Naked in the Woods: Joseph Knowles and the Legacy of Frontier Fakery
Da Capo Press, 2007 - 352 страници
Joseph Knowles was a forty-five-year-old part-time painter, ex-Navy man, friend of the Sioux, and onetime hunting guide who stepped-nearly naked-into the woods to live off the land and his own devices. From 1913 to 1916, Knowles's dispatches to the world-alternating accounts of bear clubbing and quiet contemplation, written in charcoal on pieces of birch bark-set off major newspaper wars, exploiting readers' fears of modernization. Did Knowles really survive for months at a time in the untamed wilderness without any aid, and why is the answer still so vital to the American psyche? Part adventure story, part cultural investigation, Naked in the Woods reveals a whole new dimension of our natural history.
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Poor Joe Knowles had told his handlers that he wanted no news from the outside world , adding that he wanted to go about his work even if his saintly mother ...
But the Nature Man had a keen sense of his own place in history , and he wanted to be remembered as a man of ideas , as a bold thinker .
But the Germans wanted to do more than just look at primitives ; they wanted to experience the primitive for themselves , and they did so in a spectacular ...
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An absorbing tale of one man's retreat into the Maine woods, padded with a healthy history of the back-to-nature movement.E, the Environmental Magazine editor Motavalli (Breaking Gridlock: Moving ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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To place an individual in the time and place in which he or she lived so that a reader can understand both the person and the period is a smooth talent. Motavalli, editor of E/The Environmental ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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