Rocky Mountain Land Series presents Jon T. Coleman

Historic LoDo: Acclaimed historian Jon Coleman is an associate professor of United States history at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Vicious: Wolves and Men in America, which won the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize. Coleman will read from and sign his new history Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation (FS&G). In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled Hugh Glass. The animal ripped the trapper up, carving huge hunks from his body. Glass’s fellows rushed to his aid and slew the bear, but Glass’s injuries mocked their first aid. The expedition leader arranged for his funeral: two men would stay behind to bury the corpse when it finally stopped gurgling; the rest would move on.

Alone in Indian country, the caretakers quickly lost their nerve. They fled, taking Glass’s gun, knife, and ammunition with them. But Glass wouldn’t die. He began crawling toward Fort Kiowa, hundreds of miles to the east, and as his speed picked up, so did his ire. The bastards who took his gear and left him to rot were going to pay.

Here Lies Hugh Glass springs from this legend.

“This fascinating, wonderfully written book makes you think and makes you laugh. Jon Coleman tracks the many tales and few facts that surround the legend of Hugh Glass, whose improbable survival and quest for revenge crawls off the page and stays in your head.” —Clyde A. Milner II, coeditor of The Oxford History of the American West

Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1628 16th St.
80202 Denver
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Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780809054596
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hill & Wang - April 24th, 2012

Vicious: Wolves and Men in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300119725
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Published: Yale University Press - October 2006

Vicious: Wolves and Men in America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300103908
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Published: Yale University Press - September 1st, 2004

Catch 'em Alive Jack: The Life and Adventures of an American Pioneer Cover Image
By John R. Abernathy, John T. Coleman (Foreword by), Kermit Roosevelt (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780803259560
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Published: Bison Books - July 2006