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Mountain Blood by Will Baker

The recollections and yarns, historical meditations and reportage brought together in Mountain Blood display a sensibility formed by the harsh, outlandishly beautiful terrain of the American West. Will Baker’s tales range from Nebraska to Peru and tell of a boy’s first trout, a bar brawl over a woman, and the vise-like grip of gold over all of the Americas. They spring from an imagination shaped by wild, circuitous mealtime stories of prospectors and from the bitter history of a place where suburban ranch houses dot the vast sweep of land once hunted by the Lakotah.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820347622
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Series: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction Series , #19
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

WILL BAKER (1935–2005) was a professor of English at the University of California, Davis. His books include Backward: An Essay on Indians, Time, and Photography and Tony and the Cows: A True Story from the Range Wars.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

The Winged Worm 10

The Beautician & the One-Legged Man 18

The Neardeath of Aunt Nellie 49

The Legend of Great Uncle Jim & the Woman Behind It All 59

Letter to a Nebraska Housewife 81

Father White Mouse 90

Sourdoughs, Filibusters, & a One-Eared Mule 109

List of Illustrations 175

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