Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Beginning: Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge by Kathie Durbin


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I have just returned from a hike in the Columbia Gorge and it reminded me how much we owe Kathie Durbin for giving us the story of how this magical place was preserved – and how the battle to keep it continues.
-- From the Foreword by Roberta Ulrich to Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge by Kathie Durbin, published posthumously by Oregon State University Press.

There have been battles over every man-made change in the Columbia Gorge -- dams, freeways, bridges, hotels, casinos, houses, and now the view-spoiling, bird-killing wind turbines.  As a reporter for The Oregonian, Durbin covered these controversies and became an expert in the history and politics of the Columbia Gorge.  Bridging a Great Divide is Durbin's legacy for all those who love the Columbia Gorge as she did.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. I've been to the Columbia Gorge several times and enjoyed its beauty, but I've never known its history. I'll definitely read this book!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous cover! Thanks for sharing.

Sheri said...

Thanks for sharing! Here is my beginning at Shut Up 7 Read

Lindsay said...

This sounds a beautiful place to walk. Thanks for hosting book beginnings. Have a lovely weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds quite interesting.

THANKS for sharing.

Happy Friday!!

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Elisa Bergslien said...

Well, that just got added to my wish list. Thank you.

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