Coyotes and town dogs: Earth First! and the environmental movement

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University of Arizona Press, Feb 1, 2002 - Nature - 483 pages
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From tree-spiking old-growth forests to "cracking" desert dams, Earth First! redefined environmentalism in America. Susan Zakin's fast-paced tale of these scruffy radicals and their suit-and-tie counterparts in Washington, D.C., has been described as an unholy marriage of Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe. The hipster cowboys who founded Earth First! were the first people to sound the alarm on globalization, extinction, and other major environmental issues that face us today. Zakin's gonzo yet impeccably researched account of the rocky trail leading to the morning when FBI agents rousted Earth First! founder Dave Foreman from his bed at gunpoint is essential reading for anyone who cares about mountains, deserts, and freedom.

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Review: Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Susan Zakin really got to know the key players in the early EF! movment, and tells us about their lives in great detail--sometimes too much, as it can be hard to remember all the names involved ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Cozzens - Goodreads

Interesting expose on the drug and alcohol driven environmental movement and its flawed heroes. Read full review


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Susan Zakin's work has been published in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Vogue, and She calls Tucson, AZ home, but currently lives in New Orleans.

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