Brian Q. Cannon is associate professor of history and director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and author of Remaking the Agrarian Dream: New Deal Rural Resettlement in the Mountain West.
Cannon's insightful and sensitive treatment impressively captures the hopes, dreams, and struggles of these latter-day pioneers.... A fine addition to the history of the West, environmental history, and rural and agricultural history. David B. Danbom, author of Born in the Country: A History of Rural America ""An excellent and essential sequel to Paul W. Gates's magisterial History of Public Land Law Development and well worthy of serious consideration by various prize committees."" Allan G. Bogue, author of Frederick Jackson Turner: Strange Roads Going Down ""A unique and well-written work that should be read by historians and other students of the West, its land development, and the impact of the federal government."" Walter Nugent, author of Into the West: The Story of Its People