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Spring 2006

Volume XXXI No. 2 (Spring 2006)


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Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
The Nature of Nature in Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful
Robert W. Haynes
9
A Given Dot
Betty Wiesepape
19

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Guadalupe and the Taxman
Donald Lucio Hurd
27
Barrel Rider
Lewis Schrager
35

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Santa Fe Healing
Mary Diane Hausman
49
On a Green Patch Before Edcouch
Rodney Gomez
50
Huitzilopochtli
Rodney Gomez
51
Two in One
Bradford Gray Telford
52
Night and Day Labor
Bradford Gray Telford
53
Abandoned
Malcolm Alexander
54
The Salt Journey
Malcolm Alexander
55
Perverse Invertebrate
Mark Smith
56
Colorscapes
Mark Smith
57
Eating Melon from the Pecos
Mark Smith
58
Four Tangos
Mark Smith
60

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Choice, Persuasion, and Coercion: Social Control on Spain’s
North American Frontiers
edited by Jesús F. de la Teja and Ross Frank
Aaron A. Edstrom
67
Wars within War: Mexican Guerrillas, Domestic Elites,
and the United States of America, 1846-1848
by Irving W. Levinson
Charles D. Grear
68
Bitter Harvest: The Social Transformation of Morelos, Mexico,
and the Origins of the Zapatista Revolution, 1840-1910
by Paul Hart
Jeffrey K. Lucas
70
God’s Country, Uncle Sam’s Land: Faith and Conflict
in the American West
by Todd M. Kerstetter
Dick J. Reavis
72
Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women by Thomas H. Pauly
Robert Murray Davis
74
The Ox-Bow Man: A Biography of Walter Van Tilburg Clark
by Jackson J. Benson
Jay Martin
76
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived
the Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan
Robert Murray Davis
78
Exploding the Western: Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier
by Sara L. Spurgeon
John S. Hill
80
Chinnubbie and the Owl: Muscogee (Creek) Stories,
Orations and Oral Traditions
by Alexander Posey,
edited by Matthew Wynn Sivils
Joel Minor
83
Two-Up: A Novel by Eric Miles Williamson
Caroline Miles
85
Hear Him Roar: A Novel by Andrew Wingfield
Jane Manaster
87
Drive: The First Quartet, New Poems, 1980-2005
by Lorna Dee Cervantes
Crystal M. Kurzen
88
Contributors 92