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Cool North Wind Hardcover – March 1, 2002
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Morley Nelson's name isn't in the forefront when people discuss the leading American conservationists of the 20th century. But many prominent people believe he deserves such recognition. His achievements in falconry, nature films, raptor-rehabilitation, conservation laws, raptor-electrocution issues and recovery of endangered peregrine falcons have made a major impact on the welfare of the birds of prey of North America and around the world.
But there is a lot more to Morley Nelson than his commitment to birds of prey. A member of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation," he fought with the famed 10th Mountain Division during World War II, suffering grevious wounds while winning the Silver Star and the respect of the men who served with him. He has endured terrible personal losses. Arab shieks, Hollywood celebrities and state and national political figures have sought his counsel.
Cool North Wind is the story of a man who has lived life to the fullest.
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This is a fast-paced story about an amazing man who has, through hard work, tenacity, and strong vision, accomplished more in his life than most people ever will. The life lessons he learns are lessons for everyone, and his outlook on life and philosophy are words to live by.
From his boyhood on a North Dakota Farm, through fighting the Germans in the mountains as a ski trooper in WW II, his scientific exploits, flying falcons with the royal families of the Middle East and making movies with Walt Disney - raising a family all the while - Morley's life story is hard to put down.
The only improvement I could have asked for was a little tighter editing of an already-tightly written book. But the story is so strong, you'll revel in each moment regardless. Steubner deserves huge credit for capturing the essence of this great man.