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From the Publisher"Stephen Gorman's book captures both the beauty and the peril of the Great Northern Forest in its most crucial hour. With his thought-provoking essays and through his seasoned photographic eye Gorman takes us on a breathtaking journey to a place most of us never knew existed."
—Carol Connare, editor, Yankee Magazine
"As those of us who have traveled widely through the region know, the Great Northern Forest is a unique and wonderful place. This work makes an important contribution to the history of the region and will add immeasurably to the ongoing work of shaping the Forest's future."
—U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (NH)
"Through Gorman's clear and evocative writing, we become vividly aware and appreciative of the extraordinary beauty, mystery, lushness, and diversity of the Northern Forest. This is a book about the value and splendor of one region, but also a journey of discovery of broader human ties to the land and its relation to our physical and mental well being."
—Stephen R. Kellert, Professor of Social Ecology, Yale University; author of Kinship to Mastery: Biophelia in Human Evolution and Development
"Gorman shows us that while these vast woods can at times be harsh and unforgiving, at the same time they harbor some of the most beautiful natural spots in America. His efforts will undoubtedly play a role in keeping them wild, yet accessible, for coming generations."
—Linda Joyce Forristal, Travel Editor
The World & I, the monthly magazine of The Washington Times
"In America, when we think wild we think West. Stephen Gorman rightfully turns our eyes back to the nation's first wilderness—the great forests, mountains, and lakes of the northeast-still enchanting, newly threatened. A must read for anyone interested in wildlands."
—Ted Kerasote, editor, Return of the Wild
"Stephen Gorman has a deep affection for and great knowledge of the Northeastern wilderness and it comes through in his clear, concise writing. Northeastern Wilds simultaneously takes the reader on a literary and visual journey through both a pristine landscape and the threats facing it."
—Alex Bhattacharji, senior editor, Men's Journal
"Stephen Gorman picks up in the tradition of Aldo Leopold, continuing the enlightened voice of someone who understands living on the land and by the land. This book is part essay and part manifesto...but always compelling from a writer whose convictions are rooted in fact."
—Chris Dorsey, Vice President/Editor-in-Chief, Sports Afield, Inc.
"In any real wilderness, it is always wise to choose a good guide. Steve Gorman makes a fine guide through the beauties and conflicts of the northeastern wilderness. Whether tracking the rumor of wolves or paddling a quiet river, Gorman's writing is always insightful and clear. This book adds an important voice to the growing chorus howling for the protection of our precious American wilderness."
—Jeff Rennicke, contributing editor, National Geographic Traveler
"Stories are the art of bearing the land inside of us. They describe the struggle of finding and keeping one's place in the world. We should all be grateful to Stephen Gorman for bringing these stories to us and, in doing so, helping us to dwell and imagine our own lives differently."
—Peter Forbes, The Trust for Public Land