As one of Julius Birge’s many descendants, I’m delighted to help new generations become acquainted with The Awakening of the Desert. While copies of the book have been valued in university libraries for 100 years, over time it has faded from the view of the general public.
In reading the book aloud for the audiobook version, I have particularly come to appreciate Julius’ deep reverence for the landscape he describes. I believe others who cherish the natural environment will be especially moved by The Awakening of the Desert. In addition, anyone who wants a first-hand account of life in the Old West will find a wealth of detail and humor in the book.
I’d love to hear your comments about The Awakening of the Desert. Please be in touch with me if you’d like at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Barbara Birge
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