Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and The Wilderness Hunter (Google eBook)
Written during his days as a ranchman in the Dakota Bad Lands, these two wilderness tales by Theodore Roosevelt endure today as part of the classic folklore of the West. The narratives provide vivid portraits of the land as well as the people and animals that inhabited it, ever underscoring the author's abiding concerns as a naturalist.
Originally published in 1885, Hundting Trips of a Ranchman chronicles Roosevelt's adventures tracking a twelve-hundred-pound grizzly bear in the pine forests of the Bighorn Mountains. Yet some of the best sections are those in which Roosevelt muses on the beauty of the Bad Lands and the simple pleasures of ranch life. The British Spectator said the book 'could claim an honourable place on the same shelf as Walton's Compleat Angler.' The Wilderness Hunter, which came out in 1893, remains perhaps the most detailed account of the private life of the grizzly bear ever recorded.
This Modern Library edition contains an introduction by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Undaunted Courage.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philinator465 - LibraryThing
Not finished, was terribly boring at the time I started reading it. However I was much younger so I think I would enjoy it more now. Read full review
Review: Hunting Trips of a Ranchman & The Wilderness HunterUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
"Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" was an entertaining read if the hunting narrative genre floats your boat. Unfortunately "The Wilderness Hunter" was mostly a re-edited HOToaR with entire chapters lifted wholesale. Including both books in a single volume was pointless and disappointing Read full review
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