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Win Blevins

Win Blevins Lisa Ridgway

“I came naturally by my yen to wander far places, physical, imaginary, and spiritual...”-Win Blevins Win Blevins, of Cherokee, Irish and Welsh descent, is from a family that was on the move, always west. Win's childhood was spent roaming, his dad a railroad man.  Win went to school in St. Louis, and the family spent summers in little towns along the tracks of the railroads. He listened to the whistles blow at night and wanted to go wherever the trains went.
Seldom has a young man been in more of a hurry.  Using scholarships, Win ran through a succession of colleges, receiving his master's degree, with honors, in English from Columbia University.  He taught at Purdue University and Franklin College, then received a fellowship to attend USC.  Win became a newspaperman - a music, theater, and film critic for both major Los Angeles papers.  In 1972 he took the big leap-he quit his job to write out his passions-exploring and learning wild places-full time.  His greatest passion of all has been to set the stories of these places, their people and animals, colors and smells, into books.
Win climbed mountains for ten years. A fluke blizzard caught him on a mountaintop and froze his feet, an end to climbing mountains, but not to exploring them.  He's rafted rivers in the west, particularly the Snake and the San Juan, and was briefly a river guide.  His love of the great Yellowstone River gave him a fine appreciation

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Sam Morgan, once a young runaway from Philadelphia, now a seasoned fur trapper and mountain man, faces the most daunting task of his adventuresome life. It is 1827 and he, together with the trapping...

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Moonlight Water

Win Blevins and Meredith Blevins

A rock star finds adventure, love, music, healing, and life in Win Blevins and Meredith Blevins' Moonlight Water.Robbie, a San Francisco area musician, half burned out on his career,...

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Eighteen years have passed since Sam Morgan came West from Pennsylvania and learned the perilous business of trapping in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.Now, in 1840, he seems...

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Stone Song

Win Blevins

Of all the great warriors of Native America, Crazy Horse remains the most enigmatic. Scorned from his childhood for his light hair, he was a man who spurned the love of finery and honors so...

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