The Man Who Returned From The Dead

The Man Who Returned From The Dead


Hugh Glass was left to die.

Whilst hunting in the fur-rich, Native American-held territory of the Upper Missouri River, Hugh Glass was attacked and mauled by a grizzly bear.

Hundreds of miles away from help; his fellow hunters were unable to carry him out. Two men were paid to wait for him to die.

Unable to wait to the end, Glass's comrades left him alone in the wilderness - taking his supplies, his knife, and his rifle. Ultimately taking his life.

But Glass didn't die. Inch by inch, he crawled 200 miles toward survival and his revenge. . .

Previously published as The Saga of Hugh Glass, The Man Who Returned From The Dead is the remarkable true story behind the film, The Revenant.


  • Entertaining. . . the most comprehensive study on Hugh Glass
    Michael Punke (author of The Revenant)

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John M. Myers

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