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Main Title The last stand : the war between Wall Street and Main Street over California's ancient redwoods /
Author Harris, David,
Publisher Sierra Club Books,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 36716296
ISBN 0871569442; 9780871569448
Subjects Consolidation and merger of corporations--United States ; Redwood industry--California--Humboldt County ; Scotia (Calif) ; Environmentalists--California--Humboldt County ; California--Scotia
Additional Subjects Pacific Lumber Company ; Earth First| (Organization)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  HD9759.P3H37 1997 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/15/2001
Collation 374 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Contents Notes
Part One -- The Takeover -- Part Two -- The Transformation -- Part Three -- The War. The fight begins when the Pacific Lumber Company, operated by the Murphy family since 1904, with a strong tradition of both employee care and selective cutting of the last privately held redwood forest in America, is bought out by the huge Texas-based conglomerate Maxxam, Inc. (financed in part by Michael Milken). Eager to cash in on the thousands of acres of valuable lumber, the new owners sharply increase production. When members of the radical environmentalist group Earth First! get involved, strapping themselves to the giant redwoods to halt cutting, the battle becomes explosive. But for all the financial maneuvers, demonstrations, and lawsuits, it's a battle nobody wins.