The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone

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Henry Holt and Company, May 15, 1998 - Nature - 368 pages
4 Reviews
A New York Times Notable Book

The inside account of the environmental story of the decade Early in this century, U.S. government agents trapped, poisoned, or shot every wolf they could track down in and around Yellowstone National Park. By 1926, not one wolf was left alive. After generations of struggle between the wolf's friends and foes, the wolf was returned to Yellowstone in January of 1995. Thomas McNamee chronicles the drama of the reintroduction, the political machinations behind it, and the harrowing details of the wolves' own lives. In his telling, it is easy to see why this saga has stirred the imagination of a nation.

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

3.5/5 stars. I liked the story more than the writing style. He captures what happened and the people involved in a way that makes everything relative and enjoyable but his prose is a little obnoxious. 5/5 stars for the true story and people involved. 2/5 stars for the writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Akhila Vijayaraghavan - Goodreads

A magnificent account on the challenging aspects of a wildlife reintroduction program. Stresses the importance of the wolf as a key-stone predator and the importance they play in maintaining an ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Thomas McNamee is a former president of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and the author of The Grizzly Bear, Nature First, and A Story of Deep Delight. He lives in San Francisco.

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