Troutbirder II: Past Present and Future. The World As Troutbirder Sees It.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012
Although Yellowstone National Park may seem a bit too specialized for a book of historical & general interest, it really isn’t. George Black in Empire Of Shadows: The Epic Story OfYellowstone tells the story of our northern mountain (mostly Montana) states in a no nonsense & colorful manner. Exciting, adventurous, stormy and often distressingly sad, we read a powerful recounting of Yellowstone’s beginnings, unencumbered by folklore or myth, with a large, colorful and violent cast of characters that includes early fur trappers, gold miners, pioneers, politicians, statesmen, thieves, adventurers, soldiers, and Blackfeet, Crow and Nez Perce warriors and chiefs. Well-documented and researched, the story is recommended reading for those who enjoy realistic accounts of the American West. A very enjoyable book about one of my favorite places in the world....
I am a not so recently retired social studies teacher and basketball coach. Still hunting birds though now with a camera instead of a gun.
Nature devotee, dog lover, birder, gardener and still all around outdoor adventure seeker.
Troutbirder II is my alter ego. He loves books and history and spent the Bush II years gradually converting to "yellow dog" Democrat.