Jeff Burnside & Gordon W. Davis
Coauthors Jeff Burnside and Gordon W. Davis, the former a seasoned investigative journalist and researcher, the latter a publisher of educational materials, have collaborated on a lively new book of settler history in the Palouse, with Cashup Davis: The Inspiring Life of a Secret Mentor (Basalt Books/Washington State University Press). Coauthor Gordon Davis also happens to be great-grandson to his book’s subject. British immigrant Cashup Davis first made a mark with a popular stagecoach stop, which soon gave birth to the idea of a grand hotel atop a lofty butte.
“The life of Cashup Davis—pioneer, dreamer, big thinker, risk taker, and entrepreneur—whose actions and mindset influenced his great-grandson and surely will influence you.”—Dr. Kevin R. Pond.
“A firsthand account of how to be an achiever against incredible obstacles… gritty and tough, just like they like it in the eastern Washington Palouse…You will be inspired.”— Mike Leach.