Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Four irate rebels join forces to wage war on the stripminers, clear-cutters, and the highway and dam and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland. A new Introduction by historian Brinkley puts this enduring cult classic in perspective by placing it at the forefront of an important historical movement. - SBCL

Throughout the American West, dams, bridges, and concrete are destroying the natural environment. A burned-out veteran, a mad doctor, a sexy revolutionary, and a polygamist outdoorsman have joined forces to dismantle the machinery of progress through peaceful means - or otherwise. - CDE

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