One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

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by Sam Keith, Richard Proenneke
     
 

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To live in a pristine land ... to roam the wilderness ... to choose a site, cut trees, and build a home ... Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. Here is a tribute to a man in tune with his surroundings who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond. See more details below

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To live in a pristine land ... to roam the wilderness ... to choose a site, cut trees, and build a home ... Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. Here is a tribute to a man in tune with his surroundings who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

Editorial Reviews

Alan L. White
Readers who are interested in detailed information on cabin building, or just want to dream about living in a place far beyond home, will enjoy this book.
ForeWord
Library Journal
This book made a big splash when it debuted in 1973. Keith based the text on the journals and photography of Richard Proenneke, who, after racking up years of 50-hour work weeks, did what many of us only fantasize about: he chucked it all and went to live in the woods. Now in his 80s, Proenneke still abides in the log cabin he built with his own hands and has become an icon for naturalists. Though few will follow Proenneke's lead, his story can be quite inspiring. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Reprint of the 1973 edition of life in the Twin Lakes area (170 miles west of Anchorage). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"Though few will follow Proenneke's lead, his story can be quite inspiring." —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882400136
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/1979
Pages:
116

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"One Man's Wilderness is the best modern piece of prose about Alaska, the one that gives the truest picture of what living in the bush today is like for the lone individual."  —-Anchorage Daily News

"[Proenneke's] journals froms the text of this handsome book, and his parkling color slides illustrate it with a beauty that tugs at your heart and sets your heels to itching just a little. You owe yourself the pleasure of this book." —-Biloxi Sun Hearld

"This is soul reading—-te simplicity of a man's inner fealings stated in terms which leave no misunderstandings...a classic of its kind." —-Lansing State Journal

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