Crow Killer: Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

406LIFE

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I did this one on audiobook while I was chasing archery elk this year. Link.

Good:
-Finally get some contemporary accounts of a famous mountain man.
-Details help you pinpoint locations in the west you can go to, or have been and fill out the story.
-Gives you insight into the mountain man lifestyle and the rendezvous that you don't get anywhere else.
-Mountain man names make you want your own, but not earn it like some did.
-Historical account that really makes you think of the times.


Bad:
-Audio book can be hard to understand at times and the reader didn't do homework on pronunciation. But if you read the book, won't matter.
-New scholarship wants to refute if he actually ate liver, but his peers all claim to see him do it.
-Written long ago, so can be hard to follow at times.
-The ending is anticlimatic, wish more could be added.
 

Jorgy

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I read the book many years. Didn't know at the time is was what Jerimiah Johnson Movie was based on. Didn't take long to figure that one out though
 

dcopas78

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It's been on my "to read" list for a while. Working on "Blood and Thunder" right now about Navajo, Kit Carson and New Mexico. It is a good read so far.
 
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