“An impeccable history of salmon politics beautifully researched and told with humor, despair, and, always, heart and force and clarity. A must-read.” —Rick Bass, author of Why I Came West
“Hawley writes about the Columbia River Basin from every angle, talking to those whom other writers can’t imagine or muster the courage to address. His style is surprisingly humorous for the subject, thought-provoking, truthful, and unpredictable. He gets it.” —Rebecca A. Miles, Executive Director of the Nez Perce tribe
“These quotes are reactions to Steven Hawley’s Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities, due in mid March from Beacon Press. Hawley’s book also inspired this article in the Oregonian, setting the stage for a forthcoming legal decision that represents not just a classic battle between economics and environmentalism, but may challenge how an entire region defines itself through its history.