David A. Dary

David A. Dary is Professor of Journalism and Director of the H. H. Herbert School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma Norman.

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The Buffalo Book · The Full Saga of the American Animal
By David A. Dary

The journals and memoirs of 19th century explorers and travelers in the American West often told of viewing buffalo massed together as far as the eye could see. This book appropriately covers the subject of the buffalo as extensively as that animal covered the plains. Other recent accounts of the buffalo have focused on two or three aspects, emphasizing its natural history, the hunters and the hunted in prehistoric time, the relationship between the buffalo and the American Indian.

"The author ... has written an amazingly thorough book. There is literally everything here--from the first efforts to save the buffalo to the story of Stanley Kramer's Bless the Beasts and the Children. Dary even includes a list of every single buffalo herd left today, as well as instructions on how to raise them and even buffalo rescue."

Cleveland Amory, Chicago Tribune