BETSY GAINES QUAMMEN IN CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT MC MILLION
In her effort to “disentangle reality from centuries of myth and mystique” (Hampton Sides), historian and author BETSY GAINES QUAMMEN discusses her book, True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America, with journalist and publisher Scott McMillion.
According to the publisher, “True West explores myths of the West and how, if left unexamined, they distort the realities of the present and exacerbate polarizations. These misperceptions about land, politics, liberty, and self-determination threaten the wellbeing of western communities overrun by newcomers seeking a dream—unless America recognizes the dangers of building a national identity on illusion…
Gaines Quammen examines the intersections of extremism, public lands, wildlife and western communities. She received a PhD in history from MSU…. and an MS in environmental studies from U of M. She lives in Bozeman with her spouse, science author David Quammen.
Award-winning journalist, SCOTT McMILLION is the editor and publisher of Montana Quarterly and the author of Mark of the Grizzly. He’s been a featured essayist on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and a frequent guest on radio and television news programs.
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