Drawing from interviews and her own memories of working at Truman's lodge, Shirley Rosen tells the story of Harry Truman, a salty curmudgeon who became an American folk hero during the eruption of Mount St. Helens. When the mountain gave warnings of impending danger, Truman defiantly refused to leave his home of 55 years. His rugged independence, hard-nosed business sense, and infectious humor embodied the spirit of the nation, capturing its attention and heart. In the end, the mountain he loved had the final word. Truman's story remains a Northwest original and is forever embedded within the dynamic slopes of Mount St. Helens.
Features: Paperback. 2015. 207 pp. Black and white photos. 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in.