Robert E. Ficken, Gary J. Hausladen, "Western Places, American Myths"
Publisher: University of Nevada Press | ISBN: 0874175313 | edition 2003 | PDF | 273 pages | 1,36 MB
Despite countless past attempts to describe and analyze it, the American West retains an enigmatic quality that continues to attract and intrigue us. As Gary J. Hausladen, editor of "Western Places, American Myths," states, "The power and importance of the American West, ambiguous or not, cannot be overstated. Not just a real geographical region, the West is a mythic concept that repeatedly transcends simple historical-geographical description. For Americans, the West is part of our psyche, an essential part of who we are as a people."