Breaking Into the Backcountry

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U of Nebraska Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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Well aware of what could go wrong living two hours from town with no electricity and no neighbors, Edwards was surprised by what could go right. In prose that is by turns lyrical, introspective, and funny, Breaking into the Backcountry is the story of what he discovered: that alone, in a wild place, each day is a challenge and a gift. Whether chronicling the pleasures of a day-long fishing trip, his first encounter with a black bear, a lightning storm and the threat of fire, the beauty of a steelhead, the attacks of 9/11, or a silence so profound that a black-tailed deer chewing grass outside his window could wake him from sleep, Edwards's careful evocation of the river canyon and its effect on him testifies to the enduring power of wilderness to transform a life.

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1 Getting There
2 The Big Quiet
3 Breaking into the Backcountry
4 Vocation to Solitude
5 Spring Visitors
6 Own ership
7 The Other Side of the Mountain
8 Heat of the Summer
9 Big Aarons Visit
10 Premonitions
11 Aftershocks
12 Autumn on the Rogue

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He inspires others to lead amazing lives through his speaking and training organization, The Amazing Factor. An accomplished businessman, professional speaker and author, Steve also co-owns Edwards Group, a diverse company with commercial real estate holdings and media outlets across the nation.

His extensive media sales background has helped him hone the art of crafting and delivering an effective message, a skill he has used to coach salespeople, market his own invention, increase his company's holdings and personally connect with audiences from all walks of life.

Whether he is playing with his kids, mentoring a friend or business associate, coaching a young college student or flying a sick patient cross country in his plane, Steve is driven by his motto: "If you want to HAVE amazing, then BE amazing."

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