The Last American Man

The Last American Man

eBook - 2002
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Finalist for the National Book Award 2002

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In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains. For more than two decades he has lived there, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he has trapped, and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. To Gilbert, Conway's mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of much we feel how our men should be, but rarely are.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002
ISBN: 9781101664445
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Sep 14, 2014

This is an interesting and honest biography of a lesser-known American icon. I had a romanticized ideal of Eustace Conway before reading this book, but it seems he is a controlling, unforgiving man. His need to be right has ultimately ruined his personal life, but I still admire his determination, courage, and spirit. One day, I hope to visit Turtle Island Preserve.

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