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Stronghold by Tucker Malarkey
Jul 23, 2019 | 368 Pages
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“All fishermen know that we have to fight to save the waters we love. Stronghold tells a captivating story of the struggle to save the last great salmon rivers.”—Johnny Morris, founder/owner of Bass Pro Shops, owner of Cabela’s

Stronghold lets us tag along on the unpredictable adventure that is loving nature, and spares us neither its sacrifices nor its rewards. It’s a book for everyone who has wished for a place where life is defended and upheld—for a place on earth that will make us whole.”—Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl
“The wild salmon is the world’s most wondrous, most improbable fish, with a life that is epic, heroic, and tragic. Malarkey’s narrative action, pacing, and human hero—Guido Rahr—all rise to the level that the subject requires. With our nets, dams, and clear-cutting, we do salmon no favors and add greatly to their tragedy. This book is about a man who is in many ways a passionate master of fighting for one of earth’s living miracles. And within his story are many lessons for how to lead, get things done, and hold on to the imperative to keep at it—no matter what.”—Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and Beyond Words

“In this captivating narrative, Malarkey explores global salmon conservation through the prism of her enigmatic cousin Guido Rahr. A master fly fisherman, Rahr created the Wild Salmon Center nonprofit to preserve ‘stronghold’ rivers, those unspoiled by human development and found in only a few places, most notably Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Malarkey effortlessly glides among topics, making for an excellent mix of adventure, geopolitical dealmaking, and ecological and environmental reporting.”Publishers Weekly

“In this compelling journey of discovery, Tucker Malarkey tells the story of a visionary who never fit with ‘normal’ society but came to understand in the deepest way how the Pacific salmon helped create—and possibly could help save—the precious wild ecosystems of the Pacific Rim.”—Peter Stark, author of Young Washington and Astoria

“As a passionate admirer of all that mother nature provides to give life authentic meaning, I am in awe of wild salmon. Read Stronghold, the remarkable account of one man who is making a difference in our time on this precious planet.”—Tom Brokaw

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