The Last Wilderness by Murray MorganThe Last Wilderness by Murray Morgan

The Last Wilderness

byMurray MorganIntroduction byTim McNulty

Paperback | May 29, 2019

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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 WildernessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 29, 2019Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295745339

ISBN - 13:9780295745336

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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.The name Murray Morgan is synonymous with Washington State history. Like all his works, The Last Wilderness is meticulously researched, yet delightfully conversational and entertaining. Morgan's works are a treasure for history buffs not just in the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere. - Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here