Publisher: W. T. Hamilton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In writing this book the author had only one end in view, that of relating in a simple way his experiences as a mountaineer. In these days, when such experiences are fast becoming a thing of the past, the story is of special interest.
The Bozeman Trail (Annotated)
GOLD The age old motivator and one that saw tens of thousands of Americans fueling westward expansion to the Pacific coast In 1863 John Bozeman pioneered a route that connected Montana gold fields to the Oregon Trail As the Civil War closed the flow of emigrants turned into a flood angering the Native Americans over this intrusion into their nomadic lands The Lakota chief Red Cloud declared war Here are the stories of the years when the dangerous Bozeman Trail was in use From it s first wagon train to the closing of the forts that protected the route some of the most storied pioneers of the west played a part The legendary Jim Bridger and the Fetterman Fight are just part of the adventure Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the migration that changed the country forever For the first time this long out of print volume is available as an affordable well formatted book for e readers and smartphones Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample
Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters
A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States confronting the growing threat of nature s blazes Forest and wildland fires are growing larger more numerous and deadlier every year record drought conditions decades of forestry mismanagement and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year One select group of men and women are part of America s front line defense smokejumpers The smokejumper program operates through both the U S Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management Though they are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program being a smokejumper remains an art that can only be learned on the job Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways spreading almost instantaneously shooting downhill behind a stiff tailwind or even flowing like a liquid In this extraordinarily rare memoir by an active duty jumper Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world explores smokejumping s remarkable history and explains why their services are more essential than ever before