"Catch 'em Alive Jack": The Life and Adventures of an by John R. Abernathy,Jon T. Coleman,Kermit Roosevelt

By John R. Abernathy,Jon T. Coleman,Kermit Roosevelt

Best identified for catching wolves alive together with his naked fingers, John R. Abernathy (1876–1941) used to be born to Scottish ancestors in Texas. Raised within the burgeoning railroad city of Sweetwater, Abernathy thought of himself a real son of the Wild West. In his impressive lifestyles he labored as a U.S. marshal, sheriff, mystery carrier agent, and wildcat oil driller. however it was once the unintended discovery of a daring technique of catching wolves alive that made Abernathy recognized and drew the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt. through forcing his hand deep adequate right into a wolf's mouth, he may stun the creature lengthy sufficient to seize it, a carrier for which he used to be paid fifty money by way of keen ranchers.

This Bison Books version brings Abernathy's bright account of his existence into print for the 1st time because its unique booklet in 1936.

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