The Final Frontiersman

Author: James Campbell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416591214
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The inspiration for The Last Alaskans—the eight-part documentary series on the Discovery Channel! Called “[one of] the greatest life-or-death-tales ever told” (Esquire), James Campbell’s inimitable insider account of a family’s nomadic life in the unshaped Arctic wilderness “is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer’s classic [Into the Wild], and it stands too, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams” (Men’s Journal). Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization—a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo’s cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family’s amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo’s heartland and home. The Korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions, listen to distant chatter on the radio, and go sledding at 44° below zero—all the while cultivating the hard-learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate. Awe-inspiring and memorable, The Final Frontiersman reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now, at least, remains the final frontier.

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610693851
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Eagle Blue

Author: Michael D'Orso
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596911154
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Genre: Social Science

A portrait of the basketball culture of Fort Yukon, Alaska, describes the community's devotion to their championship high-school basketball team and follows the lives of the fourteen team members, their families, and their coach.

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes

Author: Gladys L. Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313398834
Release Date: 2014-08-11
Genre: Social Science

This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

The Real Story

Author: Sarah Statz Cords
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591582830
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Naked in the Woods

Author: Jim Motavalli
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015074262281
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Recounts the life and times of Joseph Knowles, who became a public sensation when newspapers published a series of his dispatches from 1913 to 1916 describing his survival in the wilderness without any of the trappings of civilization.

Looking for Alaska

Author: Peter Jenkins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312261780
Release Date: 2001-11-16
Genre: Travel

The author's chronicle of his year-long trek through Alaska introduces the people and places of the nation's "last frontier."

Books in Print

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ISBN: UOM:39015062097749
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020396542
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American periodicals