Search For A Shadow Order Form ...


A ‘Journal of Discovery’ of a family clip-clopping 2,500 miles, horseback, from Mexico to Canada, pioneering the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in 1969-1970. As published by freelance magazine photographer/ writer Barry Murray right out of his seven pages of text and photos in LIFE, and five pages in Holiday Magazine. And, et cetera as down to Scope of South Africa, back up again to the Washington Grange Magazine.

Search For A Shadow ... of the past, was first published as CD serial chapters traveling north across,, and, which generated this anonymous review, which still can be found by on line search:

"For those who haven't read this online....DO! It's a engrossing story that I couldn't stop reading. As I went along, I (a non-horse-person) became increasingly intrigued by the courage and endurance of the horses. Note in particular the moment when they were ascending from Milk Creek beyond Fire Creek Pass where a huge boulder had blocked the switchbacks. All horses got by except one, which fell below the trail.. It got up, regained the trail, and CRAWLED over the boulder in order to catch up with the others. Neat story."

The latest revision, not supported by HTML advertising, and taking advantage of the upgrading of software, and delivery options to combine quality remastered copyright protected photographs, facing a 500 year standard of vertical recto-page typography, was a chance to show, as a recent DNA sample suggested that perhaps a "genetic memory" was the reason the Murray's pioneered the Pacific Crest Trail. The family tree revealed the answer to a "Why" for a personal involvement in just about every historic named 'horse trail' of an young United States, from sea to sea. As: The Cumberland Gap; Nachese Trace; The Santa Fe ; both of the Texas cattle drive ways ; The Oregon Trail (first wagon-master), and the Applegate of the California ; and The Chilkoot Pass to the Klondike flowing into the Yukon River, which before it disappears into Barry Murray's Paddle To The Sea that also is scheduled be published by ShadowCatcher Press.

This Order Form for Search For A Shadow ... through the on-line niché book store of, is based upon the publisher's list price. You perhaps may find a discounted price, as shown on two other of Murray's "Banner Books", listed below.

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Tablet Delivery

As free flowing small screen sized E-Pub E-Books have difficulty displaying a 7 x 10 inch color folio properly, this FGHI (fixed graphic hybrid in a cloud) was designed for a total quality quick loading Adobe Acrobat PDF single page format.

If you want to check the viewing quality on a tablet, take another look at the Sample Chapters PDF offered by, on your device.

The $5 single E-mail protected password reader link is valid for 12 months of cloud delivered downloads as needed.

2 page display on laptop screen

Flash "C Port" Delivery

For those who would like to read this book on a more powerful and larger screen than offered by some tablets, we offer a $20 library collector's edition ownership with free snail-mail shipping.

The bonus of opting for a higher resolution PDF is that when full powered computers are used for reading pages spreads, in a click to turn the page mode, is where a photographic "pictures are words / words are pictures" full screen mode is absolutely stunning. Plus there is room for the PCT songs, and the added value of a free related Shadowcatcher newly reformatted E-Book books, as shown in the banners below. Please make your preference known 1) Code: Yellow 2) I Want a Horse (a seventh printing), known when ordering.

A physical library and book store volume

Book Delivery

For literary traditionalists who understand that 600 pages, where half are full color plates, deserving a full 7 x 10 inch bleed trim, and library binding, are expensive to produce, the half price offer here is $50 in advance to print what will be delivered as a $100 value bookstore priced signed first edition, as soon as printed upon a lithographic press.

A happening awaiting the delivery of a quality Forward endorsement concept that this folio ranks a position on a shelf of adventure travel classics. Those who cannot wait for the music, and bonus material DVD in a sleeve insert, may instead ask for a break even $50 POD print on demand digital perfect bound book be shipped as soon as minimum press of 20 books per run is met.


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