Saturday June 22, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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The historian and traveling storyteller talks about and signs his latest non-fiction effort New Mexico in the Mexican American War.
NM HISTORIAN LOOKS AT STATE'S ROLE IN MEXICAN WAR 4:00 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 22, AT PAGE ONE
New Mexico author Ray John de Aragon, historian and traveling storyteller, will be at Page One Books 4:00 pm Saturday, June 22, to talk about and sign his latest non-fiction effort, "New Mexico in the Mexican American War."
The book is described as such: "Establishing New Mexico as a U.S. territory was anything but bloodless. The Mexican-American War brought ferocious battles, brutal sieges, guerrilla warfare and scorched earth tactics. More than three hundred Mexican and American forces were killed or wounded in a single battle near Santa Fe. During the Taos Revolt, Governor Charles Bent was scalped and murdered in his home, and American forces fired cannons into a church where Pueblos and Mexicans sought refuge. Soldiers destroyed entire villages like Los Valles, killing or forcing residents to flee. Author Ray John de Aragón recounts these and other dramatic stories behind the birth of the Land of Enchantment."
Traveling storyteller de Aragón has thrilled audiences with his frightening and enthralling tales of ghosts and the supernatural. Holding advanced degrees in Spanish colonial history, arts, legends and myths of New Mexico, he has presented on these topics for the New Mexico History Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the University of New Mexico, the College of Santa Fe and many more. He has published 15 books (including "Enchanted Legends and Lore of New Mexico," "Hidden History of Spanish New Mexico," and "New Mexico Book of the Undead") and has written for and been featured in more than 100 publications. His "Haunted Santa Fe" was released last September.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The de Aragon event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
Arcadia web page on book: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467141314