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The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness

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Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization — a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence. andlt;BRandgt; In andlt;Iandgt;The Final Frontiersmanandlt;/Iandgt;, Heimo's cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family's amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo's heartland and home. The Korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions, listen to distant chatter on the radio, and go sledding at 44and#176; below zero — all the while cultivating their hard-learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate. andlt;BRandgt; Awe-inspiring and memorable, andlt;Iandgt;The Final Frontiersmanandlt;/Iandgt; reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now, at least, remains the final frontier.

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Now in paperback, in the bestselling tradition of "Into the Wild" comes a compelling and intimate look at how Heimo Korth and his family are able to thrive in the remote and frozen outreaches of Alaska.

Synopsis:

Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve out a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo's cousin James Campbell chronicles Korth's amazing life and adventures, creating a powerful, real-life epic of triumph and tragedy. Campbell spent two years witnessing firsthand the Korth family: Heimo, his wife Edna and their teenage daughters Rhonda and Krin. With impressive detail, the author recounts an everyday existence shaped by a harsh and unforgiving country. In their efforts to preserve the ecology of the land, the Korths lead a nomadic life, waiting patiently for the odd small plane to bring supplies and cultivating hard-earned hunting skills that are all that stand between them and lingering death. By turns inspiring and downright jolting, THE FINAL FRONTIERSMAN reads like a rustic version of the American Dream, in which the physical barriers of a stunning wilderness are no obstacle to forging a life outside of the mainstream.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;James Campbellandlt;Bandgt; has written for andlt;Iandgt;National Geographic Adventure, Outside,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Men's Journal,andlt;/Iandgt; among other publications. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743453141
Author:
Campbell, James
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Regional Subjects - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Alaska Description and travel.
Subject:
Korth, Heimo
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
map in front matter; 1 8-pg. bandamp;w i
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 10.64 oz

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Product details 320 pages Atria Books - English 9780743453141 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, in the bestselling tradition of "Into the Wild" comes a compelling and intimate look at how Heimo Korth and his family are able to thrive in the remote and frozen outreaches of Alaska.
"Synopsis" by , Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve out a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo's cousin James Campbell chronicles Korth's amazing life and adventures, creating a powerful, real-life epic of triumph and tragedy. Campbell spent two years witnessing firsthand the Korth family: Heimo, his wife Edna and their teenage daughters Rhonda and Krin. With impressive detail, the author recounts an everyday existence shaped by a harsh and unforgiving country. In their efforts to preserve the ecology of the land, the Korths lead a nomadic life, waiting patiently for the odd small plane to bring supplies and cultivating hard-earned hunting skills that are all that stand between them and lingering death. By turns inspiring and downright jolting, THE FINAL FRONTIERSMAN reads like a rustic version of the American Dream, in which the physical barriers of a stunning wilderness are no obstacle to forging a life outside of the mainstream.
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