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Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest (edition 1999)

by Alex Shoumatoff

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Title:Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest
Authors:Alex Shoumatoff
Info:Harper Perennial (1999), Paperback
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In this superbly rich epic of fact and reflection, Alex Shoumatoff records his quest to capture the vast multiplicity of the American Southwest. From the Biosphere to the Mormons, from the deadly world of narcotraffickers to the secret lives of the covertly Jewish conversos, Shoumatoff explores the many alternative states of being that have staked their claim in the Southwest. Full of profound sympathy and unique insights, Legends of the American Desert takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey into the most complex and myth-laden region of the American landscape and imagination.

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Combines history, anthropology, natural science, and personal narrative to provide a portrait of the American Southwest, looking at the variety of people and experiences that populate the area, focusing on the struggle between different cultures for access to water, and examining many other aspects of the diverse region.… (more)

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