Blevins portrays the incredible lives of such men as Jed Smith, Jim Bridger, Tom Fitzpatrick, and Bill Williams, while he looks for the greater story, the story of their experiences, rather than the political realities of their era.
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In his later life, Winfred Blevins has authored over 14 books, 4 movies, and innumerable articles. In his "earlier life, he has earned graduate degrees in English, American Literature, and Music Criticism, has worked as a college professor, then principal music critic, theater critic, and movie critic for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. He says, "We are seeing, being created right now, a new western for a new, young, hip audience. Its heroes aren't cowboys and soldiers, but Indians, mountain men, women, blacks, Hispanics, Mormons, and all the other westerners who were shoved aside in the first myth. It's more complex, more interesting, more fully human than the old myth. It deals less with taming the country and more with living it. A lot of researching, thinking, dreaming, and story-telling will be needed to bring this myth into its own. I'm lucky to be one of the story-tellers doing it."Review:
Praise for Give Your Heart to the Hawks:"It was an epic time, which lasted hardly more than a third of a century before civilization swarmed west on trails the mountain men had blazed. Now Blevins sees they are paid the awed honor that is due them, in a book which has the drama and suspense of a novel."—Los Angeles Times
"No one since the great A. B. Guthrie, Jr., has a better feel for the world of the mountain man."—Don Coldsmith
"For the lover of the early West, it is good entertainment... with lots of color, suspense and excitement."—The Denver Post
Praise for the Rendezvous Series:
"A rousing installment in a fine epic of the American frontier."--Publishers Weekly on Beauty for Ashes
"The glory years of frontier life, fresh and rich. "—Kirkus Reviews on Beauty for Ashes
"[An] entertaining, vivid portrait of frontier America as seen through the eyes of an impressionable youth."—Booklist on So Wild A Dream
"So Wild a Dream is a fabulous beginning of what promises to become a classic series that will be on college reading lists in history classes studying the fur trade era."—Roundup Magazine
"The drama and suspense of a novel...A lyrically written celebration of the lifestyle and the still astonishing deeds of the Mountain Men." (Los Angeles Times)
"No one since the great A. B. Guthrie, Jr., has a better feel for the world of the mountain man." (Don Coldsmith)
"For the lover of the early West, it is good entertainment...with lots of color, suspense and excitement." (The Denver Post)
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