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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Kill The Cowboy: A Battle of Mythology . Russell, a resident of New Mexico's Mimbres Valley, presents the opposing viewpoints involved in the battle over grazing on the public lands in the West.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Kill The Cowboy: A Battle of Mythology in the New West. She gives a personal touch to the discussion through interviews with people on both sides of the issue, and although an environmentalist herself, she allows both sides to have their say. Although she promises to sketch out a common ground between opposing views, Russell instead gets sidetracked by the "spiritual" aspects of the environmental movement.

Kill the Cowboy book. Rising larger than life against the Western horizon, the cowboy sits astride his horse right in the middle of American mythology, husbanding our ideals of freedom, independence, and valor.

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Russell, a resident of New Mexico's Mimbres Valley, presents the opposing viewpoints involved in the battle over grazing on the public lands in the West. She gives a personal touch to the discussion.

Rising larger than life against the Western horizon, the cowboy sits astride his horse right in the middle of American mythology, husbanding our ideals of freedom, independence, and valor. And grazing his cattle on the wide-open land, he leaves a dusty trail: weeds spring up, scrub brush flourishes, wildlife declines, ground compacts, soil erodes, streambeds turn into dry gullies.

Kill The Cowboy: A Battle of Mythology in the New West. So wrote Marcus Aurelius, the starting point of Sharman Apt Russell’s wise and haunting new memoir about her life as a pantheist. Perhaps no other religious philosophy is as simple.

A Battle of Mythology in the New West. by Sharman Apt Russell.

by Sharman Apt Russell. Rising larger than life against the Western horizon, the cowboy sits astride his horse right in the middle of American mythology, husbanding our ideals of freedom, independence, and valor

by Sharman Apt Russell.

Russell (Kill the Cowboy: A Battle of Mythology in the New West, LJ 5/15/93) moves from personal observations of petroglyphs near her home in southwestern New Mexico to a consideration of various.

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She lives in the Mimbres Valley in New Mexico. Huge tracts of public range are beginning to go lunar: badlands-scale erosion; dry and degraded stream beds, void of wildlife. Livestock overgrazing is much to blame, Russell says, and greedy, land-rapacious ranchers are the culprits

Argues that the mythology of the cowboy should be replaced by new icons reflecting the realities of the modern West, including water shortages, overgrazing, and the need to protect western wildlife and wilderness

Kill The Cowboy: A Battle Of Mythology In The New West epub download

ISBN13: 978-0201581232

ISBN: 020158123X

Author: Sharman Apt Russell

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Basic Books; 1st edition (May 20, 1993)

Pages: 217 pages

ePUB size: 1935 kb

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Rating: 4.7

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Erienan
Yes, 5 big ones, as this expository narrative really holds up after all these years. The truth can hurt, but Russell tells it in a way that allows for many voices to be heard, to be listened to, respected as humans with a valid experience and history. Wether its someone new to the West, or generations old to the West, no one yet, even today, has the upper hand. We who would like to have a hand, or a voice, in how the West is run, would do well to be informed, and Russell's book of 20 years is still a good place not only to start, but to come back to as an archive of land use issues around cattle and the people who live with them.
Erienan
Yes, 5 big ones, as this expository narrative really holds up after all these years. The truth can hurt, but Russell tells it in a way that allows for many voices to be heard, to be listened to, respected as humans with a valid experience and history. Wether its someone new to the West, or generations old to the West, no one yet, even today, has the upper hand. We who would like to have a hand, or a voice, in how the West is run, would do well to be informed, and Russell's book of 20 years is still a good place not only to start, but to come back to as an archive of land use issues around cattle and the people who live with them.
Shaktit
I fail to see how this book is "fair" as stated in the description. Ms. Russell is unquestionably rooted firmly in the anti-grazing camp and the entirety of the novel is devoted to attacking public lands grazing. The only "alternative" practices she explores are ones that have application to small hobby ranchers (micro grazing lots, moving cows with a whistle etc). At no point did I see where she brought her argument around to anything resembling "middle ground" concerning land use. I applaud her transparency; she editorializes with the type of condescension that only an urban transplant with no experience in ranching or agriculture could muster. At some point she decided owning a suburban ranchette in NM qualifies her to question and denounce an entire industry and way of life that she has no vested interest in.
Shaktit
I fail to see how this book is "fair" as stated in the description. Ms. Russell is unquestionably rooted firmly in the anti-grazing camp and the entirety of the novel is devoted to attacking public lands grazing. The only "alternative" practices she explores are ones that have application to small hobby ranchers (micro grazing lots, moving cows with a whistle etc). At no point did I see where she brought her argument around to anything resembling "middle ground" concerning land use. I applaud her transparency; she editorializes with the type of condescension that only an urban transplant with no experience in ranching or agriculture could muster. At some point she decided owning a suburban ranchette in NM qualifies her to question and denounce an entire industry and way of life that she has no vested interest in.