Untamed

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Untamed
  • Will Harlan
  • English
  • 12 September 2018
  • 0802122582

About the Author: Will Harlan

Will Harlan is the longtime editor in chief of the Asheville, North Carolina based Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.Harlan is famous in Western North Carolina as the man who races ultra marathons with barefoot Tarahumara Indians in Mexico He has run naked through the woods He is the five time champion of the epic 40 mile Mount Mitchell Challenge And he once appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, whe Will Harlan is the longtime editor in chief of the Asheville, North Carolina based Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.Harlan is famous in Western North Carolina as the man who races ultra marathons with barefoot Tarahumara Indians in Mexico He has run naked through the woods He is the five time champion of the epic 40 mile Mount Mitchell Challenge And he once appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he was heckled by Jerry Seinfeld because of his preference for sleeping outdoors year round and peeing in a bucket, rather than being in bed with his wife


Untamed Carol Ruckdeschel is the wildest woman in America She eats road kill, wrestles alligators, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built herself in an island wilderness She s had three husbands and many lovers, one of whom she shot and killed in self defense A combination of Henry David Thoreau and Jane Goodall, Carol is a self taught scientist who has become a tireless defender of sea turtles on Cumberland Island, a national park off the coast of Georgia.Cumberland is the country s largest and most biologically diverse barrier island over forty square miles of pristine wilderness celebrated for its windswept dunes and feral horses Steel magnate Thomas Carnegie owned much of Cumberland, and his widow Lucy made it a Gilded Age playground But in recent years, Carnegie heirs and the National Park Service have clashed with Carol over the island s future What happens when a dirt poor naturalist with only a high school diploma tries to stop one of the wealthiest families in America Untamed is the story of an American original standing her ground and fighting for what she believes in, no matter the cost. Free Read [ Untamed ] by [ Will Harlan ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Untamed

  1. Kristen says:

    If Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey inspire you, so will Carol Ruckdeschel, who is my new saint of the wilderness Author Will Harlan paints such a compelling and intimate portrait that his request, at the end of the book, for readers to honor Ruckdeschel s privacy and not descend upon her like hungry pilgrims to Buddha, is absolutely necessary I was ready to book tickets Ruckdeschel s passions are wilderness, Cumberland Island, and sea turtles although she has a friendly acquaintance with cri If Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey inspire you, so will Carol Ruckdeschel, who is my new saint of the wilderness Author Will Harlan paints such a compelling and intimate portrait that his re...

  2. Amanda says:

    This is wonderful biography of Carol Ruckdeschel She is an inspiring, outspoken, unapologetic, fighter for nature in general and turtles in particular It was amazing to me all the things she accomplished basically by herself She took on politicians, rich people, shrimp trawlers among others to p...

  3. Gail Strickland says:

    How perfect After reading about Carol Ruckdeschel s struggle not only to save the loggerhead and other turtles from the Carnegie family, politicians, shrimp fishermen among others in addition to Cumberland Island, one of Georgia s barrier islands one of my cats gifted me with a half eaten bullfrog, laid lovingly on the welcome mat at my front door I now know how Ruckdeschel must have felt seeing dead turtles on the beaches of the island.Despite fighting for nature and wilderness for over for How perfect After reading about Carol Ruckdeschel s struggle not only to save the loggerhead and other turtles from the Carnegie family, politicians, shrimp fishermen among others in addition to Cumberland Island, one of Georgia s barrier islands one of my cats gifted me with a half eaten bullfrog, laid lovingly on the welcome mat at my front door I now know how Ruckdeschel must have felt seeing dead turtles on the beaches of the island.Despite fighting for nature and wilderness for over forty years, only the northern part of the island has been designated a wilderness area and it is a continuing struggle to maintain even that Every year or so, there is an effort to commercialize the rest of not only Cumberland but the other barrier islands lining Georgia s coast, helped along by politicians financed by off islanders We h...

