Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
Exploring the pioneer impulse that first drew settlers to the Pacific Northwest, Doig combines excerpts from his own winter diary with those of an unconventional Bostonian who in 1850 abandoned civilization and headed west
 

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Browsed upon at The Port Bookstore in Port Angeles. Ivan Doig spends a winter in the footsteps of a 19th Century Washington Olympic Peninsula pioneer. James Swan was a customs inspector, Tribal agent ... Read full review

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I've read this book at least five times and will probably read it at least five more. Doig's approach is to try to get inside the head of a man who died over a century ago through the exploration not ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
27
Section 5
28
Section 6
42
Section 7
48
Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
132
Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (1980)

Ivan Doig was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. A recipient of a lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, he is the author of eight previous novels, most recently The Whistling Season, and three works of nonfiction, including This House of Sky . He lives in Seattle.

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