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Tall Trees, Tough Men

Tall Trees, Tough Men

by Robert E. Pike
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ISBN-13: 9780393319170
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Edition description: (Reissue)
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 514,862
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Pike died in 1997.

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Waren-T-Borgia More than 1 year ago
Robert E. Pike takes you on a trip to, when men were men and trees were still virgin. Starting with the early days of the exploration of the North American continent, and the disscovery of the vast virgin White Pine forests. The author paints a vividly picturesq landscape of the New World, from the men helving thier axes to ox teams straining under the pressure of the teaming log sleds. Then takes you all the way to the end of the lumberjackes way of life, and the birth of the chainsaw, train, and tractors. The stories are spellbinding, and the lumberjack way of life was rugged at best. The author tells some of the events in the book form a first hand perspective, for he lived the lumberjack life untill the chainsaw, and big lumber pushed him out. A lot of the book has an edge to it, like that of a well sharpend ax, that's aimed at modern day axmen and big lumber. There is no love lost between the author and his forgotten way of life, and todays way of life, and of the buisness of logging. Which somtimes spills out in little rants against the latter, in the book. While the book does not tell you how to log, or any real technical details about equipment, or how to fell a tree. What it does give you, is great ancidotal stories about trees, the men who fell them, and a lost way of life. A realy enjoyable read!