The Man Who Lives with Wolves

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The Man Who Lives with Wolves

By Shaun Ellis; Penny Junor

Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780307464705, 296pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

What would compel a man to place himself in constant danger in order to become a member of a wolf pack? To eat with them, putting his head into a carcass alongside the wolves' gnashing teeth? To play, hunt, and spar with them, suffering bruises and bites? To learn their language so his howl is indistinguishable from theirs? To give up a normal life of relationships and family so that he can devote himself completely to the protection of these wild animals?
In "The Man Who Lives with Wolves," Shaun Ellis reveals how his life irrevocably changed the first time he set eyes on a wolf. In exhilarating prose, he takes us from his upbringing in the wilds of Norfolk, England, to his survival training with British Army Special Forces to the Nez Perce Indian lands in Idaho, where he first ran with a wolf pack for nearly two years.
Offering an extraordinary look into the lives of these threatened, misunderstood creatures, Ellis shares how he ate raw kill and little else; washed rarely, and only in plain water; learned to bury his face into the carcasses of prey and, when necessary, to defend his share of the kill; communicated with the pack by his howls and body language, which over time became seemingly identical to theirs; and observed from this unique vantage point how wolves give birth to and raise their young, and enforce order among the pack.
After years of living in the wild, Shaun Ellis was barely able to recognize the feral face that stared back at him from the mirror. And in "The Man Who Lives with Wolves," we discover the life of a rare and fascinating man who abandoned civilization but never lost touch with his humanity.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Shaun Ellis est ne en 1966. Il a grandi au contact des animaux sauvages dans une ferme isolee du Norfolk. Son experience unique fait l objet d une serie sur National Geographic.

Penny Junor is the author of "Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King", "The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor", "Charles: Victim or Villain", and the "New York Times" bestseller "Diana: Princess of Wales." She is the coauthor of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Wonderful Tonight" (with Patti Boyd). She lives in London.