Greatest books about Montana
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10045) 5 years ago
"Greatest books ever written about Montana"
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As usual I'm stuck in a time warp, I'll got with THE BIG SKY & MONTANA: HIGH, WIDE, AND HANDSOME.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17769) 5 years ago
I'm stuck in a time warp as well. "Stay away, Joe", while today's politically correct sneer at it, is excellent, as well as Dan Cushman's account of our gold rush days, "Montana - the Gold Frontier."
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Posted by cj sampsel (+486) 5 years ago
Little Big Man by Thomas Berger. The movie is also oone of the best about Montana.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2903) 5 years ago
This summer I read a fantastic book about the life of Montana's first territorial governor, Thomas Francis Meagher. The book is called, "The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero" and was written by Timothy Egan.

I loved the book! But don't just take my word for it. Here's a review by the Wall Street Journal:

“Thomas Meagher’s is an irresistible story, irresistibly retold by the virtuosic Timothy Egan . . . The author tells Meagher’s exhilarating story with an Irishman’s flair for the tragic, poetic and dramatic . . . A gripping, novelistic page-turner…. Imperfect but irresistible, Meagher has long deserved a revival and reappraisal. For sure, he has a rousing one now.” -- The Wall Street Journal

If you love Irish history, Australian history, American civil war history, and Montana history, this book has it all.

Here's the Wikipedia link about Thomas Francis Meagher:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...is_Meagher
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17769) 5 years ago
Thanks for the recommendation,MCD. I will have to look that book up.
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