Everett Ruess, the young poet and artist who disappeared into the desert canyonlands of Utah in 1934, has become widely known posthumously as the spokesman for the spirit of the high desert. Many have been inspired by his intense search for adventure, leaving behind the amenities of a comfortable life. His search for ultimate beauty and oneness with nature is chronicled in this remarkable collection of letters to family and friends.
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About the AuthorW. L. Rusho's is a historian and expert on the life of Everett Ruess. His first book on Ruess was published in 1985, and he authored two (four, six, eight?) more books on the subject. Lifetime sales of Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty, have been 20,000 plus.
A Licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist, Vicky Burgess has worked with parents and their children for more than 30 years. She has a Ph.D in psychology from Northwestern University, and more importantly, she has raised five diverse children who still like her. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT