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|Publisher||:||Lightnin Ridge May 2002|
|Number of Pages||:||374 Pages|
|File Size||:||792 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Ridge Runner Reviews
Larry Dablemont has long proven his talents with the written word on matters of the out of doors but with his book, RIDGE RUNNER, he has even surpassed himself. You can almost smell the musty odor of the woods and hear the gurgling of the stream where his uncle fished and trapped to feed the family during the bleak days in the early Ozarks. He brings to life the hard scrabble times of this beautiful country during the '30's and '40's before the White River was tamed by the series of dams we now take for granted. If you enjoy a walk back through a less hurried but much harder time when survival was an every day test, take a stroll through these pages. You'll never forget your journey. Fred Richardson, Protem, Mo.
An excellent book told in the words of the main character. His stories of a subsistence level of survival reminded me of my childhood. I highly recommend to anyone that appreciates history and self-sufficiency.
Very good book if you a WW II history buff.
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Good book about my river
I bought a signed book at the James A. Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River state park. I bought a place on Bull Shoals and wanted to learn more about the people and history of the area so I picked up this book and the Turkey book.
This book is about two subjects that are very close to me. I first visited Big Piney in 1984 when some former high school friends invited me down with them. At the time I was just home from having served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and was a few weeks from reporting in to a US Army Reserve HQ Detachment of the 12th Special Forces. I was really taken with the place. Later our group expanded as more folks showed up and became more rowdy than I preferred so I grabbed my pack and wandered up into the the ridge above Paddy Creek. In the morning I was rewarded with a fog shrouded few of the valley. I've traveled to every continent except Antarctica and I still find Big Piney/Paddy Creek Wilderness one of my favorite places.
I spent many hours on the Big Piney just down stream from where he grew up, reading this book reminded me of swimming and fish that river as a kid. His trip over seas serving our country, living in St. Louis painting cars, then fishing some more, I still go to the Big Piney today and it is not the same river it was but nothing is, it is a great read and Larry thanks for capturing his life and putting it on paper, and thanks for signing my book :-)