The most comprehensive biography of John Muir ever written, explores the complex character of America’s greatest conservationist and his lasting impact on the environmental movement. It is the first account to be based on Muir’s full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards. Yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I.
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