A Moose’s History of North America by Walter and Frances Griggs

Walter and Frances Griggs recount North American history from early American colonies through the cold war in a clever collaboration that explores the iconic moose. With references ranging from biblical to poetic, the Griggs capture a long-forgotten side of North America–uncultivated forests, ruthless hunters, brave explorers, and heroic leaders, as well as a certain spirit of whimsy, wonder, and pride. A Moose’s History of North Americatraces adventures with the moose and honors the battleships, bombers, geographical landmarks, and famous political leaders that proudly bear his powerful name. No personal library is complete without the moose’s scoop on American history.

A Moose’s History of North America will have the reader chuckling from start to finish with its charismatic story-telling and willful personification of enchanting moose. Written with great wit and insight, this book earns its unique place among classics of American history.

About The Authors

Walter S. Griggs, Jr. earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Richmond, a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and a doctorate from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. His books include a biography of General John Pegram, CSA and, in a less serious tone, Moose-cellania, which he co-authored with the late Bill Silliker. He is a member of the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and is serving on the board of directors of the North American Moose Foundation.

Frances Pitchford Griggs earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond and did graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a high school English teacher and librarian, a college librarian, and is an editor and proofreader.

Be sure to read Bill Lohmann’s column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for a fresh angle on A Moose’s History.