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First Wilderness, Revised Edition: My Quest in the Territory of Alaska [Paperback]

Item : First Wilderness, Revised Edition: My Quest in the Territory of Alaska [Paperback]
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Author Author : Keith, Sam
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1513261657
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781513261652
Publisher Publisher : Alaska Northwest Books
Pages Pages : 272
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 101361726

The story behind the best-selling bookOne Mans Wildernessand how author Sam Keith and Dick Proenneke met and forged an everlasting friendship.

Sam, you know right well you dont want to leave this country. Dont give up on it. Me and you got to figure something out.

After serving as a US Marine during World War II and attending college on the GI Bill, Sam Keith decided to seek adventure in Alaska as a laborer on the Adak Navy base. There he befriended Dick Proenneke, whose shared love of the outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance quickly bonded an alliance between the two. Together they explored the wilds of South Central Alaska while working on the Navy base, hunting and fishing with friends and breathing in the great outdoors. Keith was ready to leave after three years of finding almost everything he soughtnot realizing then how his fate was intrinsically tied to his friends and how it would lead to writing the best-selling bookOne Mans Wilderness.

Sam Keith passed away in 2003. But in 2013, his son-in-law and childrens book author/illustrator Brian Lies discovered in an archive box in their garage a book manuscript, originally written in 1974 after the publication ofOne Mans Wilderness.First Wildernessis the story of Keith's own experiences, at times harrowing, funny, and fascinating. Along with the original manuscript are photos and excerpts from his journals, letters, and notebooks, woven in to create a compelling and poignant memoir of search and discovery. Foreword by Nick Jans, one of Alaska's foremost authors and photographers, and Afterword by Keiths daughter Laurel Lies.

The synchronicity of Sam Keith and Dick Proenneke's friendship and bond through a love of the wilderness and an ability to record their adventures left us with the gift ofOne Man's Wilderness. Now, once again Sam's words dance across the pages, bringing the reader on their own journey into the wilderness. Wl,

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