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More Readings From One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke
 
 

More Readings From One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke [Kindle Edition]

John Branson
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The fascinating journals of an inspiring and iconic wilderness conservationist.

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Richard L. Proenneke—a modern-day Henry David Thoreau—built a cabin in Twin Lakes, Alaska, during the spring of 1968, sparking thirty years of personal growth in which he spent the majority of his time strengthening his relationship with the wilderness around him. Following in the footsteps of One Man’s Wilderness, a classic book compiling some of the mountain man’s journals, More Readings from One Man’s Wilderness chronicles Proenneke’s experiences with animals, the elements, park visitors, and observations he made while hiking in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. A master woodcraftsman, a mechanical genius, a tireless hiker with a keen eye, and a journalist, Proenneke’s life at Twin Lakes has inspired thousands of readers for decades.

Editor John Branson—a longtime friend of Proenneke’s and a park historian—ensures that Proenneke’s journals from 1974–1980 are kept entirely intact. His colloquial writing is not changed or altered, but Branson’s footnotes make his world more approachable by providing a background for names and places that may have otherwise been unknown. Any reader with a love for conservation and true-life wilderness narratives will undoubtedly admire and relish Proenneke’s tales of living in the wild.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10150 KB
  • Print Length: 500 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484162234
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (7 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007704SY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #436,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Letters are blurred and small. 26 Nov 2013
By mira
Format:Paperback
This is a fantastic follow up book on 'One man's wilderness'. The problem is that this print is of a very bad quality. Letters are blurred and too small to read.
Don't let this put you off a fantastic book, buy previous version if you can, 2012 print rather than 2013. The cover of 2012 print is different, it has his log cabin on it rather than him and the mountains.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to its normal standard 24 Sep 2013
By D Mac
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I only gave it 3 stars, because the writing is the smallest i have ever seen, and it is not as easy to read as his other book.They seemed to have cheaped out on this one.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  53 reviews
107 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read Proenneke's own words 18 Jun 2007
By John - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book, unlike One Man's Wilderness by Sam Keith, gives us Dick's own words. The editor, a friend of Proenneke's, honored his request that, if this part of his journal were ever published, his words and phrasing not be changed in any way. So what you get here is Dick's own phrasing and manner of speech - which is folksy and direct.

Proenneke was disappointed that Sam Keith heavily edited his prose in One Man's Wilderness (which is obvious if you read both books) and he refused to have any more of his journals published without a promise that no editing would occur. If you are a fan of Dick Proenneke, this is the best and most authentic look at his life. It contains an introduction with a brief biography which, although short, is the only such work that we have.
44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book! 18 July 2007
By daveIT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This guy was amazing. His descriptions are wonderful and really make you feel like you know the guy. If you want to try before you buy it's also available at the NPS site in a PDF ([...]
66 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLANT -MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE THERE 12 Oct 2006
By James M. Bednarz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
THIS WAS THE SECOND BOOK I HAVE READ BY AND ABOUT DICK PROENNEKE. LIKE ONE MAN'S WILDERNESS, THIS BOOK IS A COMPILATION AND DAILY ACCOUNT OF DICKS' LIFE IN THE ALASKAN WILDERNESS. THE SIMPLE PROSE AND WRITING STYLE OF PROENNEKE IS EASY TO READ AND MAKES THE READER FEEL AS HE IS TALKING TO DICK IN PERSON. THERE IS ALOT OF READING AND THE BOOK IS LONG, BUT AFTER I FINISHED IT, I FOUND MYSELF YEARNING FOR MORE. I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE ALASKAN PARK SERVICE( WHO PRINTED THIS BOOK) ALSO PRINT THE REMAINDER OF THE PROENNEKE JOURNALS.

THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU YEARN FOR EASIER TIMES. TIMES WHEN FOOD AND A ROOF WERE ALL YOU NEEDED.

IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING THIS BOOK --DON'T --GET IT. YOU TOO WILL BE YEARNING FOR MORE, AND FEELING THE BITE OF THE ALASKAN COLD AS YOU READ
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent -- Immerse yourself in another world 4 Jan 2008
By F. Greenwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a superb sequel to "One Man's Wilderness" and is excellent reading in its own right. John Branson thoughtfully answers many questions about Mr. Proenneke and provides numerous helpful footnotes tying together people, places, and events.

Mr. Proenneke takes the reader to an amazing, but, as I know from having hiked and camped there, also a harsh wilderness. Through his day-to-day accounts of a life lived simply and optimistically, and in tune with his environment, he presents a compelling model for how to appreciate the world around us, whether a wilderness or a city.

I enjoyed reading a few entries at a time. I look forward to the hopeful release of the remainder of the Proenneke journals.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Proenneke's Journals 2 Sep 2008
By A. R. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Richard Proenneke's journals from 1974 - 1980 detail everyday life at Twin Lakes Alaska. From the daily adventures of hiking and filming wildlife to the more mundane chores of chopping firewood, and making sourdough pancakes, Dick reveals his everyday life in the wilderness. Dick's prose is surprisingly easy to read for a daily journal, and entertaining. He easily transports the reader to the wilderness, and all its beauty, danger, and tranquility. A more sanguine aspect as the journal unfolds is the eventual encroachment by Man, stayed somewhat by the National Park status of the region. Dick's writings are unassuming, and yet very powerful in their simplicity, and the pictures they paint. A rare man, that I wish I could have met. I highly recommend this book for those that love the outdoors, and seek a captivating story of rugged, yet humble individualism.
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