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"Coming Into Country" :Book #6818925
03/27/20 06:55 AM
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Haven't read it but was just reading an article where it was referenced again.

Anyone here ever read it? Thoughts?

Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6819029
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good read


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03/27/20 08:58 AM
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Yep. Agree with White.

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Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6819093
03/27/20 10:02 AM
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Not too bad a book. Some good folks profiled in there.

A lot more of the "heros" are the hippie-type, end-of-the-road type "trappers" from the Upper Yukon area. A couple of them are now living in town and have become anti-trapping and anti-hunting!

Pete

Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pete in Frbks] #6819097
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Originally Posted by Pete in Frbks
Not too bad a book. Some good folks profiled in there.

A lot more of the "heros" are the hippie-type, end-of-the-road type "trappers" from the Upper Yukon area. A couple of them are now living in town and have become anti-trapping and anti-hunting!

Pete



I had forgotten about that.

Was that"eccentric" guy Wild Miles in that book ? Had a houseboat on the Kantishna ??? What about the guy that took over Alaska Magazine and turned it into a greeny rag ?? Seems like I remember him in there also


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Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6819346
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Good book, you will enjoy it.

Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: white17] #6822830
03/30/20 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by white17
Originally Posted by Pete in Frbks
Not too bad a book. Some good folks profiled in there.

A lot more of the "heros" are the hippie-type, end-of-the-road type "trappers" from the Upper Yukon area. A couple of them are now living in town and have become anti-trapping and anti-hunting!

Pete



I had forgotten about that.

Was that"eccentric" guy Wild Miles in that book ? Had a houseboat on the Kantishna ??? What about the guy that took over Alaska Magazine and turned it into a greeny rag ?? Seems like I remember him in there also


I don't recall the Alaska Magazine guy. I know Wild Miles was NOT covered in the book.

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Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6822861
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Thanks Pete.

I can't remember the AK mag guy's name either


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Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6822862
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Same guy who wrote Coming into the Country wrote Into the Wild. From what I remember, the book wasn't that accurate. It profiled various people. It might be good reading but is no longer representative of goings on in Alaska.
Who lives here in town now, Pete?
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Coming into the country- Mcphee. Into the wild- Krakauer

Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6822880
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Into The Wild was Krakauer.

Pete or Mike.......who was/is the photographer/dog musher who lived along the railbelt somewhere... Tom........................


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Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6823034
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I know who you are asking about but can't remember the name.
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Edit, Tom Walker? Googled it.

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Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6823049
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Yes thank you !!


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Re: "Coming Into Country" :Book [Re: Pike River] #6823097
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Very good read, regardless of the viewpoints of the 'characters' featured. Once you finish this one, you'll want to read John Hildebrand's "Reading the River" and Dan O'Neill's "A Land Gone Lonesome". Both cover the same area during more recent times.

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