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Edward Hoagland
Edward Hoagland

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Edward Hoagland's first book, Cat Man, won the 1954 Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Since then he has written nearly twenty books, including Walking the Dead Diamond River (a 1974 National Book Award nominee), African Calliope (a 1980 American Book Award nominee), and The Tugman's Passage (a 1982 National Book Critics Circle Award nominee). In 1982 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hoagland was the editor of The Best American Essays for 1999. He lives in Bennington, Vermont.

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Compass Points
How I Lived
Written by Edward Hoagland


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 26, 2002
Price: $19.00

Award—winning nature writer Edward Hoagland explores the people, places, events, and themes that have shaped him and work in this luminous memoir of a life richly lived.

From his childhood in rural Connecticut to some of the earth’s last remaining wilderness, from New York parties to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s... Read more >
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Compass Points
How I Lived
Written by Edward Hoagland


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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Notes from The Century Before
A Journal from British Columbia
Written by Edward Hoagland
Edited by Jon Krakauer
Introduction by David Quammen


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 6, 2013
Price: $2.99

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Notes from The Century Before
A Journal from British Columbia
Written by Edward Hoagland
Edited by Jon Krakauer
Introduction by David Quammen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $19.00

In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before... Read more >
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Travels in Alaska

Written by John Muir
Introduction by Edward Hoagland


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $16.00

In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was... Read more >
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Travels in Alaska

Written by John Muir
Introduction by Edward Hoagland


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $2.99

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