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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit - Michael Finkel
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
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For readers of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Z, a remarkable tale of survival and solitude--the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. In 1986,... show more
For readers of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Z, a remarkable tale of survival and solitude--the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and dis
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781101875681 (1101875682)
ASIN: 1101875682
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
What an amazing true story! For a random audible pick this was quite a remarkable tale of one man’s decision to quit life, disappear and live as a hermit for 27 years. Christopher Knight was only 20 years old when he decided to vanish from society without leaving any notes or indication that he wa...
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4.0 The Stranger in the Woods / Michael Finkel
Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality--not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.In 1986, a shy and i...
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3.0 Review of The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
This was an interesting book about a man who was able to live and survive in the woods for more than two decades in Maine. He had to steal food and supplies to survive but he claims he never had a conversation with another human being in all of those years. This book is half about his story, and hal...
A Man With An Agenda
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3.0 The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
The opening pick for our non-fiction book club. 'The Stranger in the Woods' by Michael Finkel is a fascinating story of a man who chose to cut himself off from personal contact with others. He didn't quite cut himself off from the world, the reason we all know about him today is because he was final...
My Never Ending List
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3.5 The Stranger in the Woods
I wanted to know more about the life of Christopher Knight. He had lived the life of a hermit, living alone for 27 years in the woods in Maine and the thought of this, intrigued me. I wanted to know how he had survived, what his days were like and what had happened to him. As I listened to this no...
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