David Lavender
Award-winning Author • Western Historian • January 1, 1996

During your illustrious career, you have told us of the whole American West, from the Great Plains to the California Coast and from Blackfeet Country in Montana to your beloved Colorado San Juans, chronicling both the triumphs and the plunder and ultimately lodging your faith in the wondrous landscape and resourceful Westerners you have written of with such bedrock authenticity and literary might.