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 battle begun in what might 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 conflict started while the U.S. executive begun surroundings off nuclear bombs on the Nevada attempt web site. It was once known as a nuclear checking out application, yet functioned as a warfare opposed to the land and other people of the good Basin.

during this foundational ebook of panorama thought and environmental considering, Rebecca Solnit explores our nationwide Eden and Armageddon and provides a pathbreaking background of the west, targeting 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 swap main issue, and divulges how the lengthy arm of those histories proceed to motivate her writing and hope.

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