Savage Dreams

Savage Dreams

A Journey Into the Hidden Wars of the American West

eBook - 2014
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""A beautiful, absorbing, tragic book.""--Larry McMurtryIn 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants. A century later-in 1951-and a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site. It was called a nuclear testing program, but functioned as a war against the land and people of the Great Basin. In this foundational book of landscape theory and environmental thinking, Rebecca Solnit explores our national Eden and Armageddon and offers a pathbreaking histor.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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