The author, Bob Plott, is a third great-grandson of George Plott who first brought Plott bear hounds to America in the mid-eighteenth century and a great-great grand-nephew of Henry Plott who introduced the breed to the Great Smoky Mountains in the early 1800s. This is his fifth History Press book. He provided the Plott hounds for the movie version of Ron Rash’s novel, The World Made Straight. The sub-title of this book is very descriptive. The majority of the chapters focus in on a single man who hunted with Plott hounds. And these men were among the most “colorful” characters the Smokies ever produced! Those who wish to know the Smokies from the perspective of those living there in the last couple hundred years cannot do without this book.
Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2017. 192 page with a bibliography and photos. Trade paperback