One Man’s Wilderness by Sam Keith audiobook

One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

By Sam Keith
Based on the Journals of Richard Proenneke
Read by Norman Dietz

Tantor Audio 9780882400921
6.94 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781400189533

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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, cut trees and build a log cabin...to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world but content with one's own thoughts and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man's Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company. From Proenneke's journals, and with first-hand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

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Summary

Summary

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, cut trees and build a log cabin...to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world but content with one's own thoughts and company.

Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man's Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.

From Proenneke's journals, and with first-hand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Though few will follow Proenneke's lead, his story can be quite inspiring. Library Journal
One Man’s Wilderness is the best modern piece of prose about Alaska, the one that gives the truest picture of what living in the bush today is like for the lone individual.” Anchorage Daily News

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Author

Author Bio: Sam Keith

Author Bio: Sam Keith

Sam Keith (1921–2003) was an American author whose most notable work was the 1973 bestseller One Man’s Wilderness, which he coauthored from the journals and photographs of Richard Proenneke’s solo experiences in Alaska.

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Author Bio: Richard Proenneke

Author Bio: Richard Proenneke

Richard Proenneke (1916–2003) was a naturalist who lived alone in the high mountains of Alaska at a place called Twin Lakes. Living in a log cabin he constructed by hand, Proenneke made valuable recordings of both meteorological and natural data.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English