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My Sixty Years on the Plains

Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting
Narrated by: A.T. Chandler
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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In his concise, richly detailed memoir My Sixty Years on the Plains, fur-trapper W. T. Hamilton - also known as "Wildcat Bill"-gives the listener a first-hand account of life outdoors in the Old West. From trailblazing to trading with Indians, Hamilton relates how a mountain man relied on his wits and specialized knowledge in order to survive the inhospitable environments.

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  • Barbara
  • 03-06-2018

Pretty good

I enjoyed this, and enjoy about learning about this time in history. It's a good book, but it wasn't memorable enough to give it 5 stars. Still, good enough that I recommend it.

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  • J. Hardie
  • 18-12-2019

Awesome book. Real and raw

This was an amazing book. Extremely entertaining and full of action. Not the revisionist history that fills our universities today that demonize the white man an glorify all Indians. Some were good, most were hostile and ruthless, not just towards white men but also other Indian tribes.... Great book. Trappers were bad asses to. E sure.

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  • Maverick
  • 09-09-2020

If you like details and a good story....

....then this probably isn't the book for you. In all fairness, I should have caught that when I saw that 60 years in the wilderness was dictated in 4+ hours. This was more or less a brief summary. I found it hard to get into and enjoy.

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  • Jan
  • 20-07-2020

OK!

The story line was OK but i did not enjoy the reader. Had a hard time staying tuned in to it!

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  • patricia r rash
  • 28-05-2020

Beautiful historical story

This book would make a great movie I loved this mans story and discription of our beautiful country

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-02-2020

Accurate history

I have read and listened to this multiple times and have handed out several hard copies. Chandler has an excellent voice for this type of read. I only gave 4 stars because some of the places mentioned were mispronounced. Not a big deal and would not have been noticed had I not been from the part of the country covered. Hamilton was very accurate in his depiction of the trappers life in that era. He had both friends and enemies among the Indians. He doesn’t mention in this book that he was married but it was covered in the footnotes of the book, Old Bill Williams. (Also a good read if you’re interested in western history from that time)