Two of the authors grew up in Vernonia, Oregon, home of Oregon-American operations. The other was a summer resident. Edward J. Kamholz is a graphic designer in San Carlos, California. Jim W. Blain is a retired Senior Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Operations, Sunnyvale, California. Gregory Kamholz is a locomotive engineer with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
"The authors have done an excellent job of original research on a single Pacific Northwest lumber operation, placed within the context of the larger story of the U.S. lumber industry. They had the luxury of drawing from virtually intact company records, which they have used to create a coherent business framework for the company's thirty-year history. The book is not only an important benchmark in the rediscovery of Pacific Northwest logging history, but it also provides a high standard for future logging histories of any region." - Bruce MacGregor, Author of several books on Western railroad history