goes behind the scenes and tells—for the first time—how a small, dedicated group of volunteers formed a secular, non-profit foundation in 1975 and proceeded to save the Santuario for generations to come. Over the next 30 years, these people, and hundreds more, gave their time, money and efforts to accomplish this miracle.

Journalist Kay Lockridge has covered breaking news, both locally and nationally, since she was a teenager. Newspapers, magazines and The Associated Press have carried her byline for the past fifty years. What began as an independent investigative effort in 2015 developed into this book.


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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-158-0
88 pp.,$18.95


GUSTAV KLIMT
New Edition
By Alessandra Comini

An examination of the decorative symbolism of Viennese painter Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) in his portraits, allegories, and landscapes and their relationship to the sexual imperative addressed by Sigmund Freud.

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Austria’s most influential and revered artist at the beginning of the last century was Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). Master of three genres—allegory, portraiture, and landscape—his alluring imagery, decorative colors, and sinuous line seduce the eye and stir the mind. His landscapes are studded with opulent symbols of regeneration and fecundity, while his philosophical allegories enact and question the eternal recurrence of life and death. During an age of lingering societal repression, Klimt’s riveting, sumptuous portraits of society women delivered an unmistakable and urgent message of sensuality. In this landmark study of Klimt and the cultural climate of imperial Vienna, Comini discusses the “reverse” parallel between Freud’s revelation of the supposed erotic content of dream symbols and Klimt’s obscuring of the manifest content—the sexual imperative—through cumulative and symbolic ornament. Her text brings a startling new dimension to the compelling art of a very private man.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as The Fantastic Art of Vienna, Egon Schiele, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Kollwitz Calamities, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

“…valuable for scholars and Klimt lovers alike and an essential item for museums and libraries.” —Dr. Felizitas Schreier, President, Verein Gedenkstätte Gustav Klimt, Vienna

“Highly readable, impeccable in its scholarship, and pioneering in its interpretations, Alessandra Comini’s Gustav Klimt has been an invaluable introduction to the Austrian artist for years. More than any other author, Comini has shaped our perception of Klimt and his place in Vienna’s cultural life around 1900.” —Reinhold Heller, Professor of Art History and of Germanic Studies emeritus, The University of Chicago

“Art historian Alessandra Comini brings great scholarly passion and imaginative sympathy to her work on Gustav Klimt and the Viennese culture that formed him. Her groundbreaking research has illuminated the life and work of some of the twentieth century's most compelling artists as well as composers.” —Renée Price, Director, Neue Galerie New York, Museum for German and Austrian Art

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8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-168-9
132 pp.,$26.95


HARVEST THE RAIN
How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource
By Nate Downey

“'Harvest the Rain' is the book I have been waiting for: a detailed ‘how to’ for people and communities wanting to take a major step in saving the world's water written by a passionate water-conservation advocate. Let this practical, entertaining, and challenging book be your guide to your own--and the world's--water-secure future.” —Maude Barlow, author of "Blue Covenant" and Senior Adviser on Water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly

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Our planet’s water shortage is a reality for one in five people worldwide, but enough precipitation falls annually to provide ample water for everybody. We simply have to collect, store, distribute, and reuse a small percentage of that which falls from the sky. Fortunately, this way of saving the world comes with perks such as increasing your property’s value, lowering your utility bills, or simply creating a comfortable oasis for conversation just outside the kitchen door. Harvest the Rain presents a wealth of opportunities for enriching your life. Now that you've found this book, you can reap the benefits and ensure that future generations inherit a better world.

A frequent guest on public radio, a perennial presenter at green events, Nate Downey is a seasoned teacher, speaker, writer, and businessman. Soon after he started Santa Fe Permaculture in 1992, Nate’s wife, Melissa McDonald, joined his forward-thinking landscape-design firm. Since then, their beautiful, functional, and ecological projects have appeared regularly in prominent publications from Su Casa to Sunset. Nate Downey also writes a popular monthly column called "Permaculture in Practice" for The Santa Fe New Mexican’s award-winning Real Estate Guide.

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8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-495-2
228 pp.,$28.95

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HEADLESS IN TAOS
The Dark Fated Tale of Arthur Rockford Manby
By James S. Peters

Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Following the discovery of the decapitated corpse of Arthur Rochford Manby in his nineteen-room mansion in Taos, New Mexico, there quickly arose two schools of thought as to the event. One sect accepted that he was gruesomely murdered, while the second held to the belief that he had staged his death and left behind the cadaver of a stranger. The case was a bizarre enigma wrapped in riddles, confusion, betrayal and greed. Finally for posterity, and as relief to the guilty, it was labeled an unsolved crime. Today it is referred to as the "Manby Mystery of Taos."

This book contains very little mystery. Rather, it is the tragic account of Manby and his 35-year career in manipulation, extortion, high-grading and murder. Arriving in New Mexico from England in 1883, the 24-year-old Manby began his personal odyssey for El Dorado: the dream of building a vast empire in the Southwest. He finally does so in 1913 when becoming the owner of the 61,000 acre Martinez Grant of Taos. But after three years it slips from his grasp and he is left nearly penniless.

In his last years he gradually decays mentality and emotionally. Looked upon as an eccentric, no one realizes how ill he has become. Finally having a falling out with a quartet of compatriots, in July, 1929, he is murdered and decapitated.

James S. Peters was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1930. In the mid-1940s his family moved to California where at sixteen he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served three years as a medic. Later he spent ten years in the navy as a photographer and in 1964 he alighted in Taos, New Mexico and developed an avid interest in Southwestern American history. After living in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, he continued researching and writing articles on the frontier West. After retiring, he pursued his interests in writing and painting. His previous book, Robert Clay Allison, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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HEIR LINE FRACTURE
Uncovering the Dark Side of the Bright Lights
By Marc Freden

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Mica Daly is fresh from his scandal-ridden ouster from the hit American entertainment series Drop Zone. But the scandal gave Mica international gravitas and he has landed a new deal as the entertainment host on the daily British morning news program Rise ‘N Shine. And he’s an instant hit with the British audiences. Just call him Freddy. Titled and entitled, international party boy Fredrick Charles Arthur Henry, Duke of Clarence, believes he is the rightful heir to the British throne. And for his silence, Freddy has received his position, a royal apartment and a substantial stipend on which to live. That should be enough...but enough is never enough for the loose lipped Fast Freddy. Edward “Ted” Harrelson is a man of mystery. By admission he works in the Ministry of Defense. Or does he? He frequents the Palace on “official business”; is a member of a prestigious, if not clandestine, members only club in Mayfair; and elicits more questions than offers answers. All-in-all, an explosive exposé of the shadowy world of political intrigue, underground maneuverings and the lengths to which a government will go to silence a truth no one is ready or able to accept.

Producer and on-camera personality Marc Freden reveals the “dark side of the bright lights” with an explosive series of novels revealing the unspoken truths of the celebrity world. Not Too Cocksure introduced the recurring character of Mica Daly—an ambitious entertainment journalist who becomes the topic of his own story when his involvement with the meteoric rising star, Chad Martin, goes from the murmurs of gossip to the stuff of Hollywood lore. Now with Heir Line Fracture, Freden goes from taking on Hollywood royalty to tangling with actual royalty through the dark secret of Freddy, Duke of Clarence. Freden draws from his own real-life experience as the entertainment host for the British morning news program GMTV to give truth to his unique perspective of actual characters and culture for this explosive and dynamic story of intrigue and government subculture in the glamorous worlds of royalty and entertainment.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-075-0
234 pp.,$19.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-391-0
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HEMORRHAGE
A Doctor Cooper Series Novel
By Warren J. Stucki

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When Dr. Lawrence A. Cooper (Coop) has three patients inexplicably bleed to death on the operating table, the vultures begin to circle. First, he is accused of operating while under the influence of alcohol and his surgical privileges are stripped. Next, the deceased patients’ families each slap him with separate malpractice lawsuits and not too surprisingly, the State of Utah revokes his license to practice medicine. Then, just to make sure his bones are picked clean, the county attorney charges him with negligent homicide, a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. Just as Coop is pretty sure things can’t get any worse, his malpractice insurance carrier assigns Samantha Rose Jardine as his defense attorney. He and Samantha Rose go way back. She dumped him in college, and if he had a lick of sense he would call his insurance company and request another lawyer. Then things take a few surprising turns.

Warren J. Stucki is a native of southern Utah. As a young boy, he viewed the detonation of several atomic tests. Now, as a practicing physician, he has witnessed the havoc these tests have wrought on the citizens of southern Utah. Following graduation from the University of Utah Medical School, Dr. Stucki specialized in urology. At Dixie Regional Medical Center he has served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and member of the Hospital Governing Board. In addition to Hemorrhage, Dr. Stucki is the author of Boy’s Pond, Hunting for Hippocrates and Sagebrush Sedition. Three others, beginning with Hemorrhage, followed by Mountain Mayhem and The Death of Samantha Rose, are part of a “Doctor Cooper” series of novels. A fourth book, Town Bell, is a prequel to the highly popular Boy's Pond.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-985-8
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HIGH SKIES AND FAT HORSES
A Novel of War and Human Imperfection
By William J. Wallisch

“There’s a little of the Appo Kid in all of us.”

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When Air Force Captain Norm Whitman gets his orders to a remote island off the southern coast of Korea he finds himself working for Major Dubbs, who already hates his guts. But it only takes a day for Whitman to team up with his fellow site mates: An alcoholic chaplain (Father Paul); the irreverent site medic (Sergeant Goldman); a fellow captain (Andy Packer, nickname “Oyster”), made constantly miserable by his Korean “Yobo” girl friend (Adja); and a group of Korean officers dedicated to both their military mission and serious partying. The creed for survival: “It’s your mind or your liver!” Curiously flawed and alcoholic, Whitman carries his Catholic guilt from brothels to brawls. A group of Irish priest missionaries and other assorted characters who fly in and out from bases all over East Asia join in the rice-wine driven mayhem that drives base commander Dubbs up the wall. The good times end when Whitman must deal with the murder of one of his closest site mates, the Korean police, and his own shock at how suddenly life can turn ugly. On the heels of tragedy, Whitman is selected for an assignment just as surreal: Train and accompany his Korean counterparts for a top-secret mission to Vietnam. What happens in the war zone will prove to be his day of reckoning.

William J. Wallisch is a retired professor of English who’s been a life-long collector of military character sketches and tall tales. He’s filled many notebooks with “war stories” penned during his own twenty-three years of active duty service. Typical of his essays on military heroism is “In the Belly of the Whale,” published in War, Literature, and the Arts. His University of Southern California doctoral dissertation was a study of “The Integration of Women into the United States Air Force Academy.” This first novel was originally a collection of short stories, taken from what he refers to as his “dark notebook.” Though set in Korea and Vietnam, it amalgamates a variety of characters and tales, gathered from many assignments around the world. When asked if the story is a memoir, Bill replies, “No, but there’s a little of the Appo Kid in all of us.” He divides his time between Colorado Springs and Leadville, Colorado.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-022-4
366 pp.,$26.95

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HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF NEW MEXICO
From the Earliest Records to the American Occupation in 1847
By L. Bradford Prince

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD

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LeBaron Bradford Prince (1840-1922) was a transplanted New Yorker, a tireless judge, a controversial territorial governor, a gentleman scholar, and an early leader of the Historical Society of New Mexico. In all these roles, and others, he was a passionate advocate of New Mexico statehood.

Prince was born, raised, and educated in New York. As a young attorney, his political career in state politics had progressed well until he clashed with leaders of the state Republican Party machine. Salvaging his political fortunes in the West, Prince won appointment as the chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1879. By all accounts, no territorial judge worked harder than Prince, often hearing cases from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. In what time remained in his busy days, Prince compiled a 603-page volume of territorial laws and began to write history with the clear purpose of advocating New Mexico statehood. His first work on New Mexico history, entitled Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation, appeared in 1883.

This new edition, part of Sunstone’s award-winning Southwest Heritage Series, includes a facsimile of this original edition along with a new foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD, a biographical sketch from History of New Mexico (1891) by Helen Haines, and a tribute to the memory of L. Bradford Prince from a publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico, No. 25. Prince’s The Student’s History of New Mexico and New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood are also included in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series.

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HONOR AND DEFIANCE
A History of the Las Vegas Land Grant in New Mexico
By James Bailey Blackshear

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In 1835, a petition for land far from Santa Fe, New Mexico was awarded to pobladores (settlers) willing to relocate to the eastern edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded along the Gallinas River, the settlement became the Las Vegas Land Grant. The history of this grant is the history of New Mexico. On this 496,000 acre community grant, beliefs about land and faith were intertwined within a system of shared sacredness. In the 1890s, Anglo-American merchants and cattlemen joined with Hispano elites in the first concerted effort to wrest control of this grant from its original owners and heirs. The heart of this book investigates how a rural nuevo-mexicano (New Mexican) movement on the Las Vegas Land Grant evolved from burning barns and cutting fences to political activism and success at the ballot box. It also examines the history of New Mexico land grants, Hispano mountain culture, the origination of the town footprint, the boom of Territorial Las Vegas, and the cultural diversity that existed within the two distinct towns that emerged when the railroad came to Las Vegas in 1879.

Honor and Defiance details the impact of American expansion into a well-established Hispano urban center, and highlights the robust nature of nuevo-mexicano spirit, determination, and ingenuity on the Las Vegas Land Grant. The book also includes photographss of Las Vegas, leaders of the period, and the land they fought for.

James Bailey Blackshear received his master’s degree in history from Texas A&M and his PhD in history from the University of North Texas. He has won awards for his literary essays, and has been published by the New Mexico Historical Review and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has spoken about the Las Vegas Land Grant at history conferences in both Colorado and Texas.


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HORNS AND ANTLERS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of North American deer and antelopes, including their habits, appearance, and activities.

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This is the story of North American deer and antelopes—whitetails found in all parts of the United States, mule deer in the West, moose in Canada, mountain goats in the Rockies, and others. The habits of the various members of the deer family of this continent and their differences are described in the same lively and engaging style which distinguishes all of the books by Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson.

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, Goats, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Turtles, The Chisel-Tooth Tribe, Stooping Hawk and Stranded Whale and Pinto’s Journey, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by many detailed drawings.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.


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I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE SHELTER
Men Poems
By Catherine Ferguson

“Catherine Ferguson writes with a painterly brush and she writes from the body. Each poem evokes a clear and translucent world, both sensual and ethereal. Her relationships with a horsetail swamp or a departed father or a man’s waist are saturated with the light of her attention. Her poems are time capsules, original and stinging, and each one surprises. One can read these poems again and again with deep pleasure.” —Anne Valley Fox, poet, author of "Nightfall." She and Ann Lacy are co-editors of five volumes of oral histories from the New Mexico Federal Writers' Project (Sunstone Press, 2010–1015).

Are we humans all one half of a whole being wandering around looking for their other half? This unanswered question is eternally begging to be addressed because most humans long to find their opposite, their compliment, to feel completed by the Other. Having lost her father to suicide before the age of two, Catherine felt a void. In her late teens she began the search for the missing part of herself. She observed a pattern that, for all her dreams of wanting to be sheltered, the men she encountered were not able to complete her. As the years have gone by, she has experienced the integration within herself, and is no longer searching. The richness of her current romantic experience increases now with reflection and age, solitude and vulnerability. These poems lay out her journey and reflect a lifetime of spirited curiosity.

Catherine Ferguson is a poet and painter living in Galisteo, New Mexico. Inspired by landscape, animals and the people she loves and has loved, she creates watercolors, oils, retablos and poems. She has written numerous chapbooks and has won two New Mexico Book Awards: one for poetry as co-author of The Sound a Raven Makes, and another for her retablo illustrations in You Who Make the Sky Bend by Lisa Sandlin. Catherine was born in Mexico City, where both of her parents were studying art. She grew up in Scottsdale, then Phoenix, attended the University of Arizona. In 1972 Catherine moved to New Mexico where she continues to write and paint.


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IN PASSIONATE PURSUIT
A Memoir
By Alessandra Comini, PhD

Memoir of an internationally known art scholar, art historian, author and teacher.

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Overflowing with passion for her work as a scholar and teacher, Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini reminisces through six decades as an unconventional art historian in this illustrated memoir. The author of award-winning books on Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Ludwig van Beethoven, Comini draws on her sixty years of daily journals, sharing research-related anecdotes as she reflects on the formation and flowering of her distinguished career. Beginning with her colorful background as a refugee from Franco’s Spain, then Mussolini’s Italy, she describes her music-loving family’s sometimes humorous, sometimes painful adjustment to a World War II Texas. A series of fortuitous experiences at Interlochen’s National Music Camp, Barnard College, the University of California at Berkeley, and Columbia University later leads to what would ultimately be a turning point in her life as well as in Schiele scholarship. She discovered the actual cell in which Schiele had been imprisoned in a provincial Austrian jail half a century earlier. Comini invites readers to join her in the same zestful and persistent pursuit of cultural history that has repeatedly earned her the honor of being voted “outstanding” professor, by her students at Columbia University and later at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Her research and quests take the reader around the world and back. From the islands of Corfu, Madeira, Rügen, and Tahiti to the cities of Lisbon, Rome, Oslo, and St. Petersburg, Comini pursues such diverse and distinctive personalities as Rosa Bonheur, Gustav and Alma Mahler, Pablo Picasso, Eleonora Duse, Edvard Munch, Käthe Kollwitz, Vaslav Nijinski, and Egon Schiele. Alessandra Comini’s memoir will inspire readers with its sincere and compelling account of an extraordinary life and career still passionately in progress. Retirement for her has meant discovering a joyful new profession: writing art history murder mystery novels that take her eighty-year-old pseudonymous heroine Megan Crespi from the top of Europe down to Antarctica in pursuit of murderous purloiners of artworks by Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Munch, and Kollwitz.

Booklist reported: This erudite, mostly engaging self-portrait charts the making of an art historian and professional “seer,” whose passion and wit enabled her to become a noted teacher and scholar at Southern Methodist University. Comini helped unearth centuries of overlooked women in art and wrote landmark studies of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele and of musical iconography. For someone engaged in a life of the mind, she has lived much of it in motion, and the art of travel and close consideration of cultural context have been her keys to learning and teaching. She is at her riveting best when she reveals her discoveries about Schiele in his Vienna prison cell, Winckelmann in Rome and Trieste, the composer Edvard Grieg in Norway, and the painter Akseli Gallen-Kalella in Finland. Her short essays dazzle the most when they reveal her keen eye, such as when she discerns how the German artist Kathe Kollwitz, in a bust of herself, “used the resolute features of her own aging face as a spiritual topography for courage and resignation.”

Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both are now available in new editions from Sunstone Press. Her ongoing Megan Crespi Mystery Series including Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Munch Murders, and The Kokoschka Capers are also from Sunstone Press as well as a new edition of The Fantastic Art of Vienna. Other books by Alessandra Comini are Schiele in Prison, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Nudes: Egon Schiele.

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INTIMATE MEMORIES, VOLUME ONE
"Background"
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Volume One (of four) of the memoirs of a famous literary figure in Taos, New Mexico. New foreword by Lynn Cline.

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This first volume in 1933, of four, of Intimate Memories details incidents that impressed Mabel Dodge Luhan up until she was eighteen. Here she stresses her struggle during childhood and girlhood to become an individual. She says, “So the houses I have lived in have shown the natural growth of a personality struggling to become individual, growing through the degrees of crudity to a great sophistication and to simplicity.” This struggle takes place before a Victorian background made up of Buffalo, Lenox, Newport, New York, and Europe where at Bayreuth she wrote that Siegfried Wagner “...walked aimless here and there, looking like a waxen sketch of his father, melting a little under the sun.” The various members of the family and the friends are carefully presented from the impressions of the child, who studies each with interest. Her first recollections are of her own home and her parents. Even there she felt the vague discontent that gradually shaped itself into a determination to seek the heights and depths of experience. She records from the shifting scenes of playmates, schools, and gravel, incidents that concern the quaint fashions of the time—bustles, stiffly starched window curtains, sleigh rides, dancing classes, white picket fences—and from these incidents gradually evolves a picture of the town and country life of America during the closing era of the nineteenth century. As salon hostess, writer, and muse, she published her four volumes and 1,600 pages of “intimate memories” all during the 1930s. In vivid and compelling prose, she explored the momentous changes in sexuality, politics, art, and culture that moved Americans from the Victorian into the modern age. Noted for assembling and inspiring some of the leading creative men and women of her day—Gertrude Stein, John Reed, and D. H. Lawrence, among them—she was a “mover and shaker” of national and international renown during her lifetime.

