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The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
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Nov 20, 07

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, favourites
Recommended for: Anyone interested in BC History and the Forest Industry
Read in November, 2007

I NEVER read non-fiction. I often start them enthusiastically, but rarely do I even make it half way. This book, however, captured my interest right from the beginning and straight through to the final pages. A very interesting story about the untimely death of an extraordinary tree is backed by the fascinating history of the BC Coast and the logging industry. I learned a lot more about the history of my province from this forestry perspective than I can recall ever learning. The writing was also excellent and kept the prose moving effectively. A fabulous book!
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