In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging.
Born in mid nineteenth-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious father took the family to build a new life in America's vast wilderness.
Muir charts their pioneering years in Wisconsin, where his battles for survival powerfully anticipate the extraordinary career which was to follow.
They reveal a free spirit who perceived bonds between man and nature that were subtle and far reaching for both.
With an introduction by David M. Anderson.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 168 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn
- Publication Date: 15/06/2013
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780857906106
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