A teaser this. Legend in the making. A sort of Baron Munchausen, Til Eulenspiegel, John Henry, Paul Bunyan rolled into one, with a Hop O' My Thumb aspect in the birth of the wee creature, and an Alice in Wonderland element in his abrupt growth to gianthood. Dates, facts, geography, history, and the human equation in one grand jumble, poured out in lusty, virile yarns. Fiction? Assuredly. But told as autobiography -- biography -- what you will. Entertaining, in not too large doses. But not an easy book to place.