The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang

eBook - 2011
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Vietnam veteran George Washington Hayduke III returns home to the desert only to find his beloved canyons and rivers now threatened by industrial development. Joining forces with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and social outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power and take on the strip miners, clear cutters, as well as the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening to destroy the natural habitat. With the Monkey Wrench Gang newly formed, the team sets out to destroy eyesores and protect their environment's natural beauty. This wildly funny and infinitely wise novel is among Abbey's most famous works of fiction. It was, in fact, so influential that the term "monkey wrench" became a blanket term for any activity performed in the name of environmental preservation.
Publisher: [United States] :, RosettaBooks :, 2011.
ISBN: 9780795317361
0795317360
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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LibraryUser53
Aug 17, 2013

Ecology-minded Doc, Bonnie, Seldom-Seen, and Hayduke don't take kindly to seeing their beloved American Southwest canyon country privatized, subdivided, bulldozed, paved-over, strip mined, overgrazed, or otherwise defiled by land speculators and corporate energy conglomerates. No, no they don't. That much is certain. But what to do about it? Well, let's just say they have their methods. To them, it's a battle between good and evil for the environment. "Somebody has to do it!" says Bonnie. Set in southern Utah, this group of four rag-tagged eco-freaks proceed to do it. Throw a monkey wrench into the works. In a major way. But in the end, will the "Monkey Wrench Gang" or the moneyed interests prevail? Highly recommended.

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Aug 17, 2013

When the situation is hopeless, there is nothing to worry about.

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