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 “There was so much space.” These words epitomize ecologist Joe Truett's boyhood memories of the Angelina River valley in East Texas. Years and miles later, back home for the funeral of his grandfather, Truett began a long meditation on the world Corbett Graham had known and he himself had glimpsed, a now-vanished world where wild hogs and countless other animals rustled through the leaves, cows ate pinewoods grass instead of corn, oaks and hickories and longleaf pines were untouched by the corporate ax, and the river flowed freely. Truett's meditation resulted in this clear-sighted portrait of a place over time, its layers revealed by his love and care and curiosity.Truett celebrates his family's heritage and the unspoiled natural world of the Piney Woods without nostalgia. He recreates an older, simpler, more worthy age, but he knows that we have lost touch with it because we wanted to: he laments the loss but understands it. What makes his prose so moving and so redeeming is this precise combination of honesty and sorrow, overlaid by a quiet passion for both the natural and the human worlds.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1. The Angelina Country
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. 2. Clovis
  2. pp. 6-20
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  1. 3. Corn
  2. pp. 21-31
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  1. 4. Hole-in-the-Rock
  2. pp. 32-39
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  1. 5. Trade Winds
  2. pp. 40-49
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  1. 6. A Beast in Hand
  2. pp. 50-57
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  1. 7. Off the End of a Gun
  2. pp. 58-63
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  1. 8. Farewell, Angelina
  2. pp. 64-73
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  1. 9. Beef Trail
  2. pp. 74-81
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  1. 10. Frontier’s End
  2. pp. 82-88
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  1. 11. John Henry and the Iron Horse
  2. pp. 89-104
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  1. 12. Fannie
  2. pp. 105-118
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  1. 13. Mr. Ford’s Car
  2. pp. 119-130
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  1. 14. Hard Times and Little Animals
  2. pp. 131-138
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  1. 15. Poppin’ Johnny
  2. pp. 139-148
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  1. 16. Wires
  2. pp. 149-156
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  1. 17. Power Brokers
  2. pp. 157-163
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  1. 18. The End of the River
  2. pp. 164-173
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  1. 19. Corporate State
  2. pp. 174-186
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  1. 20. Field to Field
  2. pp. 187-195
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  1. 21. The Price of Subsidy
  2. pp. 196-204
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  1. 22. Hope
  2. pp. 205-208
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 209-212
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781587292408
Related ISBN
9780877455318
MARC Record
OCLC
44954140
Pages
230
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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