Out Where the West Begins
Profiles, Visions, and Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders
Published by: Cloud Camp Press
Imprint: Cloud Camp Press
392 Pages | 6 x 9 | 57 color illus., 2 maps
They had big ideas they were not afraid to test. They stitched the country together with the first transcontinental railroad, invented the Model A and built the roads it traveled on, raised cities and supplied them with water and electricity, established banks for immigrant populations, entertained the world with film and showmanship, and created a new form of western hospitality for early travelers. Not all were ideal role models. Most, however, once they had made their fortunes, shared them in the form of cultural institutions, charities, libraries, parks, and other amenities that continue to enrich lives in the West today.
Out Where the West Begins profiles some fifty of these individuals, tracing the arcs of their lives, exploring their backgrounds and motivations, identifying their contributions, and analyzing the strategies they developed to succeed in their chosen fields.
“Anschutz’s heroes were the business leaders who built the American West and his book, “Out Where the West Begins,” pays them homage in a series of easily digestible profiles…. to this extraordinary collection of individuals we owe the West as it is today. This is a book to stoke the imagination of any young person wondering where economic opportunity is to be found and how it is to be pursued. Hint: It’s not in the halls of government.”—Wall Street Journal