Aspen'd Publishing|Idaho Gambling
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Chan Atchley


The Soul of the Land:  The true story of two brothers and their struggle to own the land.

   The book won the First Place Award for best book of the year from the Idaho Press Women’s Association.  Then went on to become runner up in national competition.

Click here to read a poetic summary of The Soul of the Land.

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Soul of the Land



All books sold with dust jackets*

*dust jackets may be purchased separately

thumbnail The Soul of the Land with Kivar cover without dust jacket
thumbnail The Soul of the Land with leather hard cover without dust jacket

Kivar hard case

Leather hard case

Type: Historical Reference

Genre: Creative nonfiction

Price:  Kivar-$32.95, Leather-$49.95

Additional Information


  • Dust Jacket and hard case bound covers by Judith
  • 6.0"x9.0", hard case cover in both kivar and bonded leather
  • 520 pages, with 80 black and white pictures
  • Smyth sewn
  • Printed on acid free paper
  • Limited first edition
  • published May 2004
  • ISBN: kivar leatherette,  978-0-9748515-0-1
  • ISBN: bonded leather, 978-0-9748515-1-8
  • Library of Congress Control number:  2003195006
  • Autographed by author and artist, may also be personalized and dated


Elizabeth Laden, Island Park Press.

“I started the book and couldn’t put it down... a new insight into the meaning of heroism.  It should be valued as a local, regional and national treasure.”