Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.5 X 1.25 X 9.56 inches | 1.49 pounds

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About the Author

David Philipps is a features writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette whose articles have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Seattle Times, among others. His coverage of the violence at Fort Carson won him the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Lethal Warriors was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


A gripping, myth-busting biography of the mustang, one of the most charismatic characters in the epic story of the American West, and a whip-smart argument for how to keep what's left of its wilderness as wild as possible.--Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Insightful [and] even-handed.--Will Grant
This is a story that needs to be told, especially in today's political climate and the debate over preservation of nature.
Colorful, well-researched and well-reasoned.--Bruce Jacobs
Thoughtful and thought-provoking...[A] fine journalistic account.--Laurence A. Marshall
There is something to learn from the erudite Philipps on almost every page...[His] strengths are on full display in this thoughtful, balanced, and informative work.
Philipps...brings a journalist's keen eye for detail and balanced storytelling to this complicated history.