A Yankee Image

A Yankee Image

by William Lowell Putnam
     
 

The author of this book could have had trouble being dispassionate about himself and his subject. He has clearly succeeded in regard to the latter. William Lowell Putnam served his hitch in the U.S. Army’s elite 10th Mountain Division, where he commanded a company in combat long before he was eligible to vote, and earned both Purple Heart and Silver Star. He…  See more details below

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The author of this book could have had trouble being dispassionate about himself and his subject. He has clearly succeeded in regard to the latter. William Lowell Putnam served his hitch in the U.S. Army’s elite 10th Mountain Division, where he commanded a company in combat long before he was eligible to vote, and earned both Purple Heart and Silver Star. He taught geology at Tufts College but, as he puts it, “has consistently misspent” his life in the mountains. He freely admits to having flunked the basic English course at Harvard, but claims to have made up for it in later years by composing and delivering twenty-five years worth of broadcast editorials, serving on several editorial committees, compiling numerous climbers’ guides and authoring six books on mountaineering topics. His first biography was of JOE DODGE, who, more than coincidentally, happened to be a childhood neighbor and contemporary of his father, the subject of this volume. Writing almost twenty years after the death of Roger Putnam, William has achieved a sufficient perspective to note the flaws as well as the fine points of his subject. But the reader cannot miss the loving respect that permeates the entire text. Roger Putnam was the quintessential Yankee - strong in principle, slow to bend his opinions, sure of his ground and dedicated to hard work. This book is a son’s tribute to his distinguished parent - A YANKEE IMAGE.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016490199
Publisher:
Light Technology Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
158
File size:
7 MB

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