Fire on the Mountainby Edward Abbey
“The Thoreau of the American West.”
—Larry McMurty, author of Lonesome Dove
“Abbey is a fresh breath from the father reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier.”
“One of the very best writers to deal with the American West.”
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Re-read of an old classic about the government takeover of local ranches in the Tularosa basin and beyond in the early 1940's to make way for the Manhattan Project. Still today in southwestern New Mexico there are occasional times when the roads in our area are shut down to accommodate rocket firings.