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The king of adobe : Reies López Tijerina, lost prophet of the Chicano movement

Author: Lorena Oropeza
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The King of Adobe offers a fresh and unvarnished look at the life of Reies López Tijerina (1926-2015), one of the most controversial, criticized, and misunderstood Chicano Movement leaders of the 1960s. Directly addressing allegations of anti-Semitism, accusations of sexual abuse, as well as evidence of extreme religiosity and possible mental illness, the book captures the life a man who changed our understanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Reies Tijerina; Reies Tijerina
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorena Oropeza
ISBN: 9781469653297 146965329X
OCLC Number: 1089268809
Description: xii, 374 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The king of kings --
The prophet --
The Mexican --
The patriarch --
The evangelist --
The American --
The Indo-Hispano --
The gunslinger --
The Chicano --
The martyr --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Lorena Oropeza.

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This fascinating full biography of Reies Lopez Tijerina offers a fresh and unvarnished look at one of the most controversial, criticized, and misunderstood activists of the civil rights era. Lorena  Read more...

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A timely biography written with conscientious depth and detail, covering the full extent of [Tijerina's] life with an objective clarity. A great read for anyone interested in New Mexican history or Read more...

 
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