October 29, 2007
This special issue focuses on books and essays that help us understand the complex, chaotic West.
Deirdre McNamer’s new novel, Red Rover, beautifully captures the unromantic realism of Montana’s small towns.
Environmental contrarians Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger jump back into the fray with a new book, Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility.
Writers John N. Maclean and Mark Matthews look closely at two famous – and deadly – Western wildfires in their new books, The Thirtymile Fire and A Great Day to Fight Fire.
Brian Doyle recommends the best reads about the Pacific Northwest, with particular emphasis on his home state, Oregon.
- Ray Ring on Montana farmers start talking climate change
- Wayne L Hare on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
- Tom McCall on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
- Mark Bailey on The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment
- Ray Ring on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington