25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.95
List price: $16.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Americana- Alaska

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

by

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Cover

ISBN13: 9780882405131
ISBN10: 0882405136
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $10.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be 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, dreams and company.   Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.

Book News Annotation:

Reprint of the 1973 edition of life in the Twin Lakes area (170 miles west of Anchorage).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Using Dick Proenneke's rough journals as a guide, and knowing him as well as I did, I have tried to get into his mind and reveal the 'flavor' of the man. This is my tribute to him, a celebration of his being in tune with his surroundings and what he did alone with simple tools and ingenuity in carving his masterpiece out of the beyond."  ---Sam Keith, (1973)

Synopsis:

To live in a pristine land . . . roam the wilderness . . . build a home. . . . Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. Here is a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

About the Author

Sam Keith grew up in New England, lived in Alaska for 3 years and taught school in Massachusetts for 26 years. He pass away in Anderson, South Carolina in 2003.

Dick Proenneke grew up in Primrose, Iowa, traveled throughout the western United States and went to Alaska in 1950 where he worked until 1968. Then he build a log cabin at Twin Lakes (now inside Lake Clark National Park) and lived there until 1998, when he moved to Hemet, California where he passed away in 2003.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Charles Branch, December 28, 2012 (view all comments by Charles Branch)
This book is a work of beauty as is the film, shown periodically on Alaska's public TV channels. Dick Proenneke decided that rather than chance losing his eyesight to crud falling from the bottoms of equipment, he would swap life as a diesel mechanic in Anchorage for that of a homestead cabin at Twin Lakes. This book covers the seasons and explorations of the area, and the skills he developed to handle life, and it was a long one. The Keiths' documentation in film and words complement Dick's own.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882405131
Author:
Proenneke, Richard L
Publisher:
Alaska Northwest Books
Author:
Proenneke, Richard
Author:
Kieth, Sam
Author:
Sam Keith, text
Author:
Keith, Sam
Author:
Richard Proenneke, photographs
Location:
Anchorage :
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Wilderness survival
Subject:
Wilderness survival -- Alaska -- Twin Lakes Region (Kodiak Island)
Subject:
Twin Lakes Region
Subject:
Proenneke, Richard - Diaries
Subject:
Pioneers -- Alaska.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Log Cabin
Subject:
self-sufficient
Subject:
Alaska wilderness, Alaskan Bush, Twin Lakes Region, Frontier life, Pioneer life, wilderness life, Alaskan wildlife, log cabin, bush plane, alone, survival.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
26
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.7 in

Other books you might like

  1. Tales from the Edge: True Adventures... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. A Mile Down: The True Story of a... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Looking for Alaska
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  4. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission...
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth... Used Trade Paper $5.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Annuals
Biography » General
Featured Titles » Home and Leisure
Featured Titles » Science
History and Social Science » Americana » Alaska
History and Social Science » Americana » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Stories and Essays
Travel » North America » United States » Western States
Travel » Travel Writing » General

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Alaska Northwest Books - English 9780882405131 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"Using Dick Proenneke's rough journals as a guide, and knowing him as well as I did, I have tried to get into his mind and reveal the 'flavor' of the man. This is my tribute to him, a celebration of his being in tune with his surroundings and what he did alone with simple tools and ingenuity in carving his masterpiece out of the beyond."  ---Sam Keith, (1973)
"Synopsis" by ,
To live in a pristine land . . . roam the wilderness . . . build a home. . . . Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. Here is a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.