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I've never not read one of his books and come away from it really learning a bunch of new things from it.
John Vaillant has exposed a compelling story, a murder mystery where the victim is a rare spruce with brilliant golden needles.
Vaillant sets up the story well, priming the reader with history and science until Hadwin comes into the picture.
This is a tale that should be read, savored and discussed by the largest possible audience and not just those of us who care about environmental issues. Read morePublished 1 day ago by William D. Brisbane
“If you want to understand Haida Gwaii,” my husband said, “read, The Golden Spruce. it’s got everything.” He was right. It does. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Carol Anne Shaw
Well written history of the indigenous Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands, the the North West logging industry often working in collusion with the government (US and Canada), the... Read morePublished 23 days ago by John R Williams
I got this book because of a rave review I read. I LOVED the history aspect of the book (it is worth buying just for the details) but the main character part I didn't care much for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Heather Lindsay
I bought this book because I loved Vaillant's writing in "Tiger," and I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lenard Milich
This is history I knew very little about. Well written and engaging.Published 2 months ago by V. Masters
It reads like a true-crime book without the blood and gore--or with even MORE blood and gore if you hold the victim (the titular tree) as venerated as the locals did. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SD-SU