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Cesar Estrada Chavez
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement by Susan Ferriss, Ricardo Sandoval
This is a biography of "the founder of the United Farm Workers union. Ferriss and Sandoval trace Chavez from a happy childhood on his family's Arizona farm to the fields of California, where the Chavez family landed after being forced from home during the Depression and the great drought. Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union in 1962 to fight for basic human rights, devoting himself to union work at night after picking cotton all day with his wife to support their eight children. A vivid, well-documented account of the farmworkers movement.
Cochise
Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief by Edwin R. Sweeney
This is a biography of the nineteenth-century Southwestern Apache leader. The author traces Cochise's "rise to leadership of his Apache band, his .. . skirmishes with the military and others in both the United States and Mexico", and his successful negotiations for a reservation in the homeland of his peoples. Sweeney has achieved a masterful re-creation of Cochise's career. In more than a decade of research, the author has examined military records, newspapers, manuscript archives, country records, Indian oral histories, and Mexican sources.
Making Peace With Cochise: The 1872 Journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen Making Peace With Cochise: The 1872 Journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen edited by Edwin R. Sweeney
Captain Joseph Alton Sladen, a Civil War veteran and medical school graduate, had the good fortune to accompany Gen. Oliver Howard on his successful attempt to make peace with Cochise, the Apache leader who battled long against the U.S. government and white settlement in his territory. In addition to giving a narrative account of the trip, Sladen also uses the powers of observation honed in his medical training to describe life in the Apache camp. While several historians have used Sladen's journal in manuscript form, Sweeney made the extra effort to see to its publication.
Barry Morris Goldwater
Barry Goldwater Barry Goldwater by Robert Alan Goldberg
An account of the man who changed the face of Republican politics in this country. Known as "Mr. Conservative," Barry Goldwater was at the fore-front of modern conservatism.

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