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The Resource Marc Simmons of New Mexico : maverick historian, Phyllis S. Morgan

Marc Simmons of New Mexico : maverick historian, Phyllis S. Morgan

Label
Marc Simmons of New Mexico : maverick historian
Title
Marc Simmons of New Mexico
Title remainder
maverick historian
Statement of responsibility
Phyllis S. Morgan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Mexico's best known and most distinguished historian, Marc Simmons, is also fully deserving of the epithet maverick, a term that originally referred to a calf that had strayed from the herd and that is also used to describe a person who takes an independent path in his life, work, and philosophy. An independent scholar who has published at least 42 books, as well as over 1,400 magazine and newspaper articles, over 50 scholarly articles, and 74 chapters or introductions in books by other authors, Simmons is equally remarkable for his lifestyle. He lives in a house he himself built, writing all his books on a manual typewriter because he has forsworn electricity and other modern conveniences. Simmons is internationally recognized as an authority on Spanish Colonial New Mexico, the Santa Fe Trail, the life and times of Kit Carson, and the Spanish documentary records that are the source for so many of his writings. He is known for his determination to write narrative history for general readers rather than speaking strictly to a scholarly audience. Phyllis Morgan presents a biographical essay, a sampling of his writings, and a comprehensive bibliography that traces Simmons's work into 2004. Her work will be essential for all collections and collectors specializing in Marc Simmons or the Southwest."--Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 978/.0072/02
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.S525
LC item number
M67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
Marc Simmons of New Mexico : maverick historian, Phyllis S. Morgan
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004027404.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
"A bibliography of the works of Marc Simmons": p. 93-334
Control code
57201831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 368 p.
Isbn
9780826335241
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027404
Note
Library's copies 1-3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Copy 1 signed by Marc Simmons. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Marc Simmons of New Mexico : maverick historian, Phyllis S. Morgan
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004027404.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
"A bibliography of the works of Marc Simmons": p. 93-334
Control code
57201831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 368 p.
Isbn
9780826335241
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027404
Note
Library's copies 1-3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Copy 1 signed by Marc Simmons. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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