Of Men and Mountains: The Classic Memoir of Wilderness Adventure

Of Men and Mountains: The Classic Memoir of Wilderness Adventure

by William O. Douglas
     
 
When Bill Douglas was a child, he nearly died of infantile paralysis. To build back the strength in his wasted legs, he started hiking through the sage-covered foothills around his home in Yakima, Washington. The cure worked; and year by year he pushed his explorations further into the tangled, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

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Overview

When Bill Douglas was a child, he nearly died of infantile paralysis. To build back the strength in his wasted legs, he started hiking through the sage-covered foothills around his home in Yakima, Washington. The cure worked; and year by year he pushed his explorations further into the tangled, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Of Men and Mountains is a book of personal adventure and discovery - an account of the way Douglas and other men managed to find a richer life in the mountains, and how they found something else besides. Its pages are filled with the stories of the sheepherders, Native Americans, fishermen, and foresters who learned to survive in the wilderness, to enjoy it, and to learn the secret of the true serenity of spirit. (5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 352 pages)

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Booknews
Reprints the personal, passionate tribute to the great outdoors by the late Supreme Court Justice (1898-1980), first published in 1950 by Harper & Row. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915112159
Publisher:
Seattle Book Company
Publication date:
11/28/1981

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