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Edward Abbey was born in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and first bummed his way west in 1944. His love of the desert took root during his undergraduate years at the University of New Mexico. After a Fulbright scholarship took him to Scotland, he lived mostly in the Southwest, except for brief stints in New York.He worked at many jobs--often as a ranger or fire lookout--until the success of The Monkey Wrench Gang allowed him to focus on writing. His best-known books include Desert Solitaire,Down the River, and The Journey Home.

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