The Bear Hunters Century: Profiles from the Golden Age of Bear Hunting

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The years between 1820 and 1920 saw the flowering of 100 years of American bear hunting, a dangerous, blood-pounding pursuit that drew the participation of some of the most colorful characters in frontier history. Now back in print in a softcover edition, The Bear Hunter's Century by noted historian Paul Schullery, profiles the life, times and adventures of ten of America's greatest bear hunters, including two near-mythical frontiersmen, Davey Crockett and Grizzly Adams; an American President, Theodore Roosevelt; a 20th century mountain man, Ben Lilly; a former slave, Holt Collier; and an antebellum sothern aristocrat, Wade Hampton III. In addition to offering a unique slice of frontier history, The Bear Hunter's Century views these controversial hunters within the context of modern sportsmanship, and the conservation and natural history of American bears.

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