Cass, West Virginia, is the epicenter of America’s logging heritage, and Roy Clarkson can tell its story as nobody else because he not only was born and raised in Cass, and started working in the sawmill as a high school student, but he also has a PhD in Biology and knows trees and lumber from that perspective as well. This book of over 600 pages with a laid-in map, and index of 44 pages, five pages of works cited, and 45 pages of notes, plus fabulous photographs is simply as authoritative as it gets.
Parsons, WV: McClain, 1990. 625 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.