Fred Sanders has a warm and pleasing voice. He delivers this underappreciated history of Bernard and Avis DeVoto crisply and thoughtfully. His clear tone and eloquent delivery give this audiobook authority. Author Schweber unearths the story of the courageous journalist/historian who fought for Western lands and freedom of speech. To that he adds the companion biographical history of DeVoto's talented wife, who championed Julia Child's books, fiercely edited her husband's histories, and shared his enthusiasm for fighting the land grab of 200 million acres led by the demagogue and bigoted Senator Leo McCarran of Nevada. When DeVoto spearheaded a coalition to defeat the Echo Park Dam in Colorado, he ran afoul of Senator Joe McCarthy, who attacked him mercilessly. Both DeVotos left an indelible mark on our history. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]
Trade Ed. Mariner Books 2022
DD ISBN 9780358672951 $27.99
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