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by Jay Erskine Leutze

eBook Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail download ISBN: 1451679009
Author: Jay Erskine Leutze
Publisher: Scribner; 1st edition (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 400
ePub: 1468 kb
Fb2: 1170 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Nature and Ecology

Jay Erskine Leutze was born in Virginia in 1964. He now lives in the Southern Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.

Jay Erskine Leutze was born in Virginia in 1964. Trained as an attorney, he has become a leading voice for state and federal conservation funding for investment in public lands. STAND UP THAT MOUNTAIN is a compelling narrative of a four-year battle to save Belview Mountain, and the magnificent views from the nearby Appalachian Trail, from destruction at the hands of an unethical but connected, rich and powerful gravel quarry operator. I really didn't expect it to be such a compelling read, yet this was one of those books that I thought about "getting back to" when I had to be doing other things.

Stand Up That Mountain book. What a book! The true story of a small group of people in the mountains of North Carolina fighting a wealthy quarry owner from opening a stone grinding operation within sight of the Appalachian Trail. First, it's a wonderful travel guide for that part of NC. Secondly it reads like a mystery story.

Vii, 387 p. ; 24 cm. This is the true story of an outdoorsman living alone in Western North Carolina who teams up with his neighbors and environmental lawyers to save a treasured mountain peak from the mining company

Vii, 387 p. This is the true story of an outdoorsman living alone in Western North Carolina who teams up with his neighbors and environmental lawyers to save a treasured mountain peak from the mining company. One day the author got a call from a young woman, Ashley, and her Aunt Ollie. Ashley and Ollie said they had evidence that Clark Stone Company was violating the Mining Act of 1971 up on Belview Mountain, one of the most remote and wildest places in the eastern United States. They wanted Jay, a non-practicing attorney, to sue the company to put a stop to their mining operation

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A naturally elegant writer, Jay Leutze delivers a powerful, beautifully written story full of remarkable characters, such as Wingfoot, an elusive protector of the Appalachian Trail; a stubborn mining company engineer intent on pulling down the mountain in the face of intense opposition; and Ro. .

A naturally elegant writer, Jay Leutze delivers a powerful, beautifully written story full of remarkable characters, such as Wingfoot, an elusive protector of the Appalachian Trail; a stubborn mining company engineer intent on pulling down the mountain in the face of intense opposition; and Ron Howell, a retired and legendary North Carolina Superior Court judge known as the Heel Hound for his relentless. pursuit of legal victory

Jay Erskine Leutze was born in Virginia in 1964. He is a Trustee for Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, one of the nation’s most established land trusts.

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In the tradition of A Civil Ac tion-the true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian mountain people neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. In the tradition of A Civil Ac tion-the true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian mountain people neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed. Living alone in his wooded mountain retreat, Jay Leutze gets a call from a whip-smart fourteen-year-old, Ashley Cook, and her aunt, Ollie Cox, who say a mining company is intent on tearing down Belview Mountain, the towering peak above their house.

Living alone in his wooded mountain retreat, Jay Leutze gets a call from a whip-smart fourteen-year-old, Ashley Cook, and her aunt, Ollie Cox, who say a mining company is intent on tearing down Belview Mountain, the towering peak above their house. Ashley and her family, who live in a little spot known locally as Dog Town, are mountain people, with a way of life and speech unique to their home high in the Appalachians. Much more than the record of a legal battle, Stand Up That Mountain takes the reader to a remote corner of Appalachia, a region often stereotyped and little understood, even now in the twenty-first century.

In the tradition of A Civil Action-this true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed will make you want to head for the mountains (Raleigh News & Observer). LIVING ALONE IN HIS WOODED MOUNTAIN RETREAT, Jay Leutze gets a call from a whip-smart fourteen-year-old, Ashley Cook, and her aunt, Ollie Cox, who say a local mining company is intent on tearing down Belview Mountain, the towering peak above their house.

