Of Men and Mountains: The Classic Memoir of Wilderness Adventure

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Globe Pequot, Aug 1, 2001 - Nature - 338 pages
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"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 sheep-herders, 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 the spirit.

In such country, Douglas noted, "man can find deep solitude; and under conditions of grandeur that are startling, he can come to know both himself and God."

  

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

William Douglas loved the outdoors. There is no mistaking that. He also had an enthusiasm for sharing that love with others. From a young age Douglas found a friendship with the mountains outside his ... Read full review

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I had hoped for more legal stuff as I did not read the reviews before reading the book, But I was quite pleased with this side of the author's life, his love of nature and the mountains in the north ... Read full review

Contents

Yakima
19
Infantile Paralysis
30
Sagebrush and Lava Rock
36
Ahtanum
51
Indian Flat25 Miles
63
Naches40 Miles
85
Deep Water
100
Fear Walks the Woods
109
Fly vs Bait
168
A Full Heart
186
Goat Rocks
199
Jack Nelson
213
RoySchaeffer
230
Food
255
Snow Hole
274
Klickitat
292

The Campfire
124
Indian Philosopher
132
Sheepherders
144
Trout
162
Kloochman
314
Glossary
330
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Douglas served as a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1939-1975, the longest term in history.

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