By Peter Stark
Americans have formed the assumption of barren region, and it has formed us. The final Empty Places is one man’s love letter to the iconic American wild, the place our country’s personality was once cast and its future set in motion.
Memories of turning out to be up in a log cabin within the Wisconsin woods encouraged author Peter Stark to find untouched tracts of the yank desolate tract. What he stumbled on in those “blank spots” at the U.S. map is that those locations are literally teeming with the wealthy heritage of our nation.
Stark trips into the nice wild to 4 of the emptiest expanses he can find—northern Maine, important Pennsylvania, the Gila desolate tract of latest Mexico, and southeast Oregon—and in so doing weaves jointly an impressive and dramatic story of frontiersmen and combatants, naturalists and philosophers, émigrés and natives. yet he additionally is going past that, acknowledging to a couple of the nice minds that first framed our courting to the wasteland that may turn into our home—passionate thinkers and writers together with Thoreau, Emerson, and John Muir.
The result's a story that blends nature and background in a shiny new manner, a story that offers an unforgettable window into our country’s prior and current.