Category Archives: Books

In Memoriam: Alwin J. “Rusty” Girdner

We recently lost a friend and colleague, Alwin J. “Rusty” Girdner, author of Diné Tah: My Reservation Days 1923–1939. Born in Albuquerque, NM, in 1923, Alwin was nicknamed “Rusty” for his wavy red hair. He grew up on the Navajo … Continue reading

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Hitting the West Fork Trail

I have heard about, read about, and seen gorgeous photos of the famous West Fork Trail of Oak Creek near Sedona, Arizona, for years. Roger Naylor writes about it in his book Boots and Burgers, agreeing that though it can … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: April

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson review by Jim Turner I spent a lot of time on the road giving history talks this past few months, and when I get to different cities I like … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds, Spider Silk, and Web of Life Eggs, Part 2

A few weeks ago we published the first installment of Linda’s thoughtful and reflective take on the the connection between spider webs and hummingbirds. This is part two. And in a brief moment of self-promotion, we’d like to remind you … Continue reading

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Tucson Festival of Books photos

  Thanks to all who came out to the Tucson Festival of Books! We had a great time mingling with thousands of book lovers! Thanks also to our authors who came to sign books and talk with readers. Gregory McNamee … Continue reading

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What We Are Reading: March

We Are the Destroyers, by D. K. Lindler review by Caroline Cook We Are the Destroyers, by first-time author D. K. Lindler, is the first volume in the We Are . . . Are We series. I should mention, in … Continue reading

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Come See Us at The Tucson Festival of Books

It’s our favorite season in the Old Pueblo — spring flowers are blooming, the weather is beautiful, the Wildcats are off to the Big Dance, and it’s time for The Tucson Festival of Books, everybody’s favorite gathering for two days … Continue reading

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What We Are Reading: February

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, by Cary Elwes, with Joe Layden Review by Aaron Downey After watching Cary Elwes’s panel at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon (at which he hugged literally every single fan … Continue reading

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Friday Photo 2/6

Photographer Larry Lindahl and editor Aaron Downey celebrate the release of The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites, by Gregory McNamee with photographs by Larry Lindahl.

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Ancient Southwest available now!

The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites, by Gregory McNamee with photographs by Larry Lindahl is available now! We are very excited for this beautiful and informative book. Gregory McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national … Continue reading

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