Items by Jared Blackley

The creation of wholeness
Terry Tempest Williams celebrates Rwanda, mosaics and Utah prairie dogs in her new book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World.
Riders and writers, hobos and fauxbeaux
In Riding Toward Everywhere, William T. Vollman describes his adventures rambling by freight train across the West.
A brief, interpretive look at the Indian Wars
Michael Blake’s new nonfiction book, Indian Yell, fails to live up to its ambitious subtitle, “The Heart of an American Insurgency,” with its quick tour of 12 battles between the U.S. Cavalry and American Indians.
A tale of shame and glory in the Southwest
Hampton Sides’ new book, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, follows Kit Carson through the bloody history of the 19th century Southwest.