KUNM – KUNM's Gift of Community Auction Spring2013
Auction Ends: May 30, 2013 11:00 PM MDT

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CLYDE TINGLEY'S NEW DEAL FOR NEW MEXICO, 1935-1938 and You!

Item Number
130
Estimated Value
$40 USD
Sold
$15 USD to goldenluck
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

Get a signed copy of this wonderful new book on a larger than life figure in 20th century New Mexico History and visit with the author, Lucinda Lucero Sachs.

Governor Clyde Tingley, “City Boss” of Albuquerque, created a powerful Democratic Machine in New Mexico, one that replaced Republican dominance in northern New Mexico. And to seal the process, during his term as governor (1935-1938), he made well over a dozen visits to Washington and kept a steady correspondence with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

With the goal in mind to construct a New Deal for New Mexico, one that only a handful of other states could match, Clyde Tingley entered the capitol ready to reorganize state government. In his first steps, he created the first Bureau of State Revenue with a mandate that the Finance Board audit all state executive departments. Moving forward with his key goal to modernize the state, he initiated WPA, CCC, and PWA projects to provide relief, economic and cultural development within the state. He wanted tourists to come to New Mexico, so he dressed up the state with large-scale highway construction and put the Highway Department in charge of New Mexico Magazine to showcase the glamour and color of the state. In addition, Governor Tingley presided over changes to reform, education, welfare, health and labor relations.

Lucinda Lucero Sachs is the author of two award-winning short stories and a novel, Believe in the Wind, a story of hope and redemption set across the backdrop of New Mexico in the Great Depression also published by Sunstone Press. Holt, Winston & Reinhart selected her as a Review Editor for the 2000 The American Nation and The American Nation: Civil War to the Present. She has an M.A. in history and also did some doctoral work in history at UCLA. Lucinda is a native of Alameda, New Mexico and the daughter of Erminda L. Sachs and the late Ben Sachs. She is married to Lewis E. Real.

Special Instructions

Arrange to meet the author on your own or with your group of up to 5 others at a mutually agreeable time within 25 miles of Albuquerque prior to May 1, 2014 and talk about New Mexico history and the art of writing.

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Donated By:

Lucinda Lucero Sachs