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Of Men and Mountains Book Review Summary

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The author of "Of Men and Mountains," William O. Douglas, served about 40 years as a Supreme Court Justice. He was from Yakima, Washington. He developed infantile paralysis when five. Though he survived it, he was physically he weak. He overcame his physical weakness by spending all the time he could hiking in the nearby Cascade Mountains. He came to deeply appreciate the mountains, their beauty and secrets, as well their perils. If you don't understand why conservationists want to preserve mountain habitat, this is a book you should read.
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Plot & Themes

Exploring/Searching...    -   tall mountains Outdoors story    -   Yes Exploring:    -   surviving in outdoors    -   animal watching/hunting

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Forest?    -   Yes Century:    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   spiritual Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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