Summary

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 be not 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.
©1999 Alaska Northwest Books (P)2010 Tantor
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"Though few will follow Proenneke's lead, his story can be quite inspiring." ( Library Journal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Bike buyer on 04-09-16

Quit now?

Within a couple of chapters I was wondering whether the simple clean life experienced by Proenneke out there in Alaska might be more appealing in the big scheme of things than chasing promotions and worrying over pension pots.

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4 out of 5 stars
By robert houghton on 04-03-16

Wonderful Book

A quiet simple story about an extraordinary man. Just a pleasant read and if you look for photos on google it all makes sense.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Pamela M. on 10-10-14

Wonderful Alaskan Read!

A couple years ago I watched a PBS documentary on Richard Proenneke and was blown away by his story. He followed his dream by giving it all up to live in the Alaskan Bush.

The book is written as a journal, yet very captivating. I enjoyed his outlook on nature and found it interesting how he built his cabin with hand tools. He was a true adventurer.

I fell in love with this man as well as his book, story and lifestyle. I know I will revisited this book many times in years to come. A true classic, must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
By HS mom on 19-02-13

Favorite listen. Gifted it to a friend to enjoy!

My husband and I loved this one so much we gifted it to our friends to enjoy. Listening was like going on a retreat!

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