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Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West

Rubén Martínez
In conversation with Alison Hawthorne Deming
November 7, 2012

Martínez, an award-winning author and performer, takes us on a deeply personal tour of the 21st century West—far from our romantic illusions of John Wayne, cacti and cowboys—and discusses the political and demographic upheaval in this most iconic of American landscapes.


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