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John Muir by Rod    Miller
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May 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: biography
Read in May, 2009

although the book is oddly arranged, the writer did forewarn us that he would show the complex life of John Muir in its myriad parts. he did. consequently the book could be shorter probably by 1/3 if reordered because of the details that were unnecessarily repeated.

on the other hand, John Muir was a complex man and his major accomplishments are well worth reading about. this book does justice to Muir's environmental and personal life as well as to his many journeys, his friendships, and his political contacts/influence.

i listened to the audio version of this book and the reader, where appropriate, used a mild scottish tone to his Muir delivery. fairly well done, imo, because i don't have a need to "hear" only people who sound like me.


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