Patrick Lavin Author- NEW MEXICO: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

      NEX MEXICO: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

      by Patrick Lavin

      “In the magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake, a new part of the soul woke up suddenly, and the old world gave away to the new.”- D. H. Lawrence

      Known as the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico is living witness to the coexistence of Native American, Spanish, and Anglo civilizations.  In NEW MEXICO: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, Patrick Lavin takes an all-inclusive approach to New Mexico’s past by vividly reconstructing the state’s key historical events in a concise and accessible format. 

      Citing fascinating material from newspapers, journals, and personal accounts of pioneers and explorers, this compelling volume relates the arrival of the Paleo-Indians, Spanish exploration and colonization, the Mexican-American War and subsequent territorial period, as New Mexico’s early statehood and the post-World War II era.  Today, New Mexico continues to inspire visitors and artists who come to pay tribue to the state’s magnificent natural beauty and cultural heritage. 

      With more than 50 illustrations, photographs, and maps, NEW MEXICO: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY provides a thorough and lively historical overview that revals the heart and soul of this fascinating southwestern state. 

      Patrick Lavin was born in Ireland.  An avid history enthusiast, he spends his retirment years researching and writing historical books and articles.  His published works include CELTIC IRELAND WEST OF THE RIVER SHANNON (2003), ARIZONA: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (Hippocrene Books, 2001), THE CELTIC WORLD: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY 700 BC TO THE PRESENT (hIPPOCRENE BOOKS, 1999) and THANK YOU IRELAND (1994).  Lavin is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, and retired from a career with the federal govenment.  He currently makes his home in Tucson, Arizona 

      NEW MEXICO: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

      Patrick Lavin

      $14.95 paperback: ISBN 13:978-0-7818-1053-1; ISBN 10:0-7818-1053-1

      260 pages; 51/2 x 81/2; Publication date: March 2008 

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