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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INTIMATE MEMORIES, VOLUME TWO
"European Experiences"
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Volume Two (of four) of the memoirs of a famous literary figure in Taos, New Mexico. New foreword by Lynn Cline.

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This second volume in 1935, of four, of Intimate Memories details events in Mabel Dodge Luhan’s married life and then her experiences in France and Italy, and her many colorful and sometimes sad acquaintances until she finally, seemingly tired of Europe, returns to the United States remarking in the last page, however, that “...it is ugly in America.” In this book, in what applies to all four volumes in her memoirs, she arrests the reader with a frankness completely unique to Luhan. Revealing many personal accounts, in her foreword she says, “What a delicacy one needs to tell a story and at the same time not to tell it.” And then she says, “I hope I may be forgiven when I fail.” Surely she did not

. As salon hostess, writer, and muse, she published her four volumes and 1,600 pages of “intimate memories” all during the 1930s. In vivid and compelling prose, she explored the momentous changes in sexuality, politics, art, and culture that moved Americans from the Victorian into the modern age. Noted for assembling and inspiring some of the leading creative men and women of her day—Gertrude Stein, John Reed, and D. H. Lawrence, among them—she was a “mover and shaker” of national and international renown during her lifetime.

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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JAROD AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PETROGLYPHS
A National Park Adventure Series Book
By Janice C. Beaty

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Jarod, ten-year-old “indigo child,” and his sixteen-year-old narrator brother Darrell are joined by a girl Omega, another “indigo” youngster Jarod’s age for this new adventure. It begins in New Mexico’s Petroglyph National Monument where Jarod’s mom is painting illustrations of its rock art. Soon they are overwhelmed by the number of drawings on the black volcanic rocks of the monument. Who made all these figures? What do they say? Is it possible that Jarod and Omega can interpret their meanings? Their vintage orange VW camper bus takes them up to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah on the trail of even more amazing rock art. On redrock walls near Rainbow Park they are startled by the life-size images of strange ancient Fremont people who give them an important message about how they must help stabilize the Earth during these unstable times. They learn the Fremonts are not Indians but a high-tech race using levitation devices to locate water and precious minerals. To carry out their mission Jarod and friends must “follow the rainbow to find center Earth” down in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park where the first Fremont petroglyphs were discovered. Nefarious characters keep hot on their trail from the start when a man in black tries to steal Jarod’s buzzing hunting knife, to the end when a pair kidnaps Omega to steal her talking necklace.

Janice Beaty, Professor Emerita from Elmira College is best known for her college textbooks in the field of Early Childhood Education. The books Skills for Preschool Teachers, Observing Development of the Young Child, and Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten (with Linda Pratt) have educated students around the world. Beaty is a world traveler herself, but closest to her heart are her travels to the national parks of the American Southwest. From her former home in Taos, New Mexico she journeyed many times to these parks, especially pursuing her hobby of finding and interpreting petroglyphs. This is the second in her National Park Adventure Series books. The first, Jarod and the Mystery of the Joshua Trees, is also from Sunstone Press.

Includes Glossary, Bibliography, and Readers Guide.

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JAROD AND THE MYSTERY OF THE UTAH ARCHES
A National Park Adventure Series Book
By Janice J. Beaty

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Arches National Park is the destination for ten-year-old Jarod, the indigo boy with psychic abilities, along with his friend Omega, and older brother Darrell, the story narrator, as they explore the redrock arches above Moab, Utah. There they learn that an ancient message awaits anyone who stands under a special arch. Just what they need to complete their mission of helping Mother Earth calm down before a big shift occurs. But with 1,100 arches in the park, what a daunting prospect! Not for this trio. They learn that arches are doorways to other dimensions, and yes, they’ll need to try out as many park arches as they can scramble under. So off they go up the trail from their Devil’s Garden Campground. Altogether thirteen different arches grab their attention, and send them off to search for red pictographs, rainbows, and prehistoric animals. Meanwhile, nefarious “baddies” are hot on their trail, trying to steal Omega’s talking Zuni necklace and moldavite stone. By accident they also run into the famous “Moab mastodon” petroglyph. But it is modern day mastodons, the stone Parade of Elephants in the park that finally brings their adventure to a close.

Janice Beaty, Professor Emerita from Elmira College is best known for her college textbooks in the field of Early Childhood Education. The books Skills for Preschool Teachers, Observing Development of the Young Child, and Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten (with Linda Pratt) have educated students around the world. Beaty is a world traveler herself, but closest to her heart are her travels to the national parks of the American Southwest. From her former home in Taos, New Mexico she journeyed many times to these parks, especially pursuing her hobby of finding and interpreting petroglyphs. This is the third in her National Park Adventure Series books. Jarod and the Mystery of the Joshua Trees and Jarod and the Mystery of the Petroglyphs are also from Sunstone Press. Includes Glossary, Bibliography, and Readers Guide. Cover illustration and drawings by Lillian C. Beaty.

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JOSEPH IMHOF
Artist of the Pueblos
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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Joseph Imhof, a master lithographer and painter, recorded the American Pueblo Indians’ way of life from 1907 to 1955. Unlike other New Mexico artists of that time, Imhof chose not to use his art to interpret the Pueblo Indians. Rather, his works present anthropological information with such authentic detail that the Pueblos recognized him as an authority on their customs and life. They called him the Grand Old Man of the Pueblos. Nancy Hopkins Reily and Lucille Enix in this biography chronicle the life and art of this master lithographer, inventor and self-taught artist who counted among his friends “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and E. Martin Hennings. Until now, this unique American painter has remained elusive, undiscovered by many, partly because he lived in the shadow of other artists and writers who made themselves more visible during the Golden Age of Taos, New Mexico. Yet Joseph Imhof’s work will undoubtedly leave as much of an impact as any other early American artist. The book includes 45 color images, 62 black and white photographs, as well as a chronology, bibliography, and index.

Nancy H. Reily is the recognized authority on Joseph Imhof through her personal acquaintance with the Imhofs. Mrs. Reily graduated from Southern Methodist University and lives in Lufkin, Texas where she developed a successful career in outdoor color portraiture. She is also the author of Classic Outdoor Color Portraits, A Guide for Photographers; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I, Walking the Sun Prairie Land; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II, Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land; My Wisdom That No One Wants, and Half-Past Winter, all from Sunstone Press. Her first book, I Am At An Age, was published by Best of East Texas Publishers. Reily makes her home in Lufkin, Texas. www.nancyhopkinsreily.com.

Lucille Enix co-authored The Ultrafit Diet and was a features writer for the Chicago Tribune, features editor for The Dallas Morning News, and editor of Dallas and Vision magazines.

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JOURNEY TO A STRAW BALE HOUSE
The Long Road to Santa Rita in an Old Hispano Neighborhood on the Northern Edge of New Mexico
By F. Harlan Flint

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This tale is the author’s life ramble that led to the adventure of building a cabin in the northern New Mexico wilderness. The place, called Santa Rita by its founders, was the site of a tiny settlement built by Hispano homesteaders a century earlier. One of Flint’s new neighbors was Baudelio Garcia, a descendant of original pioneers. Garcia partnered with the author to take on the unfamiliar task of building a straw bale house, beginning when the winter snows were still on the surrounding mountains and having the house under roof when the fall snows arrived. Garcia helped navigate the largely Hispano neighborhood to make the project succeed. The collaboration revealed the strong attachment of the local people for their home place, their patria chica, and the persistence of their ancient language and culture.

F. Harlan Flint’s interest in the Spanish language and culture was triggered by his first Spanish teacher, a Sephardic Jewish woman who had fled Francisco Franco’s Spain. Flint attended Swarthmore College and then the University of New Mexico where he later earned his law degree after three years in the Army. In Santa Fe he served first as an Assistant Attorney General and then as General Counsel for the New Mexico State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission. He then left for a twenty year career as a corporate executive before returning home to New Mexico. He is also the author of Hispano Homesteaders from Sunstone Press.

Email: candhflint@aol.com

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KIDS COOKING WITHOUT A STOVE
A Cookbook for Young Children
By Aileen Paul

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These child tested recipes have proved successful with four to six-year olds in the author’s cooking classes for children. This very special “how to” manual for the young child also teaches good eating habits and the no-stove-needed qualification will be a boon to teachers wanting to experiment with using food in the classroom. The majority of the recipes need only simple equipment--a table knife, a spoon, or measuring cup--and are fun to prepare.

"(The author) encourages good nutrition through her recipes."

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KILLING FOR KLIMT
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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In this first in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series, retired art history professor Megan Crespi, an expert on the Viennese artist Gustav Klimt, becomes involved in a race to recover the Secretum, a “shameful, secret panel” stolen from the artist’s studio the night after his death in February of 1918. Her travels, at the behest of New York’s Moderne Galerie Museum, owner of the famed 1907 “golden” Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, take her from the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Switzerland’s Ascona, as well as to New York, Vienna, Helsinki, Paris, Montreal, and Girdwood, Alaska. Megan is shadowed by two different assassins hired by fanatical Günther Winter. Owner of Alaska’s Alpenglow Hotel, he keeps his secret art collection in an annex basement. Several killings occur involving the interested criminal parties and naïve owners of Klimt artworks. Finally setting up a trade—Winter’s Secretum for the golden Adele—Crespi and two colleagues fly to Alaska. They bring with them two crates: one purporting to contain the Adele portrait, and a larger one to receive the Secretum panel. But there, greed leads to unexpected and colossal consequences. Will Megan survive the final killing for Klimt? Includes Readers Guide.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both are now in new editions from Sunstone Press. Her travels, recorded in the memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in this, her first mystery novel.

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KIT CARSON'S OWN STORY OF HIS LIFE
Facsimile of Original 1926 Edition
By Christopher "Kit" Carson

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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In 1826 a seventeen-year-old Christopher “Kit” Carson ran away from his job as apprentice to a saddler in Franklin, Missouri and joined a merchant caravan bound for Santa Fe in the far Southwest. The flight marked his entry into the pages of history. In the decades that followed, Carson gained renown as a trapper, hunter, guide, rancher, army courier, Indian agent, and military officer. Along the way, his varied career as a frontiersman elevated him to the status of a national hero, on a par with Daniel Boone.

In 1856, while at home with his family in Taos, New Mexico, Kit (being illiterate) dictated his autobiography, which dealt with the innumerable adventures he had experienced to that point. However, some of the most significant episodes in his life would unfold in the ensuing years, leading up to his death in 1868.

Since Taos artist and writer Blanche Chloe Grant first edited and published the Carson manuscript in 1926, it has become the central source for all subsequent biographers. In 1935 Milo Milton Quaife annotated another edition under the title of Kit Carson’s Autobiography, published by Lakeside Press of Chicago, and afterward reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press. Western historian Harvey Lewis Carter followed suit with publication of the most heavily edited version yet, with his “Dear Old Kit”: The Historical Christopher Carson (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968).

Sunstone Press by electing to bring back into print Blanche Grant’s original 1926 book, regarded perhaps as the handiest of the three published versions, calls attention anew to this pioneering memoir of the celebrated Kit Carson.

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KIVA
A Novel
By Ronald K. Wetherington

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When an archaeology student excavates the final layer of debris filling an ancient pueblo room, she dramatically and unexpectedly exposes a sacred kiva lying below. The sinister events that follow, including a murder, hurl the young Graciella into a vortex of dangers from both past and present. With the help of an Apache detective investigating the murder, she attempts to escape from haunting forces that seek to destroy her, while treading a serpentine path that crosses the line between myth and reality. This tale of a prehistoric pueblo and its living descendents confronts one of humankind’s most ancient questions: can the past reach into the present and can the present influence what happened long ago?

Ronald Wetherington is professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. He has conducted archaeological investigations in Egypt, Mexico, Guatemala, and New Mexico. His excavations in the Taos area form the basis for this novel. He is former director of the Fort Burgwin Research Center near Taos. He has extensive publications in both physical anthropology and archaeology, including Ceran St. Vrain: American Frontier Entrepreneur from Sunstone Press.

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THE KOKOSCHKA CAPERS
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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In this third book in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series, a major double portrait by the Viennese Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka showing himself with his lover Alma Mahler has been stolen from the Basel Museum in Switzerland. Left in its place is an exact duplicate, except that Alma has been replaced by an unknown woman. Retired professor of art history Megan Crespi, an expert on Viennese art, is called in to help with the investigation. Then, a second theft of fourteen crates of unknown Kokoschka artworks from a Viennese storage vault takes Megan to Vienna. There she meets by accident the mysterious multimillionaire Desdemona Dumba. A stunning anorexic, Desdemona feels it is her role in life to bring Kokoschka’s lost works together and away from public scrutiny. Meanwhile, two individuals, Leo Lang and Bruno Fichte-Mahler, harbor fanatical interest in Kokoschka and go to extreme measures either to desecrate or to protect the artist’s images of Alma. An endangered Megan pursues leads that take her from Basel and Vienna to Berlin and finally to Xenia, Desdemona’s remote islet off the Greek island of Corfu. Includes Readers Guide.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her second mystery novel in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series, The Schiele Slaughters. It, and the first in the series, Killing for Klimt, were also published by Sunstone Press.

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THE KOLLWITZ CALAMITIES
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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Two monumental granite statues by famed German artist Käthe Kollwitz—the Grieving Parents—have been stolen from a World War I soldiers’ cemetery in Belgium. What could the motive have been for such an unlikely theft? On a visit to the director of the Kollwitz Museum in Cologne, retired art history professor and Kollwitz scholar Megan Crespi is asked to aid in tracking down the robber or robbers. As she pursues clues and visits possible suspects more Kollwitz statues are stolen in Cologne and Berlin. Crespi’s itinerary takes her to the Berlin Kollwitz Museum, Weimar, the Baltic Sea island of Rügen, Greifswald, and finally to the Kollwitz House in Moritzburg. On the way she interacts with physicians Abraham Rückgabe and Iliana Frankel, the just-married couple Monika von Putbus and Akram al-Aljamie, and unscrupulous CEO of Rügen’s asbestos-contaminated Dorotek factory, Reinhold Fromm, collector of dominatrix drawings. We meet possible suspects, Iranian prince Yusri Pahlavi, greedy Lukas Zamann of the Galerie Zamann, and the mysterious “Marie Schmidt,” of Moritzburg, Kollwitz’s final home. All seem to be connected to the spate of Kollwitz thefts. Can Crespi solve these thefts and will the precious artworks be found? An unexpected denouement involving seven persons and two cats gives us the answer.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as The Fantastic Art of Vienna, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Munch Murders, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

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THE LAND OF THE PUEBLOS
Facsimile of Original 1888 Edition
By Susan E. Wallace

Facsimile of original edition published in 1888 of a collection of stories about early days in the American Southwest. Includes a new foreword by Marcia Muth.

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Susan E. Wallace takes us into the heart of nineteenth-century New Mexico and its surrounding Indian Pueblos. Eagerly, she shares her adventures and observations about the land, history, customs and inhabitants. We start with her journey West first by rail and then by buckboard. We go with her to her first contact with Native Americans and attend an Indian ceremony. We share her excitement as she forces open a heavy wooden door into a locked and forgotten room in the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. Her discovery? Not a treasure of gold or jewels but tumbled piles of written records, some of them dating from the early 1600s. This is only one of the many accounts Wallace wrote about her time in New Mexico. While her husband, Lew Wallace, was busy with his duties as the governor of the New Mexico Territory and working on what was to be his most popular book, Ben Hur, Susan was having her articles published in the popular magazines of the day. They were later collected and published in book form in 1888 and are now once more available in this facsimile edition.

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LANDS OF THE UNEXPECTED
Memoirs of the Middle East, 1930–1960
By Ezra Young

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In 1930, during the author’s first assignment in Turkey, a wise old Cypriot philosopher said to him, “Just remember that you are working in a region where the unexpected is normal.” In the more than 20 years that followed, this became increasingly evident; the more one stays in that part of the world the less one dares to predict. An American missionary, with 30 years service in various lands of the region once commented, “I can say that I have never been bored, for each morning as the Muezzin calls the faithful to prayer I wonder what new surprise or excitement the day will bring.”

Given the uncertainty, and the unpredictable nature of life and events in that part of the world, this book will not pretend to be a political treatise, lest these thoughts become irrelevant and obsolete. Rather it is intended to be an inside look at personal and human relations as experienced by the writer, his colleagues, his family and friends over two decades.

Significant to the psychology and moods of these lands is a legend about the camel which compensates him for an often burdensome life. The legend goes: “Among our people the ‘tespih’ (string of 33 prayer beads) is told three times by the faithful Muslims to name the 99 names of Allah. But only the camel knows the 100th name of Allah. Hence his proud, and aloof, mien.” In lands where fantasy and fact

often mingle, it is not difficult to believe the legend of the camel. The following tales of Turkey and the Middle East are like a string of 33 beads (plus one) held together by the author’s memory. They reflect the humor and wisdom, as well as the life-style, aspirations and hopes of the people of these volatile and fascinating countries. If the reader completes these memoirs with a fresh understanding of the people and events in this vitally important part of the world, the writer will be richly rewarded for the years of experience and study which have gone into the writing of The Lands of the Unexpected.


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THE LAST OF OUR KIND
Third in the Buenaventura Series
By Gerald W. McFarland

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Don Carlos Buenaventura, the protagonist of The Last of Our Kind, is a powerful brujo living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a remote settlement on the edge of Spain’s North American empire. The year is 1706. Comanche war parties are boldly conducting raids nearby, French traders and soldiers are aggressively expanding toward New Mexico from the Great Plains, and agents of the Spanish Inquisition have arrived in search of a brujo suspected of being in Santa Fe. That brujo is Don Carlos, respected citizen under the name of Don Alfonso Cabeza de Vaca, his true identity known only to a small coterie of friends. Given the many dangers that threaten the town, will he be able to bring his powers to bear and still keep his brujo identity secret? When his mortal enemy, a sorcerer with formidable powers, arrives on the scene in the midst of these troubles, how will Don Carlos figure out a way to deal with him? Includes Readers Guide.

A native Californian, Gerald W. McFarland received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate in U.S. history from Columbia University. He taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for forty-four years. During that time he published four books in his field. He received many honors, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. The Colonial Dames of America cited his book, A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West, as one of the three best books in American history published in 1985. Since his retirement, he has turned to writing fiction and is the author of two previous novels in the Buenaventura Series, The Brujo’s Way and What the Owl Saw. He and his wife live in rural Western Massachusetts.

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THE LEADING FACTS OF NEW MEXICAN HISTORY, VOL I
Facsimile of Original 1911 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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Historians have long admired Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, considered the first major history of the state. Put succinctly by former State Historian Robert J. Tórrez, Twitchell’s work (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) has “become the standard by which all subsequent books on New Mexico history are measured.” As Twitchell wrote in the preface of his first volume, his goal in writing The Leading Facts was to respond to the “pressing need” for a history of New Mexico with a commitment to “accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, and impartiality of treatment.”

RALPH EMERSON TWITCHELL was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County.

Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915.

Just as Twitchell’s first edition in 1911 helped celebrate New Mexico’s entry into statehood in 1912, the newest edition serves as a tribute to the state’s centennial celebration of 2012. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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THE LEADING FACTS OF NEW MEXICAN HISTORY, VOL. II
Facsimile of Original 1912 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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Historians have long admired Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, considered the first major history of the state. Put succinctly by former State Historian Robert J. Tórrez, Twitchell’s work (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) has “become the standard by which all subsequent books on New Mexico history are measured.” As Twitchell wrote in the preface of his first volume, his goal in writing The Leading Facts was to respond to the “pressing need” for a history of New Mexico with a commitment to “accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, and impartiality of treatment.”

