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Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Winner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award

"Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present." --The New York Times

"Fine reportage . . . honed and polished until it reads more like literature than journalism." --Los Angeles Times

"They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide it," writes Timothy Egan of the West; still, "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger." In this colorful and revealing journey through the eleven states west of the 100th meridian, Egan, a third-generation westerner, evokes a lovely and troubled country where land is religion and the holy war between preservers and possessors never ends.

Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, and where it is going.

"The writing is simply wonderful. From the opening paragraph, Egan seduces the reader. . . . Entertaining, thought provoking."

--The Arizona Daily Star Weekly

"A western breeziness and love of open spaces shines through Lasso the Wind. . . . The writing is simple and evocative."

--The Economist

Synopsis:

From one of the oldest American communities located in New Mexico to the highest points of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, discover the beauty and wonder of the West, as the author attempts to define the area and its future. Maps.

Synopsis:

Timothy Egan lives in Seattle.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index.

About the Author

Timothy Egan lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781820
Author:
Egan, Timothy
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Timothy Egan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
West
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / United States / West / General
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
History-United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
6107-ADD
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.08x5.24x.75 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From one of the oldest American communities located in New Mexico to the highest points of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, discover the beauty and wonder of the West, as the author attempts to define the area and its future. Maps.
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