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The Resource The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel

The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel

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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
Title
The stranger in the woods
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Finkel
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Language
eng
Summary
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 intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life--why did he leave? what did he learn?--as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded
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Finkel, Michael
Dewey number
974.1/22043092
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LC call number
CT9991.K65
LC item number
F56 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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Read by Mark Bramhall
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  • Bramhall, Mark
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Knight, Christopher Thomas
  • Hermits
  • Recluses
  • Thieves
  • Survival
  • Solitude
  • Smithfield Region (Me.)
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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel
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digital storage
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online resource
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spoken word
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  • spw
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 21 min., 30 sec.))
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online
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9781101924914
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computer
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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 21 min., 30 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101924914
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital.
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4e0c56e4-24ab-44bb-ae99-5700af594c1a
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (OCoLC)974890958
  • (OCoLC)ocn974890958
  • 1312251
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