We pass a lot of books amongst one another at American Prairie, and every so often you hear about a really good one. With Built for Speed we hear that very rare comment, "I liked it so much, I read it twice."
Byers gift is his ability to describe a year in the life of an animal in such a way that you develop a kinship with that animal that will last a lifetime. We see a lot of pronghorn on nearly every trip to the prairie and never tire of the spectacle. Whether they are grazing alone or in small groups or gliding across the flats at 50 plus miles per hour with no predators in sight, they seem to just enjoy their ability to outrun any animal alive on the North American continent. As you build your stash of winter reading, you will do well to include this gem, which will forever change the way you relate to this magnificent prairie animal.