Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind

Away to the New West

Book - 1999
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"Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, and where it is going"--From Amazon. com
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1999
Edition: First Vintage paperback edition
ISBN: 9780679781820
Characteristics: 266 pages : maps ; 25 cm


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May 16, 2018

The book has gotten a little dated -- for example, ostrich ranching turned out to be profitable only as long as they could sell ostriches to people who wanted to start ranches.


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