Stock Image

Rio Grande

Reid, Jan

11 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0292706014 / ISBN 13: 9780292706019
Published by Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 2004
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Compass Publishing (SAN ANTONIO, TX, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since September 10, 2009

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 48.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Black cloth boards. Stated first edition. Inscribed by the author on the title page. This book is in as new, unread condition. The jacket is in super excellent condition and is now in a Brodart protective plastic sleeve. This book is a very attractive package. We ship in cardboard boxes, and guarantee satisfaction. Bookseller Inventory # 23024

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Rio Grande

Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

About this title

Synopsis:

The liquid lifeline of an arid land, the Rio Grande has always been a vital presence in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. A source of human sustenance for at least 15,000 years, the river has also been a site of conflict ever since exploring Spaniards first crossed its channel to colonize the Native Americans. Today, it is one of the frontiers in the war against terrorism in the Middle East. Yet the Rio Grande has a life independent of the people who use it as a border, or a hiding place, or an ever-diminishing source of irrigation water. This autonomous life of the river is what the writers and photographers included in this book seek to capture.

Rio Grande explores the ecology, history, culture, and politicization of the river. Jan Reid has assembled writings by an astonishing array of leading authors—Larry McMurtry, Tony Hillerman, Paul Horgan, Charles Bowden, John Graves, Woody Guthrie, John Reed, John Nichols, Robert Boswell, James Carlos Blake, Elena Poniatowska, William Langewiesche, Molly Ivins, Dagoberto Gilb, and Gloria Anzaldúa, to name but a few—who ponder the river's historical and contemporary meanings through short stories, essays, newspaper and magazine articles, and excerpts from novels, histories, memoirs, and nonfiction reporting. Reid also adds his own reflections on the river, drawn from years of traveling the Rio Grande, talking to its people, and conducting archival research.

In addition to the fine writing, historical and contemporary photographs by such well-known photographers as Laura Gilpin, Russell Lee, Robert Runyon, Bill Wittliff, W. D. Smithers, James Evans, Frank Armstrong, Ave Bonar, Earl Nottingham, and Alan Pogue create a stunning visual record of the stark beauty and elemental lifeways of the Rio Grande. As a whole, these voices and visions confirm the river's significance, not only as a real place, but even more as an object of the mythic imagination.

About the Author:

Jan Reid, of Austin, Texas, is the author or coauthor of seven books, including The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, Revised Edition; Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush; and The Bullet Meant for Me: A Memoir. He is a founding contributor and writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and has also written for Esquire, the New York Times, Men's Journal, GQ, and many other publications.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We sell all types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with special emphasis on signed first editions.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Insurance is required as an added charge on all orders over $200

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order