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Author Harris, David, 1946-

Title The last stand : the war between Wall Street and Main Street over California's ancient redwoods / David Harris.

Published New York : Times Books, c1995.


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 UniM Store  Q44403    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 373 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Summary The fight begins when the Pacific Lumber Company, operated by the Murphy family since 1904, with a strong tradition of both employee care and selective cutting of the last privately held redwood forest in America, is bought out by the huge Texas-based conglomerate Maxxam, Inc. (financed in part by Michael Milken). Eager to cash in on the thousands of acres of valuable lumber, the new owners sharply increase production. When members of the radical environmentalist group Earth First! get involved, strapping themselves to the giant redwoods to halt cutting, the battle becomes explosive. But for all the financial maneuvers, demonstrations, and lawsuits, it's a battle nobody wins.
Subject Pacific Lumber Company.
Earth First! (Organization)
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- United States.
Redwood industry -- California -- Humboldt County.
Environmentalists -- California -- Humboldt County.
Scotia (Calif.)
ISBN 0812925777 (acid-free paper)