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Wild Men, Wild Alaska: Finding What Lies Beyond the Limits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2006

    A recipe for a real man.......

    I recently read the following quote from Donald Mitchell, founder of the billionaire entrepreneur and a book reviewer I highly respect: 'Wild Men, Wild Alaska is the best hunting and fishing book I've ever read. Hemingway's great novels about hunting and fishing fall short of Rocky McElveen's impressive real life experiences. If you've never been to Alaska, this book will call you there. A few years ago, I attended a conference where people told stories about their most amazing vacation adventures. I was riveted by one fellow who recounted tracking wild bears unarmed. The closest he got to a bear was to hear some rustling in the woods. Who knows if this was a bear, or a skunk? But he was following bear spoor. His ancient guide had long before fled in fear. Realizing that he could easily be outrun by a bear, he decided to leave rather than find out what was in the woods. Ever since I've heard that story, I've been wondering what it would be like to be close to a large, angry bear. Wild Men, Wild Alaska is jammed with much more harrowing and thoughtful stories than the one that had previously riveted me. Now, I think of that earlier story as being like a walk in the park. If Jack London were alive today, he would envy Rocky his experiences and stories.' After reading this quote, I immediately ordered Wild Men, Wild Alaska and once read, I completely concurred with Donald. This new author should be listed in the up and coming authors and his book is very compelling in that it shows the heart of man in the wilds. There are 14 stories of crazy adventures that Rocky and his various clients have experienced in the wilderness of Alaska. My kids love for me to read them a chapter at night. They beg for more and my wife simply couldn't put the book down either. She said she learned more about men in this book than any she has read. She plans to give it out as gifts to all the men and many of the women she knows. If you enjoy real tales of grizzly bear attacks, wolves in the night, plane crashes, and a man struggling for survival and the love of his family, you will thoroughly be captured by this book. It also had some great insight about Alaska and some terrific photos. In one chapter Rocky even fished with former president Bush and they had an intense encounter in the wilds too with another angry guide. I highly recommend this book to men and women alike. I can't wait until Rocky writes more about his insane adventures in the wilds of Alaska.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Great book!

    Read this a few years ago and absolutely loved it. Hard to put down.

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