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Vibrations

David Amram has played and rambled and galloped and staggered through a remarkably broad sweep of American life, experience, and creative struggle. The Boston Globe has described him as "the...


Vibrations

David Amram has played and rambled and galloped and staggered through a remarkably broad sweep of American life, experience, and creative struggle. The Boston Globe has described him as "the...


Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine

An Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and a mystery novelist, Roger L. Simon is the only American writer to pull off the amazing trick of being profiled positively in both Mother Jones and National...


Bring in the Peacocks, or Memoirs of a Hollywood Producer

"Hank was privy to it all and tells all with wit and insight." - - Eva Marie Saint Read the one-of-a-kind autobiography of the producer of Dangerous Liaisons, Hooper, The Great Gatsby, and assistant...


Did You Grow Up with Me, Too? - The Autobiography of June Foray

"Like millions of people, I've been listening to June Foray for most of my life. I remember when I first encountered Rocky and Bullwinkle in their first season on TV, and falling under the spell of...


From Harlem to Hollywood

"What a great story - a must for all music afficionados - this is legendary stuff. What a gift." - Mark Snow (prolific screen and TV composer of The X-files, The Rookies, Hart to Hart) "Van Alexander...


Minestrone for the Mobster's Soul

"The Godfather" and "The Sopranos" are the greatest film and dramatic TV series of all time...for a reason. Chicagoans, Bobby Madura and Joey DiBruno explain how mob and mafia movies, despite their...


Minestrone for the Mobster's Soul

"The Godfather" and "The Sopranos" are the greatest film and dramatic TV series of all time...for a reason. Chicagoans, Bobby Madura and Joey DiBruno explain how mob and mafia movies, despite their...


Always by My Side

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. America's most visible sports commentator recounts some of the most dramatic moments in American sports and pays tribute to the man who inspired...


Dining at the Lineman's Shack

Mountain lion barbacoa. Margarita's yam souffle. Pastel de Choclo, a.k.a. Rodeo Pie. And for dessert, perhaps, Miss Ruby Cupcakes. These are but a few of the gustatory memories of John Weston that...


Memories of a Hyphenated Man

Ramon Eduardo Ruiz would be the first to admit that he is not your typical Mexican American. But he has always known who he is. Historian, author, and intellectual, Ruiz has established himself...


Havana and Other Missing Fathers

Mia Leonin spent the first sixteen years of her life believing her father was dead. All she knew of the man came through stories told by her mother. At times he had been a surgeon, at others a...


Field Man

Field Man is the captivating memoir of renowned southwestern archaeologist Julian Dodge Hayden, a man who held no professional degree or faculty position but who camped and argued with a who s who of...


A New American Family

By most accounts Pete Likins has had a successful life. But his personal accomplishments are only the backdrop for the real story the story of his family, whose trials and triumphs hold lessons for...


House of Houses

Combining poetic language and the traditions of magic realism to paint a vivid portrait of her family, Pat Mora's House of Houses is an unconventional memoir that reads as if every member, death...


Zero at the Bone

Late one evening in the summer of 2003, Erec Toso arrived home to his wife and children after an ordinary day at his university office. In the darkness of his yard, a rattlesnake lay along the path,...


Time of Grace

I hole up in my own cozy cubicle and write, considering ways to make the approaching Thanksgiving holiday not just another day in this place. In prison, hope faces east; time is measured in...


The Desert Remembers My Name

My parents always told me I was Mexican. I was Mexican because they were Mexican. This was sometimes modified to ?Mexican American, since I was born in California, and thus automatically a U.S....


The Desert Remembers My Name

My parents always told me I was Mexican. I was Mexican because they were Mexican. This was sometimes modified to ?Mexican American, since I was born in California, and thus automatically a U.S....


Dining at the Lineman's Shack

Mountain lion barbacoa. Margarita's yam souffle. Pastel de Choclo, a.k.a. Rodeo Pie. And for dessert, perhaps, Miss Ruby Cupcakes. These are but a few of the gustatory memories of John Weston that...


Borderman

Born in Sonora in 1868 to a Mexican mother and a German father, Federico Ronstadt was the quintessential borderman. He came to Arizona Territory as a young man to learn a trade and eventually became...


Miracle Hill

"It was in the year of 1945 on a cold morning, the third day, in the month of March. A little boy was born as the wind blew against the hogan with bitter colds and the stars were disappearing into...


Senator Dennis DeConcini

Dennis DeConcini, a contemporary of Arizona greats like Sandra Day O Connor, Barry Goldwater, and Rose Mofford, is an Arizona icon in his own right. Starting his public career as the Pima County...


The Same River Twice

In the summer of 1991 Michael Burke, an experienced river guide, embarks on a three-week journey down a series of remote rivers in British Columbia. Leaving behind his pregnant wife, he embraces the...


Blonde Indian

In the spring, the bear returns to the forest, the glacier returns to its source, and the salmon returns to the fresh water where it was spawned. Drawing on the special relationship that the Native...


Crossing the Yard

Ever since he was asked to critique the poetry of a convicted murderer, he has lived in two worlds. Richard Shelton was a young English professor in 1970 when a convict named Charles Schmid, serial...


Crossing the Yard

Ever since he was asked to critique the poetry of a convicted murderer, he has lived in two worlds. Richard Shelton was a young English professor in 1970 when a convict named Charles Schmid, serial...


Beloved Land

Dona Ramona Benitez Franco was born in 1902 on her parents' Arizona ranch and celebrated her hundredth birthday with family and friends in 2002, still living in her family's century-old adobe house....


In a Village Far from Home

What do most career women do after a successful run on Madison Avenue? Catherine Finerty watched her friends settle into the country-club life. She opted instead for Mexico. When the 60-year-old...


Letters from Wupatki

When David and Courtney Reeder Jones moved into two rooms reached by ladder in a northern Arizona Indian ruin, they had been married only two weeks. Except for the ruin's cement floors, which were...