Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Book - 2003
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"The Thoreau of the American West."
--Larry McMurty, author of Lonesome Dove

"Abbey is a fresh breath from the father reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier."
--Houston Chronicle

"One of the very best writers to deal with the American West."
--Washington Post

A half-century after its original publication, Edward Abbey's classic 1962 novel, Fire on the Mountain, still retains its beauty, power, and relevance. Now with a new introduction by New York Times bestseller Douglas Brinkley (The Wilderness Warrior, Walter Cronkite), this extraordinary tale by the legendary icon of the environmentalism movement and author of The Monkey Wrench Gang proudly celebrates rugged American individualism, as it tells the story of one tough old loner's stand against the combined, well-armed forces of government that are determined to clear him from his land

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©1962
ISBN: 9780062193902
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 21 cm


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Sep 30, 2014

"'I am the land,' Grandfather said."
A stubborn, elderly farmer refuses to sell his land to the government who want to use it as a missile testing ground and is prepared to fight to the death. His grandson joins him and learns a few hard lessons. Will resonate both with today's environmentalists and libertarians. Also check out "The Monkey Wrench Gang" and "The
Brave Cowboy."


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