Frank Clifford

THE BACKBONE OF THE WORLD: A Portrait of the Vanishing West Along the Continental Divide (Broadway)

The Backbone of the World: A Portrait of the Vanishing West Along the Continental DivideFrank Clifford spent 25 years at the Los Angeles Times as a staff writer and editor, covering politics, government and the environment. He edited the Times‘ 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning series “Altered Oceans” and launched another Pulitzer winning series about wildfire before he left the newspaper. He is the author of THE BACKBONE OF THE WORLD: A Portrait of the Vanishing West Along the Continental Divide (Broadway).  His recent work has appeared in Smithsonian, and he has contributed chapters to three books on environmental issues, most recently “Written in Water” (National Geographic, 2010). He lives in New Mexico.

"Clifford offers an astute and loving look at those high, dry places along the Continental Divide where only durable people endure. THE BACKBONE OF THE WORLD is an American classic." --Tony Hillerman