Books: Logger's Life

HOLY OLD MACKINAW—Stewart H. Holbrook—Macmillan ($3).

Big-scale U. S. logging goes back a little more than a century but covers a lot of ground. Last week Stewart Holbrook covered a lot of the ground in a breezy volume called Holy Old Mackinaw which placed most emphasis on the industry's picturesque history and its hard-boiled camp followers. Subtitled A Natural History of the American Lumberjack, Holy Old Mackinaw has chapters on lumberjack songs and the changes in logging techniques, on river drives, log thieves, the I. W. W., forest fires, loggers' slang and legends. Author...

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