Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

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Edward Abbey was a hero to environmentalists and rebels of every stripe. With Fire on the Mountain, this literary giant of the New West gave readers a powerful, moving, and enduring tale that gloriously celebrates the undying spirit of American individualism. This fiftieth anniversary edition, with an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley, reminds readers of Abbey's powerful conviction that "a patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."

John Vogelin's land is his life--a barren stretch of New Mexican wilderness mercifully bypassed by civilization. Then the government moves in. And suddenly the elderly, mule-stubborn rancher is confronting the combined land-grabbing greed of the county sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the U.S. Air Force. But a tough old man is like a mountain lion: if you back him into a corner, he'll come out fighting.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 2003.
Edition: First Avon Books trade printing
ISBN: 9780380714605
0380714604
Branch Call Number: ABBEY E
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 21 cm.

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lukasevansherman
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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