Here Lies Hugh Glass A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation

ISBN-10: 0809054590
ISBN-13: 9780809054596
Edition: 2012
Authors: Jon T. Coleman
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Description: How one man’s tale of survival and revenge transformed the American WestIn the summer of 1823, a hunter named Hugh Glass was brutally mauled by a grizzly bear in the brush along a tributary of the Yellowstone River. She bit his head, punctured his  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

How one man’s tale of survival and revenge transformed the American WestIn the summer of 1823, a hunter named Hugh Glass was brutally mauled by a grizzly bear in the brush along a tributary of the Yellowstone River. She bit his head, punctured his throat, and ripped hunks from his body. Two comrades stayed with him at first, but soon abandoned him to the wilds. But Glass wouldn’t die. He crawled and heaved his way to safety, then vowed revenge on those who had left him for dead. It all sounds too epic to be true, more like a campfire tale than actual history. And with good reason—nearly all we know of this story comes from secondhand accounts published in journals and magazines that promised readers back east stories of the “true” untamed West. InHere Lies Hugh Glass, the acclaimed Western historian Jon T. Coleman delves into these often contradictory accounts, looking for both the real Hugh Glass and the myth that made him something more. The Glass who emerges provides a rich, eye-opening look at the trials of life on the early frontier. At the same time, the stories told about Glass offer a window onto the imagined frontier as it developed in the minds of a young nation. These and other stories inspired a generation of Americans to go West in search of fortune and adventure. Written in engaging, vivid prose with a healthy dose of humor throughout,Here Lies Hugh Glassis a triumph.

Author's Note
Introduction
Origins
The Metaphysics of Hugh Hunting
Bom to Run
Initiations
The Naked and the Dead
Bears in Black and White
Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Chew
Afterlives
Cold Lips Say Waugh!
I Will Survive
Conclusion
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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