Nate Schweber on THIS AMERICA OF OURS!

Old Firehouse Books is delighted to welcome author Nate Schweber to the store! He will be celebrating his latest book This America of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild, at the store on Monday, September 26th at 6pmMT. This event will be taking place at the store, and *Masks Are Requested by the staff!*Readers will have the chance to say hi to this amazing author and have their books signed. Books can be purchased in advance of the event, or on the day of.

In late-1940s America, few writers commanded attention like Bernard DeVoto. Alongside his brilliant wife and editor, Avis, DeVoto was a firebrand of American liberty, free speech, and perhaps our greatest national treasure: public lands. But when a corrupt band of lawmakers, led by Senator Pat McCarran, sought to quietly cede millions of acres of national parks and other western lands to logging, mining, and private industry, the DeVotos entered the fight of their lives. Bernard and Avis built a broad grassroots coalition to sound the alarm—from Julia and Paul Child to Ansel Adams, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Alfred Knopf, Adlai Stevenson, and Wallace Stegner—while the very pillars of American democracy, embodied in free and public access to Western lands, hung in the balance. Their dramatic crusade would earn them censorship and blacklisting by Joe McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, and Roy Cohn, and it even cost Bernard his life.

In This America of Ours, award-winning journalist Nate Schweber uncovers the forgotten story of a progressive alliance that altered the course of twentieth-century history and saved American wilderness—and our country’s most fundamental ideals—from ruin.

Please email events@oldfirehousebooks.com if you have any questions.

Event date: 
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
This America Of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild By Nate Schweber Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780358438816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - July 5th, 2022