The Greatest Mountain Men Stories Ever Told (Paperback)
Long the dominant icon embodying the spirit of America's frontier past, the image of the cowboy no longer stands alone as the ultimate symbol of independence and self-reliance. The great canvas of the western landscape--in art, books, and film, including 2016's Leonardo DiCaprio hit movie The Revenant--is today shared by the figures called Mountain Men. They were the trappers of the Rocky Mountain fur trade in the years following Lewis and Clark's Expedition of 1804-1806. The Greatest Mountain Men Stories Ever Told presents in one book many of the most engaging and revealing portraits of mountain men ever written.
Lamar Underwood is the former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life and former editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York. The numerous books he has edited include Tales of the Mountain Men, The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, Survival Stories, and War Stories. His novel On Dangerous Ground, was published by Doubleday.