Final Frontiersman Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness

Heftet / 2005 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780743453141
Publisert
2005
Utgiver
Vendor
Atria Books
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
320
Vekt
263 gr
Høyde
214 mm
Bredde
140 mm
Tykkelse
20 mm
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Final Frontiersman Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness

Heftet / 2005 / Engelsk
Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve out a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo's cousin James Campbell chronicles Korth's amazing life and adventures, creating a powerful, real-life epic of triumph and tragedy. Campbell spent two years witnessing firsthand the Korth family: Heimo, his wife Edna and their teenage daughters Rhonda and Krin. With impressive detail, the author recounts an everyday existence shaped by a harsh and unforgiving country. In their efforts to preserve the ecology of the land, the Korths lead a nomadic life, waiting patiently for the odd small plane to bring supplies and cultivating hard-earned hunting skills that are all that stand between them and lingering death. By turns inspiring and downright jolting, THE FINAL FRONTIERSMAN reads like a rustic version of the American Dream, in which the physical barriers of a stunning wilderness are no obstacle to forging a life outside of the mainstream.
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In the bestselling tradition of INTO THE WILD, a compelling and intimate look at how a man and his family are able to thrive in the remote and frozen outreaches of Alaska.
"What makes this more than just a profile of a fascinating personality is Campbell's deft weaving of Alaskan history into Korth's tale." -- Publishers Weekly"[One of] the greatest life-or-death tales ever told." -- Esquire"Campbell makes the case that an increasingly urban America -- and its desires for oil, for timber, for neat and packaged wilderness -- is killing and, worse, forgetting the frontier we once worshiped." -- The New York Times"The Final Frontiersman is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer's classic, and it stands too, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams." -- Men's Journal"Heimo Korth and his family face down more adventures in a typical week than most of us experience in a lifetime. A terrific first book -- by turns inspiring and unnerving and never less than wholly absorbing." -- Bill Bryson, BOMC judge, writing in the Book-of-the-Month Club News
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James Campbell has written for National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and Men's Journal, among other publications. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780743453141
Publisert
2005
Utgiver
Vendor
Atria Books
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
320
Vekt
263 gr
Høyde
214 mm
Bredde
140 mm
Tykkelse
20 mm
Se alle
Forfatter