On the brawny arm of the Plains reaching down from Canada deep into the South, an endurable figure has been the cattleman. He remains both the flamboyant figure of the West, and the model of modern man.
Tough as whang leather, the woman figure has been no less enduring. Surviving horse thieves, desperadoes, storms, winds, isolation, and men who would marry anything that got off the stagecoach, she remains the heroine of modern woman.
The cowhands, the immigrants, the Métis, the wolfers, ensure vibrant characters; the grass fires, the thundering buffaloes, the horse races, the gold seeking -- just the background needed for the factual, dramatic events in Lean into the Wind.