Home Land

Ranching and a West That Works

by Jeff Lee


SKU: 9781555664008
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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.

Writings by:

Aaron Abeyta
Julene Bair
Bob Budd
Joan Chevalier
James Galvin
Drum Hadley
Linda Hussa
Page Lambert
Wallace McRae
Sharon Salisbury O’Toole
Diane Josephy Peavey
Nathan F. Sayre
Mark Spragg
Kim Stafford
Paul F. Starrs
Courtney White
Paul Zarzyski

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Bower House




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6 x 9

Publication Date

May 2018

The Author

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee is director of the Rocky Mountain Land Library, a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to encourage a greater awareness of the land. For the past twenty years, he has also been a bookseller at Denver's legendary Tattered Cover Book Store.

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