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    TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men Alaska the early 1960s Darkness covered the land The latest winter storm which by then had already lasted half a century still showed no sign of ending The cold and the snow were beginning to wear the proud Alaskans down Then Russia invaded Again The fledgling state was unprepared for war and so the Alaskan Militia fell back before the forces of the Dark Lord Stalin and the Red Army of Moscow reached the walls of Juneau For two d

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    Review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø John McPhee John McPhee Ø 2 Free download TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men Things I learned about Alaska Merrill Field a light plane airfield in Anchorage handles fifty four thousand flights per year than Newark International This is so because bushplane trips are common than taxis or driving the roads being what they are Fried cranberries will help a sore throat That somethings are b

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    TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men John McPhee Ø 2 Free download I was really hoping this would be about geology along the lines of Basin and Range It wasn't It's divided into three sections; in the first McPhee wanders around unpopulated Alaska with several other men in several canoeskayaks I think one was from the Sierra Club one from the Bureau of Land Management etc They fished to supplement their food supplies and camped along the rivers and streams The second section

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    Free read Coming into the Country Review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø John McPhee John McPhee Ø 2 Free download A year or two out of college I was employed at a bookshop in Seattle earning little than minimum wage For a change of scene

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    TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men I've read this twice many years apart Mostly a historic document now but what a historyOne of the rereads was in our camp at Flat an old and for

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    TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men Free read Coming into the Country This book has meant a lot to me as an Alaskan interested in the raggedy interplay between development and conservationism although I had never read it in its entirety Now I have I would say this book at best off

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    Review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø John McPhee TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men “If anyone could figure out how to steal Italy Alaska would be the place to hid it What a vivid way to descri

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    Review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø John McPhee John McPhee Ø 2 Free download TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men McPhee's Coming Into the Country is rightly considered a classic with its detailed description on life in mid 1970s Alaska Much of the writing is stunning packed full of river trips and anecdotes about characters the author encountered during his many months in the country He captures well the contradictions embodied in many Alaskans a thirst for solitude alternating with a an affinity for social gatherings

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    TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men I love McPhee's writing I first read this book when it was published in part in the New Yorker and again soon afte

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    Review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø John McPhee John McPhee Ø 2 Free download TXT [Coming into the Country John McPhee] x men Brilliant three part million facet look at Alaska My favorite part is probably the first The Encircled River which is literally a textbook example of how to write a travel narrative with a grizzly at each end The

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Characters ò Coming into the Country Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free McPhee segues from the wilderness to life in urban Alaska to the remote bush count. I love McPhee s writing I first read this book when it was published in part in the New Yorker and again soon after it was published as a book So this is the third time I ve read it I ve read maybe ten books three times so I really really like thisFirst because McPhee writes so beautifully He could write about anything and I would read it I ve even read his geology books Not because I like geology I don t but because I just eat up his words It is like eating chocolate I usually stop when the supply runs out not because I m finishedSecond the people and the spirit that makes up Alaska Everything is so unbelievably huge I love the stories about people who cut tractors up into pieces fly them to remote regions weld them back together so they can build an airstrip for a bigger planeThird the Alaska he writes about was disappearing when he wrote it and has been replaced with at least two generations of Alaska since then I will be visiting Alaska this summer and I am looking forward to seeing what s new and what remains of the old Will it be strip malls I ll let you know

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Characters ò Coming into the Country Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This is the story of Alaska and the Alaskans Written with a vividness and clarity w. Things I learned about Alaska Merrill Field a light plane airfield in Anchorage handles fifty four thousand flights per year than Newark International This is so because bushplane trips are common than taxis or driving the roads being what they are Fried cranberries will help a sore throat That somethings are better left unchanged or not re named What would you call that mountain WillieDenali I ll go along with the Indians that farEveryone aboard was white but Willie William Igiagru Hensley of Arctic Alaska and he said again Denali What the hell did McKinley ever doI learned the difference between a visitor and a tourist in Alaska A tourist stays a week and drops four hundred dollars A visitor comes with a shirt and a twenty dollar bill and doesn t change either oneI learned that Alaska is a great place for nicknames Pete the Pig Pistolgrip Jim Groundsluice Bill Coolgardie Smith Codfish Tom Doc LaBooze the Evaporated Kid Fisty McDonald John the Baptist Cheeseham Sam and the Man with the Big Nugget I actually came across a Codfish in my own travels but I have an odd jobI learned that bear scat is fairly but not acutely fresh when it glistens but has stopped smoking Not everything I learned will I actually useI learned that Alaska at least the Alaska of 1977 was a place where people tired of government and other people fled to I learned that the government followed them there and refused to let them alone I learned that Alaskans are prone to a philosophy LIVE EACH DAY SO THAT YOU CAN LOOK EVERY DAMN MAN IN THE EYE AND TELL HIM TO GO TO HELLWe need such people At least we need a place where such people could go A place I might go if it wasn t so cold A place so vast and unpeopled that if anyone could figure out how to steal Italy Alaska would be a place to hide itThis was another wonderful trip that John McPhee took me on It s dated to be sure But wonderful characters are portrayed good stories told In the battle between independent brave individuals and a pedantic fuzzy wuzzy government John McPhee leaves no doubt whose side he is on

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Characters ò Coming into the Country Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hich shifts scenes freuently and yet manages to tie the work into a rewarding whole. This book has meant a lot to me as an Alaskan interested in the raggedy interplay between development and conservationism although I had never read it in its entirety Now I have I would say this book at best offers a kind sympathetic view of all sorts of Alaskans circa 1977 a period which I just barely remember from grade school I still recall the statewide debate on whether to give Mount McKinley the newold name of Denali as part of ANILCA then called the D 2 Lands Bill which was a hot button topic ie federal take over for Alaskans such as my parents I remember the debate to move the capital to Willow I remember John Denver s goodwill trip to Alaska to promote conservation and the passage of ANILCA It was all HIGHLY charged politics in which the feds were dabbling playing frivolizing with OUR land The outgrowth of both the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act are INCREDIBLY far reaching with regards to living and working in Alaska today In that respect the first two chapters of the book are now dated and rather nostalgic kind of a time capsule of what was going on while these landmark Congressional laws were being sussed outThe chapter Coming Into The Country nearly half of the book on the Yukon RiverCharley River area of Interior Alaska was by far the best part of the book focusing on the communities of Central Circle and Eagle and the idealistic sometimes hard nosed characters that live there Although McPhee in what I ve read was an impressionable young man leaning to the side of environmental conservation at the expense of economic development I think his writing in this book shows both a reverence for Alaska s brand of wilderness in a word awesome as well as a sympathetic humane perspective on the toll that Congressional protectionism environmental regulation and romantic idealism has on the lives of real families living in the country The best writing is the transcription of journal entries made by a young man Rich Corazza living alone in a cabin somewhere around Eagle This section is one third into the last section Coming Into The Country and made me grin and laugh out loud A true seeker with a good dose of humor and longing

  • Paperback
  • 448
  • Coming into the Country
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 9780374522872