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Of Men and Mountains

Of Men and Mountains

by William O. Douglas
     
 

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When Bill Douglas was a child, he nearly died of infantile paralysis. To build back the strength in his wasted legs, he started hiking through the sage-covered foothills around his home in Yakima, Washington. The cure worked; and year by year he pushed his explorations further into the tangled, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

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When Bill Douglas was a child, he nearly died of infantile paralysis. To build back the strength in his wasted legs, he started hiking through the sage-covered foothills around his home in Yakima, Washington. The cure worked; and year by year he pushed his explorations further into the tangled, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Of Men and Mountains is a book of personal adventure and discovery -- an account of the way Douglas and other men managed to find a richer life in the mountains, and how they found something else besides. Its pages are filled with the stories of the sheepherders, Native Americans, fishermen, and foresters who learned to survive in the wilderness, to enjoy it, and to learn the secret of the true serenity of spirit.

In such country, Douglas noted, "man can find deep solitude; and under conditions of grandeur that are startling, he can come to know both himself and God."

William O. Douglas served as a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1939 to 1975, the longest term in history. Hailing from Yakima, Washington, Douglas attended both Whitman College and Columbia University. After serving his country in World War I, he returned home to begin a legal career, holding positions on the law school faculties of Columbia and Yale University, and as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission under President Roosevelt. Justice Douglas died in 1980.

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Reprints the personal, passionate tribute to the great outdoors by the late Supreme Court Justice (1898-1980), first published in 1950 by Harper & Row. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877017127
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
1st Chronicle Books ed
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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When Bill Douglas was a child he nearly died of infantile paralysis. To build back the strength in his wasted legs, he started hiking the sage-covered foothills around his home in Yakima, Washington. The cure worked; and year by year he pushed his explorations further into the tangled, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

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