Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Hidden Wars of the American West

Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Hidden Wars of the American West

Rebecca Solnit


"A appealing, soaking up, tragic book."—Larry McMurtry

In 1851, a conflict begun in what could develop into Yosemite nationwide Park, a warfare opposed to the indigenous population. A century later–in 1951–and one hundred fifty miles away, one other warfare started whilst the U.S. executive began environment off nuclear bombs on the Nevada attempt web site. It was once known as a nuclear checking out software, yet functioned as a warfare opposed to the land and folks of the good Basin.

during this foundational e-book of panorama concept and environmental considering, Rebecca Solnit explores our nationwide Eden and Armageddon and provides a pathbreaking historical past of the west, concentrating on the connection among tradition and its implementation as politics. In a brand new preface, she considers the continuities and adjustments of those invisible wars within the context of our present weather switch hindrance, and divulges how the lengthy arm of those histories proceed to motivate her writing and hope.

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