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December 12, 2013
E Hunter & Beldon Butterfield
From Fundamentalist Mormon to Haight Ashbury
Eva Hunter takes us into the secret world of highest-level Mormonism, and the secret under-belly of her family in a “perfect” town–created by the Federal Government for the construction of Hoover Dam in 1938 to be a model city, and governed by the U.S. Congress until 1963.
Covering the period in Boulder City, Nevada from approximately 1952 to 1969, this book takes the reader from a child’s perspective of fundamentalist reglion through that of a young adult, as she grows, goes to Haight-Ashbury, and sees the world from a different, and altered, perspective. The sexual subjugation and abuse of women is a theme in this book.
At a time when a candidate in the recent election for U.S. President was a member of the highest and most secret order of the Mormon religion, more and more attention is being brought to this unique religion. A LITTLE MORMON GIRL answers many of the questions, and takes the reader on a journey of one person’s life.
Mexico Behind The Mask, the story behind the story
December 12th is also the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. I shall read what I wrote about her as well as a contemporary known as La Malinche from where we get the words malinchista and malinchismo. These two words and the Virgin are present throughout Mexican history.
I will also discuss the first major battle between Mexico and the Texians at the battle of The Alamo, the story behind the story and the everlasting impact it has had on relations between the United States and Mexico.
I’ve also been asked to talk briefly about finding a publisher as an unknown author. Because of the time limit I will only mention two things not to do and why.
Monday, December 16, 2013; 5pm
Mexican Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News
Midnight in Mexico
A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness
“Anyone interested in what is happening and has happened in Mexico for the past six years must read this book. We can call what is happening in Mexico a “drug war,” but that phrase cheapens the politics and the economics that govern the relationship between the United States and Mexico. I believe Midnight in Mexico will become one of the most necessary books about the Mexican-American experience in this country.
More than a journalist, Alfredo Corchado is the real thing, a voice that represents millions of people.”
Benjamin Saenz, keynote speaker at the 2014 San Miguel Writers’ Conference.