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By William Lowell Putnam

the writer of this e-book can have had difficulty 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 ahead of he was once eligible to vote, and earned either red center and Silver big name. He taught geology at Tufts university yet, as he places it, “has constantly 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 by way of composing and providing twenty-five years worthy of broadcast editorials, serving on numerous editorial committees, compiling quite a few climbers’ courses and authoring six books on climbing subject matters. His first biography used to be of JOE keep away from, who, greater than coincidentally, occurred to be a adolescence neighbor and modern of his father, the topic of this quantity. Writing nearly two decades after the loss of life of Roger Putnam, William has completed a enough point of view to notice the failings in addition to the positive issues of his topic. however the reader can't leave out the loving appreciate that permeates the full textual content. Roger Putnam used to be the essential Yankee - robust in precept, gradual to bend his critiques, yes of his flooring and devoted to exertions. This publication is a son’s tribute to his extraordinary father or mother - A YANKEE IMAGE.

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