The Story of my Boyhood and Youth

The Story of my Boyhood and Youth

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by John Muir
     
 

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In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging. Born in mid nineteenth-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious father took the family to build a new life in America's vast… See more details below

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In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging. Born in mid nineteenth-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious father took the family to build a new life in America's vast wilderness. Muir charts their pioneering years in Wisconsin, where his battles for survival powerfully anticipate the extraordinary career which was to follow. They reveal a free spirit who perceived bonds between man and nature that were subtle and far reaching for both. With an introduction by David M. Anderson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857906106
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,088,127
File size:
3 MB

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