American Wolf

American Wolf

A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

Book - 2017
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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. --
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2017]
ISBN: 9781101902783
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 599.733 Bla


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Jan 26, 2019

The best book I have read in years. The author includes multiple perspectives and winds a very engaging narrative . No matter your perspective on the wolves in YNP, you will learn and be given consideration points for varying points of view. The 'O6 ' biography is astonishing.

Dec 01, 2018

A moving and educational true story of the life of 0-Six, an alpha female wolf in Yellowstone. Part of the reintroduction of wolves into the park, the story follows her life, as well as those of packmates and other packs. The book brings you into the lives of wolves from pups to death. The beauty and the savagery of wild and formidable animals is painted vividly in the author's words. The humanity and savagery of men, also as formidable animals, is also depicted. It is easy to get lost in the fast moving stories as each vignette unfolds, from denning, to hunting to caring for the less fortunate to fighting for territory, and to dying. One can't help compare at times, wolves to men. I appreciated the education on the effort to reintroduce the wolves to their ancestral range, especially as wolves in MN and WI are being removed from the endangered list. And, I hope, that in the Yellowstone, looking over the valleys, the spirit of 0-Six lives on forever.

Oct 11, 2018

Blakeslee writes an engaging story of the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone, telling it from both advocates’ and antagonists’ perspectives. Readers follow three generations of alpha pairs, their progeny and their ‘watchers.’

I didn’t expect this to be page-turning exciting. It was. It’s this month’s [October 2018] New York Times/PBS NewsHour ‘Now Read This’ selection.

May 09, 2018

Fantastic. A well written, supremely researched look at wolf reintroduction into the lonesome crowded west. Highly recommended.


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Dec 21, 2018

interesting, gave you good info on both sides of the "let the wolves kill for food vs kill off the varmint. story was a little one sided in favor of the "poor wolves". went into too much detail about the people that monitored the wolves. lost interest about half way through book, sped read to finish. gave up 3/4 through


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