RALPH EMERSON TWITCHELL was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County.

Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915.

Just as Twitchell’s first edition of Vol. II in 1912 helped celebrate New Mexico’s entry into statehood in 1912, the newest edition serves as a tribute to the state’s centennial celebration of 2012. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JOHN HENRY TUNSTALL
Revised Edition with a New Foreword by the Author and an Addendum with Corrections
By Frederick Nolan

The letters and diaries of John Henry Tunstall, a young rancher-Englishman murdered in 1878 during New Mexico Territory’s Lincoln County War.

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In 1956, Frederick Nolan, then 25, located in the archives of the British Foreign Office a substantial file of original correspondence between the British and American governments, the family of John Tunstall, and many of the participants in the New Mexico Territory’s Lincoln County War. Soon after this he was given unconditional access to Tunstall’s letters and diaries, and three and a half years later—although he had never set foot in the United States—completed a biography based upon the sympathetically-edited letters and diaries of the young English rancher whose brutal murder in February, 1878, triggered the bitter and unrelenting violence that followed.

His widely-acclaimed debut is recognized today as a breakthrough work which completely revolutionized historical understanding of the personalities and events of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War and in the process changed forever the way the subject would be written about. The first book ever to link those events to the shadowy cabal known as the Santa Fe Ring, the first book ever to place Billy the Kid in the true context of his time, the first book ever to make available the letters of such men as Alexander McSween, Huston Chapman, and the hitherto unknown Robert Widenmann, it set new standards for both research and writing in this field and in the process became a classic. It is augmented in this edition with a new foreword and a supplement of corrections to the first edition which incorporates the author’s more recent historical and biographical research.

Frederick Nolan is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the history of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War and both he and his work on the subject have been garlanded with honors. He has received the Border Regional Library Association of Texas’ Award for Literary Excellence, the first France V. Scholes Prize from the Historical Society of New Mexico, and the first J. Evetts Haley Fellowship from the Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas. The Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association has presented him with its highest honor, the Glenn Shirley Award, for his lifetime contribution to outlaw-lawman history and The Westerners Foundation has named his The West of Billy the Kid one of the 100 most important 20th-century historical works on the American West. In 2007 the National Outlaw-Lawman Association awarded him its prestigious William D. Reynolds Award in recognition of his outstanding research and writing in Western history and in 2008 True West magazine named him “Best Living Non-Fiction Writer.” Among his other books about the West are an annotated edition of Pat Garrett’s Authentic Life of Billy the Kid; Bad Blood: the Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers; The West of Billy the Kid; and The Lincoln County War, the latter from Sunstone Press in a new edition. He lives in England.

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LIFE BEGINS AT SEVENTY
By Gerald G. Hotchkiss

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As time goes by, there are too many clocks in my house. If the power goes off, besides the time pieces themselves, there are those embedded in our refrigerator, stove, telephones, car, you name it. All awaiting a resetting. Our lives do, too. Of course life doesn't begin at seventy, nor did it end at thirty. It is said the three demands of youngsters are: see me, hear me, pay attention to me. Well it's clear to those of us in our second childhood, few see us or hear us, much less pay attention to us. The world is interested in younger generations. My essays pay attention to us with a twist, or at least a chuckle.

Gerald G. Hotchkiss is a retired magazine publisher who has written several children's and young adult books including: Emily and the Lost City of Ergup, the first Emily story; Emily In Khara Koto, Zoe and the Pirate Ship Revenge and Claire at the Crocker Farm, all from Sunstone Press; Music Makers, A Guide to Singing in a Chorus also from Sunstone Press; and has illustrated One Hundred Million Wombats. He worked at Life, Look and Newsweek and was publisher of Psychology Today and Science Digest. His last magazine, as publisher, was 50 Plus, a Whitney publication for seniors.


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A LIFE IN THE LAW
A Woman Lawyer’s Life in Post-World War II Albuquerque, New Mexico
By Mary M. Dunlap with Mary Kay Stein

In 1949, when attorney Mary M. Dunlap moved her law practice and her young children from urban Denver, Colorado to their new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico she had no idea what was waiting for her, starting literally at the first stoplight in town. Her career would span more than forty years, bringing her into daily contact with crafty politicians, pueblo Indians, justices of the peace, and an improbable cast of clients—from nuclear scientists and Ziegfeld Follies stars to arsonists, hoboes, and petty criminals. And, to make life more interesting, she and her husband and their children ran a small farm at the same time. The days started early, the work was hard, and then it was time to go to the office, where the day was long, the work was hard, and then it was time to go home. She recalled that she was challenged by men who said that she couldn’t be a real lawyer because she was a woman, or had calluses on her hands or because she drove a pickup. They all changed their minds once they got into court.

Mary Kay Stein, the oldest daughter of Mary M. Dunlap, is president of MD Communications, in Tucson, Arizona. She is a longtime medical writer and editor and also is owner of Desert Light Photography, also in Tucson. Mary Kay is the author of continuing education textbooks for nurses, including Caring for the AIDS Patient; Child Abuse; The Spectrum of HIV Infections; Lifetime Weight Control; Substance Abuse: Guidelines for Professionals; AIDS: A Short Course for Nurses; and Cardiovascular Disease, Evaluation and Prevention. Her poetry appears in Arizona: 100 Years, 100 Poems, 100 Poets. Mary Kay grew up in Corrales, New Mexico and met and knew many of her mother’s fellow attorneys and clients.

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LIMESTONE GUMPTION
A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery
By Bryan E. Robinson

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When Brad Pope returns to his boyhood hometown to settle a debt with his long-lost father, the 35-year-old psychologist becomes a prime murder suspect. Perched high on the east bank of the Suwannee River, the sleepy town of Whitecross, Florida is known for its natural crystal-clear springs and underwater caverns. Not murder. Until now.

The psychologist’s hopes of proving his innocence and reconnecting with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi are hindered by the surprise and horror surrounding his father’s whereabouts and sinister secrets of the Women’s Preservation Club (WPC). The six quirky “sisterfriends” in the club founded by Grandma Gigi—whom Brad expects to jabber about preparing Sunday’s church bulletin or the next bake sale—start to look more like cold-blooded killers than church ladies. As Brad learns of more dead bodies, his suspicions sour into the clabbered taste of fear. What had the WPC planted in their welcome garden on the outskirts of Whitecross—Camellias or corpses? And what about Brad’s nemesis, Voodoo Sally, an old black woman living in a dilapidated shack on the banks of the Suwannee River? She doles out her version of wisdom, “limestone gumption.” But what else does she know about the murders in Whitecross?

Reminiscent of The Help and Fried Green Tomatoes, this offbeat, fast-paced mystery blends humor and dark plot, keeping you on the edge of your seat or making you fall out of it laughing as it witnesses beauty and brutality in a small Southern town, twisting, turning, and teasing to the surface one suspicion, one misunderstanding and one murder at a time.

Bryan E. Robinson’s Limestone Gumption won the 2015 Silver IPPY Award and the Foreword Reviews’ Bronze Award for best mystery of the year. Robinson is Coordinator of International Thriller Writers’ Debut Author Forum, member of Mystery Writers of America, and author of 35 nonfiction books. He is a psychotherapist in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, where he is working on the second book in the Brad Pope and Sisterfriends series, She’ll Be Killing Round the Mountain.

Includes Readers Guide

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THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR
A Documentary History
By Frederick Nolan

I have no hesitation in labeling Frederick Nolan the world’s foremost authority on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid. No one comes close to knowing and understanding as much. His works have vastly enriched the historiography of this significant segment of western American history. --Robert M. Utley

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The legend of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico and its most romantic figure, Billy the Kid, holds a special place in the history of the American West. Fueled by greed, propelled by religious and racial prejudice, inflamed by liquor and firearms, the war was a struggle to the death for the economic domination of a region where both sides saw enormous opportunity for acquiring wealth. In the end, neither side won and both suffered tremendous losses, human and financial.

John Tunstall, the McSweens, Jimmy Dolan, Billy the Kid, the Hispanic townspeople of Lincoln, the outsiders who tried to understand what was happening and restore law and order to the strife-torn territory—all speak out, and Frederick Nolan weaves their stories and opinions together with his own insightful commentary to produce a seamless, immensely readable account enlivened with eighty-three photographs and three maps.

Selected by True West magazine as one of its Fifty Greatest Western Books of the 20th Century, acknowledged to be the fullest and most carefully researched study of perhaps the most famous feud in the history of the American West, Frederick Nolan’s masterwork, The Lincoln County War, A Documentary History, the result of fifty years of research, is now presented in a new edition which includes an addendum with corrections and additions, together with a new foreword by the author.

Frederick Nolan is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the history of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War and both he and his work on the subject have been garlanded with honors. He has received the Border Regional Library Association of Texas’ Award for Literary Excellence, the first France V. Scholes Prize from the Historical Society of New Mexico, and the first J. Evetts Haley Fellowship from the Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas. The Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association has presented him with its highest honor, the Glenn Shirley Award, for his lifetime contribution to outlaw-lawman history and The Westerners Foundation has named his The West of Billy the Kid one of the 100 most important 20th-century historical works on the American West. In 2007 the National Outlaw-Lawman Association awarded him its prestigious William D. Reynolds Award in recognition of his outstanding research and writing in Western history and in 2008 True West magazine named him “Best Living Non-Fiction Writer.” Among his other books about the West are Bad Blood: The Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers and The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall, the latter from Sunstone Press in a new edition. He lives in England.

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LORENZO IN TAOS
D. H. Lawrence and Mabel Dodge Luhan
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Facsimile of Original 1932 Edition with a New Foreword by Arthur J. Bachrach

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In September, 1922, the internationally known British writer D. H. Lawrence arrived with his wife, Frieda, at the railroad station in Lamy, New Mexico. They had traveled from Australia to San Francisco, then to Lamy, to come to Taos at the invitation of Mabel Dodge Sterne, later Mabel Dodge Luhan, the patroness of arts and culture in Taos.

It was the beginning of an intense, sometimes strained, relationship. Mabel, daughter of a well-to-do Buffalo, New York family, had a long history of cultivating arts and letters, surrounding herself with famous artists and writers in her salons in Florence, Italy and in New York City. She continued her support of literature and the arts in Taos.

Lawrence encouraged Mabel to write about her own exciting life and, while back in Italy in 1925, continued corresponding with Mabel and edited manuscripts she sent to him. Her book, Lorenzo in Taos, is written loosely in the form of letters to and from D. H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence, and Robinson Jeffers, the celebrated poet who had been a guest of Mabel’s in Taos, with references to Dorothy Brett and Spud Johnson among others. The book is a highly personal and most informative account of an intense relationship with a great writer. It is an important work and its reprinting is welcomed by scholars and those of us who have come increasingly to respect Mabel’s contributions in the world of arts and letters through her support of many individuals and her own creative spirit.

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D. H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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LOS ÁRABES OF NEW MEXICO
Compadres from a Distant Land
By Monika Ghattas

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At the outset, Los Árabes (Arabic-speaking individuals) were peddlers, carrying a variety of wares that often included exotic items from the Holy Land. These skilled cross-cultural traders expected to strike it rich in the United States and then return to their homeland on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Some continued westward; others put down roots in immigrant ghettos in the East and Midwest or traveled back across the sea. A few, however, decided to settle in New Mexico and fulfill the dream of owning their own business. The community grew quickly as family members, former neighbors, and hometown friends joined the original group.

Why were they attracted to this area? What conditions in New Mexico facilitated their rapid and almost seamless acculturation? Hardworking, imaginative, and enterprising, Los Árabes of New Mexico became successful businessmen and prominent entrepreneurs, who enriched this state with their unique culture, their cheerful perseverance, and boundless enthusiasm.

Monika Ghattas was first intrigued by this topic while she was working on her PhD degree in European history at the University of New Mexico. She finally found the time to pursue this story after she retired from Central New Mexico Community College where she taught courses in European and Far East history for more than twenty years. Born in Germany, she has lived in New Mexico for more than fifty years and continues to be captivated by its vibrant culture and rich history.


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LOST LOVES
A Novel
By Andrew Grof

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In this first-person account, a composer confronts cancer as well as an increasingly debilitating dementia that threatens to rob him of both his past and his present. In something of a last ditch effort he does his best to resurrect nearly forgotten loves as well as the music of the greats that once sustained him. In the process he finds the past no less difficult to deal with than his present and is forced to confront a most unflattering image of himself. The crisp yet lyrical writing is crisp yet lyrical and alternates between staccato and legato depending on the particular stages of the composer's illness. The Hamlet-like narrator is at once dangerously close and forbiddingly distant from the reader with a climax in death's full assault with hitherto hidden revelations.

Andrew Grof is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, both published by Sunstone Press: The Goldberg Variations (also translated and published by Argumentum Press in Hungary in 2014), and Everyone Loves Ronald McDonald. He currently resides in Miami, Florida after retiring from Florida International University as university librarian and adjunct professor of English and Honors Studies.

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A MAN CALLED JESUS
A Novel
By Rick Herrick

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Have you ever wondered about Nazareth as a place to live in the first century? How about Jesus the miracle worker: how did he do the great deeds reported of him in the New Testament? A Man Called Jesus answers these questions and more. It recreates Jesus as a Jew in contrast to the first Christian of the early church. It’s a novel that makes one central assumption about the historical Jesus. He was a man all about love. In doing so it creates a Jesus that is relevant for all times and all places.

Rick Herrick (PhD, Tulane University) is a former tenured university professor and magazine editor. He is the author of three published novels and a work of nonfiction entitled The Case Against Evangelical Christianity. His musical play, “Lighthouse Point,” was performed as a fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in 2013.

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THE MAN WITH THE CALABASH PIPE
Some Observations
By Oliver La Farge

New Foreword by Marc Simmons and An Appreciation by John Pen La Farge

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From 1950 until just before his death in 1963, Pulitzer Prize winner (for Laughing Boy) Oliver La Farge wrote weekly columns for The Santa Fe New Mexican—a total of some 350,000 words. A collection of these writings was edited in 1966 by his friend, Winfield Townley Scott and published as The Man With the Calabash Pipe.

As Scott says in his introduction, “Though often in the background, and with much said relevant to anywhere in America, a strong sense of place permeates these essays, whatever their matter. The Southwest in general, Santa Fe in particular, became his locus classicus—or his pulpit.” Sometimes the “observations” that take place in some of the pieces in this collection are between La Farge and his alter ego, the “Man With the Calabash Pipe,” thus the title of the book, and they are marvels of rueful humor. In others the author enjoys his talks with his imaginary friend, Horned Husband Kachina Chief from Awatovi. In writing about Santa Fe, La Farge scolded, reprimanded, corrected, reminded, berated, bemoaned, rejoiced in, and urged on the town in a dozen moods, always out of a fierce devotion. His comments on “Writing the Language” are salutatory as well as amusing. Then, in and out of these essays wanders that Man With the Calabash Pipe—a sardonic bachelor who refuses to light his heater since a likeable mouse is in residence underneath it.

Scott continues, “…I think any reader who never had to the luck to know Oliver La Farge will touch the man as nowhere else in his work save perhaps that revealing autobiography, Raw Material; and will be touched and will come to feel the overtones of a unique, complex individual.”

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of Southwestern letters. Since he died in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was 30.

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MEDICINE WOMAN'S REVENGE
The Life and Times of an Apache Woman
By Bud Shapard

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In 1866, a Chiricahua Apache girl, Dah-zhonne, was eleven years old when a Mexican army unit attacked and decimated her band’s village. The horrible affair changed her life forever and she swore vengeance on the Mexican colonel, Lorenzo Garcia, who led the attack. Orphaned in the massacre, Dah-zhonne was rescued by American troops and adopted by an army surgeon, Jack Morgan. Morgan and his wife, Mary, soon moved to Philadelphia with the Indian girl they renamed Jada Morgan. Jada lived the upscale life of a wealthy young woman; apprenticed in Dr. Morgan’s medical practice; and received her MD degree from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. After two failed love affairs, she returned to the Southwest and became involved in a series of thrilling but sometimes dangerous adventures. Forced into Mexico by tribal dissidents where she was captured by Garcia, the man who killed her parents years earlier, she faces a lifetime as the colonel’s sex slave. But Jada escapes with six other women, and this daring breakout brings more unexpected dangers than they imagined. Includes Readers Guide.

Association with a Chiricahua Apache family for 19 years gives Bud Shapard an exceptional insight into Apache history and culture. His background in Indian history and culture was honed as the Research Services Officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. After his retirement to the North Carolina mountains in 1988, he spent his time writing. His first book, Chief Loco: Apache Peacemaker (University of Oklahoma Press, 2010), was the winner of the 2011 New Mexico Book Award for a Multi-cultural Subject.

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MILO AND THE DRAGON CROSS
A Novel for Young Readers
By Robert Jesten Upton

Milo, a fifteen-year-old boy with a highly developed imagination has fallen through the cracks of his teachers’ expectations and lands in a world of his own fantasies where he becomes a participant in the Magical Scavenger Hunt. Surprised and baffled to find himself in such a strange place, he finds a talking cat who agrees to help him navigate the puzzles and trials of the contest. When he stumbles onto the discovery of a legendary talisman, he attracts the enmity of a powerful, vindictive wizard who pursues Milo as he unravels the mythical secrets and properties of the artifact. Milo gradually discovers that he must trust his own abilities instead of trying to do whatever others expect of him while remaining loyal to the friends he makes as he follows the clues that come his way. When at last the showdown with the wizard comes, it is Milo’s fundamental belief in himself that he must rely on. Includes Readers Guide.

Growing up on the ragged fringe of the Mexican border in the desert Southwest, Robert Jesten Upton always had an affinity for the remote, bare edges of civilization. On leaving his desert home he spent several years traveling back and forth between America and Europe, where he met his wife. After completing his formal education with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, he spent the next decade deformalizing it. With his wife, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to build a home, raise a daughter, and follow a career as a writer and editor, balancing his professional writing with the pursuit of fiction. Always an avid reader, fiction has been his Grail. Among other publications, he won a first place in an international writing contest with a story that was included in the CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthology. Milo and the Dragon Cross is his first novel.

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MIRACLE
An Orphaned Bird Learns To Soar
By David W. Wilhelmus

A story for young readers about meeting life’s challenges and becoming a happy and productive adult.

Includes a Readers Guide. See below.

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An orphaned bird named Miracle is confronted with life’s many challenges. Faced with feelings of loss, abandonment, shame, and homeliness, Miracle doesn’t know where to turn. But she is able to grow through the kindness and knowledge of others and hard work on her part into a caring, giving, useful, and happy adult.

David W. Wilhelmus, JD, is a graduate of the University of Evansville, Western Michigan University and Indiana University. He has been a vocational rehabilitation counselor, rehabilitation teacher for blind adults, coordinator of a special education cooperative for the education of blind and visually impaired children, trial lawyer specializing in disability law, university chair, library administrator, campus director and university professor. He has also been active in advancing the interest of the disabled for many years including having been appointed as a voting delegate to the 1977 White House Conference on the Handicapped. Dr. Wilhelmus has served on numerous profit and non-profit boards and has published law journal articles analyzing the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and promoting prison reform.


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THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO Since 1776
By John L. Kessell

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The Bicentennial of the United States in 1976 gave rise to myriad projects. In New Mexico—still a borderlands possession of Spain in 1776—an unusually keen Franciscan observer, Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez, painted an extraordinarily detailed and often unflattering word picture of the colony. The Missions of New Mexico, 1776, impeccably translated and edited by distinguished historians Eleanor B. Adams and Fray Angélico Chávez, is a single source like no other that reveals life in raw and remote, late-eighteenth-century New Mexico.

Dispatched from Mexico City as canonical inspector of the missions of New Mexico, the meticulous Father Domínguez stepped off the measurements of the churches, counted the number of ceiling beams, and described the physical layout and contents of the missions, all to the delight of subsequent architectural and art historians. Given such detailed descriptions of the missions’ fabric in 1776, a simple question arose. What has become of these mud-and-stone-built structures in the past two hundred years?

