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Buy this book — you couldn’t invent these characters if you tried.

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Part history, part road trip, and part biography — the true story of a remarkable group of men whose obsession with Bigfoot turned the giant hominid into an American icon.

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Available at University of California Press and Amazon.

In process, a new book — Two Towns and a River,  an investigative account of how an early attempt by government to uphold environmental laws in New York State set in motion a radical new political dynamic that changed American democracy and the public’s attitude toward government forever. The book falls in the genre of narrative nonfiction, but I think of it more as a traveler’s tale, about the real-world consequences that occur when a company treats laws designed to protect the public’s health and well-being as nothing more than another cost of doing business.

 

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