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S Boone Caudill Jim Deakins and Dick Summers traveling the Missouri River from St Louis to the Rockies these frontiersmen live as trappers traders guides and explorers The story centers on Caudill a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hung. This book is a masterpiece although it was Guthrie s second book The Way West that won the Pulitzer Prize It was written in 1947 but doesn t get read much any A shameGuthrie was appalled by the Western cowboy books that were being written He wanted to write a novel that followed some of the first men to live in the harsh lonely environment of the West His work was carefully drawn from historical sources journals diaries and numerous trips to the area The characters in The Big Sky were not romanticized mountain men were hardened cold and brutal people and their heroism was hidden within tedious dirty dangerous or even sualid eventsThe protagonist Boone Caudill was such a man He left his Kentucky home at 17 fleeing an abusive father and spent years crisscrossing the West He was a trapper a hunter a loner spending most of his time by himself or with one or two friends Eventually he finds a Blackfoot suaw with whom he settles down for a time but ends up leavingGuthrie s prose is wonderful and you can feel the beauty as well as the dangers of the landscape The wind got to a man when he stood still chilling his sweat and making him shiver beneath his skins It filled him full it blew into him through his eyes and nose and mouth and drove through his skin It was something he didn t feel alone or hear alone but that he knew in every part of him as a man swimming would know the waterBoone could feel civilization pushing in on him and it saddened him It s what we ve all felt at one time or another that by our presence we ve destroyed the beauty which drew us thereThis is a book that each generation should read again Enséñame más it was Guthrie s second book The Way West that won the Pulitzer Prize It was written Wonder (The Books of Marvella, in 1947 but doesn t get read much any A shameGuthrie was appalled by the Western cowboy books that were being written He wanted to write a novel that followed some of the first men to live Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in the harsh lonely environment of the West His work was carefully drawn from historical sources journals diaries and numerous trips to the area The characters The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in The Big Sky were not romanticized mountain men were hardened cold and brutal people and their heroism was hidden within tedious dirty dangerous or even sualid eventsThe protagonist Boone Caudill was such a man He left his Kentucky home at 17 fleeing an abusive father and spent years crisscrossing the West He was a trapper a hunter a loner spending most of his time by himself or with one or two friends Eventually he finds a Blackfoot suaw with whom he settles down for a time but ends up leavingGuthrie s prose The Tunnel is wonderful and you can feel the beauty as well as the dangers of the landscape The wind got to a man when he stood still chilling his sweat and making him shiver beneath his skins It filled him full Secretos del Cosmos it blew The Secret Treasons into him through his eyes and nose and mouth and drove through his skin It was something he didn t feel alone or hear alone but that he knew مريض الوهم in every part of him as a man swimming would know the waterBoone could feel civilization pushing The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death in on him and ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, it saddened him It s what we ve all felt at one time or another that by our presence we ve destroyed the beauty which drew us thereThis Doctor y campeón is a book that each generation should read again

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Er for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big wild places Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to lo. I want to go to big sky country and I want to do it on horseback and I want to trap beaver and I want to hunt buffalo for food and shelter and I want to trade with Native Americans and I want it to be the 1800 sbut that aint gonna happen so I just went ahead and read this book

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A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fictionOriginally published than fifty years ago The Big Sky is the first of A B Guthrie Jr's epic adventure novels set in the American West Here he introduce. This is the first novel in A B Guthrie Jr s trilogy about the settlement of the American West It spans the years from 1830 to 1843 or roughly from the time that fur trappers and traders along with the American Indians had the Far West pretty much to themselves until the time when settlements were growing up along the Missouri River when steamboats were plying the western waters and when settlers were beginning to think about making the overland journey to OregonAt the center of the story is a Kentucky boy named Boone Caudill who is barely seventeen when the story begins In the midst of a fight with his drunken abusive father Boone smacks the older man with a piece of firewood knocking him out cold and Boone believes perhaps killing him With that Boon has had enough of his home and of Kentucky His Uncle Zeb whom he knows only very slightly is a mountain man living somewhere up the Missouri River Encouraged by the tales he s heard from Zeb Boone decides to follow in his uncle s foot stepsHe sets out for the West having many adventures and misadventures along the way He hooks up with another young man Jim Deakins who will become his best friend and the two of them join a party of fur traders making their way by boat up the Missouri and into Indian country It s a very hard and extremely dangerous journey but along the way Boone grows stronger and harder and begins to evolve into the mountain man he will ultimately becomeAs the story progresses we see the changes that these critical years make in Boone in the Indian inhabitants of the land in the Far West and to some extent in the larger nation itself It s a story beautifully told entertaining and exciting and at times tragic and it well deserves its reputation as an American classic


10 thoughts on “The Big Sky

  1. says:

    This is the first novel in A B Guthrie Jr's trilogy about the settlement of the American West It spans the years from 1830 to 1843 or roughly from the time that fur trappers and traders along with the American Indians had the Far West pretty much to themselves until the time when settlements were growing up along the Missouri Riv

  2. says:

    I particularly love fiction when the allegory and the story march hand in hand to a natural conclusion I don’t need to be spoon fed I just relish when the character and the polemic arrive at similar points after similar journeys Sounds simpl

  3. says:

    You want to go to St Louis don't you Boone? That's what counts Not this here You want to trap beaver and fight Injuns and live like a natural man He forgot to add catching the clap to that list of manly pursuits Can't miss it and still shine as a man Young Boone striking out from home for the very first time is lucky to have seasoned guide like Jim Deakins to offer advice and help navigate the rough terrain th

  4. says:

    The days were gone when a man could sleep as long as he wanted and get up lazy and eat some meat and lie down again glad for warmth and a full stomach and even the ice that put the beaver out of reach It wasn't uite sunup wh

  5. says:

    This book is a masterpiece although it was Guthrie's second book The Way West that won the Pulitzer Prize It was written in 1947 but doesn't get read much any A shameGuthrie was appalled by the Western cowboy books that were being written He wanted to write a novel that followed some of the first men to live in the harsh

  6. says:

    It was good to tell stories sometimes and to hear stories told and to brag and to laugh over nothing and play horse while the whisky worked in you and to have the good feeling in the back of your head all the time that when you were through talking and betting and drinking and wrestling there would be an Indian girl waiting for you

  7. says:

    I want to go to big sky country and I want to do it on horseback and I want to trap beaver and I want to hunt buf

  8. says:

    I tried truly I did Guthrie is a Pulitzer Prize winner and this has been called his masterpiece It's not badly written by any means uite the contrary but this is one of those books I find way too dark in terms of the characters and I say that as someone that loved The Color Purple and The Kite Runner But then

  9. says:

    Loneliness And Freedom In The Old WestThe genre of the American Western has had a long history through dime and pulp novels and magazines radio television and film and novels and stories Although much of the genre deals in stereotypes many Westerns are thoughtful and imaginative including AB Guthrie's 1947 nove

  10. says:

    Likely first read this in the early 60s on my bunk in an USAF barracks Then it would have received a 5 star rating Read most of Guthrie's book thereafter but after Way West can't recall connecting with his characters My longest college essay probably springs from Guthrie a comparative look how Blackfeet and Crow Indians interacted with the trappersJoseph Walker non fiction now most dominates my memories of t

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