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A Good Forest for Dying a Good Forest for Dying a Good Forest for Dying

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Early on a September morning in 1998, David "Gypsy" Chain and eight fellow Earth First activists went into the redwood forests of Scotia, California. Their loosely organized plan to protestthe destruction caused by the logging industry almost immediately turned farcically tragic. A. E. Ammons, a logger for Pacific Lumber, confronted the group, threatening them in an obscen ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published April 6th 2004 by Doubleday Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Geun Ho - ISB Lee
I have not encountered biography in quite a long time since I viewed them as a mere interpretation of the authors of well known people. However, this one was somewhat different. The moment I picked out this book, I realized that this book was not about a very popular figure, but rather a vigilant young man that the world does not know much about. This book is a book on the behalf of a young environmentalist, David "Gypsy" Chain, who early on a September morning in 1998 met an unfortunate death i ...more
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Jun 18, 2014 Velma marked it as wish-beg-borrow-steal  ·  review of another edition
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After participating in last night's celebration of what would have been his 40th birthday, with members of both of Gypsy's families -- the one he was born into, and the family of environmental activists he chose as his second family, including my husband -- I realized that I need to move this book up my tbr list. Sixteen years after he was killed by a redwood tree felled -- some say intentionally in his direction -- by a Pacific Lumber Company logger, David "Gypsy" Chain's families reminded me t ...more
Cynthia
Jul 27, 2015 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative history of the clashes between the California lumber industry and environmental activists. Focus is on the death of David "Gypsy" Chain in 1998.

Thanks to my Journalism school classmate Patrick Beach for telling this story so well.
Cindy Lofgren
I met the author at the Austin Book Festival and the mother of the man killed was there. She is a strong woman for telling this story and the author did a really good job of telling his story without pointing fingers throughout the book. Eye opener.
Ayumi
May 09, 2011 Ayumi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great story.
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