FINDING EVERETT RUESS - THE LIFE AND UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE OF A LEGENDARY WILDERNESS EXPLORER

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The definitive biography of Everett Ruess, the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American West and mysterious disappearance in the Utah desert at age 20 have earned him a large and devoted cult following. Wandering alone with burros and pack horses through California and the Southwest for five years in the early 1930s, on voyages lasting as long as ten months, Ruess became friends with photographers Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange, swapped prints with Ansel Adams, took part in a Hopi ceremony, learned to speak Navajo, and was among the first "outsiders" to venture deeply into what was then (and to some extent still is) largely a little-known wilderness. When he vanished without a trace in November 1934, Ruess left behind thousands of pages of journals, letters, and poems, as well as more than a hundred watercolor paintings and blockprint engravings. Everett Ruess is hailed as a paragon of solo exploration, while the mystery of his death remains one of the greatest riddles in the annals of American adventure. David Roberts began probing the life and death of Everett Ruess for National Geographic Adventure magazine in 1998. Finding Everett Ruess is the result of his personal journeys into the remote areas explored by Ruess, his interviews with oldtimers who encountered the young vagabond and with Ruesss closest living relatives, and his deep immersion in Ruesss writings and artwork. More than 75 years after his vanishing, Ruess stirs the kinds of passion and speculation accorded such legendary doomed American adventurers as Into the Wilds Chris McCandless and Amelia Earhart.


  • Auteur(s)

    David Roberts, Jon Krakauer

  • Éditeur

    Broadway Books

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Date de parution

    26/06/2012

  • EAN

    9780307591777

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    394 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.5 cm

  • Largeur

    13.2 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.4 cm

  • Poids

    340 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

David Roberts

  • Pays : Royaume Uni
  • Langue : Anglais

David Roberts est un illustrateur britannique primé
et reconnu pour son style si caractéristique. Il a déjà
collaboré avec les plus grands noms de la littérature
de jeunesse anglaise, comme Julia Donaldson ou Sally
Gardner.

Jon Krakauer

  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais (etats-unis)

Brillant journaliste et écrivain américain, spécialisé à l'origine dans les articles sur l'alpinisme, Jon Krakauer est l'auteur du best-seller international Tragédie à l'Everest (Presses de la Cité, 1998), considéré comme un classique par tous les amateurs de livres de montagne. Les Presses de la Cité ont également publié son autre succès Into the Wild, en 2008.

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