A Yankee Image by William Lowell Putnam

By William Lowell Putnam

the writer of this ebook can have had difficulty being dispassionate approximately himself and his topic. He has basically 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 a firm in strive against lengthy earlier than he used to be eligible to vote, and earned either crimson middle and Silver megastar. He taught geology at Tufts collage yet, as he places it, “has continually misspent” his existence within the mountains. He freely admits to having flunked the elemental English path 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 variety of climbers’ courses and authoring six books on hiking subject matters. His first biography was once of JOE stay away from, who, greater than coincidentally, occurred to be a early life neighbor and modern of his father, the topic of this quantity. Writing virtually 20 years after the demise of Roger Putnam, William has completed a adequate viewpoint to notice the failings in addition to the effective issues of his topic. however the reader can't leave out the loving appreciate that permeates the whole textual content. Roger Putnam was once the indispensable Yankee - robust in precept, gradual to bend his evaluations, convinced of his floor and devoted to exertions. This e-book is a son’s tribute to his individual dad or mum - A YANKEE IMAGE.

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