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The Golden Spruce

A True Story Of Myth, Madness, And Greed

by John Vaillant

Hardcover, 255 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $24.95 |

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The Golden Spruce
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A True Story Of Myth, Madness, And Greed
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John Vaillant

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Traces the political, religious, and scientific factors that contributed to the seemingly inexplicable decision of logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin to destroy the world's only giant golden spruce tree.

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