Son of the Wilderness

The Life of John Muir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100097537
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483064147
Narrator/s: James Armstrong
Please log in to view pricing

Description

All who have admired John Muir's ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, or who desire a greater appreciation of the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. Following Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his historic pilgrimage to California, Linnie Marsh Wolfe creates a full and rounded portrait of her subject-not only as America's firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system but as a committed husband, father, and friend. Muir was a multifaceted character, shaped as much by his stern and liberty-loving Scottish heritage as by his love of all things wild and free. His battles against the encroachment of civilization were actually born of his love for it, for he was one of the few to realize that the destruction of the wilderness would diminish man himself. This book, originally published in 1945 and based in large part on Wolfe's personal interviews with people who knew and worked with Muir, is one that could never be written again. It is, and will remain, the standard Muir biography.

x-large
Author(s): Linnie Marsh Wolfe
Original Publish Date: Nov 16, 2012

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Linnie Marsh Wolfe
Narrator(s): James Armstrong
Product Number DD5493
Released: Nov 20, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470820886

Sign up for our email newsletter