Camp Life in the Northern Kingdom

Memories of Frosty Mornings and Cold Nights in the Company of Men

by James T. Slattery



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781434399670
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781434399687

About the Book

The most cherished memories of my childhood were formed in the Northern Kingdom of New York at the Haystack Mountain and Bear Paw hunting Camps.  Unfortunately, many of the men who were instrumental in making these memories have either passed away or have aged beyond their ability to pass on their legacy.  Many younger men who would traditionally take their father’s place have been trapped on the treadmill of “modern life” without the time, patience, or social support to make their own memories. 

This book is about the people and events that contributed to my gradual development from a boy to a man.  The recording of these stories is important because the opportunities for boys to learn to become men are slowly being eroded by efforts to implement a “gender neutral” society.  The prevailing attitude of the self-appointed arbitrators of “rights” and “victimization” is that all-male anything is dangerous and should be abolished, controlled, or mitigated by coeducation. 

My hope is that this book will inspire a revival of camp life in the Northern Kingdom or, at the least, be a record of what it was like to be a member of a group of men before our modern-day culture discovered them and extinguished their existence.

About the Author

The Author was born in the Northern Kingdom of upstate New York.  While growing up in Plattsburgh, he played football and hunted and fished in the Adirondacks and on Lake Champlain.  After undergraduate school at the State University of New York, Cortland, and graduate school at C.W. Post College, Long Island University, he served almost 10 years in the United States Army as a Medical Services Corps Officer.  After leaving the Army as a Service Disabled Veteran, he began his civilian career in San Antonio, Texas, where he currently resides with his beautiful wife and highly-enthusiastic daughter.  Please go to for additional information.