September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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E. Donnall Thomas

Don Thomas grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the oldest son of bone marrow transplant pioneer and Nobel Laureate E. Donnall Thomas and his wife, Dottie. Higher education in Berkeley, Seattle and Montreal eventually led to a medical degree and board certification in internal medicine. After beginning his medical career on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana, he eventually moved to Alaska where he worked as a physician, pilot, commercial fisherman and hunting guide. For years, he bounced back and forth between Alaska and Montana, where he eventually ended his medical career on the Fort Belknap Reservation. Throughout this time, he wrote regularly about wildlife and the outdoors for numerous national publications including Gray’s Sporting Journal, Ducks Unlimited, Sporting Classics, Alaska, Big Sky Journal, Retriever Journal, Shooting Sportsman, Northwest Fly Fishing and many others. He has served as co-editor of Traditional Bowhunterfor nearly twenty years. He has written eighteen previous books on outdoor topics, and his work has appeared in numerous anthologies. Thomas and his wife, Lori—a photographer, outdoorswoman and fourth-generation Montanan—currently live in a rural area in the central part of the state. They have four grown children scattered around the West, their places in the home now occupied by numerous bird dogs.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 11

11:30am MDT