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Winner of the National Book Award and the American Book Award, Peter Matthiessen is the author of over fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Snow Leopard (1978), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1965), Far Tortuga (1975), In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1992), and Bone by Bone (1999). Ilan Stavans teaches at Amherst College. He is the author of The Hispanic Condition (1995), Art and Anger (1996), and The Riddle of Cantinflas (1998), and editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Essays (1997).




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Chavez, Cesar, 1927-Labor leaders United States Biography, Mexican Americans Biography, Mexican American agricultural laborers History, Agricultural laborers Labor unions United States History, United Farm Workers History