"Perhaps the best book yet written on the plight of America's famous wild horses."—The Glenwood Gazette
“If wild mustangs could speak, surely the story told of their miraculous journey to defy extinction and come to inhabit the lands of the American West would be as close to Ed de Steiguer’s meticulously researched and masterfully written work than any I’ve read on the subject. With a narrative that reaches back 50 milllion years and gallops through the millennia to the present day—a time in which the plight of wild horses should command everyone’s attention—de Steiguer introduces us to a cast of memorable characters, both human and equine. The Texan-born Ed de Steiguer writes with an unabashed love for the land and its inhabitants, conjuring the spirit of times and places past and present, reminding us, as he puts it, that while history can teach us much about horses, it can teach us even more about ourselves.” —Mim Eichler Rivas, author of Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of a Horse and a Man Who Changed the World
“Author, educator, and academic, J. Edward de Steiguer, has crafted one of the most carefully researched and documented manuscripts on wild horses that America has yet produced. It will educate, entertain, enlighten, and inspire the reading public on a significant, but often misunderstood, natural resource management and animal welfare topic that has long needed objective historical, scientific, and political perspective. Its honesty is compelling and the author’s knowledge of and compassion for wild horses clearly shines through.” —Patricia M. Fazio, Wyoming Wild Horse Coaltion
Wild Horses of the West
was recently awarded a Southwest Book Award, sponsored by the Border Regional Library Association, and selected as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.
About the Author
J. Edward (“Ed”) de Steiguer is a writer and professor at the University of Arizona. He specializes in the federal lands of the American West and is an avid horse enthusiast himself. He is also the author of The Age of Environmentalism and The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought, the latter published by the University of Arizona Press.