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The author of the book: Tom Kizzia
Edition: Random House Audio
Date of issue: July 16th 2013
ISBN: 0385393652
ISBN 13: 9780385393652
Language: English
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Pilgrim's Wilderness is the bizarre and utterly fascinating story of how Robert "Papa Pilgrim" Hale and his 15-child self-named Pilgrim family came to settle deep in one of the most remote parts of Alaska, motivated by a belief that a simple pioneer life could be lived there in the 21st century. Celebrated by locals for his antiestablishment ways, Hale was eventually exposed as a cult leader-like sociopath with an extraordinary criminal past who brutalized his wife and children and kept them isolated, ignorant, and under his control.

Pilgrim's Wilderness combines a portrait of Hale, from his early life in the countercultural '60s through his latter years as the messianic Christian "Papa Pilgrim" (who would employ beatings, psychological torture, and sexual abuse to rule over his children), with an examination of how the Pilgrim family was at first embraced by Alaskans who were flattered by the way Papa Pilgrim embodied their own pioneer myths, before any hints of trouble emerged. The book climaxes with a gripping saga of how the oldest Pilgrim children finally turned against their father and escaped from the wilderness homestead, with Hale eventually being tracked by state troopers and imprisoned on multiple counts of assault, rape, and incest. Throughout the book, author Tom Kizzia expertly interweaves insights into the Pilgrims and Alaska gleaned from his personal experience as a longtime Alaska newspaper reporter who himself built a cabin in the area where the Pilgrim family settled.


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Ebook Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier read Online! Tom Kizzia traveled widely in rural Alaska as a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. He has written for The New Yorker and The Washington Post and been featured on CNN. Tom is a former Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and a graduate of Hampshire College. His stories about the Pilgrim Family won a President's Award from McClatchy Newspapers. His first book, The Wake of the Unseen Object, was named one of the best all-time non-fiction books about Alaska by the state historical society. He lives in Homer, Alaska.


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