I read Tom Brown’s The Tracker with some skepticism but ultimately I really enjoyed it even though Brown himself seems … a little much. I’m not expert enough to declare that he is or is not the real deal but he does make you think about your skills and your place in the natural world, which is something we need to do more of these days.
Here’s a interesting interview he did a few years ago. Not sure of the source but it’s fairly entertaining. Like the books however the interesting parts can be overshadowed by the smugness and sanctimony if you’re not in the mood especially when he begins talking about his “levels” in his school: