Coupon
The Final Frontiersman : Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
by James Campbell


Overview - 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 ).  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • Retail Price: $16.00
  • $13.44
    (Save 16%)
Add to Cart
+ Add to Wishlist
In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 21 copies from $5.40
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell
 
 
 
Overview
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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780743453141
  • ISBN-10: 074345314X
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publish Date: September 2005
  • Page Count: 303
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 5.58 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > General

 
BAM Customer Reviews