Historian John L. Kessell’s The Missions of New Mexico Since 1776 addresses that question. “Two hundred years after Domínguez,” Kessell concludes, “the survival count is nothing to brag about. Of the thirty-two churches or chapels he recorded in 1776, twelve persist on more or less the same foundations in more or less the same form–San Miguel in Santa Fe, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Picurís, Las Trampas, Tomé, Cochití, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Laguna, Ácoma, and Isleta.” And none of these has fallen since 1980. Most, in fact, are being lovingly cared for.

Played out differently at each location, all of Domínguez’s churches underwent the same progression. First came neglect as Spain’s American empire crumbled and Mexico tried to rule. Next Anglos peddling modernization offered tin roofs for dirt or, better still, new structures for old. By then, however, nostalgic folks had begun experiencing the charm of the outdated, and the Pueblo-Mission style of architecture was born. Simultaneously, just in time toward the end of the nineteenth century, dawned the continuing era of historic preservation. New Mexico’s surviving missions had become monuments.

The new editions of Missions and Missions Since from Sunstone Press make readily available these two complementary fixtures of New Mexico cultural studies.

Born in New Jersey and raised in California, John L. Kessell did not set out to be a professional historian. His work in the 1960s, however, at Tumacacori National Monument, site of a Spanish colonial mission, alerted him to the possibility. Returning to graduate school with new purpose, he earned his doctorate at the University of New Mexico, survived a precarious decade as historian-for-hire, and joined the UNM Department of History. His major historical editing project with colleagues Rick Hendricks, Meredith D. Dodge, and Larry D. Miller resulted in the six-volume Journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1691–1704. Kessell is also author of Kiva, Cross and Crown: The Pecos Indians and New Mexico, 1540–1840, Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico, and East Orange by Christmas, the latter also from Sunstone Press.


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THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO, 1776
By Eleanor B. Adams and Fray Angélico Chávez, Translators and Annotators

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Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez, canonical inspector of the missions of New Mexico in 1776, compared most everything in New Mexico to Mexico City, “the delightful and alluring cradle of my birth, for which no praise is ever adequate.” And hardly anything measured up. He disparaged the people of New Mexico and the religious art of Spanish immigrant Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco. Then, by an ironic twist later in 1776, Domínguez found himself on a five-month vision quest with Miera and Fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante. Domínguez likened New Mexican churches to hacienda granaries, wine cellars, or Mexican pulque parlors. He found fault with certain of his Franciscan brethren, calling them on their drunkenness, insubordination, or public scandal. Yet all the while, Father Domínguez maintained the keen eye and curiosity of a born observer.

From no other document do we learn so much about daily life in raw and remote late colonial New Mexico. How much a nanny goat cost (2 pesos), a fat pig (12 pesos), a trade knife (1 buffalo hide), a captive Indian girl from twelve to twenty years old (2 good horses and assorted dry goods), or the funeral of a Spanish child with tall cross and cope (8 pesos); how to prepare atole or chocolate (not coffee); the resentment of the colony’s merchants toward their Chihuahua creditors and the fatalism of New Mexican families living under constant threat of Comanche attack; or where to catch trout—such details abound.

Domínguez’s superiors, however, resentful of his unflattering wordiness and occasional wit, filed his commentary away unceremoniously and forgot it. Since its rediscovery in 1928 and now published in a new edition, the unparalleled Domínguez report has often been compared to the 1630 and 1634 memorials of Fray Alonso de Benavides. The contrast could scarcely be sharper. Benavides looked out hopefully upon a young colony bent upon the Christian conversion of the Pueblo Indians, and Domínguez saw realistically what an ever more secular world had wrought. Whereas Benavides condemned Pueblo Indian ceremonial kivas as dens of devil worship, Domínguez routinely inventoried them as men’s club houses. For their timely views, we are deeply indebted to both men.

The collaboration of Eleanor B. Adams—woman of letters, editor, and historian of colonial Latin America—and Fray Angélico Chávez—man of letters, priest, artist, and historian of Hispanic New Mexico—could not have been more fortuitous. Together, they polished for us this unique window on late-eighteenth-century New Mexico, providing a seamless translation as well as explanatory materials. It is more than fitting that by their art the words of the uncompromising Father Domínguez live on.


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MOUNTAIN MAYHEM
A Doctor Cooper Series Novel
By Warren J. Stucki

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When Dr. Lawrence A. Cooper (Coop) and two friends, Harvey Peck and Mack McGeary, saddle up for a wilderness fishing trip, they have no idea what mayhem lies ahead. While searching for a legendary trout lake, not only do they manage to get themselves hopelessly lost, but they also have a bloodied sixteen-year-old girl stumble into their camp. She is severely beaten, sexually assaulted and barely alive. Though Coop does everything to save her, she dies twenty-four hours later. Now they have a body and big problem. It is uncommonly warm for the mountains, and they have no idea how long it may take to find their way back to civilization. Reluctantly, Coop decides to perform a field autopsy to collect and preserve vital forensic evidence before the body decomposes. When he finishes, it is nearly dark and too late to break camp. The next morning they awaken to discover the body and all the forensic samples are missing. Now they must somehow find their way back to civilization, then convince the authorities of a grisly murder, but with no body and no evidence.

Warren J. Stucki is a native of southern Utah and along with his wife and Chocolate Lab enjoys life on a small horse ranch. Following graduation from the University of Utah Medical School, Dr. Stucki specialized in urology and is the founding partner of Southern Utah Urology Associates. At Dixie Regional Medical Center he has served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and member of the Hospital Governing Board. In addition to Mountain Mayhem, Dr. Stucki is also the author of Hemorrhage, Boy’s Pond, Hunting for Hippocrates and Sagebrush Sedition. Two others, beginning with Hemorrhage, and Mountain Mayhem followed by The Death of Samantha Rose, are all part of his “Doctor Cooper” series of novels. A fourth book, Town Bell, is a prequel to the highly popular Boy's Pond.

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THE MUNCH MURDERS
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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The art world is stunned. In the space of a little over a week three Edvard Munch paintings, including the iconic Scream, have been stolen from museums in Oslo and Stockholm. Retired professor of art history Megan Crespi, on vacation in Scandinavia with her little Maltese dog Button and her old friend Lili Holm, is asked to help. In her capacity as Munch specialist, she visits three possible suspects, all major collectors of Munch, and soon finds her life is endangered. Being kidnapped had not been in her plans. Who is responsible? The fanatical Norseliga clan, with its emphasis on Norwegian superiority? The beautiful cosmetics queen, Myrtl Kildahl, who hides her German roots, or the Swedish collector who denies he is the grandson of writer August Strindberg? Pursuit of the truth takes Megan from Copenhagen and Oslo, to Bergen and Trondheim, and finally to Stockholm and the myth-laden island of Runmarö. Megan’s dog adds an element that qualifies him as a detective second only to his mistress. Includes Readers Guide.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her fourth mystery novel in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series, The Munch Murders. It, and the first three in the series, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, and The Kokoschka Capers, were also published by Sunstone Press.

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THE MUTILATORS
A Novel
By Robert L. Foster

Mutilators invade Idaho and shatter the peaceful tranquility of farmers and ranchers in Idaho’s Magic Valley where they kill and butcher domestic animals with impunity, leaving horribly mutilated carcasses in their wake; it is up to law enforcement to find the answer and solve the mystery...if they can.

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The mutilators have killed and mutilated thousands of cattle in the Midwest—and now they’ve moved west into Idaho where they are killing and mutilating cattle herds. No one knows who or what the mutilators are. They’ve never been identified.

Randy Johnson, a former green beret platoon leader in Vietnam, has now settled into the peaceful life of an Idaho rancher. It holds a kind of a magic, a new freedom, a relief from a cunning invisible enemy left behind in the dangerous jungles of Vietnam. He’s good with a gun, fast on a horse and as tough and smart as the next man, but he’s about to meet a new enemy more cunning and illusive than the one he left in Vietnam.

Idaho’s television stations issue Breaking News alerts almost hourly providing the latest gruesome statistical details of newly discovered mutilated cattle—many found on ranches adjacent to Randy’s—and that concerns Randy!

Ah, quit your worrying, Randy tells himself, Whoever or whatever the mutilators are they won’t bother me. This is a horse ranch!

Five hours later the mutilators strike Randy Johnson’s isolated horse ranch—and all hell breaks loose. It is up to law enforcement to find the answer and solve the mystery. Can they do it?

Robert L. Foster is the author of four published books. He is a member of Western Writers of America and has written many western articles for national magazines. He is a retired college professor.

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MY LIFE ON THE FRONTIER, 1864-1882
Facsimile of Original 1935 Edition
By Miguel Antonio Otero

New Foreword by Ray John de Aragón

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Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944) not only distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1897-1906 in 1940. These books, of which this is one in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series, are filled with the raw power and intrigue of the Wild West written by one who lived it. One would expect no less from such a vibrant personality who filled the pages of his monumental history with the passionate memories of an exciting era.

Otero was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, who bore the same name, and who was born in Valencia, New Mexico in 1829, had built up a stellar career in the East. Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr. was brought up in a family of wealth and influence, but he also experienced the hardships of growing up in a household that was always on the move. His family’s sojourns took him from one town to another across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. During Miguel A. Otero’s travels and frequent stopovers in Wild Western towns he came into contact with notorious outlaws like Clay Allison and popular lawmen such as Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett, Elfego Baca, and other well known figures including Doc Holliday, William F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”), General George A. Custer, and frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson. In fact, Otero was such an adventurous soul that he always sought out, or was in close contact with, anyone making headlines during the turbulent era he lived in. He even published a short lived newspaper called the Otero Optic, which eventually became the Las Vegas Daily Optic. He began his illustrious career in politics as Las Vegas City Clerk, San Miguel County probate clerk, county clerk, and recorder, and district court clerk. Then in 1892 President William McKinley appointed Miguel Antonio Otero as governor of the New Mexico territory where he served until 1906.

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MY LIFE ON THE FRONTIER, 1882-1897
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By Miguel Antonio Otero

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Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944) not only distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1897-1906 in 1940. These books, of which this is one in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series, are filled with the raw power and intrigue of the Wild West written by one who lived it. One would expect no less from such a vibrant personality who filled the pages of his monumental history with the passionate memories of an exciting era.

Otero was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, who bore the same name, and who was born in Valencia, New Mexico in 1829, had built up a stellar career in the East. Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr. was brought up in a family of wealth and influence, but he also experienced the hardships of growing up in a household that was always on the move. His family’s sojourns took him from one town to another across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. During Miguel A. Otero’s travels and frequent stopovers in Wild Western towns he came into contact with notorious outlaws like Clay Allison and popular lawmen such as Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett, Elfego Baca, and other well known figures including Doc Holliday, William F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”), General George A. Custer, and frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson. In fact, Otero was such an adventurous soul that he always sought out, or was in close contact with, anyone making headlines during the turbulent era he lived in. He even published a short lived newspaper called the Otero Optic, which eventually became the Las Vegas Daily Optic. He began his illustrious career in politics as Las Vegas City Clerk, San Miguel County probate clerk, county clerk, and recorder, and district court clerk. Then in 1892 President William McKinley appointed Miguel Antonio Otero as governor of the New Mexico territory where he served until 1906.

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MY NINE YEARS AS GOVERNOR OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, 1897-1906
Facsimile of Original 1940 Edition
By Miguel Antonio Otero

New Foreword by Ray John de Aragón

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Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944) not only distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1897-1906 in 1940. These books, of which this is one in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series, are filled with the raw power and intrigue of the Wild West written by one who lived it. One would expect no less from such a vibrant personality who filled the pages of his monumental history with the passionate memories of an exciting era.

Otero was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, who bore the same name, and who was born in Valencia, New Mexico in 1829, had built up a stellar career in the East. Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr. was brought up in a family of wealth and influence, but he also experienced the hardships of growing up in a household that was always on the move. His family’s sojourns took him from one town to another across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. During Miguel A. Otero’s travels and frequent stopovers in Wild Western towns he came into contact with notorious outlaws like Clay Allison and popular lawmen such as Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett, Elfego Baca, and other well known figures including Doc Holliday, William F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”), General George A. Custer, and frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson. In fact, Otero was such an adventurous soul that he always sought out, or was in close contact with, anyone making headlines during the turbulent era he lived in. He even published a short lived newspaper called the Otero Optic, which eventually became the Las Vegas Daily Optic. He began his illustrious career in politics as Las Vegas City Clerk, San Miguel County probate clerk, county clerk, and recorder, and district court clerk. Then in 1892 President William McKinley appointed Miguel Antonio Otero as governor of the New Mexico territory where he served until 1906.

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MY PENITENTE LAND
Reflections of Spanish New Mexico
By Fray Angélico Chávez

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This unusual book, Fray Angélico Chávez’s personal meditation on his cultural heritage, is also a kind of spiritual autobiography of the Hispano people of New Mexico. The spirit of New Mexico, he feels, grows out of its dry mountain terrain whose hills and valleys resemble those of Spain and of ancient Palestine. Just as this kind of landscape helped the Hebrew shepherd Abraham to find his God, so in Fray Angélico’s view, have New Mexico’s mountains kept her people close to their God. In evoking this special closeness between the divine and the human, the author returns repeatedly to the Penitentes of New Mexico—the societies of men who scourge themselves and replay the Crucifixion each Holy Week to share the sufferings of their Savior.

Some of his ideas will spark controversy over the meaning of New Mexico’s past, but Fray Angélico Chávez’s viewpoint, representing that of many native Spanish Americans, deserves the attention of every reader with an interest in the state’s Hispanic heritage. No one can read this book without gaining a new understanding of the world of the New Mexican Hispano imbedded in the dry, hilly landscape of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Fray Angélico Chávez has been called a renaissance man and New Mexico's foremost twentieth-century humanist by biographer Ellen McCracken. Any way you measure his career, Fray Angélico Chávez was an unexpected phenomenon in the wide and sunlit land of the American Southwest. In the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, Chávez performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him.

In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories.

All true aficionados of the American Southwest's history and culture will profit by collecting and reading the significant body of work left to us by the remarkable Fray Angé1ico Chávez. Sunstone Press has now brought back into print some of these rare titles.

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NATIVE AMERICAN CREATION STORIES OF FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP
Stories Retold
By Teresa Pijoan, PhD

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The stories in this book, recorded by the author from personal interviews with Native American storytellers, hold the conflicts and compliments of family and/or situations of testing in relationships. Native cultures have lessons to be learned here, just as every culture does. These stories are not unique, yet they may help educate many of us today in finding solutions to similar problems.

Symbolic language holds teachings, but without respecting the old ways, many shall never learn. Human beings have lived throughout millenniums, through floods, enduring droughts, appreciating abundance of food, yet every generation has their own trials to overcome, goals to achieve and rewards to receive or lose. These stories are to remind us of how fragile each one of us is as we struggle to survive youth, middle age, and our older years. It is important to listen and remember, for once the truth is gone, we shall certainly be on our own.

Some of the Native American people represented by these stories are the Paiute, Iroquois, Pima, Kiowa, Osage, and Cherokee.

Teresa Pijoan was born in Espanola, New Mexico, and grew up in Indian communities where she learned the ways and legends of the Native People. Her father was a public health doctor from Barcelona and her mother was a school teacher from New York. Her grandfather was the famous Spanish author, Jose Pijoan. Teresa Pijoan is a lecturer, storyteller, research writer, and teacher. She has shared her storytelling throughout Central Europe, Mexico, and the United States. To storyteller Pijoan myths are “magic lenses” through which cultures can be viewed, understood, and deeply appreciated. Other books by Teresa Pijoan are Dead Kachina Man, American Indian Creation Myths, Healers on the Mountain, Pueblo Indian Wisdom, and Ways of Indian Magic, all from Sunstone Press.

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NEVER A DULL MOMENT
The Life of John Liggett Meigs
By Mark S. Fuller

John Meigs, leading an extraordinary life as a writer, painter, photographer, architect, lecturer and collector, and interacting with an impressive array of famous and not so famous people, touched many of those lives in important, lasting ways.

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Extraordinary people lead extraordinary lives and, from the beginning, even before he had any control over his life, John Meigs’ life was extraordinary: kidnapped by his father, never to see his mother again. Once on his own, he tried his hand as a reporter in Los Angeles in 1936, and then in Honolulu, where he got drawn into the art world, becoming one of the original designers of the Hawaiian aloha shirts. Those pursuits were interrupted with the onset of World War II and John’s enlistment in the Navy. After a serendipitous escape of death and military duty in Florida, John returned to Hawaii, where he met New Mexico artist Peter Hurd. That encounter led John to New Mexico and to interactions with a wide variety of notable people, including painters Andrew Wyeth and Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Witter Bynner, oilman and cattleman Robert O. Anderson, and actor Vincent Price. With the notable artist Rolf Armstrong, of “pin-up girl” calendar fame, John traveled to Paris in 1952 where his off-beat nature led him to Alice B. Toklas. After returning to New Mexico, numerous opportunities knocked on John’s door, beckoning him in different directions all at the same time. In 1979, his travels led to a particularly significant development in John’s life when he picked up a hitchhiker, who became a complicated fixture in his life as both a sidekick and a love object. Meig’s fascinating life continued to unfold, garnering attention and impacting those close to him. As can happen, though, even with the most accomplished and creative, eventually, a sad, slow mental decline set in.

Mark Fuller’s penchant for adventure has taken him down unanticipated roads, most notably when he was tempted to join the Army for a bit of fun and travel. For nine years, that's what he got: lots of good times and travels to both usual and not so usual destinations. After leaving active duty with the Army and becoming a defense contractor in the Washington, DC area, he led a far quieter life. When those contracts came to an end, he volunteered for intermittent Army Reserve assignments and became involved with a business overseas, in Paris. Life became a bit fuller of fun, travel and adventure again. After years of writing journals of his travels and experiences, this is his first biography, an account of the fascinating life of his deceased friend, John Liggett Meigs.

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A NEW MEXICO PRIMER FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES
By R. Kermit Hill, Jr.

A concise guide to the history of New Mexico with maps, glossary, and ideas for teachers.

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This book is a simple, no nonsense telling of New Mexico history and geography for those who are new to the Land of Enchantment and for those who want a quick, uncluttered story based on the theory that history should be fun. For those who want a meatier course, consider it an appetizer, a first course. Maps, a glossary, ideas for teachers, and a recommended reading list are included. There are no footnotes, which should please most people. Studies have proven that readers will learn more from this approach.

From the Pleistocene to the Atomic Age, Folsom to Chaco and Cibola, Santa Fe to Raton Pass and Cimarron, Glorieta Pass to Fort Sumner and Lincoln Town, Silver City to Hobbs and Farmington, Columbus to Route 66 and Los Alamos, the trip is fascinating.

Kermit Hill’s family migrated to New Mexico in 1912 and 1922 for health reasons. His parents became well known teachers and he followed his genetic destiny for forty-three years. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, raised in Santa Fe, Sacramento, and La Luz, educated at Weed, Alamogordo and the University of New Mexico, he is an avid reader, a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Board, Tularosa Basin Historical Society, and Old Santa Fe Trail Association. He taught middle school, high school and college social studies courses. That career included ten years as an instructor at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, ironically one of his easier teaching jobs. Hill is as true a New Mexican as ever traveled this vast amazing land. Fair warning: he does not cotton to anyone messing with New Mexico history, so DON’T!

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NEW MEXICO TERRITORIAL ERA CARICATURES
By Ron Hamm

A collection of caricatures and short biographies of prominent men in New Mexico Territorial times.

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Step inside the pages of New Mexico Territorial Era Caricatures and learn about the men who made New Mexico what it is. See their likenesses and read about them. Druggists, farmers, postmasters. Many in these pages were just ordinary men who were concerned about running their businesses, making a living, and providing for their families. If they had time they attended lodge meetings and helped make their community a better place in which to live. But there were others. They made their mark on a larger territorial stage. Governors, senators, land speculators, educators, military men, influential newspaper editors. They were true movers and shakers. What all these men in this book had in common was their love for New Mexico and their desire to make it better. Some of these men you thought you knew. Learn anew. Others you have never heard of. This book will make you wish you had. Discover hidden facets and see their likeness drawn at their height of their renown by a master illustrator, Harry Samuel Palmer.

