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By Stephen Trimble

Beginning with an Olympic ski race in northern Utah, this heartfelt e-book from award-winning author and photographer Stephen Trimble takes a penetrating examine the battles raging over the land—and the soul—of the yankee West. Bargaining for Eden investigates the high-profile tale of a reclusive billionaire who labored relentlessly to procure public land for his ski inn and to host the Salt Lake urban iciness Olympics. In a gripping, character-driven narrative, in response to vast interviews, Trimble tells of the land trade deal that ensued, one of many biggest and so much debatable in U.S. historical past, as he deftly explores the internal conflicts, paradoxes, and greed on the center of land-use disputes from the again rooms of Washington to the grassroots efforts of passionate voters. Into this mixture, Trimble weaves the private tale of the way he, a lifelong environmentalist, paradoxically grew to become a landowner and developer himself, and started to discover the ethics of possession anew. We go back and forth with Trimble in a desirable trip that turns into, after all, a hopeful credo to steer electorate and groups trying to reinvent their courting with the cherished American landscape.

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