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Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot, McLeod, Michæl
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Author Name    McLeod, Michæl

Title   Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    University of California Press

ISBN Number    0520255712 / 9780520255715

Seller ID   SKU9142035

0520255712 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Very Good. Edges of pages dirty from storage. Light wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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Part history, part road trip, and part biography, this is the true story of a remarkable group of men whose obsession with Bigfoot turned the giant hominid into an American icon. Award-winning journalist Michael McLeod tells of Bigfoot's rise to tabloid stardom in a fast-paced account that begins with his own journey to investigate a famous 1967 film clip of a Bigfoot in a California forest. McLeod proceeds to uncover a trail of clues reaching from the late nineteenth century, when a few ambitious, imaginative naturalists and explorers synthesized historical and indigenous folklore with Darwinian ideas and speculated that a proto-hominid "missing link" might still be alive in remote areas. That speculation would eventually inspire a colorful cast of loggers, hunters, con artists, and businessmen in the twentieth century to create the modern myth of Bigfoot, all of them angling for a piece of a monster that the media and the public still can't get enough of. Told through vividly narrated interviews and anecdotes, "Anatomy of a Beast "offers a unique perspective on the deep roots of counterfactual thinking--and how obsession and myth are created out of it.

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