RON HAMM has written about New Mexico and New Mexicans for more than thirty years. He first wrote about many of the figures who appear in New Mexico Territorial Era Caricatures for New Mexico Magazine. Others appear more recently in his recent book, The Bursums of New Mexico. He never ceases to be grateful for the contributions they have made to the place he has called home for the past fifty years. His regret is that he could not have met them personally.


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NEW MEXICO'S STRUGGLE FOR STATEHOOD
Sixty Years of Effort to Obtain Self Government
By L. Bradford Prince

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LeBaron Bradford Prince (1840-1922) was a transplanted New Yorker, a tireless judge, a controversial territorial governor, a gentleman scholar, and an early leader of the Historical Society of New Mexico. In all these roles, and others, he was a passionate advocate of New Mexico statehood.

Prince was born, raised, and educated in New York. As a young attorney, his political career in state politics had progressed well until he clashed with leaders of the state Republican Party machine. Salvaging his political fortunes in the West, Prince won appointment as the chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1879. By all accounts, no territorial judge worked harder than Prince, often hearing cases from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. In what time remained in his busy days, Prince compiled a 603-page volume of territorial laws and began to write history with the clear purpose of advocating New Mexico statehood. His first work on New Mexico history, entitled Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation, appeared in 1883. New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood (1910) and The Student’s History of New Mexico (1921) followed. All are included in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series.

This new edition of New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood includes a facsimile of the original edition along with a new foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD, a biographical sketch from History of New Mexico (1891) by Helen Haines, and a tribute to the memory of L. Bradford Prince from a publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico, No. 25.

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NO PRETTY PICTURE
Maud Hawk Wright and Villa’s Raid on Columbus
By Michael Archie Hays

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A testament to strength and determination, Maud Hawk Wright recounts the true story of a young American woman who is kidnapped from her ranch in Chihuahua during the Mexican Revolution by Villista raiders. The raiders force her and her husband off their land, leaving their infant child with a hired hand, and shortly afterward, murdering her husband.

Bereft and grieving, Maud is taken to Pancho Villa’s encampment in the mountains, peopled by hundreds of revolutionaries, preparing for action. To her surprise, Maud is chosen to ride with Villa and four hundred of his soldiers to the north. Enduring a brutal nine-day trek through the mountains of northern Mexico with Villa and his small army, Maud witnesses the violent mania of Villa and his officers and learns the stories of people who follow him.

During the ride, Maud learns that she will become a participant in Villa’s grandiose plan to invade the United States. Before dawn of the ninth day of Maud’s captivity, she finds herself riding as a member of Villa’s army as it crosses the border to attack a small border town, Columbus, New Mexico. What happens is surprising.

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NOURISHING THE BODY AND RECOVERING HEALTH
The Positive Science of Food
By Ana M. Negrón, MD

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In this one-of-a-kind book and guide, the author redefines health care as the practice of nourishing ourselves to support a lifelong partnership with our body. Guiding us from the human cell to the kitchen and beyond, the author explores every intersection where the body meets food. We are reminded that only nourishing food is capable of powering our metabolism, our brains, and our muscles. With the “Virtual Kitchen Tour”—a unique and practical exercise—we are invited to reevaluate our household food bank. Living in the context of relationships, family, friends, schools, senior centers, the workplace, and the community, all are recognized and respected participants in the lifestyle changes one will undertake. There is also a close look at how a western lifestyle contributes to chronic illness and how we can amend this. And through actual case studies we are invited to reflect on our own life ways.

Board certified in family medicine, Ana M. Negrón graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical School and completed her family practice residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has made cooking with patients integral to her practice. Doctor Negrón volunteers at a clinic for the uninsured, teaches young physicians the role of food in medicine, and owns a solo nutrition practice.

“Ana M. Negrón moves from the doctor’s office to the kitchen, in pursuit of preventive measures to help her patients, as well as the public. From treating diabetes to preventing heart disease, the answers to today’s health crisis may be found on the dinner plate. In this book Negrón provides clear and specific diet strategies to take charge of your health once and for all.” —Sharon Palmer, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist, and author of Plant-Powered for Life

“This book is written by a physician who has taken the time to explore the real science (as opposed to that funded by the junk food industry). She writes clearly and positively about the wonderful benefits that are waiting for you, and tells you precisely what you can do to obtain far more health, joy and personal power.” —John Robbins, author of Diet For A New America, The Food Revolution, and President of The Food Revolution Network

“Ana Negrón’s new book is an alchemical wonder. In it, Dr. Negrón combines the hard-nosed rigor of a scientist, the non-nonsense clarity of a great family doctor, the cheerful efficiency of a top-notch life coach, and the compassionate soul of a loving abuelita.” —Howard Jacobson, PhD, contributing author to Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, and host of the Plant Yourself Podcast

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OKIE THE WONDER DOG
By Anna L. Schwartz

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Okie is a happy go lucky puppy until she loses her best friend and pack leader, Kippy. Then suddenly, she has big paws to fill. She needs to learn how to travel and fly and do all the tricks that Kippy used to do to move the sheep and run the ranch. How fast can Okie learn these tricks? Can she really learn to fly and take care of Miss A? Can Okie learn how to run the ranch? What does she do when there is a break-in at the ranch? Can she protect Miss A from danger? Okie learns about antelope and prairie dogs and has a dreadful mis-adventure with a handsome skunk. Can she hold the cows back and save Miss A from their thundering hooves? The stories tell of Okie’s adventures far and wide as she travels to Las Vegas and then back home to try and work the ranch. Okie narrates her own humorous real life stories. Includes Readers Guide.

Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN is a professor at Northern Arizona University and affiliate professor at University of Washington. She is internationally renowned for her research on the benefits of physical activity for cancer survivors and is the author of Cancer Fitness: Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors. She provides seminars and lectures and is an inspirational speaker who enjoys motivating people to reach beyond their dreams. She was a competitive bicycle racer and set three world records. When she hung up her racing wheels she picked up spurs and a saddle and now lives on a ranch in northern Arizona, which provides endless real life comical stories of Okie’s heroism and adventure.

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OLD IVORY & OHME PORCELAIN
Comprehensive Identification Guide
By Alma Hillman, David Goldschmitt and Adam Szynkiewicz

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Stroll through Victorian Europe to the German state Silesia and trace the escape route used by members of the Ohme family as they fled from Russian soldiers in World War II. Visit the tomb of Hermann and his wife Anna in Dresden which had been thought to be lost forever. Discover the endless variety of the beautiful porcelain pieces and the secrets to correctly identifying your Ohme collection.

This book is an in-depth look at identifying and classifying Old Ivory China and Clear Glaze Porcelains. See clear and accurate photos of newly discovered marks, blanks and patterns to satisfy your desire to identify every piece of your cherished collection. For Ohme collectors everywhere.

Alma Hillman has been an antique dealer for over 30 years who has specialized in the porcelain of Hermann Ohme since moving to Maine in 1986. She and her husband Les, ran a successful antiques shop in Searsport, Maine for the next twenty years. Along with David Goldschmitt, she published the groundbreaking book on the elusive topic of Old Ivory China, entitled Old Ivory China: The Mystery Explored through Collector’s Books in 1998. A charter member of the national Society for Old Ivory and Ohme Porcelain, she served as president, vice president and auction chairman. After traveling to Germany and Poland to further research Ohme porcelain she and David began the arduous task of an expanded and updated resource.

David Goldschmitt has been a practicing Emergency Physician for the past 25 years with a specialty in Disaster Medicine and Homeland Security. He has been an avid collector of porcelain for over twenty years with a passion to solve a good mystery. Born and raised in New Jersey, his ties to Maine date back to his childhood. Old Ivory China, imported so heavily in Maine, is the representation of this second home. He is also the author of Medical Disaster Response.


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OPERANTICS WITH WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Projects, Games, and Puzzles for Children
By Mary Neidorf

Illustrated with things to color, word games, puzzles, and cut-outs.

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This introduction to Mozart and his operas is ideal for children of all ages. The book includes musical games and puzzles as well as pages to color. Readers will learn about opera, music, the orchestra, opera singers, and especially about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There are pages devoted to each of Mozart’s operas, a diagram showing the instruments in an orchestra, and a page with the notes to his “Minuet in G” that he composed in 1761 at the age of five. Ideal for teachers and all readers.

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THE PAIN AND THE SORROW
A Moreno Valley, New Mexico Territory Historical Novel
By Loretta Miles Tollefson

Based on the true story of the 1860s New Mexico Territory teenager who was married to serial killer Charles Kennedy.

It’s 1867 in New Mexico Territory. A log cabin huddles at the base of a lonely mountain pass east of Taos. Travelers who stop to rest and eat here should be careful how they look at the teenager who serves their food. Her husband, Charles Kennedy, is subject to jealous rages. At least, he says that’s why he kills and then robs the unwary. And then a baby is born. How can she raise a child in such circumstances? When Gregoria finally gets up the courage to go for help, she discovers that frontier justice can be as ugly as the actions it seeks to punish. This historical novel is based on the true story of the 1860s New Mexico Territory teenager who was married to serial killer Charles Kennedy. Includes Readers Guide.

Loretta Miles Tollefson grew up in the American West in a mountainside log cabin built by her grandfather. She holds two Master of Arts degrees from the University of New Mexico. She lives in New Mexico’s Rocky Mountains, where she seeks to accurately transform historical data about the region into fiction. She is the author of three poetry collections, two novels, and two collections of historical micro-fiction.

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THE PASTOR OF NEW MEXICO
Peter Küppers’s Memoirs
By Tomas Jaehn

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There are few foreign original voices talking about early twentieth century Northern New Mexico. Father Peter Küppers who immigrated from Germany to New Mexico is one of those few voices.

Father Küppers was born in 1885, came to New Mexico in 1911 and aside from a few short trips to Colorado and the mid-West, remained in New Mexico all his life. Rather limited in his knowledge of American culture when he arrived on this continent—after all, he once got mad that folks in New York did not speak German—Küppers grew to love New Mexico. Always biased and fierce in his protection of Northern New Mexicans, particularly his often poor Catholic parishioners, he became a cultural agent for Hispanics and Anglos and a chronicler of rural small town life.

In his sometimes jolly account from the early 20th century, Küppers discusses growing up in Germany, describes personal experiences in the United States, and particularly in New Mexico, where he had to adapt to rural life, interact with town folks, parishioners, and Penitentes, and his adjustment to cultural surroundings so very different from his homeland in Germany.

Tomas Jaehn grew up in Germany and has lived in the United States since 1984. He attended universities in Germany and the United States and holds a PhD in history from the University of New Mexico. He has written about Germans in the Southwest and West and is the author of Germans in the Southwest, 1850–1920 (University of New Mexico Press, 2005). He has worked for over ten years at the New Mexico History Museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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THE PENITENTES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS
By Bill Tate

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The Penitentes are a secret and sacred Spanish-American brotherhood who live in the mountains of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado who have pledged themselves to Christian devotions without completely withdrawing from the daily world. They have dedicated themselves in remembrance that Jesus Christ was condemned, crucified, and died on the cross for the salvation of mankind, and the expiation of his sins. Their devotions are observed usually in secret because the Penitentes believe that worship is a private matter and that one should not seek approbation for one’s sacred endeavors. They are the descendants of the vanguard of Spanish colonists who settled in the highlands of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado during the floodtide of Spanish colonization. The Penitente liturgy consists mainly of prayers called rosaries, rapturous songs called alabados, and processions. The author says, “I have no portfolio to be their apologist or oracle, but I have taken it upon myself to portray and to clarify in this book who the Penitentes are, what they do, and why, as lucidly and objectively as possible.”

Bill Tate was an artist and author who lived in the mountain village of Truchas, New Mexico where he owned and operated the Tate Gallery. His paintings hang in private collections in almost every state and many foreign countries. He served in the United States Navy and after World War II became a writer in Hollywood. After his move to New Mexico he served as a Justice of the Peace in Santa Fe and Rio Arribo counties. He has written several other books about New Mexico history and philosophy.


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THE PIANO OWNER'S HOME COMPANION
A Reference Guide
By Steven R. Snyder

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A quality piano is one of the most expensive investments you will ever make. Yet most people know little about it. Have you ever wondered:
• Why does a piano go out of tune?
• How do I clean my piano?
• How do I fix a sticky key?
• How do I protect my piano from moths, humidity, and climate changes?

A piano technician with over thirty-five years experience now unveils the mystery of the piano and shares his secrets with you. In this simple guide and reference, you will discover how to protect your investment and save money by doing simple repairs yourself. There are easy to follow step-by-step instructions for piano maintenance and twenty-one easily understood illustrations drawn with the layman in mind.

A MUST for every piano owner, to be kept and used for generations.

STEVEN R. SNYDER has tuned, repaired, rebuilt, and refurbished pianos for over thirty-five years. He began working on pianos as a child, helping his father, a qualified piano technician. Steven financed his college education tuning pianos and after graduating from Boston University moved to New York City where he became one of the top technicians at Steinway & Sons Piano Company. In addition to concert work, he continued to perform piano service for many concert artists and Manhattan recording studios including CBS, Town Hall, and Carnegie Hall, as well as Lincoln Center.

During this time, Snyder was contracted by recording artist Stevie Wonder as his exclusive piano tuner-technician and when Mr. Wonder moved his recording studios from midtown Manhattan to Los Angeles in 1977, Steven relocated to Los Angeles and continued working with Mr. Wonder for the next ten years. During this time, Snyder also tuned, voiced, regulated, and reconditioned pianos for hundreds of professional clients including Bob Dylan, Dave Brubeck, Burt Bacharach, Garrick Ohlsson, and Mehli Mehta, conductor of the UCLA Youth Symphony Orchestra. Concert work spanned the Hollywood Bowl, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Studio work covered Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, and 20th Century Fox Music, as well as many other concert venues across the country.

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PORTRAITS OF THE IRON HORSE
The American Locomotive in Pictures and Story
By Otto Kuhler

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Otto Kuhler was a German American designer, one of the best known industrial designers of the American railroads. According to Trains magazine he stream-styled more locomotives and railroad cars than Cret, Dreyfuss and Loewy combined. His extensive concepts for the modernization of the American railroads had repercussions onto the railways worldwide until today. In addition he was a prolific artist of industrial aesthetics and of the American West in general. This book, illustrated with his drawings, provides a history of American locomotives from the “Best Friend of Charleston” through the “stream-styled” ones he designed.


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THE POSTWAR TRANSFORMATION OF ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, 1945–1972
By Robert Turner Wood

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From the end of World War II to the closing months of 1972, Albuquerque, New Mexico, underwent as dramatic a transformation as any American city ever has in such a short time. Its population exploded from about 50,000 to more than five times that number, and the median income of its citizens adjusted for inflation doubled. Fundamental changes took place in the character of the city, as the rugged individualism of the people gave way to more cooperative behavior, and authority relaxed throughout the society. Such broad social changes could also be seen in the country at large, but in Albuquerque they transpired more rapidly and vividly. Ex-Governor Clyde Tingley, Pete Domenici before he became a U.S. Senator, County Commission Chairman Dorothy Cline, Chicano activist Reies Tijerina and many others come to life on these pages. Their words and acts have had a continuing impact on the paths the city has followed to the present day.

Robert Turner Wood first moved to Albuquerque in 1969 for graduate work in American studies at the University of New Mexico, where he completed his PhD with a dissertation on the recent history of the city. His work experience shows his interest in all areas of city life, for he has been a college English instructor, a city planner, a database editor, real estate appraiser, and a medical librarian. Over the years he has written articles on Albuquerque history for local publications.


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PRINCIPLES OF TRADITIONAL ARCHERY
By Thomas Grissom

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A completely new way of thinking about traditional archery takes shape in the pages of this book. The emphasis throughout is on the basic principles that govern the design, performance, and use of all forms of traditional bows and arrows. Here are discussed both the practical as well as the technical considerations behind the choices faced by every archer in selecting and using the tools of the sport.

The design of the bow—and the arrow—are analyzed in terms of the underlying principles that determine their performance and use. The concept of an ideal bow and an ideal arrow are introduced as useful ways of thinking about the limitations of real bows and arrows. The important parameters of the bow are identified and a straightforward way of measuring them is described. The effect of draw weight on performance is examined with a view to injecting some realism into the perennial question of how much draw weight is enough.

A separate chapter is devoted to the problem of distance shooting and another to clearing up the confusion surrounding the topic of arrow penetration. The effects of variations in arrow straightness, spine, and weight are analyzed to answer the question of when better arrows finally become good enough. The techniques of shooting and an in-depth discussion of the causes, and cures, of target panic are presented. And finally a separate chapter is devoted to a primer on the analytical design of bow limbs.

This is a book for all serious archers—and bowyers alike—whether their interest is bow hunting, field and target archery, or bow design, and whether they are newcomers to the sport or experienced archers. The chapters on shooting are among the best ever written and alone make the book invaluable. There is something here to enhance the understanding and practice of archery for all who love and shoot traditional bows and arrows.

Thomas Grissom has been a lifelong archer. A writer and a physicist, he is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including four collections of poems also published by Sunstone Press.


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PUBLIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN NEW MEXICO, 1933-1943
A Guide to the New Deal Legacy
By Kathryn A. Flynn

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Do you like to go treasure hunting in obvious or out of the way places? Do you like to view fine art in galleries large and small? This book will give you directions to New Mexico’s amazing New Deal treasures and to buildings and bridges, murals and sculptures, paintings and people who made them. They are not necessarily in the most obvious places, and yet many are in places that one routinely visits. They have been patiently waiting in our cities, our villages, our parks, rarely witnessed as being “treasures.” They were constructed perhaps even by your own artistic ancestors. This book is full of clues. Go sleuthing!

Growing up in Portales, New Mexico, Kathryn Akers Flynn lived in an area with a New Deal courthouse, a New Deal post office, and New Deal schools. She worked at the local swimming pool and partied in the city park, both built during the Depression era. In high school she was a cheerleader on 1930s football fields for onlookers in Work Progress Administration bleachers and camped out at a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps created park and lake. She never knew any of these structures were fashioned by the New Deal, nor did she notice the New Deal treasures in Salt Lake City while at the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor’s Degree or the New Deal structures in Carbondale, Illinois where she earned her Master’s Degree at Southern Illinois University. Returning to New Mexico, she had a career in the state health and mental health administration that included directorship of Carrie Tingley Hospital, a New Deal facility with many public art treasures. It wasn’t until she became Deputy Secretary of State of New Mexico that she realized what was around her. As a result she went on to edit three editions of the New Mexico Blue Book featuring information about New Deal creations all over the state.

This book presents the history and whereabouts of many such treasures found since Flynn compiling an earlier book, Treasures on New Mexico Trails, and another that focuses on New Deal programs nationwide, The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration. She also assisted with the compilation of A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico by Jacqueline Hoefer, also from Sunstone Press and an apt companion for Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico. She was instrumental in creating the National New Deal Preservation Association, and now serves as Executive Director.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-881-3
374 pp.,$120.00 Collector's Edition

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-882-0
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PUBLIC TELEVISION: AMERICA'S FIRST STATION
An Intimate Account
By William Hawes

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KUHT-TV in Houston, Texas was the first non-commercial, educational television station. This is the story of its development and struggle for survival.In the history of broadcasting and education, the evening of May 25th, 1953 was highly significant—KUHT-TV in Houston, Texas became the first non-commercial, education (now called public television) station. At its dedication Federal Communications Commissioner Frieda B. Hennock said: “For here in Houston begins the practical realization of the tremendous benefits that television holds out to education…. The accumulated riches of man’s education, cultural and spiritual development can be spread right before the viewers’ eyes in a convenient and attractive format. In fact, the sky of man’s constructive imagination is literally the only limit on the good that can be derived from education TV.” This is the story of the development of Channel 8 from its origins to CEO Jeff Clarke’s plan for 2000. The LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting is the realization of the plan.

William Hawes holds a doctorate from The University of Michigan and taught a telecourse for college credit as early as 1959. Since moving to Texas, he has known most of the principal decision-makers at KUHT and many other pioneers of public broadcasting. Dr. Hawes is also the author of American Television Drama, The Experimental Years, Live Television Drama, 1946–1951, and Filmed Television Drama, 1952–1958.

