by Richard S. Wheeler
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Snowbound by Richard S. Wheeler

In this powerful biographical novel, Richard Wheeler—winner of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award and five Spur Awards—tells the amazing tale of the American explorer and hero, John Fremont, and his attempt to find a railway route to the west along the 38th parallel.

Trapped in the snowbound Colorado mountains, Fremont must fight his way out. He battles the frigid elements in a harrowing journey over the backbone of the continent. In this tale of desperate danger and fierce courage, Wheeler presents the reader with a survival saga par excellence—a struggle of man against man, man against nature, man against himself—and a novel you will never forget.

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ISBN-13: 9780765355829
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

RICHARD S. WHEELER is the author of over fifty novels of the American West. He holds five Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to the literature of the West. He lives in Livingston, Montana, near Yellowstone Park, and is married to Sue Hart, an English professor at Montana State University in Billings.

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Snowbound 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
As the novel opens, we meet the national hero and explorer John C. Fremont. He begins the narration of the story of his fourth expedition, the search for a transcontinental railroad route. As he, his wife Jessie, and the men who join his party continue the story, two Fremonts emerge. Is he the heroic Pathfinder or a Captain Ahab figure who mesmerizes those with him to their doom? Richard S. Wheeler has created a historical novel that probes the danger of charismatic leadership and tells a gripping tale of survival and death. The Year of Decision by Bernard DeVoto and A Life Wild and Perilous by Robert Utley provide some background on Fremont and other Western figures mentioned in this well-researched fictional account.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago