Abbey, Edward - Prose & Criticism
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Desert Solitaire
A Season in the Wilderness
Paperback      ISBN: 0671695886
An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
The Monkey Wrench Gang
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Paperback      ISBN: 0061129763
Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power—taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move—and peaceful coexistence be damned!
All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
All the Wild That Remains
Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393089991
An homage to the West and to two great writers whoset the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.
All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
All the Wild That Remains
Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
Paperback      ISBN: 0393352374
An award-winning nature writer follows in the footsteps of two American writers who personified the Wild West, visiting their birthplaces and the sites they wrote about and discusses the future of the region, now plagued by droughts, fires, fracking and drilling.
Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816510571
An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah

Fire on the Mountain
Fire on the Mountain
Paperback      ISBN: 0062193902
"Edward Abbey was a hero to environmentalists and rebels of every stripe. With Fire on the Mountain, this literary giant of the New West gave readers a powerful, moving, and enduring tale that gloriously celebrates the undying spirit of American individualism. This fiftieth anniversary edition, with an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley, reminds readers of Abbey's powerful conviction that "a patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." John Vogelin's land is his life - a barren stretch of New Mexican wilderness mercifully bypassed by civilization. Then the government moves in. And suddenly the elderly, mule-stubborn rancher is confronting the combined land-grabbing greed of the county sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the U.S. Air Force. But a tough old man is like a mountain lion: if you back him into a corner, he'll come out fighting"--P. [4] of cover.
Hayduke Lives!: A Novel
Hayduke Lives!
A Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0316004138
George Washington Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret, gathers his friends, the Monkey Wrench Gang, to oppose developers and the world's largest earth-moving machine
The Red Caddy: Into the Unknown With Edward Abbey
The Red Caddy
Into the Unknown With Edward Abbey
Hardcover      ISBN: 1477315799
A passionate advocate for preserving wilderness and fighting the bureaucratic and business forces that would destroy it, Edward Abbey (1927–1989) wrote fierce, polemical books such as Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang that continue to inspire environmental activists. In this eloquent memoir, his friend and fellow desert rat Charles Bowden reflects on Abbey the man and the writer, offering up thought-provoking, contrarian views of the writing life, literary reputations, and the perverse need of critics to sum up “what he really meant and whether any of it was truly up to snuff.” The Red Caddy is the first literary biography of Abbey in a generation. Refusing to turn him into a desert guru, Bowden instead recalls the wild man in a red Cadillac convertible for whom liberty was life. He describes how Desert Solitaire paradoxically “launched thousands of maniacs into the empty ground” that Abbey wanted to protect, while sealing his literary reputation and overshadowing the novels that Abbey considered his best books. Bowden also skewers the cottage industry that has grown up around Abbey’s writing, smoothing off its rougher (racist, sexist) edges while seeking “anecdotes, little intimacies . . . pieces of the True Beer Can or True Old Pickup Truck.” Asserting that the real essence of Abbey will always remain unknown and unknowable, The Red Caddy still catches gleams of “the fire that from time to time causes a life to become a conflagration.”