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Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics

Darren Speece is Assistant Dean of Students and History Teacher at Sidwell Friends School. A Humboldt State University alum (1997, BS Geology), he received his PhD in history at the University of Maryland (2010). After leaving Humboldt State, Darren worked for The Fund for the Public Interest, running citizen outreach campaigns for seven years on behalf of the PIRGS, Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, Forests Forever, Greenpeace, and more. His writing has appeared in Environmental History,, The Chicago Tribune, and The Salt Lake Tribune. California History is publishing an article about the Redwood Wars later this spring. Defending Giants (2016)is his first book. He is currently working on an environmental history of Washington, DC as well as a history of the Maine North Woods.


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