A LIFE IN FULL STRIDE: The Journals of Richard L Proenneke 1981 - 1985

A LIFE IN FULL STRIDE: The Journals of Richard L Proenneke 1981 - 1985

by John B Branson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692139622
Publisher: Friends of Donnellson Public Library
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Journals of Richard L Proenneke , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 490
Sales rank: 744,914
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

John Branson holds a bachelor's degree in education from Boston University and taught social studies in Naknek, Alaska in 1969 - 1970. He is the historian for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, and long time friend of Richard Proenneke. Richard Proenneke wanted his own words to be retained if the National Park Service was ever to publish his work. It was the promise John Branson made to Richard Proenneke that he would edit his Journals not with a heavy hand so as to mute his authentic voice, but merely to make it more reader friendly and clear-up ambiguities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  1981, A New National Park Is Established; Chapter 2:  1982, There Is No Place Like Twin Lakes; Chapter 3:  1983, Hiking, Entertaining and Writing; Chapter 4:  1984, At War With The National Geographic Society; Chapter 5:  1985, RLP's Skills Sought At Lake Clark

There are many encounters with visitors that Richard Proenneke chronicled in his journal.  Readers will also learn of the tremendous correspondence he engaged in with both old friends from his hometowns of Primrose and Donnellson, Iowa, as well as new found friends and fans from all over the nation as a result of the widespread public acclaim of his book, "One Man's Wilderness."  Richard Proenneke also had many encounters with National Park Service personnel and researchers, such as Priscilla Russell and Albert Wassillie and over time he himself became a Volunteer-in-the-Park.  Early in the 1980s there was still a bit of sport hunting going on at Twin Lakes in spite of the National Park Service trying to get the word ou tht sport hunting was no longer permitted in the new national park around Twin Lakes.  Proenneke was involved in a few poaching cases as an observer after the fact,as he salvaged moose or caribou kills for edible meat.  Some of these episodes were mentioned in his journals and they are included in this third Volume.

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