Open Spaces, Open Rebellions
The War over America’s Public Lands
Published by: University of Massachusetts Press
176 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 in, 10 b&w illus.
- Published: January 2018
"The long-running battle over protection versus exploitation of public lands transcends policy or politics; how we manage these lands speaks to our values and identity as a nation. Michael J. Makley's brisk account underscores both how far we've come in protecting the public lands and how much remains at risk."—Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club "Makley offers readers the first concise history of late-twentieth-century public lands management politics and asks us to consider the value of maintaining public lands."—Leisl Carr Childers, author of The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin "At a time when the fate of America’s public lands is in question like never before, Open Spaces, Open Rebellions provides much-needed historical context to understand the past of public lands, and intelligently debate their future."—Jodi Peterson, senior editor, High Country News