One Man's Wilderness

One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., p2010
ISBN: 9781400169535
Branch Call Number: TB 917.984 PRO NVD
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Dietz, Norman
Keith, Sam


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Cdnbookworm Jun 07, 2012

This book is written from the journals and photographs of Richard Proenneke.
A few years ago my husband and I watched the documentary about Richard Proenneke on PBS and were captured. We bought a copy of both the documentary and the book, but I hadn't got around to reading it until now. Proenneke lived a hard-working life as a heavy duty mechanic for the US Navy, a commercial fisherman, and for the Fish and Wildlife Service. When he turned fifty he decided to live his dream of living closer to nature. He settled on the Twin Lakes area, chose a site, and built a cabin with hand tools and hard work. Relying as much as possible on local supplies, this book tells the story of Dick's first 16 months at the Twin Lakes, detailing his construction work, his commentary on his surroundings and his love of the animals and wilderness. He picks up after messy campers, takes the meat from trophy kills abandoned by others, and respects the world he lives in.
His cabin is still maintained by the Park Service and remains a memorial to an amazing man.

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