"Chosen Country" Explores Oregon Standoff

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In a remote corner of Oregon, James Pogue found himself at the heart of a rebellion. Granted unmatched access by Ammon Bundy to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Pogue met ranchers and militiamen ready to die fighting the federal government.

He witnessed the fallout of communities riven by politics and the danger (and allure) of uncompromising religious belief. The occupation ended in the shooting death of one rancher, the imprisonment of dozens more, and a firestorm over the role of government that engulfed national headlines.

He joined us to share a little about his experiences which he details in the new book Chosen Country.

  • Book Event for Chosen Country
  • Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30pm
  • Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside, Portland

For more information, visit James' website.