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RAW MATERIAL
Facsimile of 1945 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons
By Oliver La Farge

The Autobiographical Examination of an Artist’s Journey into Maturity including An Appreciation by John Pen La Farge.

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The long, uneasy armistice between two world wars was a trying time for literary artists, particularly for those young men who came to maturity in that period of economic and social upheaval. Oliver La Farge’s frank and honest personal narrative is a typical life of one born into the easy world of Newport, New York, Groton, and Harvard, dumped into the melting pot of the Great Depression, and then slammed up against the global war. His purpose “to record the America of one individual” and to set down the raw material from which the writer derives the finished product he offers to the world, is vividly fulfilled in this book.

In an Appreciation appearing in this new edition, John Pen La Farge says: “In his autobiography, Raw Material, Father wrote a superior account of one man’s life. As Mother pointed out, it was superior because it was not a mere accounting of what, when, how, and in what order, rather, it was the account of how the raw material of one boy grew into a man, a man whose life both displayed and sought out true integrity.”

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of Southwestern letters. Since he died in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was 30.

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READiscover NEW MEXICO
A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy
By Kathy Barco with design and Illustrations by Mike Jaynes

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Tag along with Rosita the Roadrunner on her journey to learn about the Land of Enchantment. On the trail, meet Roja & Verde (the Chile Twins), Biscochita (a Smart Cookie), Piñon Jay, Dusty the Tumbleweed, and a town full of prairie dogs who love to read.

READiscover New Mexico, a recent theme for the Statewide Summer Reading Program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library, encourages the discovery of the vast cultural, natural, historical, and literary treasures found in our beautiful state. Children, adults and families experience some of these for the very first time by visiting Rosita's ultimate source for information: the library. Featured is a literal example of "poetic license," with an introduction by "Tag" the license plate.

Join the fun! Children will love coloring the cast of characters and sharing the adventure with their families. Among many classroom uses, teachers can present the fun story as a bi- or tri-lingual playlet. Enrichment material includes a compilation of the programs, activities, crafts, song parodies, celebrations, and bibliographies devised by the children’s librarians who brought READiscover New Mexico to life in public libraries throughout the state. Also featured are riddles, New Mexico trivia, relevant websites, an extensive booklist, several recipes for Biscochitos, instructions for making Star-O-Litos, and a large collection of reproducible artwork.

Rosita's Ramble is presented in English, Spanish, and Navajo.

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Yá'át'ééh!

Author KATHY BARCO was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006. Currently a children’s librarian with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library, she received the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association. She is co-author (with Valerie Nye) of Breakfast Santa Fe Style – A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky and Family Friendly Restaurants. Designer/Illustrator MIKE JAYNES, a Seattle-based graphic artist, has designed and illustrated six summer reading programs for the New Mexico State Library. Both Kathy and Mike grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Royalties from the sale of this publication will go to the New Mexico State Library Fund at the New Mexico Community Foundation.

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THE REAL BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of Original 1936 Edition
By Miguel Antonio Otero

New Foreword by Ray John de Aragón
New Preface by Marc Simmons

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Miguel Antonio Otero served as the first Hispanic governor of the U.S. Territory of New Mexico, from 1897 to 1907. He was appointed to the office by President William McKinley. Long after his retirement from politics, Governor Otero wrote and published his memoirs in three volumes, a major contribution to New Mexico history. But he also published a biography in 1936 titled The Real Billy the Kid. His aim in that book, he proclaimed, was to write the Kid’s story “without embellishment, based entirely on actual fact.” Otero had known the outlaw briefly and also had known the man who killed Billy in 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett. The author recalled Garrett saying he regretted having to slay Billy. Or, as he bluntly put it, “it was simply the case of who got in the first shot. I happened to be the lucky one.”

By all accounts, Billy the Kid was much adored by New Mexico’s Hispanic population. Otero asserts that the Kid was considerate of the old, the young and the poor. And he was loyal to his friends. Further, Martin Cháves of Santa Fe stated: “Billy was a perfect gentleman with a noble heart. He never killed a native citizen of New Mexico in all his career, and he had plenty of courage.” Otero was especially admiring of Billy because as a boy in Silver City, “he had loved his mother devotedly.” Such praise must be viewed in the context of the times. Other people, of course, saw Billy as an arch-villain.

MIGUEL A. OTERO rightly distinguished himself as a political leader in New Mexico where he raised a family and lived out his life as a champion of the people, but he is also highly recognized for his career as an author. He published his legendary My Life on the Frontier, 1864-1882, in 1935, followed by The Real Billy the Kid: With New Light on the Lincoln County War in 1936, My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897 in 1939, and My Nine Years as Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1897-1906 in 1940. All of these books are published by Sunstone Press in its Southwest Heritage Series.

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THE RELUCTANT CARNIVORE
A Doctor Cooper Series Novel
By Warren J. Stucki

When Coop’s friends, deer hunters Ian McKenna and Wally Stroud, go missing, Coop assumes their disappearance is storm related, until a third hunter of the group is murdered in cold blood.

The evening before the eagerly awaited deer hunt Dr. Lawrence A. Cooper (Coop) and three friends (Tim Slade, Wally Stroud and Ian McKenna) gather at his mountain cabin. Almost immediately Tim and Ian clash over religion, gun laws and Ian’s rather liberal politics and lifestyle. On the first day Tim kills a magnificent buck using an assault rifle, highly illegal in the state of Utah. Not only does Ian witness this carnage, he documents it with photographs and threatens to expose Tim to the authorities. The next day, however, an early fall blizzard blows in and Ian and Wally go missing. Although Coop and Iron County Search and Rescue spend the better part of a week looking for Ian and Wally, they find no trace of them and no bodies are recovered. Coop assumes his friends’ disappearance is a storm-related natural disaster, but still wonders about Tim and Ian’s feud. Then when Tim Slade is murdered, there is not doubt something more sinister is at foot. As the only one of the original hunters left, Coop fears he might be next. Includes Readers Guide.

Warren J. Stucki is a native of southern Utah and enjoys life on a small horse ranch with his wife and chocolate lab. Following graduation from the University of Utah Medical School, Dr. Stucki specialized in urology and now retired is the founding partner of Southern Utah Urology Associates. At Dixie Regional Medical Center he served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and member of the Hospital Governing Board. The Reluctant Carnivore is the third book in the Doctor Cooper Series and was preceded by Hemorrhage and Mountain Mayhem. The Death of Samantha Rose follows The Reluctant Carnivore. Dr. Stucki is also the author of Boy’s Pond, Hunting for Hippocrates and Sagebrush Sedition and is presently working on a prequel to the highly popular Boy’s Pond.

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THE ROMANCE DIET
Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves
By Destiny Allison

National Indie Excellent Award Winner for Women’s Issues

“In her latest book, Destiny Allison has deftly parsed that feminist cliché the personal is the political in a fresh new way. The search for the authentic self is new for every generation and Allison's book is a valuable contribution to that quest for today's women.” —Patricia Murphy, PhD, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Women’s Health Policy Fellow and author of “Making Connections: Women, Work, and Abuse”

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Brave, raw, and unflinchingly honest, this book is a weight loss journey, a love story, a heart beating loudly on the page. Every day we battle against something—injustice, our spouses, our weight. Seldom do we acknowledge the real wars we wage. Repressing feelings and silencing our voices, we suffer under the surface, attributing emotional distress and unwanted pounds to the inescapable effects of hormones or age. But weight gain, anxiety, and marital difficulties aren’t always so easy to explain. In her poignant and touching memoir, Allison doesn’t offer recipes, exercise tips, or advice. Instead, she shows us how to stand up, express what we want, and develop empathy for ourselves and the people we love. In doing so, she provides invaluable insight for those seeking to lose weight, save a marriage, or make a significant life change. Includes a Readers Guide.

Destiny Allison is an award winning artist, author, and businesswoman. When an injury required her to re-envision her life, Allison did what she always does. She applied her explosive creativity and dog-with-a-bone tenacity to new endeavors such as community building efforts and developing an innovative business model that transformed a bankrupt shopping center into a thriving community and commercial center. In 2011 she was named Santa Fe Business Woman of the Year. Her first memoir, Shaping Destiny: A Quest for Meaning in Art and Life won best independent non-fiction/memoir in the 2013 Global Book Awards. Since then, she has published two novels and opened a general store. Allison believes that one’s life is one’s greatest work of art. Unafraid to make mistakes and always passionate, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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ROSS CALVIN
Interpreter of the American Southwest
By Ron Hamm

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Many people love the American Southwest without truly understanding it. Ross Randall Calvin did and we are the richer for it. Calvin began his search as a pilgrim health-seeker, believing he had left the “known world” behind when he fled the East for New Mexico. There he soon found to our benefit that he could use his observational skills and intellect to fashion a picture that helped him and us comprehend those unique factors that make New Mexico what it is—its history, people, culture, climate, and so much more. Those lessons learned he shared with us. His books and essays can open our eyes to New Mexico if we but heed them. Calvin’s story as discoverer and interpreter unfolds in rich detail in this essential work.

Ron Hamm has written widely and extensively on New Mexico as a journalist, then later as author and biographer over some five decades. His previous books have been The Bursums of New Mexico: Four Generations of Leadership and Service and New Mexico Territorial Era Caricatures (Sunstone Press 2014). Ross Calvin gave him a fresh insight into New Mexico through Sky Determines and River of the Sun. Ross Calvin, Interpreter of the Southwest is Hamm’s most satisfying work.

“Imaginatively conceived and beautifully written, Ron Hamm’s Ross Calvin, Interpreter of the American Southwest resurrects Ross Calvin’s life and restores Sky Determines and River of the Sun to their essential space in both twentieth-century American belle-lettres and environmental interpretations of the American Southwest.” —L.G. Moses, Professor of History, Oklahoma State University and author of the Ross Calvin essay, “If There Be Sermons in Stones, I Have Not Heard Them.”

“A masterful biography of Ross Calvin, one of the American Southwest’s greatest observers. Hamm explores how family, education, religion, profession, interests, and Southwest surroundings helped shape Calvin and his finest works, particularly Sky Determines (1934). Just as the Southwestern sky determined much of the region’s history and culture, Calvin’s life experiences, filled with accomplishments and disappointments, determined the man’s genius and lasting impact. —Richard Melzer, PhD, Past President, Historical Society of New Mexico, and author of Breakdown, How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen During World War II; Ernie Pyle in the American Southwest; When We Were Young in the West, True Stories of Childhood; and Buried Treasures, Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History, all from Sunstone Press


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RULE OF CAPTURE
An Historical Mystery
By Ona Russell

Ona Russell received the IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Awards) Silver Medal for “Rule of Capture” in 2015 in the Best West-Pacific Fiction category.

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Los Angeles, 1928. Oil, oranges and site of the C. C. Julian Petroleum stock scandal, a Ponzi type scheme to rival any in American history and a foreshadowing of the decade’s looming, economic crash. As one of the scheme’s victims, Ohio probate officer Sarah Kaufman—still reeling from the KKK murders she helped solve in Tennessee—is in the city to attend the trial of the perpetrators, in particular of the “friend” who convinced her to invest. Sarah is eager for justice and committed to seeing the trial through. She’s glad she’s alone, that her lover Mitchell isn’t there, that after court she’ll have time to herself. But when a Mexican woman she barely knows winds up dead, Sarah’s plans are thrown upside down. Suddenly she finds herself in a nightmarish trial by fire, one that takes her from the glamour of Hollywood to the Tijuana frontier, tests her deepest beliefs and leads her to discover not only a killer, but a part of Los Angeles built on a terrible secret.

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ONA RUSSELL is a credentialed mediator and holds a PhD in literature from the University of California, San Diego, where she also taught for many years. She is the author of two previous Sarah Kaufman historical mysteries from Sunstone Press, O’Brien’s Desk and The Natural Selection, the last of which was a finalist in the prestigious California Commonwealth Club Book Awards. She has been widely published in other venues and is an accomplished public speaker, lecturing particularly on the topic of “literature and the law.”

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RUNS LIKE THE WIND STOPS IN HER TRACKS
Mimbres Children Learn About Trustworthiness
By Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel

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Runs Like The Wind was a young girl who lived in a southwest New Mexico Mimbres pueblo long ago. Her little brother, Sleeps Too Much, fell asleep one day while watching wild turkeys that were important to his pueblo. He dreamed of hearing the ferocious roar of a mountain lion…or was the roar real? He told his cousin Hits With His Fist about hearing the lion’s roar. Strong Bear, the children’s father, knew Sleeps Too Much had a big imagination. He doubted the story his son told about the lion. The village elders began to doubt him as well. Would his sister believe him? This is a story of how Runs Like The Wind learns about trustworthiness, and is the fourth book in a series written to help children learn about good character traits. The children’s adventures are brought to life through the illustrations of everyday life as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago. Teachers, librarians, parents, and children of all ages will enjoy this pictorial narrative. Illustrated.

Twin sisters Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel are dedicated to helping children learn to have respect for the individual and cultural differences of all people. Carilyn is a Behavior Consultant who trains adults in nonviolent crisis intervention. Marilyn teaches archaeology and the increasing need to preserve and protect southwest New Mexico’s cultural heritage. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present. Their previous books in the “Mimbres Children” series, Old Grandfather Teaches a Lesson, Talks All Day Has the Courage to Speak, and Hits With His Fist Gives a Helping Hand, were also published by Sunstone Press.


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SADAKICHI HARTMANN, ALIEN SON
A Biography
By James S. Peters

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Sadakichi Hartmann was born in Japan in 1867, the second son of Prussian businessman Carl Hartmann and a young prostitute, Osada. Upon her death shortly after Sadakichi’s birth, both boys were sent to Hamburg, Germany to live and be educated, as promised by Hartmann Senior to their mother on her deathbed. With this act of kindness, their father completely washed his hands of any further obligation to the boys. He ignored them completely as he continued his profession traveling the world over as a business rep for various corporations. Their father’s rare appearances, and gelid distance toward them when he was present, affected Sadakichi depressingly, he having a satiating need of a father’s acceptance and affection. Although Sadakichi found the Hartmanns in general were a cold lot, it was in particular his father’s endearment he sought. Possibly too, he may have felt a streak of guilt over his mother’s death. As his father’s Teutonic demeanor grew, Sadakichi’s growing rebelliousness became intolerable, and at fourteen he was disowned and shipped to a Hartmann brother in Philadelphia. From here on, the youth drivingly self-educated himself thoroughly, in time becoming widely and respectfully known in the world of art, literature and entertainment. His retentive memory was an amazing asset which fascinated many of his colleagues. And of course his aim at intentionally driving himself to succeed at anything he touched was to win his father’s respect and acceptance. But it was a draining, thankless, heart-crushing journey.

James S. Peters was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1930. In the mid-1940s his family moved to California where at sixteen he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served three years as a medic. Later he spent ten years in the navy as a photographer and in 1964 he alighted in Taos, New Mexico and developed an avid interest in Southwestern American history. After living in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, he continued researching and writing articles on the frontier West. After retiring, he pursued his interests in writing and painting. His previous books, Robert Clay Allison and Headless in Taos were also published by Sunstone Press.

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SAM MAVERICK’S TRAIL
The Story of the First American Exploration of the Texas-Mexico Border
By Daniel McNeel Lane, MD, PhD

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After the Mexican Congress ratified the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) was the legal boundary between Texas and Mexico. Under the treaty, the United States was obligated to prevent raids by “hostile tribes” in Mexico whose northern frontier had been ravaged by the raids. This obligation was accepted despite the absence of a wagon road between San Antonio and El Paso or any U.S. Army forts with soldiers stationed along the border. In fact, no Americans, including Texans who claimed the lands, knew where the border or tribal crossings were located. This is the story of the 1848 Hays Expedition, the first U.S. effort to search for a wagon road route along the new border to Chihuahua and El Paso. The original intent was to establish a trade route to Chihuahua but the Expedition’s efforts to explore the new lands proved to be far more difficult. Besides crossing the most rugged terrain in Texas with almost no water sources and starving from lack of food, the Expedition survived the first American exploration of the Texas-Mexico border and provided critical information that led to the settlement of far West Texas and a new route from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.

After earning an MD from UT-Southwestern (Dallas) and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma (Norman), the author was active for many years as a physician/scientist in Oklahoma, primarily in the fields of pediatric oncology and clinical lipidology. While teaching at TTUHSC-Odessa, he first found part of the 1848 Trail in the TransPecos which stimulated him to search for the route of the original expedition. Since leaving academia, Dr. Lane, a descendant of Sam Maverick, has retired to San Antonio where his time is spent writing and pursuing a busy life with his family.

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SANTA FE BOHEMIA
The Art Colony, 1964-1980
By Eli Levin

Many Illustrations. Index.

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By the early 1970s, an active bohemian colony had developed in Santa Fe and it became a cultural boom town. The number of art galleries went from two to a hundred. Besides the Santa Fe Opera, there came into being endless festivals: for art, music, literature, theater, movies, fashion, and the crafts of Indians and Spanish Americans. The city’s complex heritage of three interlocked cultures became “Santa Fe Style.”

But the fifteen years between 1964 and 1980 held a special magic. And Eli Levin experienced it all: the fading generation of older artists and the newly arriving younger generation; wild night life at Claude’s Bar; artist’s battles with conservative arts organizations; questionable successes and tragic failure of careers; exemplary examples of lifetime dedication; and a number of suppressed scandals, one even involving possible murders.

Packed with amusing anecdotes about the various artists with whom Levin painted, plotted and partied, this vivid memoir testifies to the exciting rebirth and burgeoning growth of one of this country’s most well known art colonies.

ELI LEVIN, the son of novelist Meyer Levin, is known for his paintings of Santa Fe night life. He has run art galleries, written art reviews and taught art history. He hosts two artist’s gatherings, a drawing group since 1969 and the Santa Fe Etching Club since 1980. Levin studied painting with Raphael Soyer, George Grosz and Robert Beverly Hale, among others, and has Master’s degrees from Wisconsin University and St. John’s College.

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SANTA FE, 400 YEARS, 400 QUESTIONS
Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610
By Elizabeth West, Editor

“The brain teasers collected in this book encapsulate historical nuggets drawn from New Mexico’s dramatic past. Reading them, New Mexicans and others can test their knowledge of our local history and have fun in the bargain.” —Marc Simmons, historian and author of numerous books about New Mexico history

“From its ancient beginnings to modern times, Santa Fe’s history offers plenty of room for questions, and readers will find challenging, as well as entertaining, answers here.” —Martin W. Aguilar, former governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo

“The advantage to the nonchronological approach is that it reveals surprises as the reader turns the pages. The book presents scholarly information drawn from archives and published works as well as questions from visitors and recent arrivals to the City Different, and anecdotes from individuals whose families have been here for generations.” —From the introduction by Adrian Bustamante, ethnohistorian and retired Southwest Studies professor

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This question-and-answer book about Santa Fe contains 400 reminders of what is known and what is sometimes forgotten or misunderstood about a city that was founded more than four hundred years ago. Not a traditional history book, this group of questions is presented in an apparently random order, and the answers occasionally meander off topic, as if part of a casual conversation. What you find here will stimulate your curiosity and invite debate about what history is. References follow each entry.

Black-and-white illustrations, photographs, maps, an index, and study guides further enliven this unconventional approach. A compilation of four hundred questions cannot attempt to encompass all of Santa Fe’s history, but the bibliography extends an invitation to read more and connect to different topics. Also included is a game (“What Is It?”) scattered throughout the text.

Elizabeth West, the editor of this book, is a newcomer to Santa Fe, having arrived in 1966. Her first job in Santa Fe was as a waitress, working as a modern-day version of a “Harvey Girl” at La Fonda. She was born in Boston, but her children and grandchildren were born in Santa Fe. She worked at the Santa Fe Public Library off and on for over twenty-five years. During 2010 she served on the History Task Force for the Santa Fe 400th Committee for the Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Santa Fe.

