A Yankee Image by William Lowell Putnam PDF

By William Lowell Putnam

the writer of this booklet may have had difficulty being dispassionate approximately himself and his topic. He has essentially succeeded in regard to the latter. William Lowell Putnam served his hitch within the U.S. Army’s elite tenth Mountain department, the place he commanded an organization in wrestle lengthy prior to he used to be eligible to vote, and earned either crimson middle and Silver superstar. He taught geology at Tufts collage yet, as he places it, “has constantly misspent” his lifestyles within the mountains. He freely admits to having flunked the fundamental English direction at Harvard, yet claims to have made up for it in later years by way of composing and providing twenty-five years worthy of broadcast editorials, serving on numerous editorial committees, compiling a number of climbers’ publications and authoring six books on climbing subject matters. His first biography was once of JOE sidestep, who, greater than coincidentally, occurred to be a youth neighbor and modern of his father, the topic of this quantity. Writing virtually two decades after the dying of Roger Putnam, William has accomplished a adequate viewpoint to notice the issues in addition to the positive issues of his topic. however the reader can't pass over the loving admire that permeates the whole textual content. Roger Putnam was once the essential Yankee - robust in precept, gradual to bend his critiques, convinced of his flooring and devoted to exertions. This publication is a son’s tribute to his exceptional guardian - A YANKEE IMAGE.

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