Desert America

Desert America

Boom and Bust in the New Old West

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt and Company, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805079777
Branch Call Number: 330.97 MAR 2013
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 24 cm


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Dec 16, 2013

The title of this book is a little deceptive; I thought it was going to be an in-depth economic analysis of the Southwest. Instead it is a memoir of various stages of author's life in Southern California and Northern New Mexico. That said, it is a thorough collection of stories that capture the beauty, economic desolation, and diverse people of this fascinating region of the country. It's a great read and I recommend it!


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