Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

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by Edward Abbey
     
 

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Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico after nine months away at school only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the United States Government. It seems the government wants to take his land and turn it into an extension of the White Sands Missile Range.

Although facing the combined powers of the U.S. County Sheriff, the Department

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Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico after nine months away at school only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the United States Government. It seems the government wants to take his land and turn it into an extension of the White Sands Missile Range.

Although facing the combined powers of the U.S. County Sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the U.S. Air Force, John Vogelin stands his ground; he does this because to Vogelin, his land is his life and when backed into a corner, a tough old man like him will come out fighting. Here Abbey gives us a page turner that shows us what one determined individual can do in the face of overwhelming legal and military power as he fights to save his livelihood.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Edward Abbey was born in Home, Pennsylvania in 1927. In 1944, at the age of 17, Abbey set out to explore the American Southwest, bumming around the country by hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. It was during this time that Abbey developed a love of the desert, which would shape his life and his art for the next forty years. After a brief stint in the military, Abbey completed his education at the University of New Mexico and later, at the University of Edinburgh. He took employment as a park ranger and fire lookout at several different National Parks throughout his life, experiences from which he drew for his many books. Abbey died at his home in Oracle, Arizona in 1989.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013068070
Publisher:
RosettaBooks
Publication date:
08/21/2011
Series:
Edward Abbey Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
218,042
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Edward Abbey was born in Home, Pennsylvania in 1927. In 1944, at the age of 17, Abbey set out to explore the American Southwest, bumming around the country by hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. It was during this time that Abbey developed a love of the desert, which would shape his life and his art for the next forty years. After a brief stint in the military, Abbey completed his education at the University of New Mexico and later, at the University of Edinburgh. He took employment as a park ranger and fire lookout at several different National Parks throughout his life, experiences from which he drew for his many books. Abbey died at his home in Oracle, Arizona in 1989.

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Fire on the Mountain 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
brf1948 9 months ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago