One Man’s Wilderness, 50th Anniversary Edition: An Alaskan Odyssey

November 1, 2019 - Comment

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this bestselling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years. To live in a pristine land

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this bestselling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years.

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 Dick 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 Dick’s journals, and with firsthand 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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Anonymous says:

Incredible Story I have watched Alone in the Wilderness many times since it first came out but had not read the book. Well I’ve had it now for a week on my kindle, I know Dick probably wouldn’t approve, and I’ve read it twice. His story fascinates me. What an amazing man and what an amazing skill set. The book really captures it. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

Anonymous says:

Excellent story The book is excellent. Get to know Dick and you’ll fall in love with Alaska.

Anonymous says:

Great book and story Great companion to the PBS documentary ‘Alone in the Wilderness’.

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