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Mountain Fever chronicles one man's love affair with a region, its unique and vanishing human culture, and its verdant natural history. Spanning the 1920s through the 1960s, it recounts Tom Alexander's early adventures as a government ranger and forester in Western North Carolina, where he dealt with arsonists, poachers, and bitter winter storms, plus his own experience as a stockman in battles with government authorities over sheep- and cattle-killing bears.
From his many years in the backcountry as a hunter, fisherman, hiker, and pack tripper, Tom distills firsthand observations of wildlife, geography, and mountain sociology.
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"[N]o one who delights in the outdoors and visits Cataloochee can come away without an appreciation for the serenity and natural beauty that lured Tom Alexander, Sr. to spend his life there and write so movingly about his experiences." --Joe A. Mobley, North Carolina Historical Review
"Illustrations for the book combine some of the best photographers of Western North Carolina and the Alexander family. These photographs, including the classic images made by George Masa, make the book a delight. This well-designed little volume is quite charming. Mountain Fever is valuable as a supporting source for anyone reading about the complex history of the Southern Appalachians in the twentieth century." --Philip P. Banks, North Carolina Libraries
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Book Description Bright Mountain Books, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0914875264
Book Description Bright Mountain Books, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # A50895