The Forces That Shaped — and Saved — the American West
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Colorado and 13th St, AUSTIN Texas
Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands (Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West) and former senior editor at Newsweek John Taliaferro (Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West) present new histories of the American West and the forces that shaped its development. From indigenous peoples who confronted early white settlers, to the riches of land and cattle and railroad, to the work of people like George Bird Grinnell, who set out to preserve the region’s environment and beauty while advocating for its natural history and indigenous culture, Brands and Taliaferro offer new insights into the complicated history of the West.
- Moderator: Laura Castro
- Book Signing: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Signing Tent, Congress Avenue.