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Distant Fires : Duluth to Hudson Bay
by Scott Anderson and Les C. Kouba


Overview - "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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"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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  • ISBN-13: 9780816655038
  • ISBN-10: 0816655030
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 156
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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