Items by Lee Ross

Dry-hiking in a desert awash with history
A 61-year-old hiker and two middle-aged friends take an epic hike through Arizona in David Roberts’ new book, Sandstone Spine
A pilgrim with a battered Nikon
Albuquerque photojournalist Jaelyn deMaria has devoted the last few years to documenting the pilgrims who come to the shrine of Monte Cristo Rey on the United States-Mexico border near El Paso.
Destroyer of worlds
In 109 East Palace, the granddaughter of one of the Manhattan Project's administrators re-examines the story of the atomic bomb built in Los Alamos
Politics, prejudice and predators
In Predatory Bureaucracy, Michael J. Robinson traces the history of the U.S. Biological Survey, particularly its war on wolves
Head games in the hot, hot desert
In The Way Out, Craig Childs tells the true story of how he and a friend explored a Utah desert and, at the same time, journeyed through their own memories