One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Characters

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Sam Keith

Sam Keith is the author of "One Man's Wilderness, An Alaskan Odyssey." The subject of this book, Richard Proenneke, records his daily wilderness experience in journals. The journals and photographs document his Alaskan wilderness adventure and experiences. The author writes this non-fiction work from Dick Proenneke's daily record. Sam communicates with Dick during this first year by mail and writes about students in the school where he serves as vice principal.

Sam is a sensitive writer in his portrayal of Dick's experiences and personality. There are no exhibits of Dick's actual journal in the book; consequently, the reader is introduced to Dick's thoughts and feelings only through Sam's written interpretation. Sam spends two weeks with Dick in his Alaskan wilderness cabin during this project. Sam writes as if he were Dick experiencing the adventure. In effect, Sam is Dick's "alter ego" telling the story of his...

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