Tucson: Arizona Historical Society, 2012. Limited edition. Wraps. New. Item #17968
8vo. 110, (16)pp. Illustrated. Printed wraps. A richly annotated bibliography of 100 emblematic books that define Arizona and Arizonans, using California's Zamorano 80 as an inspiration. Each of the 100 titles includes a description and an evaluation of the book, along with suggestions for further reading, writing, and research. An expansive introduction by Bruce Dinges places the list in historical and cultural context. One of 100 numbered copies. This limited edition, unlike the version appearing as part of the Journal of Arizona History, is a stand-alone publication, signed by all seven contributors on the title page, and with a special index by David Laird of all titles mentioned not only as components of the Arizona 100 but also in the annotations. Note that the signatures on the title page vary from copy to copy. This centennial gathering promises to be an indispensable guide to the history and literature of the Southwest borderland. The wrap around cover features a reproduction of "Paiute Reservation" by Maynard Dixon.