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Author Martínez, Rubén.
Title Desert America : boom and bust in the new Old West / Rubén Martínez.
Published New York : Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt and Company, 2012.
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 Floor3  HC107.N6 M37 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 333 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents Introduction: snow in the desert -- Mornings in New Mexico -- House of the moon -- In the shadow of the Black Mesa -- Water in the desert -- A walk in the woods -- Where the river bends -- Conclusion: neighbors.
Summary Over the last decade the West has undergone a political and demographic upheaval comparable only to the opening of the frontier. Now, in "Desert America," a work of powerful reportage and memoir, Rubén Martínez, acclaimed author of "Crossing Over," evokes a new world of extremes: outrageous wealth and devastating poverty, sublime beauty and ecological ruin.
Subject New Mexico -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
New Mexico -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Immigrants -- United States.
New Mexico -- Race relations.
ISBN 0805079777
OCLC number 757133390