AMERICAN HEARTWOOD by Donald Culross Peattie


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A bypath of America's heritage- the trees of America and the men in whose stories trees were significant. He highlights dramatic scenes,- the Icelanders, Columbus, the Spanish explorers, the Roanoke Island colony, John Smith and Pocahontas, Roger Williams, William Penn, Zenger- these are a few he includes. He pays tribute to his favorite Tide-water country, to Valley Forge and the victory of the American spirit, to the era of wooden ships, to the builders in the wilderness, to the trails and prairies, the National Parks, the forest service and the vision of today's lumber industry. The glamor of the book lies in its backward look at the molding of traditions.

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 1949
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin