The Courage of Turtles
NY, Random House, (1970). His first collection of essays. Signed by Hoagland and from the author's own library. This was the book that caused John Updike -- a classmate of Hoagland's at Harvard in the 1950s -- to call Hoagland the finest essayist of his generation. Hoagland had two other collections of essays in the 1970s -- Red Wolves and Black Bears and Walking the Dead Diamond River -- that not only confirmed Updike's judgment about Hoagland's essay-writing but also elevated him into the front rank of writers of natural history and the environment, at a time when such writers as Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez and Edward Abbey were making their marks in that field. Moderate foxing; a very good copy in a very good, internally foxed, spine-faded dust jacket. [#033464] SOLD
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