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    DescriptionLong the dominant icon embodying the spirit of America's frontier past, the image of the cowboy no longer stands alone as the ultimate symbol of independence and self-reliance. The great canvas of the western landscape-in art, books, film-is today shared by the figures called "Mountain Men." They were the trappers of the Rocky Mountain fur trade in the years following Lewis and Clark's Expedition of 1804-1806. With their bold journeys peaking, during the period of 1830-1840, they were the first white men to enter the vast wilderness reaches of the Rockies in search of beaver "plews," as the skins were called. They feasted on the abundant buffalo, elk and other game, while living the ultimate free-spirited wilderness life. Often they paid the ultimate price for their ventures under the arrows, tomahawks, and knives of those native Americans whose lands they had entered. Tales of the Mountain Men, presents in one book many of the most engaging and revealing portraits of mountain men ever written. Ranging from nonfiction classics like Bernard DeVoto's Across the Wide Missouri through fiction from such acclaimed novels as A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s The Big Sky, this collection is destined to be well appreciated by the huge and dedicated audience fascinated by mountain man lore and legend. These readers include many who today participate in reenactments of the mountain man "Rendezvous," with colorful costumes and competitions of traditional skills with authentic guns, knives, and tools. No book exists today with such a diverse and engaging collection of mountain man literature. For an already-large and still-growing audience, Tales of the Mountain Men will be a valued extension of their interest in the mountain man as a compelling and uniquely American figure.


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    Title
    Tales of the Mountain Men
    Subtitle
    Seventeen Stories of Survival, Exploration, and Outdoor Craft
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Lamar Underwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592284238
    ISBN 10: 159228423X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T General Subject: 360
    DC22: FIC
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    LC classification: F596 .T355 2004
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    Edition statement
    First.
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    CT
    Author Information
    Lamar Underwood has edited a number of anthologies for The Lyons Press, including The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told, Greatest Adventure Stories, Greatest War Stories, and Greatest Flying Stories. He also compiled The Quotable Soldier and is currently completing The Quotable Writer.
    Back cover copy
    Meet the fur-clad titans of the American frontier. The mountain men were the trappers of the Rocky Mountain fur trade in the years following Lewis and Clark's Expedition of 1804-1806. With their bold journeys peaking during the period of 1830-1840, they were the first white men to enter the vast wilderness reaches of the Rockies in search of beaver "plews," as the skins were called. They feasted on abundant buffalo, elk, and other game while living the ultimate free-spirited wilderness life and they often paid the ultimate price for their ventures under the arrows, tomahawks, and knives of those native Americans whose lands they had entered. Tales of the Mountain Men gathers our nation's finest mountain man writing into one riveting volume. Here you'll find excerpts of nonfiction classics such as Bernard DeVoto's Across the Wide Missouri, as well as selections from such acclaimed novels as A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s The Big Sky. Whether you're an adventure junkie or a history buff, you're going to love and learn from this amazing collection of long-forgotten lore."