Thunder of the Mustangs: Legend and Lore of the Wild Horses
by Mark Spragg
Wild horses have become icons of a contemporary longing, a yearning for freedom. Hated by the rancher, loved by those who fear its disappearance from the western ranges, the American mustang has inspired passionate efforts to preserve the few remaining wild herds. Thunder of the Mustangs celebrates the legend and lore of this American icon in nine original and previously p...more
Hardcover, 119 pages
Published November 11th 1997 by Sierra Club Books for Children
(first published October 31st 1997)
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Although the original essays and reprinted material in this book make fine reading, the real contributors are the 13 photographers whose images of mustangs on nearly every page will please anyone with an interest in horses and the landscape of the Western states. Some shots are of horses grazing or standing still, looking back at the photographer, ears up and altert, but most are of horses in motion, sometimes in tight telephoto closeup, sometimes against rolling hills or sage-covered flatland....more
Mark Spragg is the author of Where Rivers Change Direction, a memoir that won the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers award, and the novels The Fruit of Stone and An Unfinished Life, which was chosen by the Rocky Mountain News as the Best Book of 2004. All three were top-ten Book Sense selections and have been translated into fifteen languages. He lives with his wife, Virginia, in Wyomi...moreMore about Mark Spragg...