In the tradition of A Civil Action—the true story of an outdoorsman living alone in Western North Carolina who teams up with his neighbors and environmental lawyers to save a treasured mountain peak from the mining company.In the tradition of A Civil Ac tion—the true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian “mountain people” neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed Living alone in his wooded mountain retreat, Jay Leutze gets a call from a whip-smart fourteen-year-old, Ashley Cook, and her aunt, Ollie Cox, who say a mining company is intent on tearing down Belview Mountain, the towering peak above their house. Ashley and her family, who live in a little spot known locally as Dog Town, are “mountain people,” with a way of life and speech unique to their home high in the Appalachians. They suspect the mining company is violating the law, and they want Jay, a nonpracticing attorney, to stop the destruction of the mountain. Jay, a devoted naturalist and fisherman, quickly decides to join their cause. So begins the epic quest of the “Dog Town Bunch,” a battle that involves fiery public hearings, clandestine surveillance of the mine operator’s activities, ferocious pressure on public officials, and high-stakes legal brinksmanship in the North Carolina court system. Jay helps assemble a talented group of environmental lawyers to do battle with the well-funded attorneys protecting the mining company’s plan to dynamite Belview Mountain, which happens to sit next to the famous Appalachian Trail, the 2,184-mile national park that stretches from Maine to Georgia. As the mining company continues to level the forest and erect a gigantic rock-crushing plant on the site, Jay’s group searches frantically for a way to stop an act of environmental desecration that will destroy a fragile wild place and mar the Appalachian Trail forever. Much more than the record of a legal battle, Stand Up That Mountain takes the reader to a remote corner of Appalachia, a region often stereotyped and little understood, even now in the twenty-first century. A naturally elegant writer, Jay Leutze delivers a powerful, beautifully written story full of remarkable characters, such as “Wingfoot,” an elusive protector of the Appalachian Trail; a stubborn mining company engineer intent on pulling down the mountain in the face of intense opposition; and Ron Howell, a retired and legendary North Carolina Superior Court judge known as the “Heel Hound” for his relentless pursuit of legal victory. Jay’s plaintiff group is eventually joined by several national conservation groups who see that Belview Mountain and the Appalachian Trail must be protected for future generations of Americans. A great contemporary story that demonstrates what is possible when local people set their minds to righting a local wrong, Stand Up That Mountain will appeal to conservationists, hikers, attorneys, and readers fascinated by Appalachia and rural life, and anyone interested in a compelling story both well told and true.
Comments: (7)
Manona
STAND UP THAT MOUNTAIN is a compelling narrative of a four-year battle to save Belview Mountain, and the magnificent views from the nearby Appalachian Trail, from destruction at the hands of an unethical but connected, rich and powerful gravel quarry operator.

I really didn't expect it to be such a compelling read, yet this was one of those books that I thought about "getting back to" when I had to be doing other things. I really wanted to know what happened next, and that is largely attributable to the author's considerable writing skills. I was raving about it so much that my husband downloaded it on Kindle so that he could get started rather than waiting for me to finish the hardback. He was quickly as absorbed as I, and agreed that this is a great page-turner.

The author, Jay Leutze, was living a quiet and nature-filled life in his mountain retreat in Avery County, North Carolina, when he received a call that would forever change his life, the lives of his neighbors, and the face of gravel mining in North Carolina.

Whip-smart fourteen-year-old Ashley Cook and her aunt, Ollie Cox, tell Jay that a mining company is in the process of tearing down Belview Mountain, a 4,485-foot towering peak above their home. What Jay finds is a mining operation, already in destructive mode, operating on a permit that was issued based on an intentionally flawed mine map drawn up by a shady engineer and surveyor---a mine map deliberately meant to circumvent the statutory requirement of a public hearing for affected residents.

So begins the story of a battle led by Jay and joined by Ashley and Ollie and their kin to stop a ruthless gravel mining company from operating a mine that would extend over a 99-year-period and that would completely destroy the tranquility of a small community, as well as a fragile environment and the age-old scenic views from the Appalachian Trail.

