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by Will Harlan
# UT7812 Paperback, 307 pages; 2014
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Born with a wild heart, Carol Ruckdeschel eschewed societal expectations for women in favor of exploring the forests and rivers of the state of Georgia. The self-taught naturalist found paradise when she landed on Cumberland Island, a lush wilderness that was once an oceanfront playground for millionaires. There, the "wildest woman in America" fought feral hogs, built her own cabin, worked tirelessly to protect endangered sea turtles…and didn't think twice about going toe to toe with the federal government, the Carnegie and Rockefeller families, and the seafood industry in a battle for the soul of Cumberland. Rich in history, science, and drama, Untamed chronicles the life of a barrier-breaking woman. (KG)
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