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Pilgrim's wilderness : a true story of faith and madness on the Alaska Frontier / by Tom Kizzia ; edited by Kevin Doughten.

Kizzia, Tom (Author).

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  • 13 of 13 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Summary:

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. -- Unedited summary from the book.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 979.8 K658 (Text) 37801000441426 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/18/2013 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0307587835
  • ISBN: 9780307587831
  • ISBN: 9780307587824
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books/Crown Pub.,c2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references [p. (293)-305].
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Third Month -- Part One. Pilgrim's Trail -- The Road to McCarthy -- History's Shadow -- The Bollard Wars -- Sunlight and Firefly -- Motorheads -- The Rainbow Cross -- Hostile Territory -- Holy Bob and the Wild West -- God vs. the Park Service -- The Pilgrim's Progress -- Part Two. The Farthest-Out Place -- Hillbilly Heaven -- Flight of the Angels -- The Pilgrim Family Minstrels -- Part Three. Out of the Wilderness -- A Quiet Year -- The Wanigan -- Exodus -- Pilgrim's Last Stand -- The Man in the Iron Cage -- Epilogue: Peaceful Harbor.
Summary, etc.:
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. -- Unedited summary from the book.
Subject: Hale, Robert (Robert Allen), 1941-2008
Hale, Robert (Robert Allen), 1941-2008 > Family.
Pioneers > Alaska > McCarthy > Biography.
Fundamentalists > Alaska > McCarthy > Biography.
Criminals > Alaska > McCarthy > Biography.
Abusive men > Alaska > McCarthy > Biography.
McCarthy (Alaska) > Biography.
Dysfunctional families > Alaska > McCarthy.
Incest > Alaska > McCarthy.
Cults > Alaska > McCarthy.

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