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The Resource Pilgrim's Wilderness

Pilgrim's Wilderness

Label
Pilgrim's Wilderness
Title
Pilgrim's Wilderness
Statement of responsibility
by Tom Kizzia ; edited by Kevin Doughten
Title variation
Pilgrims wilderness
Title variation remainder
a true story of faith and madness on the Alaska Frontier
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Contributor
CyEdkRljrmM
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness--and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch.When Papa Pilgrim, his wife, and their fifteen children appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy, their new neighbors saw them as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal. But behind the family's proud piety and beautiful old-timey music lay Pilgrim's dark past: his strange connection to the Kennedy assassination and a trail of chaos and anguish that followed him from Dallas and New Mexico. Pilgrim soon sparked a tense confrontation with the National Park Service fiercely dividing the community over where a citizen's rights end and the government's power begins. As the battle grew more intense, the turmoil in his brood made it increasingly difficult to tell whether his children were messianic followers or hostages in desperate need of rescue. In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, veteran Alaska journalist, Tom Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive
Summary
Documents the story of Robert "Papa Pilgrim" Hale and the antiestablishment family settlement in remote Alaska that was exposed as a cult-like prison where Hale brutalized and isolated his wife and fifteen children
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10175428
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kizzia, Tom
Dewey number
  • 979.805092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Doughten, Kevin
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True
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  • History
  • Sociology
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a true story of faith and madness on the Alaska Frontier
Label
Pilgrim's Wilderness
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fd8795e5-2db1-4919-bb7b-98afb0586212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307587848
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Pilgrim's Wilderness
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd8795e5-2db1-4919-bb7b-98afb0586212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307587848
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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