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I had to read this for a rangeland class, and to be perfectly honest I doubt I would have picked it up on my own. The essays and poems do foster memories of American roots and the plight of small family ranchers. While my heart aches to hear how small family ranches are left without resources or options, it is also a one-sided perspective from ranchers. Many of the writers discuss the concept of a "radical center" (finding solutions instead of focusing on winning arguments) in addressing threats ...more
Whether this book will accomplish its professed goal, to foster a "West that works" (and in which ranching has a vital role), is uncertain; however, after reading these poems and essays, I hope it does. There are some fantastic essays in here, some old, some new, and this book serves as a source book for some of the best writers on ranching currently at work. There is perhaps a little too much talk of the "radical center" for my taste (what does that term even mean, anyway?), but these pieces ar ...more
Jeff is a co-worker of mine whose passion for the enviroment and the land is without equal. He founded the Rocky Moutain Land Library, a truly amazing collection of books, and he continues to bring cutting edge writers and thinkers into our stores to talk about the land, the world, and how to save it. He's an humble but impressive man. This is an award winning, important book.
Oct 10, 2008 Tattered Cover Book Store added it
Longtime TC staff member and founder of the the Rocky Mountain Land Library Jeff Lee won a Colorado Book Award for "Home Land: Ranching and a West That Works" in the Anthology/Collection category. Jeff co-edited this book along with Laura Pritchett and Richard Knight. Congratulations to them all and epecially to Jeff for a well-deserved honor.