The Boy Who Invented Skiing : Swain Wolfe spent his childhood exploring the mesas of Colorado and tunnels of his father's Tuberculosis sanatorium near the Garden of the Gods and later his stepfather's cattle ranch in the high country. That natural paradise became his refuge, but family violence forced him from the mountains and wild rivers to Missoula. He felt lost in town, immersing himself in work as he had in nature. He cut timber until the trees started talking and led a crew into a raging forest fire, but it was underground mining that changed his life. Wolfe absorbed the skills of natural storytellers, the ranchers, loggers, and miners he knew. This lyrical memoir tells the stories of the free thinkers, hardscrabble philosophers, desperate characters, spirited women, and outsider artists who embodied the boom spirit of the West after World War II.
|Biografía y Autobiografía||Childhood Memoir|