Canoeing the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Author: Stephen Wilbers
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781609497323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We quake to the haunting calls of loons and wolves, gape at the shimmering curtains of the northern lights, look expectantly for the iconic moose. But the richest and most engaging qualities of Wilbers' memoir are its social scenes. Far from being alone in the wilderness, he is surrounded by family and friends. —Greg Breining, author of Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters–Quetico WildernessThis is a deeply personal, yet universal story. Stephen Wilbers keenly observes nature, within the wilderness and within the human heart. A well-told memoir that is funny, poignant and ultimately profound.—Bill Hansen, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters This second volume…takes on true form and meaning because of Eddy, the author's son, whom we watch grow from age four (baby toads in the water jugs) to a tall twenty-two who makes the wilderness his own at every turn. It is through Eddy that we feel the movement of time, through his humor and antics that we love our own children even more.—Beth Waterhouse, Executive director, Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation

Mastering the Craft of Writing

Author: Stephen Wilbers
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599637901
Format: PDF
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Make Every Word Memorable! To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference. Either way, you'll have the tools to enliven your writing and delight your readers. Write with economy: Eliminate wordiness, use strong verbs to drive your sentences, and don't trust modifiers. Write with emphasis: Use punctuation for effect, structure sentences and paragraphs for coherency and flow, and employ repetition to make your point. Write with distinction: Use your imagination to create the unexpected, add a light-hearted touch to your writing, and go beyond clarity to eloquence and grace. With exercises, entertaining asides, and a wealth of useful information, Mastering the Craft of Writing is an invaluable resource for any writer. Once you master these techniques, you'll want to use them in everything you write.

A Boundary Waters History

Author: Stephen Wilbers
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625841892
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teasing out the history of a place celebrated for timelessness—where countless paddle strokes have disappeared into clear waters—requires a sure and attentive hand. Stephen Wilbers’s account reaches back to the glaciers that first carved out the Boundary Waters and to the original inhabitants, as well as to generations of wilderness explorers, both past and present. He does so without losing the personal relationship built through a lifetime of pilgrimages (anchored by almost three decades of trips with his father). This story captures the untold broader narrative of the region, as well as a thousand different details sure to be recognized by fellow pilgrims, like the grinding rhythm of a long portage or the loon call that slips into that last moment before sleep.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Eastern Region

Author: Robert Beymer
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899974619
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With thousands of lakes and streams, over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2000 campsites, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a true paddler’s paradise. Extending nearly 150 miles in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border, the wilderness area encompasses more than 1 million acres. This Eastern Region edition of the classic two-volume guide has been fully updated by area journalist Louis Dzierzak, with full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes. Trip descriptions include day-by-day paddling distances, portage tips, and difficulty ratings, and identify the appropriate water-resistant, topographic maps W.A. Fisher maps for each trip. Together, these books deliver everything a visitor needs for the experience of a lifetime.

Red Knife

Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416580212
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The newest book in William Kent Krueger's award-winning Corcoran O'Connor series finds the charismatic private investigator caught in the middle of a racial gang war that's turning picturesque Tamarack County, Minnesota, into a bloody battlefield. When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. When the head of the Red Boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, white against red. Both sides look to Cork O'Connor, a man of mixed heritage, to uncover the truth behind the murders. A former sheriff, Cork has lived, fought, and nearly died to keep the small-town streets and his family safe from harm. He knows that violence is never a virtue, but he believes that it's sometimes a necessary response to the evil that men do. Racing to find answers before the bloodshed spreads, Cork himself becomes involved in the darkest of deeds. As the unspeakable unfolds in the remote and beautiful place he calls home, Cork is forced to confront the horrific truth: Violence is a beast that cannot be contained. In Red Knife, Krueger gives his readers a vivid picture of racial conflict in small-town America, as well as a sensitive look at the secrets we keep from even those closest to us and the destructive nature of all that is left unsaid between fathers and sons, husbands and wives, friends and lovers.