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Who Was A. B. Hammond & Why Should You Care?

Elise R. Donohue Lectures on the American West in Memory of Walter Rosenberry presents: 
Who Was A.
B. Hammond & Why Should You Care? with Gregory Gordon

In an overview of his new book, When Money Grew on Trees: A. B. Hammond and the Age of the Timber Baron, Historian Greg Gordon will explore the legacy and reputation of one of Montana’s most despised, yet important, historical figures.

In this biographical sketch of the infamous lumberman, Gordon examines the ecological costs of frontier capitalism and how the struggle over natural resources gave rise to the two most pervasive forces in American life: the federal government and the modern corporation. Copies of the author’s books will be available for sale and autographing available following the presentation.