Glorious Times
Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists
Midwest Book Review Reviewer's Choice

by Tom Benjey

published by The University of Montana Press

  • “What the Kennedys are to politics, the less-famous Craigheads are to nature -- a prolific and accomplished clan.”  Kirkus Reviews

264 pages, 7, 67 b/w photos, 13 illustrations, index, appendix, glossary, 26 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 0990974898
ISBN 13: 9780990974895

    Tom Benjey's Glorious Times tells the fascinating and important story of an American clan of Scots-Irish that settled in the early 1700s in Pennsylvania. From this clan came an astonishing number exceptional people, many of whom dedicated their lives to nature. This book even poses the question as to whether this family had a special "Naturalist DNA". It covers many generations, but appropriately focuses most attention on the famous siblings Frank Jr., John, and Jean (Craighead George).

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Glorious Times
Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists

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Tom Benjey align= A chance statement at a talk on the Carlisle Indian School led to Dr. Benjey researching the life of Lone Star Dietz and writing the biography of the most controversial person to grace the sidelines of a football field. Doing the research exposed him to enough information about the legendary Carlisle football program to whet his interest in learning more. That led to him writing Doctors, Lawyers, Indian Chiefs: Jim Thorpe & Pop Warner's Carlisle Indian School football immortals tackle socialites, bootleggers, students, moguls, prejudice, the government, ghouls, tooth decay and rum. In 2009 Dr. David Masland suggested he write a book about his lifelong friends, the Craigheads. His initial investigation convinced him that this was indeed an extraordinary family. A health crisis intervened, resulting in him writing Prostate Cancer and the Veteran. At last, Glorious Times: Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists is finished.

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