Hayduke Lives! By Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey’s ribald novel The Monkey Wrench Gang ends with Green Beret George Washington Hayduke III dangling from a cliff as armed soldiers try to arrest him for sabotaging construction projects that would spoil his beloved wilderness. In Hayduke Lives!, the gritty and charismatic hero reunites with his friends to fight against uranium mines, power plants, and the greedy corporate powers behind them.


Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey was born in Home, Pennsylvania in 1927. In 1944, at the age of 17, Abbey set out to explore the American Southwest, bumming around the country by hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. It was during this time that Abbey developed a love of the desert, which would shape his life and his art for the next forty years. After a brief stint in the military, Abbey completed his education at the University of New Mexico and later, at the University of Edinburgh. He took employment as a park ranger and fire lookout at several different National Parks throughout his life, experiences from which he drew for his many books. Abbey died at his home in Oracle, Arizona in 1989.

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