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Taking On Giants: Fabian Chavez Jr. and New Mexico Politics Hardcover – May 16, 2008


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (May 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826344364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826344366
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,595,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Journalist David Roybal explores New Mexico's fractious recent political history through the life of reform-minded former State Senator Fabian Chavez Jr.

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David Roybal is a political journalist and editorial columnist for The Albuquerque Journal. Despite thousands of columns to his credit, this is his first book.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aknon on August 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This great book for anyone interested in New Mexico history, state politics etc, etc, etc. Fabian is a great example of a statesman doing what is right despite the possible consequences.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Adams on August 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
After reading this biography you may be surprised to find that this is only a part of the story. But this part is well told. As I am from a family that has followed New Mexico doings for almost a century and have worked for Fabian and with David over the years I am not unbiased. However, if you had been at Fabian's side as he entered any gathering of the state's leaders over the last 30 years you could not fail to be impressed at the warm personal welcome and obvious regard for this man from the most important people of the time, and the barely masked discomfort of those who put personal gain ahead of the good of the State of New Mexico.

If you are new to New Mexico, read this book for a better understanding of how we got to where we are today. If you live or work in New Mexico, keep this book handy and refer to it when you need to know how to get things done. Older folks will find lots to prompt their recollections, but, if you are young, read it to find an example of how to overcome challenges and leave a legacy greater than yourself.
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