Doug Peacock, the model for the George Hayduke of Edward Abbey's novels The Monkey Wrench Gang
and Hayduke Lives!
, served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a Green Beret medic, ministering to the Montagnard and Hre peoples of the highlands while trying to jump over the bullets that rang around him. When he returned home, as he writes, "I retreated to the woods and pushed my mind toward sleep with cheap wine." In those woods he found grizzly bears, and among them he shook off memories of war. In the pages of this memoir, recounting what has now been Peacock's many years among them, the bears of Montana come to life. They find an eloquent protector here.
From Publishers Weekly
Returning from the war in Vietnam, Peacock sought peace of mind in the wilderness with the grizzly bears; his observations of them constitute natural history writing of a high order.
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