A Rendezvous Reader: Tall, Tangled, and True Tales of the Mountain Men, 1805-1850

A Rendezvous Reader: Tall, Tangled, and True Tales of the Mountain Men, 1805-1850

by Donald A Barclay, James H. Maguire, Peter Wild
     
 

Selection on a uniquely American icon--the mountain man.

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Selection on a uniquely American icon--the mountain man.

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“The book will take you by storm…the material on this subject is so exciting and compelling. Wonderful, filled with quotes and extracts designed to delight and cover every spectrum of mountain man life.”—The Publication for Western Americana Enthusiasts

“The next best thing to spending some time with Jim Bridger and Kit Carson around a campfire.”—Old West

“Culled from the best writings by and about the mountainmen.”—The Herald Journal

“Lively, readable account of the ‘horrors and delights’ of this fascinating chapter of Americana.”—Cowboys & Indians

“Talbot’s account holds attention with its easy-to-read style. An attractive, even somewhat sympathetic, story of a trader remarkable for his caution and wise in his choices of safe and productive trapping areas.”—Oregon Historical Quarterly

“Skillfully added prose of explanation, interpretation, and editorial comment preface each section and story to assist the reader in placing a context. The stories themselves transport the reader to greater understanding than what a mere discerning of the academic history of the era could ever disclose; they impart color, humor, and rustic homily of this highly romanticized era.”—Utah Historical Quarterly

“A rousing example of scholarship that happens when authors respect their subject matter. In convincing fashion, they celebrate, instead of evaluate, the legacy of these Western soldiers of fortune. Valuable contributions to the study of Western history and literature.”—Journal of the West

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874805390
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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