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James Oliver Curwood
God's Country and the Man
Judith A. Eldridge

Popular Press

Biography of a popular adventure writer and conservationist

Early twentieth-century readers devoured James Oliver Curwood's tales of America's rugged, untamed north. Creator of the half-wolf Kazan and the grizzly bear Thor (in the novel that later inspired the movie The Bear), Curwood left a legacy of enduring wildlife classics. In the only full-length biography of this fascinating figure, Judith A. Eldridge traces his development both as a writer and as an early conservationist, a one-time hunter whose experience with a real bear made him a preservationist of the wild.

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Cover is brown, with an illustration of a bear.

January 2005
LC: 92-074542 PS
240 pp. 6 x 9
22 b/w photos
ISBN 978-0-87972-605-8
Paper $24.95 t

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