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One man's wilderness : an Alaskan odyssey / by Sam Keith ; from the journals & photographs of Richard Proenneke ; foreword by Nick Offerman.

Proenneke, Richard, (author.). Keith, Sam, (author.). Offerman, Nick, 1970- (writer of foreword.).

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this special edition of the best-selling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years. 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 Dick 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 Dick’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.

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  • ISBN: 9781513261805 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1513261800 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xii, 269 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition.
  • Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Northwest Books, 2018.

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General Note:
Originally published: Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co., [1973].
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by Nick Offerman -- Preface -- Going in -- The birth of a cabin -- Camp meat -- Freeze-up -- Breakup -- Cloud country -- The red runt -- The Chilikadrotna -- Reflections -- Until another spring -- Epilogue -- Afterword.
Subject: Proenneke, Richard > Diaries.
Pioneers > Alaska > Twin Lakes Region (Lake and Peninsula Borough) > Diaries.
Frontier and pioneer life > Alaska > Twin Lakes Region (Lake and Peninsula Borough)
Wilderness survival > Alaska > Twin Lakes Region (Lake and Peninsula Borough)
Twin Lakes (Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska) > Description and travel.
Twin Lakes (Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska) > Pictorial works.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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