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This America Of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild

Author: Nate Schweber.

This America Of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild

Author: Nate Schweber.

$28.99 $7.98
Item #: D31776
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Mariner
ISBN: 9780358438816
In late-1940s America, few writers commanded attention like Bernard DeVoto. Alongside his brilliant wife and editor, Avis, DeVoto fought corrupt lawmakers who sought to quietly cede millions of acres of national parks and other western lands to private industry. Building a grassroots coalition, Bernard and Avis enlisted the support of Julia Child, Ansel Adam... More
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In late-1940s America, few writers commanded attention like Bernard DeVoto. Alongside his brilliant wife and editor, Avis, DeVoto fought corrupt lawmakers who sought to quietly cede millions of acres of national parks and other western lands to private industry. Building a grassroots coalition, Bernard and Avis enlisted the support of Julia Child, Ansel Adams, Adlai Stevenson, and Wallace Stegner. As Nate Schweber recounts, their crusade would earn them censorship and blacklisting by Joe McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover, and it even cost Bernard his life.


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