New Books: John Holt's Yellowstone Drift

June 27, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Environmental writer Doug Peacock gives kudos to John Holt’s new Yellowstone Drift (AK Press, June 2009, 275 pages), after first delivering a suberb history of “Elk River” country. Peacock says Holt was the perfect writer for this book. “Hovering over the 671-mile journey is Holt’s own thunderstorm of a life; the man is not hesitant taking a stand, whether it’s a rage against the livestock-centric insanity of killing free-ranging bison that wander beyond Yellowstone Park’s boundary or quietly summoning the 500-year flood that would wipe out all the garish trophy homes littering the river’s flood plain.”
Yellowstone Drift: Floating the Past in Real Time on Amazon.