By W. Hodding Carter
In December 2000, President Clinton signed into legislations a $7.8 billion recovery plan for the Everglades that garnered nationwide cognizance and has due to the fact that develop into America's touchstone for environmental concerns. input W. Hodding Carter, a guy already bemused via the nation of Florida and made up our minds to determine what, if any, development has been made with the Everglades. For purposes uncertain even to him, this outstanding, distant, mosquito-infested, hard-to-love zone has captured Carter's mind's eye and will not permit move. So, for the earlier few years, Carter has tested the Everglades from all angles -- social, political, cultural, environmental -- culminating in an ungodly canoe journey during the middle of the Everglades.
But this being Hodding Carter -- a guy who sailed a Viking send wearing serge for one publication and within the footsteps of Lewis and Clark for one more -- a canoe journey the size of the Everglades is purely the end of the iceberg. Stolen Water reveals him adopting a manatee, and auditioning to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs -- no longer sufficient that he reviews on issues, he truly has to do them, too, usually to hilarious influence. finally, even though, his tireless reporting finds the Everglades as by no means prior to. no longer content material with in basic terms staring at, he additionally interviews the entire key avid gamers, from environmentalists to sugar farmers to Senator Bob Graham, and offers them barely enough rope to hold themselves.
Always humane, frequently debatable, and hugely readable, Hodding Carter has delivered to lifestyles this murky, appealing position via his robust eyewitness account and swampy mishaps. Stolen Water is narrative nonfiction at its top, from one in every of our such a lot proficient and humorous writers.
Bennitt lines the historical past of the nineteenth Michigan Infantry, from its mustering in Dowagiac in August 1862, its accountability in Kentucky and Tennessee, its catch and imprisonment by means of accomplice forces, its next alternate and reorganization, its participation within the Atlanta and the Carolinas campaigns, its position within the Grand evaluation in Washington, and the ultimate mustering out in Detroit in June 1865. John Bennitt’s major selection of letters sheds gentle not just at the Civil struggle yet at the many points of existence in a small Michigan city. even supposing a few memoirs from Civil conflict surgeons were released within the final decade, “I desire to Do My kingdom provider” is the 1st of its style from a Michigan regimental health professional to seem in additional than a century.
A social gathering of thirty-two heroes of the 1st global conflict enshrined within the Hockey corridor of Fame.
Praise for Remembered in Bronze and Stone:
“A impressive examine the various methods we honoured our warfare dead.”—Canada’s History
“A nice tribute and a decision to present and destiny generations.”—Mark Zuehlke, writer of the Canadian conflict sequence and Through Blood and Sweat
This yr marks the centenary of 2 pivotal occasions in Canadian history—one of them weighty, the opposite an everlasting resource of pleasure. In November 1918, the disaster of the 1st international battle got here to an finish. that very same 12 months, the 1st season of the nationwide Hockey League concluded with the Toronto Arenas profitable the NHL championship over the Montreal Canadiens. This booklet with offers the nexus, or collision, among hockey and war.
Unbeknownst to many modern day fanatics, thirty avid gamers, one referee, and one builder now enshrined within the Hockey corridor of reputation have been additionally squaddies within the nice battle. such a lot of them served within the Canadian Expeditionary Force—the Canada Corps that exotic itself at the battlefields of Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele. 4 of those males have been killed in motion. 4 have been embellished for gallantry. Twenty-seven have been volunteers, and 5 have been conscripted below the Military carrier Act of 1917. All have striking tales. From Rinks to Regiments resurrects the stories of those nationwide heroes and celebrates their contributions on either the ice and the frontlines.