Some True Adventures in the Life of Hugh Glass, a Hunter
Cover artwork adapted frompainting by famous Great West artist Charles Russell Hugh Glass c was an American fur trapper and frontiersman noted for his exploits in the American West during the first third of the th century Glass was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents He was an explorer of the watershed of the Upper Missouri River in present day North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana Glass was famed, most of all, as a frontier folk hero for his legendary cross country trek after being mauled by a grizzly bear Glass most famous adventure began in , when he responded to an advertisement in the Missouri Gazette and Public Adviser, placed by General William Ashley, which called for a corps ofmen to ascend the river Missouri as part of a fur trading venture These men would later be known as Ashley s Hundred Besides Glass, others who joined the enterprise included notables such as James Beckwourth, Thomas Fitzpatrick, David Jackson, John Fitzgerald, William Sublette, Jim Bridger, and Jedediah Smith Early in the trek, Glass established himself as a hard working fur trapper He was apparently wounded on this trip in a battle with Arikara, and later traveled with a party ofmen to relieve traders at Fort Henry, at the mouth of the Yellowstone River The expedition, led by Andrew Henry, planned to proceed from the Missouri, up the valley of the Grand River in present day South Dakota, then across to the valley of the Yellowstone The sketch in this book is related by the explorer and Army officer Philip St George Cooke This book originally published by Lindsay Blakiston inhas been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting A story about a truly remarkable man.This is a true story about one of the most remarkable mountain men that ever lived A must read if you want to know about the men who opened up the west. Nice and concise account of an incredibly harrowing tale of survival The writing was a little hard to follow at times but I still found it enjoyable overall. This book I found on a Kindle web site, is not a book about Hugh Glass the individual who is the subject of the movie Revenant.It is rather a segment from a larger book about the adventures and interests of U S Army officer Phillip St George Cooke The author has written about and covered the trapper s encounter with a grizzly bear and his arduous crawl back to the nearest out post of a fort on the frontier The difficult effort to survive and return to the group of mountain men who left him al This book I found on a Kindle web site, is not a book about Hugh Glass the individual who is the subject of the movie Revenant.It is rather a segment from a larger book about the adventures and interests of U S Army officer Phillip St George Cooke The author has written about and covered the trapper s encounter with a grizzly bear and his arduous crawl back to the nearest out post of a fort on the frontier The difficult effort to survive and return to the group of mountain men who left him alone on the plains without his rifle, knife and fire starting tools.This book as well as many others that deal with Hugh Glass covers his injuries, risks and heroic travel back to life Interesting short read about the mountain man Hugh GlassA story of bravery and perseverance in the most dire of circumstances Short read but it is exciting and entertaining nonetheless. JbstumpI liked the fast pace and rhythm of the writing.This is for anyone who likes adventure The ending was perfect for me All though I was a little shocked It is a great testament to human nature. 17 page Kindle ed. Great ReadFilled in the blanks and corrected some of the creative license, of the book version of Glass s history well done. Very shortInteresting but very short Very good accounting of this ordeal , mauled by the bear This was Az Gooder edition is a bread two or three other books about you last. Truth about Hugh GlassThe movie thee Revenant was good but as usual Hollywood adds their twist I wanted the original story and this provided the facts.