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Distant Fires
By Scott Anderson

Distant Fires

Duluth to Hudson Bay

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Illustrated by Les C. Kouba See other recent books by Les C. Kouba
Format: Paperback

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Distant Fires by Scott Anderson

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"The waves on Lake Superior nearly splattered them all over the cliffs, and mosquitoes almost ate them alive in the Boundary Waters. Halfway through the three-month trip, they buried their underwear. But who needs underwear when you re 22 years old and living out the adventure of a boyhood dream?" "St. Paul Pioneer Press" ""Distant Fires," a true-life adventure, describes a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth to York Factory on Hudson Bay. Anderson and a companion retraced the paddles taken by Eric Sevareid and a companion almost sixty years earlier. Their trials and tribulations, plus Anderson s sense of humor, make the trip fun in book form. Pen-and-ink illustrations are by noted Minnesota wildlife artist Les Kouba." "Minneapolis Star Tribune" "Distant Fires is a voyage of discovery. Scott Anderson is an inquisitive traveler, and when he sees something that piques his interest, he stops for a chat. He also has a marvelous eye for the natural world that surrounds him in his summerlong journey. He is a natural-born writer." "Duluth News Tribune" "Some of [Anderson s] phrasing is very happy indeed: the resting place of the rivers. I wish I had written that." Eric Sevareid"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816655038
ISBN-10: 0816655030
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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