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American wolf : a true story of survival and obsession in the West

Author: Nate Blakeslee
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death and death tell us about the struggle for the American West. --
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Genre/Form: Creative
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nate Blakeslee
ISBN: 9781101902783 1101902787
OCLC Number: 973504808
Description: 300 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Author's note --
O-Six lineage --
Map of the Lamar Valley --
Prologue: December 6, 2012 --
Return of the wolf --
In the Valley of the Druids --
A star is born --
Killers --
The king of Currumpaw --
Rebels in the sage --
Iron man --
Return to the Lamar Valley --
Betrayal --
Rampage of the Mollies --
"The worst possible thing I could tell you" --
A good day in the park --
Enough is enough --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Nate Blakeslee.

Abstract:

The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death and death tell us about the struggle for the American West. --

"The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world. But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park's stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley. These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West--between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country's most iconic landscapes."--Jacket.

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