About Samuel Western

Sam Western

I’ve spent the last 30 years documenting the political changes of the northern Rockies, particularly Wyoming. I focused on natural resource issues, hunting, food, and community. My passion turned out to be economic history.

For 25 years I wrote for the Economist of London. In that time, I published several books, including Pushed Off the Mountain, Sold Down the River, Wyoming’s Search for its Soul.

I now do little magazine writing but instead concentrate on books, teaching, and speaking. My recent publications are A Random Census of Souls (poetry) and Canyons (novel) .

I’m currently working on a book about the recent rise of reactionary Republicanism in the northern Rockies and Great Plains.