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The New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia puts New Mexico's history and locations all in one book and provides a brief description of over 700 events and places in the Land of Enchantment - each accompanied by a bibliography which is intended to provide the names of books and other references that offer more information. This Encyclopedia gives a historical look at New Mexico - what is written about New Mexico and what events and locations played a part in its history. The Encyclopedia is intended to show that New Mexico history is original, exciting and interesting. In publishing this volume, New Mexico Centennial Author Don Bullis continues a long and distinguished history of such works in New Mexico.
"I must confess that in reading this book I met a number of characters I had not encountered previously. I am almost certain everyone who reads it will learn something new about New Mexico history and enjoy immensely themselves in the bargain." - Rick Hendricks, New Mexico State Historian
"This comprehensive encyclopedia of New Mexico history will prove to be invaluable to historians, history writers, and readers of all sorts. More than just short facts and biographies, it offers great reading for anyone interested in New Mexico history. One can turn to any page and find a great story, and it will be a rare reader or historian who can claim to have already known all that this tome includes." - Mike Stevenson, Past President, Historical Society of New Mexico
About the Author
Don Bullis graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in American History and American Literature. Bullis began a law enforcement career in 1982 that included stints as deputy sheriff/criminal investigator, town marshal, Commissioner on the Governor's Organized Crime Prevention Commission and criminal intelligence operational supervisor for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. He retired in 2002.
After retirement, Bullis returned to newspaper work as a columnist, book reviewer and political correspondent for the Rio Rancho Observer. His columns are in the New Mexico Stockman. He is the author of nine non-fiction books and two novels.
Bullis is Past Sheriff of the Albuquerque Corral of Westerners International. He is a member of the Sandoval County Historical Society, Albuquerque Historical Society, Western Writers of America, the Western History Association, National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History, Southwest Writers, The New Mexico Book Co-op, and the ENMU Alumni Association.
Bullis lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico with his wife, Gloria.