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Wagon Days

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by Lawrence Winkler  CA Canada

June 2, 2014   |    1,694 reads    |   0 comments

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Wagon Days - book coverThe American West was a notion, not a nation. It was a process, not a place. The native animal and human life of the West was displaced, replaced, and exterminated- sixty million bison to make way for European bog animals, billions of passenger pigeons for nothing, and ninety percent of aboriginal native Americans, out of an original population of possibly a hundred million, by accident and design. Late in the summer of 2013, I set out to find the Old West, what it had been, and what had replaced it. The quest for my own wild panorama would turn wheels of fortune into a movable feast of Wagon Days. And if this don’t get your fire started, your wood’s wet.
 

About The Author

Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. As a young man, he hitchhiked around the world, for five transformative years. His middle age morphed from medicine to manuscript, passionately documenting one man’s journey through life, in all its beauty and complexity. He lives on Vancouver Island, and the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand, with Robyn, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

Other books by Lawrence Winkler

The Final Cartwheel (book cover)
Stout Men (book) by Lawrence Winkler
The Bolthole - Book cover

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