Mountain masculinity : the life and writing of Nello "Tex" Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies, 1906-1938 (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Mountain masculinity : the life and writing of Nello "Tex" Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies, 1906-1938

Author: Tex Wood; Julie Rak; Andrew Colin Gow; Harry W Gow; John R Gow
Publisher: Edmonton : Athabasca University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1906, Nello Vernon-Wood (1882-1978) reinvented himself as Tex Wood, Banff hunting guide and writer of "yarns of the wilderness by a competent outdoorsman." His homespun stories of a vanishing world, in such periodicals as The Sportsman, Hunting and Fishing, and the Canadian Alpine Journal, have much to tell us about the west as envisioned by those who wanted to leave the early 20th century behind - or at least  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Tex Vernon-Wood; Tex Vernon-Wood
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tex Wood; Julie Rak; Andrew Colin Gow; Harry W Gow; John R Gow
ISBN: 9781897425022 1897425023
OCLC Number: 222517551
Description: ix, 226 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ted Bishop --
Introduction / Andrew Gow and Julie Rak --
1. Fifth Avenue Pilgrims Amid the Goats --
2. This Guiding Game --
3. Last Great Buffalo Drive --
4. "William, Prepare My Barth" --
5. US Winter Sports --
6. Rams --
7. Tepee Tales --
8. Early Ski Attempt on Mt. Ptarmigan --
9. Pipestone Letters No. 1 --
10. An' All We Do Is Hunt --
11. Latest From Pipestone --
12. Dried Spinach or Moose Steak? --
13. Tex Reads His Permit --
14. Guide Knows Everything --
15. Tex: Gentleman's Gentleman --
16. It's Good to Be Alive --
17. Tex Takes a Trophy --
18. Sawback Cleans a Laker --
19. Sawback Changes His Mind --
20. Tex Tangles With Horribilis --
21. Navigatin' for Namaycush --
22. What's in a Name? --
23. Sawback and the Sporting Proposition --
24. Wild Goose Chase, by 'Ramon Chesson' --
25. It's a Woman's World --
Appendix A. Tex Vernon-Wood / John R. Gow --
Appendix B. Gift from Grandad Vernon-Wood / Harry W. Gow.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Andrew Gow and Julie Rak ; in collaboration with Harry W. Gow and John R. Gow.

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A captivating portrait - in his own words - of Nello Vernon-Wood (1882-1978), who reinvented himself as a Banff hunting guide and writer of "yarns of the wilderness by a competent outdoorsman."  Read more...

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We are lucky to have these snapshots of life on the trail before the trail became a highway. - Ted Bishop, author of Riding with Rilke

 
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