Books: Read These

// BY JIM MAHAFFIE

TRUE STORY
The Martyrdom of Collins Catch the Bear

Gerry Spence 

Collins Catch the Bear was a Lakota Sioux wrongfully charged with the murder of a white man in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1982. His trial lawyer was the author, a Wyoming native who established a practice in Jackson decades ago and, in 2009, was inducted into the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.


THE GUIDEBOOK
Jackson Hole Hikes: A Guide to Grand Teton National Park, Jedediah Smith, Teton & Gros Ventre Wilderness and Surrounding National Forest Land

Rebecca Woods 

“This is our go-to guide for hiking the Tetons,” says Cliff Sobin, an avid hiker from Teton Village. “You’ll always find it in our daypacks.” The indispensable resource is now in its fourth edition (2015). Though currently out of print, it’s available in local bookstores.


THE MEMOIR
Travel Light, Move Fast 

Alexandra Fuller

Jackson Hole resident Fuller wrote about her childhood in “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight,” which The New York Times named one of 2002’s Notable Books, and recounted major life events in subsequent memoirs. Here she writes about her father, Tim Fuller, a larger-than-life character who moved from England to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian Bush War before becoming a banana farmer in Zambia. 


THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK
The Last Great Wild Places: Forty Years of Wildlife Photography 

Thomas D. Mangelsen

From the man who made grizzly bear 399 a national icon, this amazing collection spans forty years of favorite photos taken on seven continents. “I try to catch the spirit, or the character, or the gesture of an animal… I have no claim on that, but I watch an animal for a long enough time to be able to know or predict where it might go, and I’m very aware of the background,” Mangelsen says. JH


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