The Last Wilderness

byMurray MorganIntroduction byTim McNulty

June 3, 2019|
The Last Wilderness by Murray Morgan
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Murray Morgan?s classic history of the Olympic Peninsula, originally published in 1955, evokes a remote American wilderness ?as large as the state of Massachusetts, more rugged than the Rockies, its lowlands blanketed by a cool jungle of fir and pine and cedar, its peaks bearing hundreds of miles of living ice that gave rise to swift rivers alive with giant salmon."

Drawing on historical research and personal tales collected from docks, forest trails, and waterways, Morgan recounts vivid adventures of the area?s settlers?loggers, hunters, prospectors, homesteaders, utopianists, murderers, profit-seekers, conservationists, Wobblies, and bureaucrats?alongside stories of coastal first peoples and striking descriptions of the peninsula?s wildlife and land.

Freshly redesigned and with a new introduction by poet and environmentalist Tim McNulty, this humor-filled saga and landmark love story of one of the most formidably beautiful regions of the Pacific Northwest will inform and engage a new generation of readers.

Journalist, educator, and historian Murray Morgan (1916?2000) authored more than twenty books, including Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle and Puget?s Sound: A Narrative of Early Tacoma and the Southern Sound. He worked for Time magazine and CBS News, hosted the Northwest radio show Our Town, Our World, and wrote for magazines...
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Title:The Last Wilderness
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:296 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:296 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Published:June 3, 2019
Publisher:University Of Washington Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780295745336

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