The Last Wilderness
272 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
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Release Date:01 May 2018
ISBN:9780295745336
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The Last Wilderness

By Murray Morgan; Introduction by Tim McNulty
University of Washington Press

Murray Morgan’s classic history of the Olympic Peninsula, originally published in 1955, evokes a remote American wilderness "as large as the state of Massachusetts, more rugged than the Rockies, its lowlands blanketed by a cool jungle of fir and pine and cedar, its peaks bearing hundreds of miles of living ice that gave rise to swift rivers alive with giant salmon."

Drawing on historical research and personal tales collected from docks, forest trails, and waterways, Morgan recounts vivid adventures of the area’s settlers—loggers, hunters, prospectors, homesteaders, utopianists, murderers, profit-seekers, conservationists, Wobblies, and bureaucrats—alongside stories of coastal first peoples and striking descriptions of the peninsula’s wildlife and land.

Freshly redesigned and with a new introduction by poet and environmentalist Tim McNulty, this humor-filled saga and landmark love story of one of the most formidably beautiful regions of the Pacific Northwest will inform and engage a new generation of readers.

RELATED TOPICS: American History, History, Nature
Journalist, educator, and historian Murray Morgan (1916–2000) authored more than twenty books, including Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle and Puget’s Sound: A Narrative of Early Tacoma and the Southern Sound. Tim McNulty is an award-winning poet, essayist, and nature writer based in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. His natural history books include Olympic National Park: A Natural History and Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park.
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