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Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Mountain Man books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Heart/Justice of the Mountain Man (2006)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionSelling his gun to the highest bidder, sharpshooter Monte Carson rode side by side with Big Jim Slaughter, the most feared hombre in Wyoming Territory. But when Monte decided to reform his ways and give back $50,000 in stolen army payroll, he made an enemy in Slaughter and a friend in mountain man Smoke Jensen. Now, an enraged Slaughter wants his money, and if he doesn’t get it, he’s going to kill Monte’s wife, his hostage in an outlaw paradise called Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For Smoke, there’s no choice but to come down off the mountain and ride straight into the Hole, where he and Slaughter will go head to head in a…
Author(s): William W. Johnstone

2. Power of the Mountain Man (Mountain Man, No. 15) (1997)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionIn the depth of a cruel High Lonesome winter comes a cryptic message for Smoke Jensen. The letter tells of skulduggery by gold barons, railroad magnates and Chinese tongs in San Francisco. Smoke knows only one person in the city by the bay: the well-rounded, open-natured Francie, mistress of one of the town’s most notorious pleasure palaces. Smoke once rescued her from raiding Cheyenne, but now Madame Francie is mysteriously dead…and Smoke’s arrival in San Francisco is less than welcoming. Then, on the waterfront, he learns of a plot by the wealthy, the mighty, and the deadly to expand their…
Author(s): William W. Johnstone

3. Mountain Man (2000)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionDistributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho PressA classic in American West literature and the inspiration for Robert Redford’s portrayal in the classic film Jeremiah Johnson. Vardis Fisher has captured both the romantic idealism and harsh realism of the wilderness experience with this classic tale of the West. #233,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4521 in Westerns (Books) #1281 in Men’s Adventure Fiction (Books) #1187 in Women’s Adventure Fiction (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Vardis Fisher

4. Joe Meek: The Merry Mountain Man (1966)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionYour recently viewed items and featured recommendations › View or edit your browsing history After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. #2,687,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #15110 in Traveler & Explorer Biographies Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Stanley Vestal

5. Tales of the Mountain Men: Seventeen Stories of Survival, Exploration, and Frontier Spirit (2004)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionLong 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, film-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. With their bold journeys peaking, during the period of 1830-1840, they were the first white men to enter the vast wilderness reaches of the Rockies in search of beaver “plews,” as the skins were called. They feasted on the…
Author(s): Lamar Underwood

6. Forty Guns West (Preacher/First Mountain Man) (2011)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionDuring a trip back east for a family reunion, Preacher learns that even the civilized Midwest can attract a motherlode of trouble . . . especially when a gang of local bully boys decide to pick a fight. Now wealthy landowner Elam Parks lies dead—and there’s a $5,000 reward on the head of the man accused: the first mountain man.The fortune in blood money has dispatched a small army of bounty hunters after Preacher. Now back in his once-peaceful homestead in the High Lonesome, as he sets his sights down the barrel of his ’33 Hall North breechloader, Preacher is ready for target practice. And he can’t think of a more scenic…
Author(s): William W. Johnstone

7. The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, Adventure, and Survival (2017)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionThe “mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing as they did among animals, and spending most of their days and nights living and camping out in the great unexplored wilds of the Rockies. Life outdoors presented many threats, not least among them Native Americans, who were hostile to the mountain men encroaching on the area for their own purposes. For a certain kind of pioneer, this risk and…
Author(s): Stephen Brennan

8. Mover Of Men and Mountains (1967)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionDespite early failures, R. G. LeTourneau rose to eminence in the competitive world of manufacturing and construction. Although his competitors thought him insane, history has proved that his inventive genius was decades ahead of its time. His combination of enterprise and Christian commitment led to his sponsoring many works involving missions and education, including LeTourneau College, a Christian liberal arts and technical school in Longview, Texas. Through a lifetime of business ventures, this engineering genius put faith into action and reaped big rewards. Movers of Men and Mountains is the story of how…
Author(s): R. G. LeTourneau

9. The Man Who Moved a Mountain (1991)

 Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your AttentionThis is the definitive biography of Reverend Bob Childress of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Often compared to Mark Twain’s tales of the Mississippi, the style and the text show, with stark clarity, the transforming effects Childress and his ministry had on the rough and wild mountain communities of this section of Virginia. #151,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1169 in Religious Leader Biographies #42096 in Religion & Spirituality (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Richard C. Davids

Best Mountain Man Books Worth Your Attention

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Mountain Man: John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Call of the American West

Author(s): David Weston Marshall
ID: 2440798, Publisher: Countryman Press, Year: 9 May 2017, Size: 16 Mb, Format: epub

Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail

Author(s): Barney Scout Mann
ID: 2578000, Publisher: Mountaineers Books, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Author(s): Boochani, Behrouz;Tofighian, Omid
ID: 2662763, Publisher: Pan Macmillan;Picador, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

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