Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995 - Nature - 276 pages
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Yellowstone National Park has a long history of deaths by everything from earthquakes to bear attacks, poison gas, and lightning. Since 1870 there have been 300 deaths, all brought together in this fascinating book by a long-time chronicler of Yellowstone's history.

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The subtitle states: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park. I’ve had this on my tbr for some time. In general, I like nonfiction about natural history and the great outdoors. I read ... Read full review

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This is one of those books that was worth writing, even though it was not written so well. I listened to the audiobook, so didn't get a chance to check the writer's sources. The writer himself grew up ... Read full review


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Lee H. Whittlesey is the historian for Yellowstone National Park and the author or editor of numerous books including "Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park"; "Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone National Park"; and "A Yellowstone Album: a Photographic Celebration of the First National Park.

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