The Best of the Best
By Richard Mahler
Author of "New Mexico's
Some of the best
things about Santa Fe, and all of the Land of Enchantment, do
not fit into discrete geographic categories. They pertain instead
to New Mexico's distinctive character, and resist geographic pigeonholes.
Others relate to the region's tri-cultural heritage: Native American,
Hispanic and Anglo (a catch-all category that includes virtually
everyone who doesn't fit into the other two classifications).
To examine my specific recommendations
for Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque and other popular New Mexico sites,
please browse through the SFAOL.com category titled THE
BEST. In the introductory section presented here, however-which
I am calling The Best of the Best-I have pulled together
my own observations and those of many recognized experts on various
aspects of New Mexico's unique culture.
I hope these reflections-both general
and specific-prove useful to you as you discover and explore the
incredible part of America that is New Mexico, Nuevo Mexico
and the Land of Enchantment. There is no other place like it.
THE BEST OF THE BEST:
* Our Remarkable State: By former
U. N. Ambassador Bill Richardson
* The "Real" New Mexico:
By the late, multi-honored writer Jim Sagel
* New Mexico's Hispanic Culture:
By noted author Rudolfo Anaya
* New Mexico's Native Culture:
By Acoma Pueblo writer Simon Ortiz
* The Best Way to Behave on Indian
* The Best New Mexican Food
* The Best Way to Pick, Roast and
Eat Pinon Nuts
* The Best Time to Visit
* The Best New Mexico Kid Stuff
* The Best Way to Learn More
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or Richard Mahler's other books, visit Amazon.com.
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