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First Wilderness My Quest in the Territory of Alaska

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ISBN-10: 194182109X

ISBN-13: 9781941821091

Edition: 2014

Authors: Sam Keith, Nick Jans, Laurel Keith Lies

List price: $19.99
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Sam Keith followed his dream to Alaska where he met Dick Proenneke. He was searching for adventure and acceptance, and found it hunting and fishing with Dick and other colorful characters who shared a love of outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance. His personal experiences--harrowing, funny, fascinating--are detailed in this memoir. After serving and surviving as a US Marine during World War II, Sam Keith decides to find wilderness adventure in Alaska while still a young man. He arrives on Kodiak Island where he finds a job as a civilian on the US Navy base. While on Kodiak in the 1950s, he becomes friends with a group of like-minded men including Dick Proenneke. The common bond they shared…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 9/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including The Grizzly Maze . He is a contributing editor to Alaska Magazine and has written for  Rolling Stone , Backpacker , and the Christian Science Monitor .

Laurel Keith Lies is the only child of Sam Keith, author of the National Book Award winner One Man's Wilderness. Her favorite childhood memories revolve around her father and the countless nature walks they shared while exploring the conservation land behind their family home. According to Laurel, her father schooled her in two distinctively different classrooms. "Outdoors, Dad showed me how to appreciate and respect the wild by leaving only footprints. In his den library, he fostered in me a love for literature and language. Dad told me that good writers could paint with words and showed me how again and again."Laurel graduated with honors from Skidmore College with a degree in English…