This is more than a "how to" book about installing, maintaining and repairing a windmill. Author Dick Hays was an old-time cowboy who became a professional windmiller around the area of Silver City, New Mexico. While the book was written to help the professional windmiller as well as the rancher, farmer or country gentleman who is a do-it-yourselfer, it will be of interest to the fan of western Americana. Well-supplied with photographs, drawings, diagrams and parts list, the book will become the handbook for those who want to help "water the Southwest"? with a windmill. The author provides minute details on how to buy and install a windmill or pump and keep them operating. Included are two chapters on owner maintenance and trouble shooting. While much of the book relates to the Aeromotor windmill, the book would be of great help to owners of all brands.