By William Lowell Putnam

the writer of this e-book can have had hassle being dispassionate approximately himself and his topic. He has sincerely 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 wrestle lengthy sooner than he used to be eligible to vote, and earned either pink center and Silver big name. He taught geology at Tufts university yet, as he places it, “has continually misspent” his lifestyles within the mountains. He freely admits to having flunked the elemental English direction at Harvard, yet claims to have made up for it in later years via composing and providing twenty-five years worthy of broadcast editorials, serving on a number of editorial committees, compiling a variety of climbers’ publications and authoring six books on mountain climbing themes. His first biography used to be of JOE evade, who, greater than coincidentally, occurred to be a formative years neighbor and modern of his father, the topic of this quantity. Writing virtually two decades after the demise of Roger Putnam, William has accomplished a enough standpoint to notice the failings in addition to the high-quality issues of his topic. however the reader can't omit the loving appreciate that permeates the full textual content. Roger Putnam used to be the crucial Yankee - powerful in precept, gradual to bend his evaluations, certain of his flooring and devoted to exertions. This booklet is a son’s tribute to his special mum or dad - A YANKEE IMAGE.

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