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  • One war that's worth the fight

    In his memoir, Walking It Off, wilderness activist Doug Peacock tries to make sense of a life spent dealing with war, fighting for wilderness, and coping with cantankerous friends like the late Ed Abbey

  • Trading goods, and stories, on the reservation

    In Along Navajo Trails, Will Evans tells the stories of the Navajo Indians who came into his Shiprock Trading Post during the first part of the last century

  • Finding hope in a new land

    Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America is the story of Rose Castillo Guilbault’s childhood journey from Mexico’s Sonoran Desert to a new life in California’s Salinas Valley

  • A very brief conversation with a Jet Fighter

    A long solitary hike through an empty, pristine desert is interrupted by a close encounter with an F-16 fighter plane

  • A season of change

    In Chasing Spring: An American Journey Through a Changing Season, nature writer Bruce Stutz follows spring from New York to Alaska, examining the surprising changes that global warming is bringing

  • Ode to a very hot spot

    Live! From Death Valley is John Soennichsen’s "love letter to an ill-tempered mistress," California’s Death Valley

  • Friends in high places

    In the essays gathered in Breaking Through the Clouds, Richard Fleck weaves in history, humanity and poetry to tell the stories of the mountains he climbs

  • Just where is that home on the range?

    A View from the Inland Empire, a new collection of essays from Stephen J. Lyons, is an honest account of coming to — and later leaving — the West, and in the process learning about home and heart and family

  • Seeking peace in nuclear times

    In Folding Paper Cranes: An Atomic Memoir, former U.S. Marine Leonard Bird offers a heartbreaking and yet hopeful personal account of nuclear war

  • The Sum of our Past: Revisiting Pioneer Women

    In The Sum of Our Past, Judy Busk weaves personal memoir and historical research together as she retraces the Mormon and Oregon Trails in the modern "covered wagon" of her van

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