Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rio Grande Books is pleased to announce the release of the second volume in the New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary series. A multi-volume encyclopedia of the people of New Mexico—the 47th State in the Union, the book is a cross-section of people who have had an influence on life—and sometimes death—in the Land of Enchantment, from the time the first Europeans arrived around 1540 until 1980.

Volume I included over 600 entries and Volume II includes another 400 entries as well as a Historical Timeline of New Mexico’s history.

The series has received eight awards, including Finalist, 2008 New Mexico Book Awards, Winner, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards, Finalist-Historical Biography, 2007 National Best Books Award, Finalist-Reference, 2007 INDIE Excellence Book Awards, and Bronze Medalist-Reference Book, 2007 IPPY Book Awards.

AUTHOR INFO: Don Bullis is the author of five non-fiction books and two novels, including “The Old West Trivia Book” (1993), “New Mexico’s Finest: Peace Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, 1847-1999” (1999), “Bloodville” (2002) “99 New Mexicans …and a few other folks” (2005), and “Bull’s Eye” (2006) “New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary 1540-1980, Volume I” has received seven (7) awards/honors, including Winner-New Mexico, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards, Winner-Nonfiction/Biography, 2007 New Mexico Press Women Awards, Finalist-Historical Biography, 2007 National Best Books Awards, Finalist-Reference, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards, Finalist-Reference, 2007 INDIE Excellence Book Awards, Bronze Medalist-Reference Book, 2007 IPPY Book Awards, and Notable Book, 2007 Southwest Books of the Year, Tucson-Pima Library System. Don Bullis is the Sheriff (president) of the Albuquerque Corral of Westerners International; member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of New Mexico; and a member of the Western History Association, Western Writers of America, the Albuquerque Historical Society, the Sandoval County Historical Society, the Corrales Historical Society, and the Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang. A graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, he lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

“At last a dictionary I can read without being accused of spending time at a pursuit my wife finds laughable. I infrequently open a tattered Random House unbridged dictionary, flip through the pages, look up words strange to me and learn their definitions. Don Bullis has come to the rescue.” — Albuquerque Journal

“An entertaining book featuring a panoply of interesting people—some famous, some infamous, some obscure. But it is not just fun to read. It’s well researched. With sources, an extensive bibliography, and names indexed both alphabetically and grouped by exploits, the book is a useful reference tool that belongs on the shelves of southwestern writers, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who has an interest in the Land of Enchantment. — abqArts Magazine

“Bullis is well-known for his knowledge of New Mexico history. Indexed and annotated to serve as a research tool, this book is equally interesting to those interested in dipping into New Mexico’s unique history.” — POSH New Mexico Magazine

“For regional readers, this is a keeper.”— El Paso Times

251 photographs – 408 pages
$19.95 (978-1-890689-17-9/PB) $32.95 (978-1-890689-22-3/HB)
Paul Rhetts
LPD Press & Rio Grande Books
925 Salamanca NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
FAX 505/345-5129

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