Fifty-Six Counties
A Montana Journey

by Russell Rowland

published by The University of Montana Press

  • Montana has a long and celebrated tradition of artful, reflective nonfiction. From Joseph Kinsey Howard's Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome to K. Ross Toole's Montana: An Uncommon Land, we've been gifted with a series of erudite and sharp-eyed guides to help show us who we are. To this eminent list we can now add Russell Rowland's Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey. A native Montanan and an applauded novelist (In Open Spaces, High and Inside), Rowland spent the better part of a year studying and traveling around his beloved home state, from the mines of Butte to the pine forests of the Northwest, from the stark, wind-scrubbed badlands of the East to the tourist-driven economies of the West. Along the way, he considered our state's essential character, where we came from, and, most of all, what we might be in the process of becoming.

426 pages, 6" x 9", 1 map(s), 16 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 099615602X
ISBN 13: 9780996156028


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A Montana Journey

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Russell Rowland align= Russell Rowland is the highly-applauded author of three novels set in Montana, including High and Inside, as well as co-editor of an anthology, West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West. He lives in Billings, Montana.

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