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  • BLUES FROM CANNIBALS: The Notes from Underground. by Bowden, Charles.
    Bowden, Charles.
    BLUES FROM CANNIBALS: The Notes from Underground.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: North Point Press / Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, (2002). First edition - A book which "continues the quest Bowden began in Blood Orchid - to discover the headwaters of the sickness that seeps through the American soul, and to consider what it might mean to come fully alive in a time of exalted consumption, global pillage, gated communities, and wholesale destruction of the environment." 293 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74928
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  • LORD OF OPIUM by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    LORD OF OPIUM

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to Farmer's award-winning "House of Scorpion." As a clone of El Patron, 14 year old Matt is expected to take over as the Lord of Opium, a drug kingdom running along what used to be the border between the US and Mexico, a land devastated by ecological disasters. Cast of characters, maps, chronology, appendix. xvii, 411 pp. ISBN: 978-1442482548.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72005
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  • THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER: A Politico-Economic Profile. by Fernandez, Raul A.
    Fernandez, Raul A.
    THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER: A Politico-Economic Profile.

    Edition: First printing.

    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative study of the development and changes in the borderlands between Mexico and the US. While not a history of this area, the discussion is chronological. Maps and tables. Notes, index. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-268019142.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some short closed tears to the dj, sunning to the spine).

    Book ID: 71792
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  • MEMORY FEVER. by Gonzalez, Ray
    Gonzalez, Ray
    MEMORY FEVER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Seattle: Broken Moon Press, (1993.). First edition - Essays on growing up and living in the Southwest, near El Paso, and near the borderlands - included is a moving account of visiting Taos as a tourist, an essay on the atomic test site of White Sands, on mescal, menudo and tamales, on the desert and the desert light and much more. Cover praise from Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya and others. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-913089494.

    Condition: Very good overall in glossy green illustrated wrappers (some scattered marginal notations).

    Book ID: 43172
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  • CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. by Martinez, Ruben.
    Martinez, Ruben.
    CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Metropolitan Books - Henry Holt, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning journalist and poet Martinez follows a migrant family from their small south Mexico town past the border (where they lost three sons in a border incident) and to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. In addition to being a moving portrait of immigrant culture, this also reveals the ways in which the two cultures - those of Mexico and the United States - are reshaping each other. Illustrated with photographs. 330 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-49088.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket (a tight copy, but with extensive highlighting in chapters 5 and 6 only.)

    Book ID: 44264
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  • CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. by Martinez, Ruben.
    Martinez, Ruben.
    CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Metropolitan Books - Henry Holt, (2001.). First edition - Award-winning journalist and poet Martinez follows a migrant family from their small south Mexico town past the border (where they lost three sons in a border incident) and to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. In addition to being a moving portrait of immigrant culture, this also reveals the ways in which the two cultures - those of Mexico and the United States - are reshaping each other. 330 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-49088.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44265
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  • [Mendoza, Lydia] Broyles-Gonzalez, Yolanda.
    LYDIA MENDOZA'S LIFE IN MUSIC / LA HISTORIA DE LYDIA MENDOZA: Norteno Tejano Legacies.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket : "Lydia Mendoza began her legendary musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets of downtown San Antonio. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of this Chicana icon encompasses a 60-year singing career that began with the dawn of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued well into the 1980s, ceasing only after she suffered a devastating stroke . . . This bilingual edition presents Lydia Mendoza's historia in an interview between the artist and Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez: first is the English translation,…

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    Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket : "Lydia Mendoza began her legendary musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets of downtown San Antonio. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of this Chicana icon encompasses a 60-year singing career that began with the dawn of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued well into the 1980s, ceasing only after she suffered a devastating stroke . . . This bilingual edition presents Lydia Mendoza's historia in an interview between the artist and Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez: first is the English translation, then the Spanish original, as told by Mendoza herself. Broyles-Gonzalez concludes the volume with an extended essay on the significance of Mendoza's career and her place in Tejana music and Chicana studies. . . She sang the songs of the people across generations in the old tradition; all are indigenous to the Americas, and many of them to Texas. It is the music that emerged from the experiences of native peoples (on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border) within the colonial context of the nineteenth century." Photographs, chronology, notes, index. 235 pp. CD included. En espanol y ingles. ISBN: 0-195127064.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37534
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  • THE IGUANA KILLER: Twelve Stories Of The Heart. by Rios, Alberto Alvaro.
    Rios, Alberto Alvaro.
    THE IGUANA KILLER: Twelve Stories Of The Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lewiston, Idaho: A Blue Moon and Confluence Press Book, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning Arizona born author's first collection of short fiction, winner of the 1984 Western States Book Award in Short Fiction. The twelve stories in this book are set along the Southwest border; they explore growing up Hispanic, and weave together three distinct worlds: Mexico, the United States, and childhood.SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with etchings by Antonio Pazos. The limited clothbound issue. 119 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-933188-285.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45972
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  • CHARRERIA MEXICANA: An Equestrian Folk Tradition. by Sands, Kathleen M.
    Sands, Kathleen M.
    CHARRERIA MEXICANA: An Equestrian Folk Tradition.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1993.). The first major English language interpretation of Charreria: "a complex tradition of parades, competitions, costumes, music, and social events celebrating the Mexican horseman. A uniquely New World celebration that rivals rodeo in its extraordinary levels of sophistication and performance, it offers those of Mexican descent a source of pride in their heritage....describes the evolution of this equestrian tradition, highlighting the role of horsemen and women throughout Mexico's history." Photographs. Notes, glossary, references, index. xix, 344 pp. ISBN: 0-816513465.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56448
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  • HIGHWIRE MOON. by Straight, Susan.
    Straight, Susan.
    HIGHWIRE MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set on the borderlands between California and Mexico - a world where immigrants struggle to maintain their humanity and to protect their families despite the bitter toil, violence and sexual predators. SIGNED on the title page. Finalist for the National Book Award. Map. Glossary, 306 pp. ISBN: 0-618-056149.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56681
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