Library Journal - Library JournalThe essays in this book underscore the theme of humanity's uncertain existence. While exposing the folly of war preparations, the arrogance of power and sophistication, they celebrate family ties, the salutary effects of nature, the virtues of simplicity and self-reliance. Having grown up on a weapons-storage base (the source of the book's title), the author learned early ``the truth about our condition.'' He left the confines of the chain-link fence to climb mountains in Oregon, listen to owls in the Midwest, and frequent limestone quarries in Indiana, experiences he records with warmth and authenticity, with that rare but rewarding correspondence of thought and feeling. This book received the 1986 Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction. Recommended. Carol J. Lichtenberg, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman
- University of Georgia Press
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