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The Rose Cafe: Love and War in Corsica
Shoemaker & Hoard,
2007
Looking for Mr Gilbert: The Reimagined Life of an African American
Shoemaker & Hoard,
2005

Following the Sun: Fron Spain to the Hebrides
Counterpoint,
2002

The Wildest Place on Earth: Italian Gardens and the Invention of Wilderness
Counterpoint,
2001
Trespassing: An Inquiry into the Private Ownership of Land
Perseus Books,
1998
Walking Towards Walden: A Pilgimage in Search of Place
Perseus Books,
1995
Living at the End of Time
Houghton Mifflin,
1990

A Field Guide to your Own Backyard,
Countryman Press,
1985

Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Tousand Years on One Square Mile
Perseus Books,
1984

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“The beauty of this book… lies in Mitchell’s intimacy with the tract of land … the depth of the setting deepens the reader’s feel for the humans that populate it”
--- Verlyn Kilnkenborg in Audubon Magazine

Trespassing:
An Inquiry into the Private Ownership of Land
Perseus Books, 1998

How did a nation built on a vision of wide open spaces come to believe so fervently in the private ownership of land?  In order to explore this question, Mitchell  examines in depth the 500 acre site of a former  Indian village on Scratch Flat.   From the heart-breaking saga of a single, dispossessed Indian tribe that occupied the tract, through contemporary land-use battles,  the question of land taking,  and occasionally hilarious head to head collisions between developers and conservationists, not to mention his own trespasses, Mitchell explores this question from virtually all angles, in a fascinating and beautifully told story.

 

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