Pascha, This book sounds fasacinating. Rarely do I read summaries posted here, but the "based on a true incident" caught my eye.' I'll have to add this to my list of books to read. If it's not validated by the time I finish all the others on my list, I'll do it, but I'm sure it will be. The latter part of the story sounds like the story of Jeremiah Johnson, a wonderful movie of a mountain man--I think also based on a true person. He was also deserted after an attack by two people left to watch over him. Cindy --- Pascha Lea <pascha2u@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi folks, > Just finished validating "The Revenant - A Novel > of Revenge" by Michael Punke, for those who are > interested. > > Description: > > From Publishers Weekly > Based on a true incident of heroism in the history > of the American West, this debut by a Washington, > D.C., international trade attorney and former > bureaucrat in the Clinton administration is an > almost painfully gripping drama. A Philadelphia-born > adventurer, frontiersman Hugh Glass goes to sea at > age 16 and enjoys a charmed life, including several > years under the flag of the pirate Jean Lafitte and > almost a year as a prisoner of the Loup Pawnee > Indians on the plains between the Platte and the > Arkansas rivers. In 1822, at age 36, Glass escapes, > finds his way to St. Louis and enters the employ of > Capt. Andrew Henry, trapping along tributaries of > the Missouri River. After surviving months of > hardship and Indian attack, he falls victim to a > grizzly bear. His throat nearly ripped out, scalp > hanging loose and deep slashing wounds to his back, > shoulder and thigh, Glass appears to be mortally > wounded. Initially, Captain Henry refuses to abandon > him and has him carried along the Grand > River. > Unfortunately, the terrain soon makes transporting > Glass impossible. Even though his death seems > certain, Henry details two men, a fugitive > mercenary, John Fitzgerald, and young Jim Bridger > (who lived to become a frontier hero) to stand watch > and bury him. After several days, Fitzgerald sights > hostile Indians. Taking Glass's rifle and tossing > Bridger his knife, Fitzgerald flees with Bridger, > leaving Glass. Enraged at being left alone and > defenseless, Glass survives against all odds and > embarks on a 3,000-mile-long vengeful pursuit of his > ignominious betrayers. Told in simple expository > language, this is a spellbinding tale of heroism and > obsessive retribution. > Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. > > Lea > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam > protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com __________________________________ Start your day with Yahoo! - Make it your home page! http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.