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Fire On the Mountain

(1962)
A novel by

 
 
Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico after nine months away at school only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the United States Government. It seems the government wants to take his land and turn it into an extension of the White Sands Missile Range.

Although facing the combined powers of the U.S. County Sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the U.S. Air Force, John Vogelin stands his ground; he does this because to Vogelin, his land is his life and when backed into a corner, a tough old man like him will come out fighting. Here Abbey gives us a page turner that shows us what one determined individual can do in the face of overwhelming legal and military power as he fights to save his livelihood.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Edward Abbey was born in Home, Pennsylvania in 1927. In 1944, at the age of 17, Abbey set out to explore the American Southwest, bumming around the country by hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. It was during this time that Abbey developed a love of the desert, which would shape his life and his art for the next forty years. After a brief stint in the military, Abbey completed his education at the University of New Mexico and later, at the University of Edinburgh. He took employment as a park ranger and fire lookout at several different National Parks throughout his life, experiences from which he drew for his many books. Abbey died at his home in Oracle, Arizona in 1989.

    

Used availability for Edward Abbey's Fire On the Mountain

Hardback Editions

February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-8488-0901-7 / 978-0-8488-0901-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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April 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 1-56849-457-2 / 978-1-56849-457-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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April 1992 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-613-25169-5 / 978-0-613-25169-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Econo-Clad Books, Div. of American Cos., Inc.
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-06-219390-2 / 978-0-06-219390-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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April 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-380-71460-4 / 978-0-380-71460-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarpPeren
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June 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-380-59519-2 / 978-0-380-59519-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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May 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fire on the Mountain (Zia Book)
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-8263-0457-5 / 978-0-8263-0457-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 1-5414-1311-3 / 978-1-5414-1311-5
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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March 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Fire on the Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 1-5414-6311-0 / 978-1-5414-6311-0
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 1989 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fire On The Mountain
Author(s): Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0-7366-1591-1 / 978-0-7366-1591-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fire on the Mountain (Edward Abbey Series Book 3)
Author(s): Edward Abbey
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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