In the Wake of the Frontier: A true account of living in Alaskan isolation

3.93 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780595372560: In the Wake of the Frontier: A true account of living in Alaskan isolation

In 1954, Ruth Vincent was a young teacher and Alaska was not yet a state when her biologist husband, Bob, decided to conduct research on rugged, isolated Afognak Island. As they left Oregon for the unknown, both Ruth and Bob eagerly anticipated their pioneer adventure. Hours later, the two stood on the remote island with nothing but a shortwave radio and bush pilots as their connections to the outside world. Dressed in heels, Ruth reveals how she was ushered into her tiny new home that had looked so tidy from the air, but in reality was filled with junk. While learning to live within primitive conditions, Ruth shares how, amid stunning Alaskan scenery and idyllic peacefulness, she faced Kodiak brown bears, confronted loneliness, and welcomed critters as pets. As months turned into years, Ruth made do by brushing her teeth in the river, enhancing her meals with puffin eggs, and looking forward to mail deliveries by bush pilots. Through it all, Ruth provides insight into the importance of having a positive attitude as she and Bob learned to trust each other and their faith to find creative solutions to all their challenges. In the Wake of the Frontier vividly portrays one couple's threeyear adventure on an Alaskan island during the 1950s as they unearthed valuable lessons and made incredible memories.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ruth E. Vincent earned a Master of Education from Colorado State University and subsequently taught at elementary schools and LinnBenton Community College. She and her late husband have two married daughters and three grandchildren. Now retired and remarried to David Willis, Ruth lives in McMinnville, Oregon.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 18.95
US$ 13.27

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ruth E Vincent
Published by iUniverse, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 223 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In 1954, Ruth Vincent was a young teacher and Alaska was not yet a state when her biologist husband, Bob, decided to conduct research on rugged, isolated Afognak Island. As they left Oregon for the unknown, both Ruth and Bob eagerly anticipated their pioneer adventure. Hours later, the two stood on the remote island with nothing but a short-wave radio and bush pilots as their connections to the outside world. Dressed in heels, Ruth reveals how she was ushered into her tiny new home that had looked so tidy from the air, but in reality was filled with junk. While learning to live within primitive conditions, Ruth shares how, amid stunning Alaskan scenery and idyllic peacefulness, she faced Kodiak brown bears, confronted loneliness, and welcomed critters as pets. As months turned into years, Ruth made do by brushing her teeth in the river, enhancing her meals with puffin eggs, and looking forward to mail deliveries by bush pilots. Through it all, Ruth provides insight into the importance of having a positive attitude as she and Bob learned to trust each other and their faith to find creative solutions to all their challenges. In the Wake of the Frontier vividly portrays one couple s three-year adventure on an Alaskan island during the 1950s as they unearthed valuable lessons and made incredible memories. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780595372560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ruth E Vincent
Published by iUniverse, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 223 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In 1954, Ruth Vincent was a young teacher and Alaska was not yet a state when her biologist husband, Bob, decided to conduct research on rugged, isolated Afognak Island. As they left Oregon for the unknown, both Ruth and Bob eagerly anticipated their pioneer adventure. Hours later, the two stood on the remote island with nothing but a short-wave radio and bush pilots as their connections to the outside world. Dressed in heels, Ruth reveals how she was ushered into her tiny new home that had looked so tidy from the air, but in reality was filled with junk. While learning to live within primitive conditions, Ruth shares how, amid stunning Alaskan scenery and idyllic peacefulness, she faced Kodiak brown bears, confronted loneliness, and welcomed critters as pets. As months turned into years, Ruth made do by brushing her teeth in the river, enhancing her meals with puffin eggs, and looking forward to mail deliveries by bush pilots. Through it all, Ruth provides insight into the importance of having a positive attitude as she and Bob learned to trust each other and their faith to find creative solutions to all their challenges. In the Wake of the Frontier vividly portrays one couple s three-year adventure on an Alaskan island during the 1950s as they unearthed valuable lessons and made incredible memories. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780595372560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Vincent, Ruth E.
Published by iUniverse 2005-12 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse 2005-12, 2005. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LSI-06938458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ruth E Vincent
Published by iUniverse (2005)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780595372560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Vincent, Ruth E.
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 1784695

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Vincent, Ruth E.
Published by iUniverse (2016)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780595372560_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Vincent, Ruth
Published by iUniverse, Inc. (2017)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: 9
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0595372562

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ruth Vincent
Published by iUniverse, Inc.
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 223 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.5in.Isolation. The Alaskan Territory. In the 1950s Alaska was not yet a state when a young woman, the author Ruth Vincent, accompanied her biologist husband to remote Afognak Island. The two were alone with short-wave radio and bush pilots as their only connection with the outside world. Months at a time would elapse without Ruth even seeing another woman. Foxes became pets, mail was delivered by bush pilots, snowshoes were essential, and puffin eggs enhanced meals. In the Wake of the Frontier vividly portrays this three-year adventure. Life on Afognak Island included coping without electricity or running water, facing Kodiak brown bears, and dealing with life-threatening situations. At the same time, the stunning Alaskan scenery and idyllic peacefulness were breathtaking. Through the authors eyes, dealing with emergencies, aloneness, and inconveniences all come alive in this engaging historical memoir. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595372560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Vincent, Ruth
Published by iUniverse, Inc. (2005)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780595372560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Vincent, Ruth
Published by iUniverse, Inc. (2005)
ISBN 10: 0595372562 ISBN 13: 9780595372560
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0595372562

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book