PLEDGE TO THE WIND
The Legend of Everett Ruess
Robert Louis DeMayo
(FROM BACK OF BOOK)
Eighty years ago a young man disappeared in the Utah wilderness. A large manhunt followed, but all they turned up was his last camp and a couple burros. Numerous historical books have been published that attempt to prove what happened to Everett, but his fate remains one of the biggest mysteries of the southwest.Pledge to the Wind, the Legend of Everett Ruess follows the adventures of Everett Ruess from his appearance in the southwest in 1931 when he was barely seventeen, until his disappearance in 1934, shortly before he turned 21. This historical fiction novel focuses more on how he lived from day to day, the adventures he experienced, and the language he used to express them. Upon reading it, Brian Ruess wrote, "In this work of fiction ... I saw Everett for the first time, as he might actually have been."
- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: Wayward Publishing (December 10, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0991118316
- ISBN-13: 978-0991118311
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
REVIEWMr. DeMayo has done it again. Another book that will draw the reader into the book so fast and entirely that you don't want to put it down. This book was different from the other books of Mr. DeMayo. This wasn't a personal journey but a journey of Everett Ruess. Mr. DeMayo writes of the travels and makes the reader feel that he is right along side going through every part of the journey. The author described everything with such detail that you could almost feel, smell, touch and know the characters as though they were your friends. It was almost as though the reader was taking the journey. An amazing journey of Everett Ruess that makes you want to know more of this man and his life. This book inspired me to think of a more simple life with a new respect on nature. Being so young as Everett Ruess has such a mature look at society and way it can take the life right out of you. Mr. DeMayo gives us both the country's beauty in a very simple and easy form. The author makes you want to grab your knapsack and go on a journey to the wondrous beauty of the southwest in a fashion such as Mr. Ruess. A wonderful book of a young man with unadulterated eyes who stood up to live life on his terms and no one elses.Even though this book is about Everett Ruess' journey which is different than Mr. DeMayo's other books, it's a new twist on life and the journey of a person trying to live his own life in his own way. I would recommend this book along with Mr. DeMayo's other books. You won't be sorry.
I was given a complimentary copy of PLEDGE TO THE WIND from the author, Robert Louis DeMayo for my view of the book.
I would give this book 5 STARS.