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The Hard Way Home: Alaska Stories of Adventure, Friendship, and the Hunt (Outdoor Lives)

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A lifelong Alaskan, Steve Kahn moved at the age of nine from the “metropolis” of Anchorage to the foothills of the Chugach Mountains. A childhood of berry picking, fishing, and hunting led to a life as a big-game guide. When he wasnt guiding in the spring and fall, he worked as a commercial fisherman and earned his pilots license, pursuits that took him to the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness. He lived through some of the most important moments of the states history: the 1964 earthquake (the most powerful in U.S. history), the Farewell Burn wildfire, the last king crab season in Kodiak Island waters, the Exxon Valdez oil spill and cleanup, even the far-reaching effects of the 9/11 attacks.
 
The landscape of the essays in The Hard Way Home extends from the tip of Admiralty Island in the southeast to the Teocalli Mountains of the interior, from the windswept Alaska Peninsula to the authors present home on Lake Clark. These essays offer a view of Alaska that is at once introspective and adventurous. Here we find the states plants, animals, people, geography, politics, and culture considered from an intimate perspective, leading to hard-earned lessons about conservation, sustainability, and living well. Ever the irrepressible guide, Kahn invites readers to share his experiences and discoveries and to consider questions about a place, and a life, that are disappearing.

About the Author

Steve Kahn is a lifelong Alaskan and former hunting guide who lives a subsistence-based lifestyle on Lake Clark near Port Alsworth, Alaska. He is a contributor to the anthologies Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North and Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803232686
Subtitle:
Alaska Stories of Adventure, Friendship, and the Hunt
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Kahn, Steve
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing and Hunting
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Outdoor Lives
Publication Date:
20101001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 illustration, 1 map
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Alaska
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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