Bear Tales for the Ages: From Alaska and Beyond

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Larry Kaniut, 2001 - Nature - 256 pages
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Collector of bear lore for nearly half a century, author Larry Kaniut has chosen these tales and legends for their focus on the wisdom of bears and the strength of the human spirit in encounters with them. An Alaskan legend himself, Larry brings together 28 amazing stories of encounters with this four-legged wonder of the woods, spanning the time period from 1816 to 1999.
 

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Contents

A BAD ONE
13
BATTLE OF GIANTS
23
THE LORDS ON MY SIDE
29
LIFE FOR LIFE
39
PROTAGONIST OR ANTAGONIST?
47
DEATH STALKED
49
TWO CLOSE TO DEATH
59
A BAD MISTAKE
63
ALMOST TOO MUCH GRIZZLY
135
BURIED ALIVETWICE
145
DETERMINED TO LIVE
151
A MANS MAN
165
ONE TOUGH COOKIE
173
EVER THE WOMAN
179
TOE TO TOE WITH A GRIZZLY
185
OLD GROANER
191

BEAR AND BULL FIGHTS
67
HE TALKED TO THE BEAR
75
TWO BEARS TOO CLOSE
87
BUDS FAITHFUL KENAI
95
IN SEARCH OF A MANKILLER
101
BETWEEN A HARD PLACE AND A ROCK
111
SHOOT STRAIGHT
121
A BEAR FROM NOWHERE
123
THERES ONE
209
A BRAVE BRAVE
223
RANGE BULL AND RENEGADE BEAR
229
THIS BEAR WAS ALL BUSINESS
235
STORY SOURCES
243
MY PERSONAL BEAR BOOK COLLECTION
246
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About the author (2001)

Log cabin. Snowed in. Pregnant young woman. Deer Park, Washington. Baby boy.

A month after the bombing of Pearl Harbor I joined my sister Laura Lee and our parents Vivian and Larry, thanks to my great-grandmother Clara Kralman's midwifery. A little over a year later Lana Lynne completed our family. Before long my father left us. kaniut.com/about

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