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First wilderness : my quest in the territory of Alaska / by Sam Keith.

Keith, Sam. (Author).


"Sam Keith followed his dream to Alaska where he met Dick Proenneke. He was searching for adventure and acceptance, and found it hunting and fishing with Dick and other colorful characters who shared a love of outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance. His experiences--harrowing, funny, fascinating--are detailed in this memoir"--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781941821091 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 194182109X (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 268 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Alaska Northwest Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Nick Jans -- Map: Alaska map with inset of Kodiak/Lake Clark/Kenai region -- Introduction: Buried treasure / by Brian Lies -- Preface: Longings -- Out of the nest -- The jumping-off place -- The transplanting -- Taking hold -- Local color -- Winter smorgasbord -- Days of the bear -- Summer sojourns -- Kenai moose hunt -- Comings and goings -- The Kittiwake -- The Bay of the Winds -- Enforcement patrolman -- Driving out -- Epilogue a nest of my own -- Afterword: On his shoulders / by Laurel Keith Lies.
Subject: Keith, Sam.
Keith, Sam > Travel > Alaska.
Proenneke, Richard > Friends and associates.
Wilderness areas > Alaska.
Outdoor life > Alaska.
Frontier and pioneer life > Alaska.
Pioneers > Alaska > Biography.
Adventure and adventurers > Alaska > Biography.
Kodiak Island (Alaska) > Description and travel.
Kenai Peninsula (Alaska) > Description and travel.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library AK 979.8 KEI (Text) 000113661 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Available -

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