The Story of My Boyhood and YouthPaperback - 2006
In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging. Born in mid nineteenth-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious father took the family to build a new life in America's vast wilderness. Muir charts their pioneering years in Wisconsin, where his battles for survival powerfully anticipate the extraordinary career which was to follow. They reveal a free spirit who perceived bonds between man and nature that were subtle and far reaching for both.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2006.
Edition: New ed.
Branch Call Number: B MUIR JOHN
Characteristics: xxii, 145 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.