Home > Sale Books >

Combo Special: Shadow of the Alleghenies and Last Appalachian Wolf
Combo Special: Shadow of the Alleghenies and Last Appalachian Wolf


 
List Price: $31.90
Our Price: $18.95
Sale Price: $18.95
Savings: $12.95
Qty:

Description
 
Limited time offer:

Buy Shadow of the Alleghenies and receive a free copy of The Last Appalachian Wolf.

By Edwin Michael

Combo Price $18.95 You save $12.95


Shadow of the Allegheny (Regular $18.95)

In Shadow of the Alleghenies, we learn about the Allegheny region as it was being settled: the wildlife, the Indians, the climate and the natural resources. Today’s armchair adventurers can get a real idea about the habits and habitats of wolves, buffalo, mountain lions, beavers and poisonous snakes.
But, the best part of the historical novel is its two unforgettable characters. The adventures, joys and perils of the tall Scotsman, Angus and Schatto, (German for shadow) the newborn wolf pup that Angus rescues from certain death, and with whom he becomes inseparable.


The Last Appalachian Wolf (Regular $12.95)


When Dr. Michael discovered a lengthy newspaper article that described a 7-day wolf hunt held in January 1897, he realized he had the seed for his next intriguing novel. In the resulting story, fiction is employed to detail the exciting and traumatic lives of timber wolves in the Central Appalachians during the 1750-1900 period. By describing the unique challenges facing successive generations of wolf packs, Dr. Michael reveals how human intrusion and a series of related historic events disrupted the lives of wolves and led to a precipitous decline in their numbers. Readers are provided the opportunity to evaluate the various agents that ultimately led to the demise of the iconic predator that played such an important role in balancing the mountain ecosystem full of deer, elk, buffalo, and passenger pigeons.

The story follows a succession of fictional pack leaders that must adapt to changing conditions created by human invaders if their packs are to survive, including “Canus” whose pack survived a wild fire set by Iroquois; “Castana” who relocated his pack to avoid construction of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike over Cheat Mountain; “Venali” whose pack was forced to abandon its territory due to the building and maintenance of Cheat Summit Fort during the Civil War; “Silva” whose pack was decimated by traps and strychnine; and “Montani” who struggled to survive the relentless pursuit of hounds and hunters.