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Author D.H. Figueredo Debunks Myths of the American West at LSC-Montgomery

D.H. Figueredo
Author, educator, and librarian D.H. Figueredo will speak about his book, "Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros," at LSC-Montgomery on Thursday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m., as part of the college's Lyceum Speaker's Series.
Author, educator, and librarian D.H. Figueredo sets out to discredit the myths
and falsehoods of the American West by chronicling the cultural perceptions that led to historical inaccuracies in his lecture on Thursday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m., as part of Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker’s Series. The lecture, which is free to the public, will take place in the Music Hall (Building H), on the LSC-Montgomery campus.

In his book, “Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros,” Figueredo tells through spellbinding accounts, chapters that address the legends behind the caballeros, Mexican culture in the Old West, and the search for cities of gold in the southwest. Arranged chronologically and thematically, the book examines how popular culture diminished the role of the Mexican vaqueros and illustrates how the image of the Anglo cowboy became the iconic symbol of the Old West.

Figueredo, a native of Cuba, has made the United States his home and has worked in libraries since the 1970s. He has written a number of children’s books, authored a few volumes in the “Idiot’s Guide” series, and completed other works, including picture books on Latin-American culture.

As the director of the Bloomfield College Library in New Jersey, Figueredo holds a master’s degree in Caribbean and Latin American studies from New York University and a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University, and resides in Piscataway, New Jersey, with his wife and children.

LSC-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker’s Series provides a variety of free presentations throughout the fall and spring semesters based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout theyear. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/Lyceum-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45,between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
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