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By William Lowell Putnam

the writer of this e-book 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 strive against lengthy prior to he was once eligible to vote, and earned either pink middle and Silver big name. He taught geology at Tufts university yet, as he places it, “has always 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 offering twenty-five years worthy of broadcast editorials, serving on a number of editorial committees, compiling quite a few climbers’ publications and authoring six books on hiking subject matters. His first biography used to be of JOE steer clear of, 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 enough standpoint to notice the failings in addition to the tremendous issues of his topic. however the reader can't leave out the loving appreciate that permeates the total textual content. Roger Putnam was once the crucial Yankee - robust in precept, gradual to bend his critiques, certain of his flooring and devoted to labor. This publication is a son’s tribute to his special dad or mum - A YANKEE IMAGE.

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