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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,019 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Keith, Richard Proenneke Narrator: Norman Diet Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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To live in a pristine land unchanged by man … to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed … to choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin … to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available … to not be at odds with the world but content with one’s own thoughts and company.

Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man’s Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company.

From Proenneke’s journals, and with first-hand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

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  • One Man’s Wilderness is the best modern piece of prose about Alaska, the one that gives the truest picture of what living in the bush today is like for the lone individual.”

    Anchorage Daily News

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jer | 2/15/2014

    " This is absolutely amazing. This man was incredible. The book is essentially a collection of his journal entries while living in Twin Rivers, Alaska from roughly 1968 onward. He built his own cabin and had food flown in and he hunted and fished and cut his own wood. Something very primal and beautiful was touched when I read this. Proenneke lived in complete harmony with nature, he had a gift, he reminds us that we can co-exist peacefully with the natural world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/15/2014

    " This is a wonderful book about one man, his incredible determination and his quest for solitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex F | 2/11/2014

    " This book was very good. It was about a man named Richard Prenikey and he lived in the Alaskin wild for a graet number of years. He built a cabin wit only hand tools and his know how of the land and wood working. HE lived alone and had one other man bring thim supplys once or maby twice a month . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rita | 2/7/2014

    " I loved this book - what a brave, creative and special person Dick Proenneke was!! "

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About the Author

Sam Keith (1921–2003) was an American author whose most notable work was the 1973 bestseller One Man’s Wilderness, which he coauthored from the journals and photographs of Richard Proenneke’s solo experiences in Alaska.