Poredevil's Beaver Tales: A Double Dozen Mountain Man Tales Told in Hip-Sprung Verse

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First Steps Publishing, Nov 15, 2011 - Fiction - 270 pages
A collection of 24 humorous mountain man tall stories narrated in a loose sort of verse in the voice of a tough, experienced, early-19th Century Rocky Mountain Fur Trapper. These stories are mainly addressed to greenhorns newly come to the mountains, but they are also intended to mystify and amuse veteran companions starved for entertainment. A few of the tales are a re-telling of the whoppers of Jim Bridger and Black Harris, such as Bitter Crick and The Peetrified Mountain. Most are original outrageous lies of Henry's own, related in the mountaineer tradition. All of the stories contain glimpses of the difficult, dangerous life of that rowdy breed of men who challenged America's uncharted wilderness and who survived and triumphed because of their courage, fortitude and unquenchable laughter in the face of hardship and peril. Come along and sprawl beside a beaver camp cookfire and hear how it was-and wasn't-in the Rocky Mountain fur trade.

About the author (2011)

Edward Louis Henry (aka Poredevil) has been a working cowhand, saddle bronc rodeo contestant and Wild West performer, WWII infantry sergeant, newspaper reporter, U.S. Foreign Service officer and executive speechwriter, plus has spent thirty years in advertising. A lifelong horseman and outdoorsman, Henry is active in mountain man rendezvous where he is known by his mountain man moniker, Poredevil. Western history is his abiding passion. His extensive research adds a strong dose of interesting authenticity to his books. He is a member of Western Writers of America and is the author of the Temple Buck Quartet and Poredevil’s Beaver Tales. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife Gloria.

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