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The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang
By Edward Abbey

Title available in paperback?: Yes
Pages: 448

Description of book: "Guerrilla Environmentalists A group of four ecologically minded misfits who are dedicated to the destruction of what they see as a system that polluted and destroys their environment. The story centers on George Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and Vietnam vet, who returns to the Southwestern desert after the war to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with three others who share his indignation and want to do something about it: feminist saboteur and Bronx exile Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D. Together they venture off to become eco-raiders, waging war on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland."

Description from: Powell's Books
--title nominated by Jan Halperin, Director of Development, University Affairs and University Advancement.

Reviews/Articles/Publisher Information with more about the title:

Harper Collins. "The Monkey Wrench Gang." URL.

Abbey's Web (site devoted to all things Edward Abbey). URL.

Last Reviewed: 03/2014