We recommend using a modern web browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge with their default settings.
WORDSWORTH AT ALA!
At the yearly gathering of booklovers held in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center June 22 – 27, Wordsworth the Better World Bookmobile is...
Hello, I'm an eBook!
ATTENTION: This item is an eBook. It can be read on iOS, Android, MAC and PC's with a supported eReader. It is not a physical book. eBooks are available via download immediately after you've checked out.
Shipped from other seller
Edmonton Book Store
Cabin Fever Books Ltd.
Bill Mason danced with his beloved Prospector canoe the night his son Paul was married. The next day he canoed whitewater on the Petite Nation River north of Ottawa with wedding guests. On the following Tuesday, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and died four months later, at age 59.
Today, seven years later, the legend of Bill Mason continues to wind its way through the hearts and minds of canoeists, wilderness lovers, and all those touched by his remarkable spirit.
In this moving and insightful biography, James Raffan reveals both the public and private lives of Bill Mason. His expertise as a canoeist was unparalleled; his instructional guides, Path of the Paddle and Song of the Paddle, became bestselling bibles for outdoor enthusiasts; his films, including Paddle to the Sea and Cry of the Wild, which, when it opened in New York City, made five million dollars in its first week, were showcases for his creativity; his landscape paintings glow with the spiritual love of the outdoors. Yet behind the success was a person who struggled with physical disability and serious illness all his life.
James Raffan's intimate knowledge of Bill Mason as a friend and fellow paddler, a man who could not contain his passion for canoeing and the outdoors, makes Fire in the Bones a marvelous read. Raffan tells of wild canoe trips, of film shoots full of fireworks between a cantan-kerous Mason and his crew, and of the "oldest grey-haired teenager in the land" who regularly paddled with other ardent canoeists, including neighbor Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Entertaining and inspirational, Fire in the Bones is animportant new biography that places Bill Mason within a uniquely Canadian artistic and wilderness tradition.
Our best deal on used books 3 for $10 and just $3 each additional book. Shop and Save
We match every book you purchase with a book donation. Learn more »
Gift Certificate = Happy Friend + Books donated to families in need. Make Someone Happy »
Come save on used books in the Clearance Aisle. Learn more »
All used inventory that ships from Better World Books may come from separate Better World Books distribution centers.
Sign up now to get news, sales and special promotions!
© Better World Books (BetterWorldBooks.com)