American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee

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Before men ruled the Earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction 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, a charismatic alpha female named O-Six 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 Yellowstone park ranger 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 multi-generational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the clash of values 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.

Title : American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
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ISBN : 1101902787
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Will rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2017

There was a time when millions of us roamed the continent. We fed when there was need. We played in forests and open places. Our kind lived well, from the warm woodlands of the south to the frosty forests of the north and in the gentler landscapes between. We raised our pups in cozy dens, and rai...

karen rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE!! this is my nonfiction book for the month, chosen because i like wolves, but sean of the house LOVES wolves, and i was going to give this to him when i finished, but i'm afraid it would break his sensitive irish heart. according to this book, wolves have a life expectancy of about fi...

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★☆☆

October 24, 2017

3.5 stars I've always been a wolf fan. They are majestic animals and not just because I love reading the porny books featuring wolf shifters. Back in the day my now ex-husband and I heard about a man that bred hybrid wolves. We were interested and that's way before any legal aspects were really ta...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

October 24, 2017

3.5 Yellowstone and the wolf reclamation project, two main characters, McIntyre and one a wolf named O-six. The struggles with the ranchers, who see the wolves as predators, a risk to their cattle and their way of life. The hunters, who depend on elk for themselves and those they take on the hunt...

Maxwell rated it ★★★★☆

December 06, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It's an incredibly well told story about a pack of wolves, particularly focused on the alpha female, in Yellowstone National Park. But it's also so much more than that. It's about people who are passionate about something, about fighting for what you love,...

Jessaka rated it ★★★★★

August 19, 2017

Wolf 0-06 “He decided he wanted the gray. He exhaled and squeezed the trigger… The gray staggered and dropped. It was a long walk through the snow to where she lay…This was a trophy very few people in his part of the would had ever taken… When he came within fifty yards of his prize he caught a glimp...

Joseph rated it ★★★★☆

November 20, 2017

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee is the history of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone. Blakeslee is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. His first book, Tulia, was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and won the J. Anthony Lukas...

Chrissie rated it ★★★☆☆

October 20, 2017

The central focus of this book is the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone Park and thus the Northern Rockies. By the 1920s wolves had for the most part become extinct in the lower 48 states of the US. In 1995 Canadian wolves were brought into Yellowstone Park. The book follows this reintrod...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

By the 1920s, wolves had almost been eradicated from the Lower 48 states. In 1995–6, though, two rival packs were brought in from Canada to repopulate Yellowstone National Park. Blakeslee gives a panoramic overview of the reintroduction project and the recurring clashes between hunters and biolog...

Glen rated it ★★★☆☆

November 27, 2017

I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A history of the effort to reintroduce wolves to the Yellowstone area. There's definitely pros and cons to the idea. Blakeslee is firmly in the "pro" camp.

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