Distant Fires: Duluth to Hudson Bay

Distant Fires: Duluth to Hudson Bay

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By (author) Scott Anderson, Illustrated by Les C. Kouba

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  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 13mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 12 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0816655030
  • ISBN 13: 9780816655038
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,038,111

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"The waves on Lake Superior nearly splattered them all over the cliffs, and mosquitoes almost ate them alive in the Boundary Waters. Halfway through the three-month trip, they buried their underwear. But who needs underwear when you're 22 years old and living out the adventure of a boyhood dream?" --"St. Paul Pioneer Press" ""Distant Fires," a true-life adventure, describes a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth to York Factory on Hudson Bay. Anderson and a companion retraced the paddles taken by Eric Sevareid and a companion almost sixty years earlier. Their trials and tribulations, plus Anderson's sense of humor, make the trip fun in book form. Pen-and-ink illustrations are by noted Minnesota wildlife artist Les Kouba." --"Minneapolis Star Tribune" "Distant Fires is a voyage of discovery. Scott Anderson is an inquisitive traveler, and when he sees something that piques his interest, he stops for a chat. He also has a marvelous eye for the natural world that surrounds him in his summerlong journey. He is a natural-born writer." --"Duluth News Tribune" "Some of [Anderson's] phrasing is very happy indeed: 'the resting place of the rivers.' I wish I had written that." --Eric Sevareid

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