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The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

Raymond W. Thorp and Robert Bunker

Narrated by Don Coltrane

Available from Audible

Book published by Indiana University Press

Much of the world now knows mountain man John Johnson as Robert Redford in the movie, Jeremiah Johnson. The real Johnson was a far cry from the Redford version. Standing 6' 2" and weighing nearly 250 pounds, he was a mountain man among mountain men, one of the toughest men on the western frontier. In 1847, he found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds—one man against a whole tribe—in American history.


“It's a robust story, almost incredible, a saga of hardship, cruelty and terrible dangers through which John Johnson, tough and shrewd as he undoubtedly was, did not emerge unscathed. This is the stuff of folklore at its authentic best.”

The New York Times

“Johnson emerges as flesh and blood, with the emphasis on blood. His story is the material from which grand opera might be made.”

Saturday Review

“Warrants a place on any shelf of Western Americana.”

San Francisco Chronicle

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