One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

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Graphic Arts Books, Apr 1, 2011 - Travel - 224 pages
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One Man's Wilderness, written by Sam Keith from the journals of Proenneke, is a re-released classic that first captivated readers twenty-six years ago. First published in 1973, the book chronicles Proenneke's experiences during the first sixteen months (May, 1968 to September, 1969) of his odyssey.
 

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One Mans Wilderness

User Review  - johnmax - Overstock.com

One Mans Wilderness is a great companion to the PBS movie Alone in the Wilderness. This guy was a real survivor as well as a master craftsman. I enjoyed it. Read full review

One Mans Wilderness

User Review  - Overstock.com

I love it. I have been told i could be a hermit so i love this mans ability to live in the wilderness for so many years and build and do everything for himself. Being so self reliant is something of the past. Buy it you will like it. Read full review

Contents

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CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
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CHAPTER NINE
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About the author (2011)

At age 50 Dick Proenneke quit his job and moved into the wilderness of Alaska and built a log cabin using only hand tools. He lived many years in this cabin which eventually became Lake Clark National Park. Dick took pictures of his building the cabin, and kept a daily journal of his life, weather, wildlife and more. These pictures and journal entries became the basis of this book.

Sam Keith was a long time friend of Dick Proenneke and visited him for two weeks at his cabin. There Sam got the idea to write a book based on Dick's journal entries and photos of building the cabin and life at Twin Lakes. An English major at Cornell University, Sam spent 26 years teaching. This was his first book.

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