As you can see, the book is called Feds and Farmers: A History of Montana, Volume Five. I decided to go with that title because it felt right. These books typically profile two main groups, and this time we’re looking at the massive federal programs of the 1930s and onward, as well as the farmers around the nation that were affected by this.
Oh, there’s a lot more to it than that, but I think those two groups are key. And since I’m writing the book, that’s how it goes.
And what does this book look like? Here’s the working table of contents:
This book will be long. Already it’s up to 165 pages and with images that will nearly double. I’m guessing this book will be about 70,000 words and 400 pages.
- Book 1 was 33,000 words and about 200 pages.
- Book 2 was 40,000 words and about 210 pages.
- Book 3 was 57,000 words and about 300 pages.
- Book 4 was 86,000 words and about 420 pages.
So far this history has more than 200,000 words and 1,100 pages. It really is the best way to understand modern Montana.
I’m going to set a tentative release date of March 24 for Feds and Farmers, so if you’re into marking things down on your calendar, this would be a good one.
Thanks for reading!