American Wolf by Nate Bleakeslee Review

Hello my little munchkins!!!! How are you all doing today? I am doing pretty well besides the point that I am sick, which one hundred percent sucks. I am hoping to be better tomorrow. I gave up on NaNoWriMo this year as I realized that I wanted to make my book go a diffrent way so I am working on that right now and I hope it is better than my original idea. Has anyone else done, completed, or attempted NaNoWriMo? Anyways you came here to read a review so let me get onto that.

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Author: Nate Blakeslee

Pages: 322

Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Biological Science, Nature

Publisher: Crown

Publishing Date: October 17, 2017

Description according to Amazon, The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her
 
Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West.

With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world.

But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park’s stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley.

These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West—between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country’s most iconic landscapes.”

 Review:

  • I choose to read this book because I LOVE wolves.
    • In this book you learn a lot about wolves, how long they live, what the eat, their life, and more.
    • So if you love wolves or even just want to know more about them then this book would be the book for you.
  • In this book we follow the lives and deaths of 0-SIX. 
    • This wolf is a female that is very important to the book who is the Alpha of a pack in Yellowstone National Park, in case if you have or haven’t heard.
  • The writing and the description that the author went into was Tremendously perfect as it made me feel as if I were there with the wolves, living life with them.
    • This book does get emotional to some at moments as YOU WILL grow attached to theses wolves and just like any other living thing they will die at one point.
    • The author was wonderful in the way the book was written but I did wish that if it was possible that Nate would’ve put in more pictures besides a map and the lineage family tree so I would have gotten a better visual stimulation.
  • This book really brings into view how terrible humans are as people hunt wolves yet humans don’t eat wolves so it is mostly for sport yet they like to say it is helping the cattle population yet more cattle are killed by natural disasters and us compared to wolves.
    • It also brings into view how just like wolves humans NEED to be in a pack of sorts otherwise we may go crazy, no matter how much we say we don’t need others we always do.
      • We also have a hierarchy as they do were we have a Top Dog (Alpha), Second in command (Beta), Third in command (Delta), the regular people (Wolves or Pack Mates), the weak links (Omegas) and the weird loners who are the people who are completely and truly alone which may cause them to go crazy (Rouges).
      • I was surprised to find out that how the way the Washington politics went it was impacting the Yellowstone wolves. Congress overruled the court regarding the hunting of wolves. It had cost $117 million to restore wolves to the ecosystem, which was a huge shock to me.
        • Wolves were also being spread in some states surrounding the area which did make me happy but as long as no-one was hurting the animals.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book yet I wished there was more pictures.

I GIVE THIS BOOK 5/5 STARS. 

Let's Chat-2

HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK BEORE? IF SO WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ON IT? DO YOU LIKE WOLVES? DO YOU AGREE WITH WHAT I SAID ABOVE? DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ME OR ANYONE ELSE? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL? 

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