American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. Abbey was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, on January 29, 1927 to Mildred Postlewait and Paul Revere Abbey. Mildred was a schoolteacher and a church organist, and gave Missoula: 15 Historic Postcards PDF an appreciation for classical music and literature.
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Abbey graduated from high school in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in 1945. Eight months before his 18th birthday, when he would be faced with being drafted into the United States military, Abbey decided to explore the American southwest. In the military Abbey had applied for a clerk typist position but instead served two years as a military police officer in Italy. When he returned to the United States, Abbey took advantage of the G. Bill to attend the University of New Mexico, where he received a B. English in 1951, and a master’s degree in philosophy in 1956.
During his time in college, Abbey supported himself by working at a variety of odd jobs, including being a newspaper reporter and bartending in Taos, New Mexico. During this time he had few male friends but had intimate relationships with a number of women. While an undergraduate, Abbey was the editor of a student newspaper in which he published an article titled „Some Implications of Anarchy“. Voltaire of the article, „ironically attributed to Louisa May Alcott“, stated: „Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.