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One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

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By (author) Sam Keith, By (author) Richard Proenneke

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  • Publisher: ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 208mm x 18mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Portland
  • ISBN 10: 0882405136
  • ISBN 13: 9780882405131
  • Edition: 26
  • Edition statement: Anniversary
  • Illustrations note: 16-page full-colour photo insert
  • Sales rank: 48,879

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To live in a pristine land unchanged by man...to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed...to choose an idyllic site, fell trees, and build a log cabin...to be a self-sufficient craftsman...to be content with your own thoughts and company...Thousands have such dreams. Few realise them. This is the inspiring true tale of one man's journey to leave the rat race and live a simpler life in the wilderness. Using journals, photographs, and a first-hand knowledge of his subject, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his dreams out of the Alaskan wilderness.

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Sam Keith had privileged access to the journals and photographs of Richard Proenneke and created a bestseller when this book was first published in the 1970s. With this updated 26th edition, Alaska Northwest proudly brings the book back into print.

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""[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"