Chosen Country

A Rebellion in the West
Product Number: EB00713971
Released: May 22, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250169136
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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"Whoever you are, whatever side you're on, if you care about the American west and what's happening to it, read this book." -Caroline Fraser, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Prairie Fires An extraordinary inside look at America's militia movement that shows a country at the crossroads of class, culture, and insurrection. In a remote corner of Oregon, James Pogue found himself at the heart of a rebellion. Granted unmatched access by Ammon Bundy to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Pogue met ranchers and militiamen ready to die fighting the federal government. He witnessed the fallout of communities riven by politics and the danger (and allure) of uncompromising religious belief. The occupation ended in the shooting death of one rancher, the imprisonment of dozens more, and a firestorm over the role of government that engulfed national headlines. In a raw and restless narrative that roams the same wild terrain as his literary forebears Edward Abbey and Hunter S. Thompson, Pogue's Chosen Country examines the underpinnings of this rural uprising and struggles to reconcile diverging ideas of freedom, tracing a cultural fault line that spans the nation.

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Author(s): James Pogue
Original Publish Date: May 22, 2018

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Author(s): James Pogue
Narrator(s): Alex Hyde-White
Product Number Z100129400
Released: May 29, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427298850

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