A Rocky Mountain Land Library Reader
Winner, Colorado Book Award 2008
Edited by Laura Pritchett, Richard L. Knight, and Jeff Lee
Introduction by Teresa Jordan
All Americans, whether they live in the city or country, whether they lean politically left or right, whether they prize open space for the view or the productive capacity of the land, and whether they know a Hereford from an Angus, should read this book. If you care about the West, you must care about the lands of the West—lands that are disappearing rapidly, along with the people and cultures that go along with it.
In this collection of 22 essays, the editors have brought together some of the best–and most insightful–writing on ranching in the West. These writers explore the changing landscape of the West, and how, in an age of huge, corporate-owned ranches, the small rancher can survive. This book brings together the best writers in the West today—including poets, ranchers, and conservationists—in a one-of-a-kind, unique look at the West, literally our Home Land.
Sharon Salisbury O’Toole
Diane Josephy Peavey
Nathan F. Sayre
Paul F. Starrs