Distant Fires: Duluth to Hudson Bay

by Scott Anderson
Illustrator Les C. Kouba

University Of Minnesota Press | September 12, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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"The waves on Lake Superior nearly splattered them all over the cliffs, and mosquitoes almost ate them alive in the Boundary Waters. Halfway through the three-month trip, they buried their underwear. But who needs underwear when you're 22 years old and living out the adventure of a boyhood dream?" -St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Distant Fires, a true-life adventure, describes a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth to York Factory on Hudson Bay. Anderson and a companion retraced the paddles taken by Eric Sevareid and a companion almost sixty years earlier. Their trials and tribulations, plus Anderson's sense of humor, make the trip fun in book form. Pen-and-ink illustrations are by noted Minnesota wildlife artist Les Kouba." -Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Distant Fires is a voyage of discovery. Scott Anderson is an inquisitive traveler, and when he sees something that piques his interest, he stops for a chat. He also has a marvelous eye for the natural world that surrounds him in his summerlong journey. He is a natural-born writer." -Duluth News Tribune

"Some of [Anderson's] phrasing is very happy indeed: 'the resting place of the rivers.' I wish I had written that." -Eric Sevareid

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: September 12, 2008

Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0816655030

ISBN - 13: 9780816655038

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Distant Fires: Duluth to Hudson Bay

Distant Fires: Duluth to Hudson Bay

by Scott Anderson
Illustrator Les C. Kouba

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: September 12, 2008

Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0816655030

ISBN - 13: 9780816655038

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Originally published: Duluth, MN: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, c1990.

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"The waves on Lake Superior nearly splattered them all over the cliffs, and mosquitoes almost ate them alive in the Boundary Waters. Halfway through the three-month trip, they buried their underwear. But who needs underwear when you're 22 years old and living out the adventure of a boyhood dream?" -St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Distant Fires, a true-life adventure, describes a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth to York Factory on Hudson Bay. Anderson and a companion retraced the paddles taken by Eric Sevareid and a companion almost sixty years earlier. Their trials and tribulations, plus Anderson's sense of humor, make the trip fun in book form. Pen-and-ink illustrations are by noted Minnesota wildlife artist Les Kouba." -Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Distant Fires is a voyage of discovery. Scott Anderson is an inquisitive traveler, and when he sees something that piques his interest, he stops for a chat. He also has a marvelous eye for the natural world that surrounds him in his summerlong journey. He is a natural-born writer." -Duluth News Tribune

"Some of [Anderson's] phrasing is very happy indeed: 'the resting place of the rivers.' I wish I had written that." -Eric Sevareid
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