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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.

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Grouping Title fire on the mountain
Grouping Author abbey edward
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-17 04:17:44AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-18 04:28:40AM

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display_description A New Mexico man faces off against the government in a battle over his land in this novel by the author of Desert Solitaire. After nine months away at school, Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico-only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the US government, which wants to take his land and turn it into an extension of the White Sands Missile Range. Facing the combined powers of the US county sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the US Air Force, John Vogelin stands his ground-because to Vogelin, his land is his life. When backed into a corner, a tough old man like him will come out fighting.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Eminent domain -- United States -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- New Mexico -- Fiction, New Mexico -- Fiction, Western stories
title_display Fire on the mountain
title_full Fire on the Mountain [electronic resource] / Edward Abbey, Fire on the mountain / Edward Abbey, Fire on the mountain [electronic resource] Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989.
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