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Ray Raphael - People's Historian


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Edges by Ray Raphael

Edges: Human Ecology of the Backcountry

Alfred A. Knopf, 1976

Paperback: University of Nebraska Press, 1986

“Mr. Raphael’s work has meaning for us all, though our lives may be situated far from the ‘edges.’” — Christian Science Monitor

“Raphael has made an earnest and apparently successful attempt to get inside the minds of those who make their living from the land. It is this empathy that makes Edges truly worthwhile.” — San Francisco Chronicle
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“Ray Raphael has a great love for the open, uncrowded land and for the people who inhabit it. … Raphael writes very well and the stories he relates are told pithily.” — Associated Press

“[Edges] is likely to outlast the old ways and live beyond the lifetimes of the folk whom it describes.” — Los Angeles Free Press
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