Notes from The Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 6, 2013 - History - 304 pages
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In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before is a breathtaking mix of anecdote, derring-do, and unparalleled elegy from one of the finest writers of our time.


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Contents

WHERE AND
NEW YORK TO WRANGELL
THE BOAT THE STIKINE
THE OLD MEN OF TELEGRAPH CREEK
EDDONTENAJONI THE HYLANDs AND FRANK PETE
IN HAzELTON AND FLYING NORTH
JIM MORGAN
A GOLD TowNITs ONLY THE WHITE MEN
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Edward Hoagland is the author of nearly twenty books, several of which have been nominated for the National Book Award, the American Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Hoagland lives in Bennington, Vermont.

Jon Krakauer is the author of Into Thin Air, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Into the Wild. His work has appeared in many magazines, including Outside, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He chose the books in this series for their literary merit and historical significance—and because he found them such a pleasure to read.


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