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The Resource Wild horse country : the history, myth, and future of the mustang, David Philipps

Wild horse country : the history, myth, and future of the mustang, David Philipps

Label
Wild horse country : the history, myth, and future of the mustang
Title
Wild horse country
Title remainder
the history, myth, and future of the mustang
Statement of responsibility
David Philipps
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation. From car ads to high school mascots, the wild horse--popularly known as the mustang--is the enduring icon of America. But in modern times it has become entangled in controversy and bureaucracy, and now its future is in question. In Wild Horse Country, New York Times reporter David Philipps traces the rich history of wild horses in America and investigates the shocking dilemma they face in our own time. Here is the grand story of the horse: from its prehistoric debut in North America to its reintroduction by Spanish conquistadors and its spread through the epic battles between native tribes and settlers during the days of the Wild West. Philipps explores how wild horses became so central to America's sense of itself, and he delves into the hold that wild horses have had on the American imagination from the early explorers to the best-selling novels of Zane Grey to Hollywood Westerns. Traveling through remote parts of the American West, Philipps also reveals the wild horse's current crisis, with tens of thousands of horses being held in captivity by the federal government, and free horses caught between the clashing ideals of ranchers, animal rights activists, scientists, and government officials. Wild Horse Country is a powerful blend of history and contemporary reporting that vividly reveals the majesty and plight of an American icon, while pointing a way forward that will preserve this icon for future generations."--Jacket flaps
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philipps, David
Dewey number
636.1/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SF293.M9
LC item number
P45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mustang
  • West (U.S.)
  • Mustang
Label
Wild horse country : the history, myth, and future of the mustang, David Philipps
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gather -- The dawn horse -- Return of a native -- The dog-food decades -- Print the legend -- Wild Horse Annie -- Life under the law -- Range wars -- All the missing horses -- Disappointment Valley -- A wild solution
Control code
ocn994287526
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxix, 316 pages
Isbn
9780393247138
Lccn
2017018261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)994287526
Label
Wild horse country : the history, myth, and future of the mustang, David Philipps
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gather -- The dawn horse -- Return of a native -- The dog-food decades -- Print the legend -- Wild Horse Annie -- Life under the law -- Range wars -- All the missing horses -- Disappointment Valley -- A wild solution
Control code
ocn994287526
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxix, 316 pages
Isbn
9780393247138
Lccn
2017018261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)994287526

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