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Hunting in earnest

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Even the bad guys wear white hats

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Cowboys, ranchers, and the ruin of the West

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One man’s nuclear war

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On civil disobedience at Rocky Flats

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The sorrows of travel

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Women pass by

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Last oasis

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Memories of an Indian childhood

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The West’s land of surprises, some terrible

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