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November 2016 Audiobook Giveaway of Death in Yellowstone

Death in Yellowstone

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness
in the First National Park

By Lee H. Whittlesey
Read by Stephen R. Thorne

From Lee H. Whittlesey comes the updated edition of the classic Death in Yellowstone. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park. Read the full description.

“Whittlesey’s already gripping account of accidents and foolhardiness in Yellowstone is now updated, more comprehensive, and all the more fascinating.”
—Dr. Michael Yochim, author of Protecting Yellowstone

“The most fascinating book ever written about Yellowstone Park and its environs.”
Journal Of The West

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook
1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
2. Put the word “Foolhardiness” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by November 30, 2016. Open to US only.

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Congratulations! To Jennifer Essad, winner of last month’s giveaway of
The Heavens May Fall. Thank you to all that entered.

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ROAD TRIP!

By Deborah Fleet, Audio Proofreader (MLIS)

National Park Service Photo
National Park Service Photo

Summer has arrived, and I am thinking about traveling, and all the travel I have done. What about you? Amazingly, I have gone cross country in an old beat up van, crossing from Southeastern Massachusetts and doing my version of the Oregon Trail winding up in Butte Falls, Oregon, where my brother lived 3 miles in off a dirt logging trail. On said trip we mostly boondocked – slept in the van by the side of the road, or at rest stops along the way. This was the early 70’s. Said van suffered a cracked windshield and collapsed roof, as well as losing the universal joint on the Fourth of July! There were bee stings in Chicago, running from tornadoes in Iowa, and the transmission let go in Yosemite. But I also saw Devil’s Tower made famous in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, prairie dogs, geysers and hot pots, ‘Old Faithful’, smelled sulfurous odors, and saw magnificent waterfalls. I was also asked by my traveling companion, while we were somewhere out in Wyoming at Yellowstone, “Hey, why don’t you get a photo of that moose and her baby!” Okay, I was not too bright. I got the picture, but was certainly glad that mama never got caught of my scent along the way. This was an enlightening road trip to see the National Parks. Those were the days before audio books were available, I am not even sure if we had an 8 track player in the car. I know we had a CB radio, and lots of static on the car radio.

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