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SANTA FE, ITS 400TH YEAR
Exploring the Past, Defining the Future
By Rob Dean, Editor

The story of Santa Fe, New Mexico on the occasion of its 400th anniversary commemoration in 2010 with 12 chapters, many illustrations, timelines, index, detailed bibliography, and Study Guide for teachers and students.

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The timeline of American history has always swept through Santa Fe, New Mexico. Settled by ancient peoples, explored by conquistadors, conquered by the U.S. cavalry, Santa Fe owns a story that stretches from the talking drums of the Pueblos to the high math of complexity theory pioneered at the Santa Fe Institute. This fresh presentation, 400 years after the Spanish founded the town in 1610, presents the full arc of Santa Fe’s story that sifts through its long, complex, thrilling history.

From the moment of first contact between the explorers and the native peoples, Santa Fe became a crossroads, a place of accommodations and clashes. Faith defined, sustained, and liberated the people. All the while, scoundrels and abusers of power elbowed their way into civic life. And who should piece together that story of the country’s oldest capital city? The Santa Fe New Mexican, the oldest newspaper in the American West, walking side by side with the people of Santa Fe for 160 years—a long life by the standards of publishing though merely a short span in Santa Fe’s timeless drama.

This book was compiled from a series that appeared monthly in The Santa Fe New Mexican in honor of the city’s 400th anniversary commemoration in 2010. It illuminates Santa Fe’s enduring promise to cling to roots that are bottomless and to leap into a future that is boundless.

Over 400 pages, many illustrations, timelines, index, and detailed bibliographies. Included is a Study Guide for teachers, students, and anyone interested in Santa Fe and the American Southwest.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-795-3
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SANTOS
Stories About the Saints of New Mexico with Pictures to Color
By Marie Romero Cash

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This series of line drawings by legendary Santera (saint-maker) Marie Romero Cash, depict many of the popular saints painted by the santeros of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Northern New Mexico. “The saints have always been an integral part of the culture,” Marie says, “so much so that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in New Mexico the art of the religious folk art of the santero became a part of its history. In creating this coloring book, my goal was to not only impart knowledge about the santero culture, but to provide images that could be colored in by children or adults, and could also be used for many other purposes, including embroidery or various decorative arts.”

Each full-page image is suitable for coloring by children at playtime or in a classroom setting. Easy to read information on many popular patron saints is included, as is the feast day of each saint. Teachers will find this coloring book a valuable teaching tool.

There is also an author preface and an article about Marie Romero Cash by well-known journalist, Kay Lockridge.

Born in Santa Fe, Marie Romero Cash has been a Santera (saint-maker) for over thirty years. Her award-winning works are in major museums and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, Africa and The Vatican. She has written several books and magazine articles on the culture and religion of Northern New Mexico and has lectured widely on the subject for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities.

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SCHIELE IN PRISON
New Edition
By Alessandra Comini

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In April of 1912, twenty-one-year old Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890–1918), known for his frank depictions of erotica as well as his Expressionist portraits, was arrested and imprisoned in a basement cell in the rural town of Neulengbach, some twenty miles from Vienna. There he made agonized diary entries and created twelve drawings of his dank surroundings. Half a century later, in August of 1963, as an enterprising PhD student from Texas in search of all sites and persons having to do with Schiele, the author of this book did what no previous scholar had yet done. She located and photographed the forgotten cellar and cell in which Schiele had been unjustly incarcerated. This book presents an English translation of the artist’s extraordinary prison diary, a biographical chronology, and two essays, one concerning Schiele’s cultural context, and the other, an enlightening analysis of the pungent artworks created in prison.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven, a pioneer study in reception history, is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and The Fantastic Art of Vienna. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Kollwitz Calamities, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

Website: http://www.alessandracomini.com
Email: acomini@smu.edu

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-164-1
116 pp.,$24,95


THE SCHIELE SLAUGHTERS
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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Retired art history professor Megan Crespi, an expert on the Expressionist artist Egon Schiele, is called to Vienna to help solve the brutal murder of a museum night watchman whose naked cadaver was propped up in the same pose as the nude self-portrait by Schiele above him. A series of attacks relating to Schiele occur, ranging from “censoring” of his nude figures’ private parts with spray paint to desecration of his burial site. Amid restitution lawsuits and murderous competing gallery owners, Megan’s investigations are endangered by the fanatical Grand Master of a secret sect dedicated to the obliteration of obscenity. Her own life in danger, the twisting Schiele trail leaves multiple corpses in its wake and leads Megan from conniving Vienna to remote Kaliningrad in Russia, to ancient Krumau in Bohemia, and bustling Milan in Italy as she hunts for a possible hidden trove of major Schiele paintings. What she discovers is undreamt of and leaves the Schiele world stunned and covetous. Includes Readers Guide.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country, both now from Sunstone Press. Her travels, recorded in the memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in this, her second mystery novel in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series. The first, Killing for Klimt is also from Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-025-5
264 pp.,$24.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-320-0
265 pp.,$9.99


SKY DETERMINES
An Interpretation of the Southwest
By Ross Calvin

New Foreword by Ron Hamm, Author of “Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest”

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Desert environment leaves its stark impress upon plants, animals, and men. And Ross Calvin tells the beautifully strange story of New Mexico—its ancient culture, the coming of the Spanish friars, the Spanish occupation, pueblo life, the Apaches and their long warfare with the whites, cattle and sheep raising and cowboys and outlaws, and the old trails, and the coming of the railroads—treating all these in the light of the physical features and physical conditions of the country. Calvin knew New Mexico intimately, and he writes of his observations and experiences in his rides and tramps through the region. His novel point of view and material afford a unique approach to the arid American Southwest. The journalist Ernie Pyle, who lived in Albuquerque with his wife for a period in 1942, stated that Calvin’s book was “our Southwestern Bible,” and the famed Western librarian and critic Lawrence Clark Powell gave his imprimatur when he called it the “finest single book about New Mexico.” This new edition includes a foreword by Ron Hamm, author of the biography Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest. Many of the books listed in the Bibliography are in new editions from Sunstone Press in its Southwest Heritage Series.

Ross Calvin was born in Illinois in 1889, graduated from Indiana’s DePauw University in 1911, and went on to Harvard where he got his doctorate in English. In 1920-21 he attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Poor health forced him west shortly thereafter, and from 1927 to 1942 he served as an Episcopal priest at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City, New Mexico. During his off hours, Calvin hiked the surrounding country and eventually traveled all over his adopted state. He loved talking to people—ranchers, cowboys, miners, old-timers, biologists, historians, Pueblo Indians, Hispanic farmers—and each one of these conversations further buttressed his growing conviction that climate dictated everything in New Mexico. When not roaming the countryside or tending his congregants, he wrote for religious and scholarly journals and also produced four books, the best known of which are Sky Determines (1934) and River of the Sun: Stories of the Storied Gila (1946). He died in 1970.

“Calvin has a seeing eye. Not only one which gets a comprehensive view of a vegetable and animal life that climbs from sub-tropical to sub-Arctic, and of human types from pre-Pueblo to late tourist-camp; but the sort of an eye too which sees little animal tracks, notes plants and birds and clouds, and can relate these things to the all-embracing sky which is his theme. He remembers the harsh cut of dust and the fresh consolation of fragrant rain, he knows what it is to come thirsty to a water hole.” —Erna Fergusson, The New Mexico Quarterly


Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-123-8
408 pp.,$28.95


THE SOUND OF DRUMS
A Memoir of Lloyd Kiva New
By Lloyd Kiva New, Edited by Ryan S. Flahive

“…an important book about a visionary artist who literally transformed the landscape of Native American art in the American Southwest.” —Hon. Wilma Mankiller

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In a series of personal anecdotes, supplemented by photographs, essays, and manuscripts, The Sound of Drums is a memoir of celebrated Cherokee artist, fashion designer, and educator Lloyd Kiva New (1916–2002). An important figure in Native American art, design, and pedagogy, New inspired thousands of artists and students during his career. Humble beginnings in rural Oklahoma spawned an obsession with nature and a connection to his Cherokee roots—a connection he sought to strengthen throughout his life, The Sound of Drums.

Lloyd Kiva New’s life was one of the Greatest Generation—he experienced first-hand the Great Depression, the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and the struggles of a Native man in an assimilationist society. The Sound of Drums is the words of a man who helped put Scottsdale, Arizona on the map as an arts and crafts center and of a successful commercial artist who sacrificed fame and fortune to teach art and culture to Native youth at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The story of Lloyd Kiva New is one of inspiration, creativity, and a life-long search for meaning.


Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-100-9
256 pp.,$29.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-466-5
256 pp.,$14.99


SOUTHWESTERN COLONIAL IRONWORK
The Spanish Backsmithing Tradition
By Marc Simmons and Frank Turley

“Southwestern Colonial Ironwork combines the knowledge and talents of an historian and a practicing blacksmith . . . the happiest of alliances. It will be most welcome in my library.” (Ivor Noël Hume, former Director, Department of Archeology, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and author of "Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America")

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Colonial blacksmiths were more common in the Southwest and their work more sophisticated than has generally been recognized. They forged all manner of domestic utensils and hardware and served as gunsmiths, armorers and farriers. This book is the first historical and practical survey of the full range of ornamental and utilitarian ironwork used and made by Spanish people in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas from the 1500s to about 1850, and is one of the most complete pictures of any Southwestern colonial craft. It presents, also for the first time, a detailed summary of the distinctive methods employed by the old Hispanic smiths.

The book contains two parts. The first looks at the early iron manufacturing and blacksmithing industries of Spain and Mexico. The second deals with the colonial smith, his equipment, his methods, and the products of his forge. Information on these subjects has been derived from documents such as wills of blacksmiths, supply lists of expeditions, and inventories of mission workshops. All in all, the book is an invaluable and permanent source for practicing blacksmiths, historians, archaeologists, craftspeople, antique collectors, designers, and architects. Two hundred black and white photographs and fifty line drawings are included as well as a glossary of Spanish smith terms.

Marc Simmons, author and professional historian, has published 45 books related to the history and culture of the American Southwest. He has taught at several colleges and universities and is a Woodrow Wilson and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1993, King Juan Carlos of Spain admitted him to the knightly Order of Isabel la Católica for his contributions to Spanish colonial history. Dr. Simmons is also a graduate of the North Texas Farriers School.

Frank Turley is a member of the Artist-Blacksmiths’ Association of North America, American Farriers’ Association and New Mexico Professional Horseshoers’ Association. For many years a professional blacksmith and farrier, Turley has been the director of the Turley Forge School of Blacksmithing since 1969 and is well known throughout the United States for his participation in major workshops and exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum, State University of New York in Brockport, University Museum and Art Galleries of Southern Illinois University, and Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has published several articles in American Farriers’Journal.

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Softcover:
10 X 8
ISBN: 978-0-86534-601-7
216 pp.,$39.95


THE SPANISH ARCHIVES OF NEW MEXICO, VOLUME ONE
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico’s archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed.

In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. “These archives,” writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, “are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest.” Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period.

Volume One of the two volumes focuses on the collection known as the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, or SANM I, an appellation granted because of Twitchell’s original compilation and description of the 1,384 documents identified in the first volume of his series. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico was assembled by the Surveyor General of New Mexico (1854-1891) and the Court of Private Land Claims (1891-1904). The collection consists of civil land records of the Spanish period governments of New Mexico and materials created by the Surveyor General and Court of Private Land Claims during the process of adjudication. It includes the original Spanish colonial petitions for land grants, land conveyances, wills, mine registers, records books, journals, dockets, reports, minutes, letters, and a variety of other legal documents.

Each of these documents tell a story, sometimes many stories. The bulk of the records accentuate the amazingly dynamic nature of land grant and settlement policies. While the documents reveal the broad sweep of community settlement and its reverse effect, hundreds of last wills and testaments are included in these records, that are scripted in the most eloquent and spiritual tone at the passing of individuals into death. These testaments also reveal a legacy of what colonists owned and bequeathed to the next generations.

Most of the documents are about the geographic, political and cultural mapping of New Mexico, but many reflect the stories of that which is owned both in terms of commodities and human lives. Archives inevitably, and these archives more than most, help to shape current debates about dispossession, the colonial past, and the postcolonial future of New Mexico. For this reason, the task of understanding the role of archives, archival documents, and the kinds of stories that emanate from them has never been more urgent.

Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, New Mexico State Historian

Sample Chapter
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Hardcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-683-3
620 pp.,$65.00

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-647-5
620 pp.,$45.00


THE SPANISH ARCHIVES OF NEW MEXICO, VOLUME TWO
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico’s archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed.

In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. “These archives,” writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, “are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest.” Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period.

Volume Two of the two volumes focuses on the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, or SANM II. These 3,087 documents consist of administrative, civil, military, and ecclesiastical records of the Spanish colonial government in New Mexico, 1621-1821. The materials span a broad range of subjects, revealing information about such topics as domestic relations, political intrigue, crime and punishment, material culture, the Camino Real, relations between Spanish settlers and indigenous peoples, the intrusion of Anglo-Americans, and the growing unrest that resulted in Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821.

As is the case with Volume One, these documents tell many stories. They reflect, for example, the creation and maintenance of colonial society in New Mexico; itself founded upon the casting and construction of colonizing categories. Decisions made by popes, kings and viceroys thousands of miles away from New Mexico defined the lives of everyday citizens, as did the reports of governors and clergy sent back to their superiors. They represent the history of imperial power, conquest, and hegemony.

Indeed, though the stories of indigenous people and women can be found in these documents, it may be fair to assume that not a single one of them was actually scripted by a woman or an American Indian during that time period. But there is another silence in this particular collection and series that is telling. Few pre-Revolt (1680) documents are contained in this collection. While the original colonial archive may well have contained thousands of documents that predate the European settlement of New Mexico in 1598, with the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, all but four of those documents were destroyed. For historians, the tragedy cannot be calculated. Nevertheless, this absence and silence is important in its own right and is a part of the story, told and imagined.

Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, New Mexico State Historian

Sample Chapter
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Hardcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-684-0
764 pp.,$65.00

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-648-2
764 pp.,$45.00


SPANISH COLONIAL LIVES
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774
By Linda Tigges, Editor

A Companion in Part to "The Spanish Archives of New Mexico" by Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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On their return to New Mexico from El Paso after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, the New Mexican settlers were confronted with continuous raids by hostile Indian tribes, disease and an inhospitable landscape. In spite of this, in the early and mid-eighteenth century, the New Mexicans went about their daily lives as best they could, as shown in original documents from the time. The documents show them making deals, traveling around the countryside and to and from El Paso and Mexico City, complaining about and arguing with each other, holding festivals, and making plans for the future of their children. It also shows them interacting with the presidio soldiers, the Franciscan friars and Inquisition officials, El Paso and Chihuahua merchants, the occasional Frenchman, and their Pueblo Indian allies. Because many of the documents include oral testimony, we are able to read what they had to say, sometimes angry, asking for help, or giving excuses for their behavior, as written down by a scribe at the time. This book includes fifty-four original handwritten documents from the early and mid-eighteenth century. Most of the original documents are located in the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, although some are from the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. They were selected for their description of Spanish Colonial life, of interest to the many descendants of the characters that appear in them, and because they tell a good story. A translation and transcription of each document is included as well as a synopsis, background notes, and biographical notes. They can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, summarizing the documents of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, now available in new editions from Sunstone Press.

LINDA TIGGES, PhD, is a retired land planner. While working in the City of Santa Fe in the 1980s and 1990s, she assisted in drafting and staffing the City’s Archaeological Review ordinance, prepared and worked on State Historic Preservation grants and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. Written material includes archival research on historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for the New Mexico Historical Review and the New Mexico Genealogical Society Journal. Her special interest is early and mid-eighteenth century Spanish Colonial documents. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Iowa State University and the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Administration from Iowa State University.

J. RICHARD SALAZAR retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempt to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years.


Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-970-4
694 pp.,$65.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-971-1
694 pp.,$45.00


SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did.

The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander.

Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents transcribed and translated in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-105-4
534 pp.,$60.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-104-7
534 pp.,$40.00


SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (ENGLISH EDITION)
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

Order from Sunstone Press: (800) 243-5644

Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did. The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander. Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents translated into English in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press. Sunstone Press has also published a Spanish/English edition in both hardcover and softcover.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-63293-186-3
374 pp.,$25.00


THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF A MISFIT
A Personal Pilgrimage
By Francis Dorff, P. Praem.

If being a ‘mystic’ means being
someone who is consciously living a Mystery,
then at least in my case,
‘misfit’ and ‘mystic’ certainly lead to
one another.

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As someone who has been guiding people through the catacombs of their own lives for decades, Francis Dorff, O. Praem. is uniquely qualified to tell stories that evoke personal experiences of the treasures residing within each of us. Readers may recognize their own lives reflected in his description of: being “a stranger in a strange land,” wondering where to turn when a door to one’s “promised land” closes in one’s face, exploring intimations of a Loving Mystery beneath the surface of all of life, embracing parts of our life that we have been neglecting, and creatively getting to know our own deepest self.

This book will encourage those of us who are yearning to live more peacefully with others to see how we can “meditatively journey together to the underground place within us that is deeper than all our differences.” Those who are feeling stuck may find some help in Fr. Dorff’s insight into how “widening the scope of my attentiveness has a lot to do with my being able eventually to take a creative next step.” And everyone can be inspired by the author’s “experiment with loving” and how many different forms this loving can take over the course of a long, rich life.

Here is a personal invitation to learn how to live with the ongoing tensions between solitude and community, meditation and ministry, “getting it all together” and letting it all fall apart—as well as being a misfit and a mystic on a deeply personal pilgrimage.

Francis Dorff, O. Praem. is a priest of the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a former professor of philosophy and theology living in retirement at the Abbey’s Hermitage Retreat. His ministry is currently focused on study, writing and meditatively practicing and sharing a life-integrating approach to personal and spiritual development. He is a specialist in the Holistic Depth Psychology of Ira Progoff, PhD, and the author of several books on living spiritually. Fr. Dorff received his licentiate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and his doctorate in philosophical theology from the Institut Catholique in Paris.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-092-7
226 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978161139-432-0
226 pp.,$4.99


STEPHEN GIRARD
America’s Colonial Olympian, 1750–1831
By James J. Raciti

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Why is Stephen Girard, a figure from late Colonial America, important today? As a teenager, he left home in Bordeaux, France with meager funds and went to sea as a merchant marine, following his family’s tradition. In early summer, 1776, he landed in Philadelphia when a British blockade forced his ship into the city’s Delaware River port. With his extraordinary intelligence and with an ability to foresee market trends and grasp the mysteries of international trade, he remained in Philadelphia and became an American citizen. By the early eighteen hundreds he had become the richest man in America. Is this reason enough to pay closer attention to Girard? Why don’t American History textbooks mention him?

As the first private banker in America, he should be counted among our Founding Fathers. He labored tirelessly and unselfishly during Philadelphia’s 1793 yellow fever epidemic, risking his life caring for the sick, sometimes performing the most repulsive tasks. Most wealthy Philadelphians had left the city. In 1811, Great Britain increased its harassment of American ships. Girard put his entire fortune into the hands of the US Treasury to wage war once again with a country that refused to accept America as a sovereign nation. He proved himself a courageous philanthropist and a great patriot. The War of 1812, an American success, forever freed the country from subservience to England. When Girard died in 1831, thousands of Philadelphians showed their love and respect for him.

He left most of his fortune to the City of Philadelphia and to founding an institution for poor orphans—Girard College, opening its doors to students in 1848. President Truman visited the college for its centennial in 1948 to honor this remarkable man—a man who walked the streets with Washington, Jefferson and Adams and had flags made by Betsy Ross.

