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First Wilderness My Quest in the Territory of Alaska

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ISBN-10: 1941821340

ISBN-13: 9781941821343

Edition: 2014

Authors: Sam Keith, Nick Jans, Laurel Keith Lies

List price: $38.99
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Fans of the Alaskan classic ONE MAN'S WILDERNESS will enjoy reading this memoir of how its author, Sam Keith, and its subject, Dick Proenneke, first met.After serving as a US Marine during World War II and attending college on the GI Bill, Sam Keith decided to seek adventure and acceptance in Alaska. He arrived on Kodiak Island in July, 1952, where he secured a job as a laborer on the Adak Navy base. He befriended a group of like-minded men there, including Dick Proenneke, who shared a love of the outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance. Keith explored the wilds of South Central Alaska while working on the Navy base, and later as a Stream Guard and Enforcement Patrolman. In his hunting and…    
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 9/15/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
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…