Synopses & Reviews
Terrorism. Homeland Security. Patriotism. Since September 11, 2001, these
terms have emerged as a fundamental part of our cultural lexicon, with their
unsaid assumptions and attendant emotions being used to inspire and buttress
a varied set of cultural, political, and military responses to the events of
that tragic day. What is terrorism? What does a secure homeland really look
like? Who is a patriot? These three essays address these questions.
About the Author
Richard Nelson is a nature writer and cultural anthropologist whose work
explores the relationship between people and the environment. His books
include Make Prayers to the Raven
, Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in
, and The Island Within
Barry Lopez is the author of fourteen works of fiction and nonfiction,
including Artic Dreams, About This Life, and Light Action in the Caribbean. He lives and works in Oregon.
Terry Tempest Williams, a native of Utah, is the author of numerous fiction
and nonfiction, including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place,
Leap, and Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert.
Table of Contents
- "Patriots for the American Land," Richard Nelson
- "The Naturalist," Barry Lopez
- "One Patriot," Terry Tempest Williams