(Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of the Year) Here is the sweeping story of the mustang in the culture, history, and popular imagination of the American West. It follows the wild horse from its evolutionary origins on this continent through its return with the conquistadors in the 16th century to its part in the bloody battles of the "Wild West." Deanne Stillman then looks at the Mustang's present plight—their struggling to survive on the vanishing range.
"Like the best nonfiction writers of our time (Jon Krakauer and Bruce Chatwin come to mind), Stillman's prose is inviting, her voice authoritative and her vision imaginative and impressively broad."—LATimes