Tuesday, January 6, 2009

LPD Press Rio Grande Books News January 2009

January 4, 2009
• New Mexico in 1801 Reviewed in New Mexico Magazine
• Frank Applegate of Santa Fe Reviewed by MidWest Book Reviews
• New Catalog Available
• Upcoming Events

New Mexico in 1801 Reviewed in New Mexico Magazine
"The title says it all: For this collection, author Rick Hendricks gathered and translated 26 reports written about New Mexico in 1801 by the territory’s Roman Catholic clergy. In that year, the Consulado (Merchant Guild) of Guadalajara requested that the priests send information about the “state and circumstances of agriculture, industry, and commerce” in the New Mexico territory, with the hope that they could use the data to foster economic growth. The result is an intimate view of the territory, from the status of the roads to the clash between the Spanish and Pueblo cultures. The reports, which Hendricks admits that he has translated for historical accuracy rather than for ease of reading, are for the serious student of history who wants to consult primary (or nearly so) sources. Hendricks, the author or co-author of 16 books, was an editor for the Vargas Project, a historical editing project dedicated to publishing the official papers of Governor Don Diego de Vargas (1643-1704). He currently works in the Archives and Special Collections Department at New Mexico State University, where he also teaches Latin American history." – New Mexico Magazine, January 2009

Frank Applegate of Santa Fe Reviewed by MidWest Book Reviews
"To truly be able to appreciate works of great art and the circumstances within which they were created require a knowledge and understanding of the life and times of the artists that create them. In "Frank Applegate of Santa Fe: Artist & Preservationist" students of this southwestern artist will be delighted with this elegantly written, carefully researched, informed and informative study. Co-authors Daria Labinsky and Stan Hieronymus bring a beautifully designed, profusely illustrated, and superbly presented compendium showcasing the life and works of Frank Applegate and his influence. Stan Hieronymus focuses upon Applegate's personal family history to life writing with an especial authority as his own father was Frank Applegate's nephew. Accessible written, and displayed with photos of family and Applegate's works of art (some of which have become well known nationally), "Frank Applegate of Santa Fe Artist & Preservationist" has been awarded the Southwest Book Award and is a valued contribution for personal, academic, and community library 20th Century American Regional Art reference collections and supplemental reading lists." -- MidWest Book Reviews

New Catalog Available

We have updated our book catalog just in time for the new year and you can check out all our new titles if you like. To check out our current list of books click on the image at the left ...

Upcoming Events
We have scheduled several book signings, talks and shows for all of our books.
You can check out the many book signing events HERE!

Thank you again for your support over the last several years. We have enjoyed bringing you some of the best books on the wonderful art, history and culture that make the Southwest such an "enchanting" place to live.
Hope you enjoy this special offer,
Paul Rhetts and Barbe Awalt LPD Press and Rio Grande Books
For more information on LPD Press & Rio Grande Books click here >>NMSANTOS.COM

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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