The Final Frontiersman
Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
By (author) James Campbell
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Final Frontiersman by James Campbell
Book DescriptionHundreds of hardy people have tried to carve out a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo's cousin James Campbell chronicles Korth's amazing life and adventures, creating a powerful, real-life epic of triumph and tragedy. Campbell spent two years witnessing firsthand the Korth family: Heimo, his wife Edna and their teenage daughters Rhonda and Krin. With impressive detail, the author recounts an everyday existence shaped by a harsh and unforgiving country. In their efforts to preserve the ecology of the land, the Korths lead a nomadic life, waiting patiently for the odd small plane to bring supplies and cultivating hard-earned hunting skills that are all that stand between them and lingering death. By turns inspiring and downright jolting, THE FINAL FRONTIERSMAN reads like a rustic version of the American Dream, in which the physical barriers of a stunning wilderness are no obstacle to forging a life outside of the mainstream.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743453141
(214mm x 139mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - James Campbell
James Campbell has written for National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and Men's Journal, among other publications. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters.
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