Steven Faulkner’s new memoir, Bitterroot: Echoes of Beauty and Loss, has been published by Beaufort Books of New York City. It is available in bookstores and on Amazon.
From the Bitterroot press release:
On the occasion of the 100th-year anniversary of the National Parks Service, author Steven Faulkner releases a memoir of his unforgettable experience on the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Bitterroot: Echoes of Beauty & Loss (Beaufort Books, July 2016. New York, NY)
narrates the adventures of Steven Faulkner and his eighteen-year-old son, Alex, on the Lewis and Clark Trail, an audacious journey across the United States that brought father and son from the High Plains, over the hazardous Rockies, to the homeland of the Native American tribe, the Nez Perce.
Using letters of the 19th-century explorer De Smet and the records of Nez Perce warrior, White Thunder, Steven and Alex re-experience part of the journey that Lewis and Clark made in the early 1800’s through the vast Wild West landscape.
In this father-son story, author Steven Faulkner provides an in-depth understanding of the often-unexplored Wild Northwest, reporting the hard times and risks of his journey, as well as meaningful chance encounters with residents who share their own stories.
The passion and knowledge that Steven Faulkner has for history and for travel makes this book a must-read for all Wild West history-lovers.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Steven Faulkner grew up in the Sudan and Ethiopia in Africa, and later in Arkansas and Kansas. After dropping out of college, he married, had children, and worked a variety of jobs: driving dump trucks and concrete mixers, carpet cleaning, roofing, newspaper and doughnut delivery, and spent fourteen years as a carpenter.
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