New England loggers and river drivers were a unique breed of men. Working with axes and peaveys through Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, they contributed greatly to the development of the United States, and left a colorful lore behind them.
Robert E. Pike, who as a youth worked in the woods and on the rivers, writes vividly, knowledgeably, and often humorously of every detail of lumbering. he describes the daily life of the loggers, showing how the various specialists worked and what life in the camps was like. He brings the reader right into the woods, smelling the tangy, newly cut timber, hearing the boom of the falling trees.
Map, photographs, index. 288 pages, softcover.