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Michael Punke

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Michael Punke was born on December 7, 1964 in Torrington, Wyoming. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, then transferred to George Washington University where he earned a degree in International Affairs. He later received his doctorate from Cornell Law School and served as visa mer Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell International Law Journal.. Punke serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also served on the White House National Security Council staff. He was formerly the history correspondent for Montana Quarterly. At the University of Montana, he was an adjunct professor. Punke has written several books. His work includes Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mine Disaster of 1917; Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West; and his most famous book, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (2002). 30 visa färre

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The Revenant (2002) 1,765 exemplar
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BooksInMirror | 66 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2024 |
Having not yet seen the movie, I only had an inkling of an idea of what I was in for. The story is unbelievable, yet apparently it's largely true. It's an incredible tale of survival and it's important to read some of the notes at the book's conclusion because the rest is nearly as crazy.
Sean191 | 66 andra recensioner | Dec 19, 2023 |
was a good book overall, someone going thru being left for dead and the path out. The biggest problem is that it's either slow or OMG HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT.THe lulls in action can be too much/long and the survival portions as much as I liked them turned into too much a lull. I found myself loving the book more and more as time went on. I don't really have much more to say on the book because at the end of the day, I found that the book really didn't hold me as tight as I hoped it would have
jdesjardins | 66 andra recensioner | Oct 9, 2023 |
This is a triple header for the reader interested in conservation: a biography of early conservationist George Bird Grinnell, the story of bringing the American bison back from near-extinction, and the establishment and early history of Yellowstone National Park.

It begins with the story of the destruction of the bison/buffalo – from millions that covered the western landscape to under fifty animals within the borders of Yellowstone National Park. And although Yellowstone had been established as a National Park in 1872, even the handful that lived in Yellowstone were not safe. For the first decade that Yellowstone existed, Congress would authorize money for enforcement of laws and punishment of crimes within Yellowstone, including poaching. It seemed that the very last remnant of the wild buffalo would be hunted out of existence for their trophy heads, bringing $500 or more to those that would provide them to rich collectors. The feeling was that they were almost extinct – so “I might as well get mine.”

Although George Bird Grinnell had himself taken part in buffalo hunts, he had grown up with the influences of John Jacob Audubon’s widow Lucy who owned an estate near his parents. He became both alarmed and deeply committed to their rescue. As editor of Forrest and Stream magazine he was able to publicize their plight and engage other influential men to get Yellowstone protected by law. It was a change from the ‘what profits us now’ mindset of those who wanted to not only exploit the animals, but also introduce mines and railroads within the Park to the more long range conversation and preservation of a national treasure.

And then, at 49 years old, having saved Yellowstone and its animals, Grinnell was not content to rest on his laurels, but also was highly influential in the establishment of other National treasures, such as Glacier National Park.

This is a highly readable account, written by the author of [The Revenant]. It’s not only an important account of early conservation movement in America, but still is highly relevant today as conservation groups are having to battle mining and gas extraction on the borders and within national park boundaries – which seem to shrink each year.
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streamsong | 5 andra recensioner | Jun 7, 2023 |



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