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Jack Nisbet presents "The Dreamer and the Doctor"


In The Dreamer and The Doctor, award-winning author Jack Nisbet turns his attention to American pioneers John and Carrie Leiberg.

Dr. Carrie Leiberg, a pioneer physician, fought hard for public health while nurturing both a troubled son and a fruit orchard. Her husband, John Leiberg, was a Swedish immigrant and self-taught naturalist who transformed himself from pickax Idaho prospector to special field agent for the US Forest Commission and warned Washington DC of ecological devastation of public lands.

The Leiberg adventures spilled out of the Northwest to touch issues of public health, government control, and personal freedom that remain in hot dispute today; what they accomplished emerged as touchstones of character and identity for an entire region.