[RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALISM] FOREMAN, Dave and Bill HAYWOOD (pseud); Edward ABBEY (fwd); Roger CANDEE (illus)
Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Second Edition, Revised & Enlarged. Copy Used As Evidence in the 1990 Trial of Margaret "Peg" Millett and Co-Conspirators in the EMETIC Sabotage Case, Inscribed by All.
Tucson: Ned Ludd Books, 1987. This copy of the book was used as official evidence in the 1990 trial of Ms. Millett and fellow Earth First! co-conspirators Mark Davis, Marc Baker, and Ilse Asplund (collectively, the group called itself the "Evan Mecham Eco-Terrorist International Conspiracy," with the acronym EMETIC) for causing more than $50,000 damage to ski lifts at the Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff and for later attempting to down power lines near the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant. The defendants pleaded guilty and served varying prison sentences, but the case marked an important turning point for Earth First!, bringing national notoriety to the group and attracting an influx of increasingly militant, anarchist-affiliated members. Eventually, founder David Foreman and a number of other "elder statesmen" of the movement resigned, with Foreman founding the Wildlands Project in 1991. A signal association copy of a major document of the radical environmental movement. Octavo (19.5cm). Original illustrated wrappers; 311pp; illustrated with halftones and line illustrations in text. Inscribed to Earth First! activist Margaret "Peg" Millett by co-authors Haywood, Abbey and Foreman on frontispiece, title page, and Disclaimer page respectively; by illustrator Roger Candee at his first contribution. Abbey's inscription is dated in year of publication; others undated. Light external rubbing; evidence stickers stapled to front and rear wrappers; Very Good.