Adventure books for Men and Boys

by admin | December 8, 2017 | From the Publisher

Have a hard-to-buy-for guy on your list? Here are some thoughtful gift picks with lasting value.

One Man’s Wilderness

This cult classic by Sam Keith from the journals of Dick Proenneke inspired the PBS documentary Alone in the Wilderness and has sold over a half-million copies.

To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available…to be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts, dreams and company.

One Man’s Wilderness

Get it from PBS as a combo with Bob Swerer’s Alone in the Wilderness.

Gold!: Madness, Murder, and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies

Gold! Madness, Murder, and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies

What is it about gold?! This award-winning investigative journalist takes a look at the phenomenon of gold, the treasure hunters, both modern and historic, and brings them to life in a detailed and sharp narrative.

Uncovers a centuries-long story of obsession that often included murder, gun fights, deadly accidents, overnight fortunes and even cannibalism. . . Neligh is a practiced writer whose style mixes history and modern realities seamlessly.

Colorado Country Life

Buy it at Old Firehouse Books or your favorite local store.

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak

An adventure trip in British Columbia’s Cariboo Mountains may be the best chance for a father and son to reconnect. . . When a life-threatening accident incapacitates his father, Aaron is forced to find the very qualities that his father was demanding all along.

The richly realized setting makes the familiar story of a headstrong white teen squaring off against his father fresh. Aaron moves from arrogance to humility and a calm assurance. But his father also grows, realizing Aaron is yearning for the same respect and freedom that he craved from his own father.

Pencil illustrations accompany the text. Nail-biting journey with a heart.

Kirkus Reviews

Buy Jonathan London and Sean London’s complete Aaron’s Wilderness series online.

Secondhand Summer

Secondhand Summer

Dan Walker’s debut novel is a gritty coming-of-age story of loss, adventure, violence, and redemption.

Walker has written this in the first person and Sam’s voice reminded me at times of the narrators in S.E. Hinton’s classic stories of troubled adolescents such as ‘The Outsiders’ and ‘Rumble Fish.’ While the gang activity Hinton focuses on is absent here, the sympathy for the struggles of kids on the wrong side of the tracks is similar. This well-plotted and believable story for teens will also appeal to adults and is one of the best novels I’ve read all year, northern-themed or otherwise.

David James, Alaska Dispatch News

Where to buy it? At your local store or direct from the author.

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