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Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  6 reviews
For his brilliant reportage ranging from the forested recesses of the Amazon to the manicured lawns of Westchester County, New York, Alex Shoumatoff has won acclaim as one of our most perceptive guides to the oddest corners of the earth. Now, with this book, he takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey into the most complex and myth-laden region of the American landscape and ima ...more
Hardcover, 533 pages
Published September 8th 1997 by Knopf
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Mark Oldham
This book is a little too all over the place for my taste. It seems like the suthor was cleaning out his files after reporting on the Southwest for decades and decided to throw it all into one book. Parts of it were very interesting but the randomness of it really threw me.
Cheryl Schibley
Jul 01, 2009 Cheryl Schibley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: American Desert interests
This book is about the natural history and legends of the southwest. From the extinct Hohokam people to the lastest on the politics of water. Very good book.
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I gave up on it. It was half history of Southwest, half author's personal experiences. The history part was interesting, the other part, not so much.
Rambling! Individual chapters are interesting, but I couldn't stay with it due to an utter lack of through-story.
Chris Still
I'm re-reading's a really great read for anyone interested in the Southwest
Robin Eseny
Interesting take by a Russian immigrant on Walk-About in the Southwest.
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