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[PDF] ✅ Son of the Wilderness Author Linnie Marsh Wolfe – Eiyo.us

Son of the Wilderness Working Closely With Muir S Family And With His Papers, Wolfe Was Able To Create A Full Portrait Of Her Subject, Not Only As America S Firebrand Conservationist And Founder Of The National Park System, But Also As Husband, Father, And Friend All Readers Who Have Admired Muir S Ruggedly Individualistic Lifestyle, And Those Who Wish A Greater Appreciation For The History Of Environmental Preservation In America, Will Be Enthralled And Enlightened By This Splendid BiographyThe Story Follows Muir From His Ancestral Home In Scotland, Through His Early Years In The Harsh Wisconsin Wilderness, To His History Making Pilgrimage To CaliforniaThis Book, Originally Published In 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

[PDF] ✅ Son of the Wilderness  Author Linnie Marsh Wolfe – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Son of the Wilderness
  • Linnie Marsh Wolfe
  • English
  • 05 September 2019
  • 0299186342

    10 thoughts on “[PDF] ✅ Son of the Wilderness Author Linnie Marsh Wolfe – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    The telling of John Muir s life is one of the most engrossing non fiction books I ve read watching his whole life unfold from a young hardworking genius to a stalwart mountain man dedicated to the wilderness and his family By the end, you feel like you could have known him and his death still saddens a hundred years later He is someone to aspire to, even if one can never get close to his accomplishments.


  2. says:

    Really enjoyed reading John Muir s story from start to finish.


  3. says:

    I purchased Son of the Wilderness The Life of John Muir while vacationing in Northern California I found it in the gift shop at Muir Woods National Park, a place I recommend everyone visit The book is a well written, thoughtful biography of one of America s greatest conservationists The author captures the passion of this remarkable figure, and the reader comes away with a full understanding of why protecting nature is so important to civilization With the recent US national parks centennia I purchased Son of the Wilderness The Life of John Muir while vacationing in Northern California I found it in the gift shop at Muir Woods National Park, a place I recommend everyone visit The book is a well written, thoughtful biography of one of America s greatest conservationists The author captures the passion of this remarkable figure, and the reader comes away with a full understanding of why protecting nature is so important to civilization With the recent US national parks centennial birthday celebration, and reminders in today s news of the continuing conflict between capitalism and conservation, the benefits of reading this biography are intangible Speaking of intangible, my daughter recorded the running sounds of the stream running through Muir Woods, and I use a loop of this recording as an aid to peaceful sleep


  4. says:

    I read this on a recent trip to Yosemite, and it really heightened my appreciation for the park to know a bit about the history of the attempts to conserve it Muir was a true one of a kind specimen, and his reading about his life was a breath of freash air I think in the same way being outdoors can make us cube dwellers rethink our priorities, so can reading about Muir s life, which got its vitality from being free to tramp through the wilderness Anyone traveling to Alaska or interested about I read this on a recent trip to Yosemite, and it really heightened my appreciation for the park to know a bit about the history of the attempts to conserve it Muir was a true one of a kind specimen, and his reading about his life was a breath of freash air I think in the same way being outdoors can make us cube dwellers rethink our priorities, so can reading about Muir s life, which got its vitality from being free to tramp through the wilderness Anyone traveling to Alaska or interested about the transformation of America over history would also be well served by this biography


  5. says:

    I bought this book at the gift shop in Muir Woods outside of San Franciso Walking among the coastal redwoods there I became fascinated with this man and his impact on the establishment of our National Park system He was an environmentalist before there was a movement It is a throughly well researched book, a bit dry at times, but certainly recommended to those who love the outdoors and believe we are stewards of this planet.


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    Please read my complete review here


  7. says:

    First published in 1945, this is the Pulitzer prize winning biography of John Muir The author, Linnie Marsh Wolfe, describing a conversation held with Muir s daughter in 1939 about the book, was told Many people know of my father as a naturalist, but the world has never understood him as a man I wish you would write of him from that point of view, and tell of his human relationships This she has accomplished admirably At the end, I closed the book with a deep sigh of affection for a man I First published in 1945, this is the Pulitzer prize winning biography of John Muir The author, Linnie Marsh Wolfe, describing a conversation held with Muir s daughter in 1939 about the book, was told Many people know of my father as a naturalist, but the world has never understood him as a man I wish you would write of him from that point of view, and tell of his human relationships This she has accomplished admirably At the end, I closed the book with a deep sigh of affection for a man I never knew and wished I had We see Muir as a young man, being molded in the furnace of family affliction by a father who, only in his elder years learned to love unconditionally We see the young man John as a brilliant inventor and mechanic, but soon deliberately leaving those things aside because he could see how, down the years, they would destroy the forests and mountains he loved so much, and didn t want to be a part of the destruction We watch as he grows and absorbs the learning and wisdom afforded by the wilderness to those who will really look and feel and see And then we see him almost effortlessly merging with the man whom others would love unabashedly for his gentle humor and deep wisdom and understanding of the ways of the wilderness And then we see him, in his middle years, turn his great capacity for love to his new wife, and later to his children, loving them without reservation the way he loved the wilderness, while maintaining his commitment to conservation And they returned his love, completely and with deep understanding for the great passions that drove him, and became an intimate part of that great cause Finally, we see him age, without seeming to lose his great vitality, seemingly tied inextricably to the wilderness, until near the very end And when that great light of his goes out, it seems to happen of a sudden, without much fanfare or distress, just the way he would have wanted What a life What a leader What a man


  8. says:

    While in California on a spring break trip, we stopped at the John Muir home in the Bay area Neat little place and I decided I had to read someabout him This is an older book written in the 1940 s but unlike most older books, it still reads well today He definitely had an impact on conservation and creation of National Parks and Monuments throughout the United States.


  9. says:

    An excellent biography of a glorious world traveler


  10. says:

    The book was very good John Muir s life story is inspiring.

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