  4. Tiffany Kopcak says:

    I had to force myself to put this book down, otherwise I would have spent an entire day reading it It was gripping both in the compelling character of Carol, but also in the inclusion of relevant and interesting facts about all manner of people and factors that have affected the history of this crucial island.Will Harlan s writing is superb He presents Carol warmly, showing the thought process and passion of a truly remarkable woman while also nodding to criticism from her neighbors Like any I had to force myself to put this book down, otherwise I would have spent an entire day reading it It was gripping both in the compelling character of Carol, but also in the inclusion of relevant and interesting facts about all manner of people and factors that have affected the history of this crucial island.Will Harlan s writing is superb He presents Carol warmly, showing the thought process and passion of a truly remarkable woman while also nodding to criticism from her neighbors Like any good journalist, Harlan meticulously researched for this book, spendi...

  5. Linda Belote says:

    This is one mighty fine inspirational book about what one person scientist ethologist can accomplish if the fire and passion are strong enough Here is a testimonial to a woman who did it and how it was done, in spite ...

  6. Perri says:

    The book covers the history of Cumberland Isl, the biology of sea turtles, but most fascinating, the story of Carol Ruckdeschel, their fierce defender Passionate, feisty, flawed, eccentric I m grateful to be in a world with individualists like Carol.

  7. Yasmin says:

    Time has shown that Carol was right, we as human beings are too cheap and nasty to help Mother Earth Will Harlan is wrong in thinking that the earth can repair itself should we die out first Already too much damage has been done and with over 7 billion people crammed into this one planet I don t see the likelihood of people mysteriously dying out in the next 100 oryears There are far too many babies being born for that Yes a great many of these babies die before they are 5 years old, h Time has shown that Carol was right, we as human beings are too cheap and nasty to help Mother Earth Will Harlan is wrong in thinking that the earth can repair itself should we die out first Already too much damage has been done and with over 7 billion people crammed into this one planet I don t see the likelihood of people mysteriously dying out in the next 100 oryears There are far too many babies being born for that Yes a great many of these babies die before they are 5 years old, however, every time a young woman in North America or Europe says she wants kids because it is the natural order of life then the population grows That is she wants and will give...

  8. Susan Oleksiw says:

    Books about nature and living in the natural world tend to get warm and fuzzy and focus on the beauty of the landscape, pleasant sightings of deer and eagles, the beauty of the seasons, etc There s nothing warm and fuzzy in this book, though there is much to be drawn to, admire, and appreciate There s also a tremendous amount of conflict, in both natural and civilized worlds.Carol Ruckdeschel may be the last of her kind, a woman who found a corner of the world where she could live in nature, f Books about nature and living in the natural world tend to get warm and fuzzy and focus on the beauty of the landscape, pleasant sightings of deer and eagles, the beauty of the seasons, etc There s nothing warm and fuzzy in this book, though there is much to be drawn to, admire, and appreciate There s also a tremendous amount of conflict, in both natural and civilized worlds.Carol Ruckdeschel may be the last of her kind, a woman who found a corner...

  9. David McGwire says:

    Carol is complicated and controversial She doesn t fit the classic formula for a hero Yet that s the only word to describe her It s hard to find heroes these days individuals willing to stand their ground and fight for something larger than themselves Carol is a true, flesh and blood hero who courageously defends sea turtles and their wild habitat on Cumberland Island, a national seashore and wilderness along the Georgia coast.Carol is not without flaws, and Harlan artfully portrays a compl Carol is complicated and controversial She doesn t fit the classic formula for a hero Yet that s the only word to describe her It s hard to find heroes these days individuals willing to stand their ground and fight for something larger than themselves Carol is a true, flesh and blood hero who courageously defends sea turtles and their wild habitat on Cumberland Island, a national seashore and wilderness along the Georgia coast.Carol is not without flaws, and Harlan artfully portrays a complete portrait of Carol, warts and all Though he follows Carol for nearly two decades, he does not put her on a pedestal He points out...

  10. Mary says:

    I don t usually write reviews, but in this case, I feel like I need to Untamed is immensely readable I was hooked from the first page Once I moved past her penchant for eating roadkill her unique, if stomach churning way of killing ticks, this story pulled me in This book is part history lesson, part biology lesson, with some drama mixed in But mostly this is a love story Carols love of Cumberland and the turtles gators vultures horses every wild creature she I don t usually write reviews, but in this case, I feel like I need to Untamed is immensely readable I was hooked from the first page Once I moved past her penchant for eating roadkill her unique, if stomach churn...