Throughout the book, the author (who is a graduate of the law school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) gives us beautiful and descriptive prose as he delves into the history and unique ecology of Belview Mountain, the Appalachian Trail, and Avery County. His appreciation of the culture and innate intelligence of generations-old families in Avery County is made evident throughout the book; and indeed it is through one such family that he gets the momentum that propels him forward in his quest.

What ensues is a labyrinth of political pitfalls and high-stakes legal battles in the North Carolina court system. As Jay, two lawyers and concerned environmentalists race to stop the continued leveling of the forest and the erection of a giant rock-crushing plant on the site, they uncover deep-rooted connections and unconventional and even illegal maneuvers on local and state levels that impede every step they take.

Through years of heart-stopping victories and bitter defeats, the "Dog Town Bunch," as they come to call themselves, stands shoulder-to-shoulder against the deep pockets and mighty forces that have banded together to defeat them in their mission to save a beautiful mountain and preserve their way of life.

Mr. Leutze is gifted writer and natural story teller, and his stimulating account of events induced me to turn the pages of STAND UP THAT MOUNTAIN as quickly as possible as I sought, along with him, a satisfying resolution to this epic battle.

I do hope to read more from this talented author in the future.
Dusar
I found this book to be one of those that kept me turning the pages even after my eyes were weary. The excellent descriptions, narrative and dialogue of Jay Leutze's writing are very nearly spellbinding. It's the best description I've ever read of how small groups of citizens must face extreme frustration and resistance when they go up against the entrenched forces of business, industry and so called development in America, sometimes finding arbitrary and even somewhat capricious turns of either resistance or help. At the same time, it gives readers the realization that they just may be able to do so and win. One thing that places this book above others describing similar stories is that Leutze takes care not to paint the persons involved on both sides of the issue with basic colors, but gives us insights into how complicated people placed in complex situations react to many social and self interest pressures. In addition, it's a compelling human interest yarn with dozens of fascinating characters whose lives take unexpected turns for better and worse. A true story, it fits perfectly the old adage: "You could never make that stuff up".
Tuliancel
Leutze's book shows what it takes to "fight city hall" on an environmental issue--mainly bone crushing sacrifice by a small number of people willing to shoulder the burden. I gave the book a "5" because it is so much more than a "how-to." It's follows a dramatic arc in the life of a few of the local mountain families and through Leutze's own life through a stressful couple of years. His love of the mountains and of the mountain people shows through at every turn as he takes you inside county commission meetings, courtroom proceedings, and side meetings in hallways, homes, and mountainsides. He puts you in an invisible corner and allows you take in the personal interactions and legal proceedings. Several of the chapters have wonderful lead-ins in which Leutze gives almost poetic descriptions of seasonal or other aspects of the mountains. I am from the general regional area that Leutze describes and an Appalachian trail hiker and his descriptions ring true to me. I understand Leutze practiced for this book by writing a couple of unpublished novels. I hope he is working on another book for publication.
Ynap
I was expecting a more objective read, especially given the author's legal background. There were several times in the book where the author's response to some setback seemed disproportionately (or downright confusingly) aggressive. I understand that this was an intensely personal subject matter and it's hard not to let emotion cloud your judgement, but there were definitely times when it seemed like the situation might have been better served with a level head.

I didn't actually make it to the end, I got tired of the narrative. Well written book though.
Arilak
I so enjoyed this book and appreciate the author's tireless efforts to save our lands and vistas from commercial take-over. A young man engages a life changing experience and chooses to live on the back-roads of the Appalachian Mountains. As one reads, he is transported to a piece of America's unspoiled landscape and discovers the beauty of the mountains in written word (in a way no photograph can capture). As the reader, you smell the pine, feel the earth beneath your feet, revel in the beauty of the bloom of the wildflower, and wonder why we live the way we live, and why we accept the things we accept. It is an eye opening account of corporate greed and politics all the way down to the little man's plight to save a mountain.