James J. Raciti, PhD is a graduate of Girard College and is a direct beneficiary of Stephen Girard’s legacy. He has spent more than twenty-five years in Europe as a university educator. His graduate degrees in comparative literature are from the University of Grenoble in France and the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Sunstone Press has published his non-fictional works—Ask About Santa Fe, Old Santa Fe and Ask About Florida—as well as his fictional history of Santa Fe, Pulling No Ponchos and a collection of poetry, The Bird Chart Boy.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-197-9
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STILL LIFE
A Parent’s Memoir of Life After Stillbirth and Miscarriage
By Emma Mellon, PhD

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The author says, “Just as the light of a new star continues through the universe long after its explosive beginning, the experience of stillbirth accompanies parents through the years. Far beyond pain and grief, the story continues.” In this touching and insightful memoir, Emma Mellon, PhD, breaks the silence that accumulates in the decades after a stillbirth, and explores those years for glimpses of her son, Zachary. The questions she asks will resonate with parents who’ve endured similar losses, and with the people who love them. Twenty-eight years after my child’s death and birth, does the relationship continue? Does his brief life have meaning for me today? Am I still a parent after all this time? How is he present in my life now? How do I make sense of what happened to us? What does it mean to keep his memory alive? The Readers Guide offers parents the opportunity to ask and answer their own questions, and to discover their ongoing connections with their stillborns.

Emma Mellon, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and has been in private practice in Pennsylvania for over twenty-eight years. She specializes in trauma work with clients who have had complicated losses. Dr. Mellon has given workshops for local and national pregnancy loss support organizations. She has appeared on television and radio to talk about loss and other clinical topics. Dr. Mellon is also the author of Waking Your Dreams, HCI, Inc., and has written clinical articles, essays, and poetry that have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, City Paper and Counselor Magazine.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-191-7
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ISBN: 978-1-63293-134-4
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SUMMER OF THE GUNS
A Novel
By Justin Daniel Herman

Journeying west to flee a troubled past, twelve-year old Billie Jean Moran and her sister find themselves embroiled in yet another ordeal—this time a scandal that implicates even the Arizona governor.

In the desolate cityscape of Depression-era Phoenix, twelve-year old Billie Jean Moran has journeyed west to flee a troubled past with her deaf sister, Sara. But they find themselves in the midst of another catastrophe—this time involving a scandal that implicates even the Arizona governor. When political crooks peg Billie’s African-American father as an unsuspecting fall guy, Billie and Sara are forced to go into hiding. In the course of their ordeal, the sisters find unlikely allies in the form of a broken-down ex-insurance salesman, a juvenile delinquent, and a prison nurse. Through bravery and cunning, Billie, Sara, and their friends bring the real criminals to justice and triumph over fear, discrimination, and injustice.

Justin Daniel Herman is a retired insurance executive and vocational evaluator who grew up in Depression-era Phoenix. The novel is based on his memories of the Phoenix he grew up in and the scandals that rocked the state. His historian son, Daniel Herman, edited and revised the manuscript prior to publication.

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SURPRISES IN MILI’S SUITCASE
How Diabetes was Cured with Food
By Katherine Orr and Antonia Demas, PhD

Diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, Hana embarks with her family on a journey of fun and discovery as they learn how a diet rich in plant foods can restore Hana’s health, taste really delicious, and promote time-honored Hawaiian values of caring for each other and living sustainably by nourishing the soil and growing healthy food.

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Growing up in Hawaii, eleven-year old Hana knows sharing food is about sharing gifts of love and aloha, but she doesn’t know food can also be a gift of health. When she is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Hana’s mother promises to help Hana learn to live with it—that is, until Mom’s sister Auntie Mili comes to visit with a suitcase full of surprises that hold the key to Hana’s disease. Armed with new knowledge that diabetes can be cured with a diet rich in plants, Mili, Hana, and her mother embark on a “Great Food Adventure” in which they discover the fun of learning about, growing, preparing, and eating new fruits and vegetables. The colorful foods are nutritious, taste delicious, and quickly restore Hana’s health. The story conveys traditional values of honoring our bodies, caring for the land, and growing food in a sustainable way. Colorfully illustrated on every page (two of which are recipes). Includes Glossary, Lessons from Mili, and For Parents and Teachers. For all ages.

Katherine Orr is the author/illustrator of twenty books for children and adults. She is also a marine biologist and an enthusiastic consumer of plant-based whole foods. Antonia Demas has a PhD from Cornell University in education, nutrition, and anthropology. She is the founder of Food Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating children and adults in food literacy.

“What a lovely book! It is so filled with love and beauty that you almost don’t know how wise it is, and how much illness it can prevent. If you share it with the children in your life, they will be grateful to you for the rest of their lives.” —John Robbins, author of nine bestsellers, founder and president of the Food Revolution Network

“Antonia Demas is one of the most important advocates of children’s health in our generation. Her award-winning program for food literacy and school lunch has the potential of improving the health of millions of children and helping to stop the epidemic of childhood obesity. Here is powerful information in a beautiful book that’s a great read for kids and adults alike.” —Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH, author of The Peace Diet


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-154-2
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TEXAS TALES
Stories That Shaped a Landscape and a People
By Myra Hargrave McIlvain

A collection of tales about Texas characters, from the famous to the unknown, who created the sprawling collage that is Texas.

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These tales trace the Texas story, from Cabeza de Vaca who trekked barefoot across the country recording the first accounts of Indian life, to impresarios like Stephen F. Austin and Don Martín DeLeón who brought settlers into Mexican Texas. There are visionaries like Padre José Nicolás Ballí, the Singer family, and Sam Robertson, who tried and failed to develop Padre Island into the wonderland that it is today. There are legendary characters like Sally Skull who had five husbands and may have killed some of them, and Josiah Wilbarger who was scalped and lived another ten years to tell about it. Also included are the stories of Shanghai Pierce, cattleman extraordinaire, who had no qualms about rounding up other folks’ calves, and Tol Barret who drilled Texas’ first oil well over thirty years before Spindletop changed the world. The Sanctified Sisters got rich running a commune for women, and millionaire oilman Edgar B. Davis gave away his money as fast as he made it. Sam Houston, Jean Lafitte, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Lucy Kidd-Key, Minnie Fisher Cunningham, all these characters and many more—early-day adventurers, Civil War heroes, and latter-day artists and musicians—created the patchwork called Texas.

Myra Hargrave McIlvain is a teller of Texas tales. Whether she is sharing the stories in her books, her lectures, or her blog, she aims to make the Texas story alive. She has written Texas historical markers, travel articles for newspapers and magazines such as Texas Highways, and both nonfiction and historical fiction books about Texas. She lives in Austin with her husband Stroud. She is also the author of The Doctor’s Wife, Stein House, and Texas Auto Trails: The Southeast.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-163-4
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THRIVER SOUP
A Feast for Living Consciously During the Cancer Journey
By Heidi Bright, MDiv

“Illuminating, empowering, and practical, this ‘support-group-in-a-book’ provides a holistic guide for enlivening your Warrior Goddess’ protection against cancer. Heidi Bright shares her healing journey with vulnerable authenticity and deep insight that arouses inspiration and hope. With hundreds of practical tips, “Thriver Soup” lights the way toward inner and outer transformation. A must-read for all those challenged by cancer and committed to thriving.” —Christine Horner, MD

#2 Bestseller, Amazon.com, Oncology Books

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Cancer patients seeking to integrate meaningful spirituality with practical healing solutions can now feast on a comprehensive blend of self-care options. This book provides a variety of holistic strategies for cushioning chemotherapy and softening surgery while empowering readers to grow in consciousness. Each of more than 250 topics begins with an inspirational quote from one of the world’s wisdom traditions, offers a story to foster self-care and personal transformation, and concludes with a useful tip. With passion, authenticity, and a dash of humor, this book courageously addresses medical topics such as “Finding Chemo,” “Hair Pieces: Turbanator,” and “Recovery: Master the Possibilities.” Holistic care entries include “Nutrient Density: Thriver Soup,” “Shadow Work: Dark Night Rises,” and “Field of Dreams.” Explore these restorative ingredients to enhance your nutritional choices, stimulate your creative juices, foster your personal powers to transform mentally and emotionally, and deepen your connection with others and the Divine.

In 2009, specialists predicted Heidi Bright, MDiv, would die within months from an aggressive end-stage cancer. Heidi discovered powerful ways to manage conventional treatment, love her body, embrace her emotions, play with imagery, deepen her spiritual consciousness, and accept support. After two grueling years, another tumor swelled next to her heart. Heidi knew she had to make a shattering decision, permanently altering her life. After another surgery, she was told to prepare for Hospice. Her next scan was clean. Now she combines her journalism and theological background with fresh insights each Thursday on her blog, www.heidibright.com/blog.

Website: http://thriversoup.com/book/

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-198-6
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TORTILLAS AND BUTTER
A Young Man’s Quest for a Meaningful Life
By David J. Gurulé

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For Tommy Chávez, growing up in Northern New Mexico had been great. The love he shared for his family was strong and exquisite. His life had been simple and he enjoyed it that way. But one horrific accident changed his life forever. With the help of his girlfriend Melanie and best friend Weasel, Tommy pushes forward as best he can. Follow Tommy through his senior year of high school as he attempts to regain some kind of meaning to this life of his. One thing is certain though: the love of familia is like nothing else in this world.

David J. Gurulé was raised in the small Northern New Mexico town of Peñasco. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New Mexico State University. David’s passion for writing inspired him to write this novel. His knowledge of the unique and often misunderstood culture in this rural area of America is something he holds close to his heart.

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TURTLES
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A humorous, accurate account of the instincts and habits of turtles for young readers.

“This is another delightfully illustrated book by Bronson, who has a knack for capturing nature with light illustrations and easy words. For youngsters who like turtles, this first nature guide packs a lot of information. What do turtles eat? How are their babies hatched? These are only a few of the questions posed, and answered. In large type, beginning readers (who just might be budding biologists) can do research into these intriguing reptiles themselves. They’ll see what a turtle’s neck looks like when pulled inside the shell and what a turtle burrow looks like. They’ll also learn how they’re different from tortoises.” (“Book Chat,” Enchantment)

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What do turtles eat? How are their babies hatched? Why can a turtle pull his head inside his shell? What kinds of turtles make the best pets? How should pet turtles be fed and where should they be kept? All these and many other questions are answered in this natural science picture book for young readers. As in “Pinto’s Journey,” “Starlings” and “Coyotes,” also by Wilfrid Bronson and published by Sunstone Press, the text is in large, clear type, and there are many illustrations on each page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-651-2
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TWENTY YEARS ON GRAYSHEEP BAY
A Microcosmic Look at a Macrocosm of Human and Natural Life – Chesapeake Bay
By Ray Greenblatt

Through a variety of literary genres—half of which consists of poetry, the other half a mixture of short stories, essays, dialogues, letters, even lists—this book digs into the human interface with one of the largest estuaries in the world. The Bay does not represent an escape to Nature. It has always been an integral part of modern development—witness Baltimore and Washington. Man cannot help but be influenced and changed. So can that body of water. Includes Readers Guide.

Ray Greenblatt has lived in New England, the West Indies, and along the Eastern Shore. He has written short stories, essays, and poetry published across the U.S. in periodicals as diverse as America, English Journal, and Joseph Conrad Today. He was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the Anthony Byrne Prize. He was also the editor of the magazine General Eclectic. A teacher for many years Ray Greenblatt has taught writing at the Philadelphia Writers Conference as well as spoken at the John Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-159-7
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WAIT UNTIL YOU'RE FIFTY
A Woman's Journey Into Midlife
By Mindy Littman Holland

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If you think your forties were challenging—wait until you’re fifty. Just don’t wait until you’re fifty to read this book. It’s easier to handle this momentous change of life if you’re armed with good information, a sense of humor and, perhaps, a stiff drink. Fifty doesn’t happen overnight—the journey into midlife takes years and it’s different for everybody, female and male. Some start earlier, some start later, but in the end, it’s all the same: By the time you’re fifty adjustments are called for.

This book is about helping women (and men, to some extent) navigate the changes that midlife brings. It gives credence, validity and voice to real concerns about entering middle age and practical advice on preserving and/or improving minds, bodies, desirability, confidence and creativity going forward.

The book covers a broad range of topics from the perspective of midlife veterans, members of a silent majority of women that have a lot more to talk about than hot flashes and other physical manifestations of middle age. It is characterized by straightforward, conversational language, humorous anecdotes, helpful suggestions and an unwavering focus on reality, no matter how controversial or unorthodox. Women are hungry to hear about other women’s experiences in this area—and men are anxious to learn how to relate to the changing women in their lives as they are going through their own changes. They are all looking for relief—comic and otherwise.

Wait Until You’re Fifty focuses less on menopause and more on the perspective changes, little murders and unexpected awakenings that midlife precipitates, such as:
• The Permanently Empty Nest (Farewell to fertility)
• Midlife Love (A whole other affair)
• Reprioritizing friendship (Who will be there for the back fifty?)

Mindy Littman Holland wrote this book based on personal experience and interviews with dozens of women and men who had something to say about the joys and adversities of midlife. In addition to writing non-fiction, she writes long and short fiction. Mindy lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-843-1
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WELLNESS
Body, Mind and Soul
By Geetha Patel

Tips and information on staying well, many drawn from the author’s experiences in her community in South India.

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This book is the product of the author’s curiosity regarding the secrets behind good health and well being of a person even after the age of seventy. She was inspired by her neighbor’s zest for life and her positive attitude during her advanced years. This prompted her to interview many seniors in Canada and in India to find out the secret to their well being and she found six most common elements. Even though the book starts with these, it also reveals interesting natural remedies used to cure some unique and simple ailments, the medicinal value of some herbs and spices, beauty and hair treatments and face masks used when Geetha was growing up, and then concludes with some healthy vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes. A fascinating component of this book is the real life stories from the author’s experiences. Useful for young and old, men and women.

Geetha Patel is an Indo-Canadian and a retired school vice principal from the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Her faith, her positive and grateful attitude towards life, her passion for writing, and her active and healthy life style have been the factors responsible for her well being. She introduces readers of her book to some of the ancient customs practiced by her community in South India and the benefits of those practices.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-098-9
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WHITE SHELL WATER PLACE
An Anthology of Native American Reflections on the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe
By F. Richard Sanchez, Editor

An Anthology of Native Americans offering scholarly dialogue, personal points of view, opinions, and stories regarding the pre and post–historical and cultural foundations of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the occasion of Santa Fe’s 400th Anniversary. Includes Study Guide.

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This anthology, a companion to the Santa Fe 400th Anniverary Commemoration publication, All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, affords Native American authors the opportunity to unreservedly express their ideas, opinions and perspectives on the historical and cultural aspects of Santa Fe using their own voice and preferred writing styles that are not necessarily in accord with western academic and writing conventions.

One cannot truly contemplate the history and culture of Santa Fe without the voices of the Native Americans--the original inhabitants of Po’oge, “White Shell Water Place”. Indeed, much of Santa Fe’s story is conveyed from a western colonial perspective, which, until fairly recently, has predominantly relegated Native Americans to the fringes. However, over the last thirty years colonial narratives regarding Native American history and culture have been, and continue to be, disputed and amended as the pursuit of academic, intellectual and cultural self determination gains momentum in respective Native American tribal and academic communities. The Santa Fe 400th Commemoration has created an opportunity for the Native American voice to be heard.

This anthology is a ceremony of Native voices, a gathering of Native people offering scholarly dialogue, personal points of view, opinions, and stories regarding the pre and post–historical and cultural foundations of Santa Fe.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-786-1
188 pp.,$35.00

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-787-8
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WHY I HATE MODERN ART
By Eli Levin

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For over 100 years Modern Art has received almost universal praise. The author Eli Levin takes exception to this received wisdom. Mr. Levin is of the opinion that fine art has been in accelerating decline for a century and a half. He follows the changes in style from Courbet to Warhol, analyzing the works of well-known artists and pointing to a loss of technical ability, visualization and human concern. The author discerns a pattern in which each avant-garde movement rejects the previous one, with a relentless narrowing of options.

Eli Levin is one of New Mexico’s best-known living, working artists. Starting his career in Santa Fe in 1964, he became recognized for his paintings of local night life. While returning often to his Social Realist roots, his work has also explored mythology, still life, landscape and the nude. The son of novelist Meyer Levin, he has written art reviews and taught art history. He hosts two artist’s gatherings, a model drawing group since 1969 and The Santa Fe Etching Club since 1980. Levin studied painting with Raphael Soyer, George Grosz and Robert Beverley Hale among others, and has Master’s degrees from Wisconsin University and St. John’s College. He continues to paint independently of the major art currents. He is also the author of Santa Fe Bohemia, The Art Colony, 1964–1980, and Disturbing Art Lessons, both from Sunstone Press.


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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-967-4
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WINTER IN TAOS
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Lynn Cline.

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Winter in Taos starkly contrasts Luhan’s memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust’s Remembrances of Things Past. They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs, and ultimately a feeling of “being nobody in myself,” despite years of psychoanalysis and a luxurious lifestyle on two continents among the leading literary, art and intellectual personalities of the day.

Winter in Taos unfolds in an entirely different pattern, uncluttered with noteworthy names and ornate details. 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 she’s recording her thoughts in a journal. “My pleasure is in being very still and sensing things,” she writes, sharing that pleasure with the reader by describing the joys of adobe rooms warmed in winter by aromatic cedar fires; fragrant in spring with flowers; and scented with homegrown fruits and vegetables being preserved and pickled in summer.

Having wandered the world, Luhan found her home at last in Taos. Winter in Taos celebrates the spiritual connection she established with the “deep living earth” as well as the bonds she forged with Tony Luhan, her “mountain.” This moving tribute to a land and the people who eked a life from it reminds readers that in northern New Mexico, where the seasons can be harshly beautiful, one can bathe in the sunshine until “‘untied are the knots in the heart,’ for there is nothing like the sun for smoothing out all difficulties.”

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-194-8
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ISBN: 978-0-86534-593-5
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YOGA FOR KIDS TO TEENS
Themes, Relaxation Techniques, Games, and an Introduction to SOLA Stikk Yoga
By Yael Calhoun, Matthew R. Calhoun, and Nicole M. Hamory

“Yoga for Kids and Teens is a friendly, creative, smiling invitation to take more steps into the journey of yoga. Experience an easy, inspiring, ‘five minute yoga break for classrooms’ and Sola Stikk Yoga, useful for all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. Charming illustrations with an excellent chapter on healing relaxations to poetically 'melt-the-mind.'" (Lilias Folan, Author of "Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age" and "The Inner Smile.")

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Are you looking for a way to have fun with young people while giving them a life-long tool for self-expression, physical and mental health, relaxation techniques, and improved focus? Yoga for Kids to Teens is another fun and easy-to-use handbook for you, as a parent, teacher, or young person, to enjoy. The authors of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids (Sunstone Press, 2006) introduce Nicole M. Hamory's SOLA Stikk Yoga, a lively approach to yoga for all ages. Find creative games, interactive themes, mind-melting relaxation, five-minute classroom yoga breaks and more.

Yael Calhoun, M.A., M.S., is the Executive Director of GreenTREE Yoga. She is an author and educator, living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her family. She is a co-author of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids. Matthew R. Calhoun, C.E.Ht, is a certified children's yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He is a co-author of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids and lives in New York. Nicole M. Hamory is the Program Director for GreenTREE Yoga and is the creator of the SOLA Yoga Stikk program. She teaches yoga to diverse groups of people and lives in Salt Lake City.

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8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-686-4
172 pp.,$26.95


ZUNI STEW
A Novel
By Kent Jacobs

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Jack D’Amico, a newly minted physician is catapulted to a military posting on the Zuni reservation in New Mexico. Sadly, his family is murdered. And he’s next on the list, but why? Both a contract killer and the FBI are after him. In gratitude for saving his son, a Zuni medicine man, a shiwani, spirits Jack into hiding. Speed and greed drive the chase while the energy of the four winds and those of the worlds above and below direct Jack to safety. Trying to stay alive, Jack has to ask himself what is real, what the shiwani sees or what the killers see? Or, what Jack thinks he is seeing? Strap yourself in and go for the ride of your life.

Kent Jacobs is a graduate of Northwestern University College of Medicine with a specialty post-graduate diploma from the University of Colorado College of Medicine. Drafted into the U. S. Public Health Service, he was posted to New Mexico, his home, on the Zuni reservation at Black Rock Hospital. Jacobs lived with the Zunis, absorbing their culture, religion, ceremonies, and the spirit of the land. He is also the author of Hopi Tea and The Turned Field, both from Sunstone Press. He lives with his wife, professional painter Sallie Ritter, in the Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico.

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