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Rio Grande

Edited By: J Reid
336 pages, 50 Photos
Rio Grande
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Explores the ecology, history, culture, and politicization of the river. Jan Reid has assembled writings by an array of leading authors - Larry McMurtry, Tony Hillerman, Paul Hogan, Charles Bowden, John Graves, Woody Guthrie, John Reed, John Nichols, Robert Boswell, to name but a few - who ponder the river's historical and contemporary meanings through short stories, essays, newspaper and magazine articles, and excerpts from novels, histories, memoirs and nonfiction reporting.

Contents

Part 1 Rio del Norte Paul Horgan, from Great River; Tony Hillerman, from New Mexico, Rio Grande and Other Essays; Bill Logan, "The Old Meat Hunter"; John Nichols, from The Milagro Beanfield War Part 2 Desert Bloom Josiah Gregg, from Commerce of the Prairies; Robert Boswell, from American Owned Love; William Langewiesche, from Cutting for Sign; Charles Bowden, from Down by the River; Dagoberto Gilb, from The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna; Cecilia Balli, "Ciudad de la Muerte" Part 3 La Junta John Graves, "Big River"; John Reed, from Insurgent Mexico; Don Henry Ford, Jr., from Contrabando; Robert Draper, "Soldiers of Misfortune"; Aristeo Brito, from The Devil in Texas Part 4 Big Bend Robert T. Hill, from "Running the Canons of the Rio Grande"; Woody Guthrie, from Seeds of Man; Molly Ivins, "Mayor of Lajitas Not the Goat He Used to Be"; John Spong, "Sand Trap" Part 5 Crossings Stephen Harrigan, "Highway One," from Comanche Midnight; Dick J. Reavis, "Gateway to Texas"; Larry McMurtry, from Lonesome Dove; Elmer Kelton, from The Time It Never Rained; Tom Miller, "Confessions of a Parrot Trooper," from On the Border; Jan Reid, "Busting Out of Mexico," from Close Calls; John Davidson, from The Long Road North; Maria Eugenia Guerra, "Nothing to Declare"; Elena Poniatowska, from Guerrero Viejo Part 6 La Frontera Rolando Hinojosa, from "A Sense of Place"; Robert Mendoza, "A Piece of Land"; James Carlos Blake, from In the Rogue Blood; Irene Beltran Hernandez, from Across the Great River; Americo Paredes, from George Washington Gomez; Gary Cartwright, "Border Towns," from Confessions of a Washed-Up Sportswriter; Oscar Casares, "Domingo," from Brownsville; Gloria Anzaldua, from Borderlands

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Edited By: J Reid
336 pages, 50 Photos
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