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By William Lowell Putnam

the writer of this booklet may have had hassle 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 an organization in wrestle lengthy ahead of he was once eligible to vote, and earned either pink center and Silver celebrity. He taught geology at Tufts collage yet, as he places it, “has continually misspent” his existence within the mountains. He freely admits to having flunked the elemental English path at Harvard, yet claims to have made up for it in later years through composing and providing twenty-five years worthy of broadcast editorials, serving on a number of editorial committees, compiling various climbers’ publications and authoring six books on hiking themes. His first biography used to be of JOE steer clear of, who, greater than coincidentally, occurred to be a youth neighbor and modern of his father, the topic of this quantity. Writing nearly 20 years after the demise of Roger Putnam, William has completed a adequate standpoint to notice the issues in addition to the positive issues of his topic. however the reader can't leave out the loving appreciate that permeates the whole textual content. Roger Putnam used to be the fundamental Yankee - robust in precept, gradual to bend his critiques, certain of his floor and devoted to labor. This publication is a son’s tribute to his wonderful mother or father - A YANKEE IMAGE.

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