- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & Noble
This book borrows its title from Theodore Roosevelt, who once opined, "When I am in California, I am not in the West; I am west of the West." Award-winning author and journalist Mark Arax (The King of California) validates that statement with an extraordinary collection of essays about a singular locale. In West of the West, he taps the opinions of Dust Bowl migrants and pot-smoking purists; illegal immigrants, far-right extremists and far-left conspiracy theorists; angry environmentalists and the surviving parents of lost soldiers. Arax sometimes approaches his subjects with skepticism, but never with disdain or open mockery. An engaging, powerful essay collection.