UNTOLD NEW MEXICO
Stories from a Hidden Past
By Jason Silverman
"...good fun and gives a real insider's view of the state." (THE NEW MEXICAN)
"Will hold you spellbound, I guarantee." (John Nichols, author, "The Milagro Beanfield War")
"A genuine winner all the way." (Max Evans, author, "The Rounders" and "The Hi Lo Country")
"The introduction by Gov. Bill Richardson certainly adds authority." (NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE)
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This entertaining collection explores some of the forgotten moments and people who have defined New Mexico--and America. From Dennis Hopper to Hispanic civil rights hero Dennis Chávez, Buddy Holly to Martha Graham, Native American artists to Spanish conquistadores, basketball to boxing, volcano experts to Pueblo activists, and from Roswell's alien party to Santa Fe's Indian Market, Untold New Mexico offers a relevant and fascinating tour through New Mexico's history. With its stories of mavericks and innovators--Igor Stravinsky, Pancho Villa, and Wile E. Coyote all make appearances--Untold New Mexico will surprise and move you, revealing some of the many ways New Mexico has carved its special place in American culture and history. Also included are commentaries and contributions from Leonard Maltin, Peter Fonda, Jon Bowman, Kathryn Flynn, Steve Terrell, Quintina Deschenie and Larry Crumpler.
BILL RICHARDSON (Foreword) was elected Governor of New Mexico in 2002. He served for fifteen years as New Mexico’s Representative in the Third Congressional District, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in 1997-8 and as Secretary of the Department of Energy from 1998-2001. Governor Richardson has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
JASON SILVERMAN (author) is an award-winning journalist who has written for Wired magazine, the Austin Chronicle, The Santa Fean, Time Out New York, Southwest Art and Utne Reader and in books including The Critical Guide to Contemporary North American Directors and The World Is a Text (Longman). His articles have been translated into eight languages. He also is an independent film curator.
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