Three Against the Wilderness by Eric Collier
(Classics West Collection)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Eric Collier's riveting recollections about the 26 years that he, his wife Lillian and son Veasy spent homesteading in the isolated Chilcotin wilderness made for an international bestseller and one of the most famous books ever written about British Columbia.


In the early 1930s, Collier and his family moved to Meldrum Creek, where the couple built their own log house and learned to live off the land. Fulfilling a promise to Lillian's grandmother to bring the beavers back to the area she knew as a child before the White man came, Collier was instrumental in the species' survival. Collier's timeless tales about roughing it in the bush and the resourcefulness inspired by this lifestyle's challenges will engage readers young and old.

 

About Eric Collier

See more books from this Author
Wilderness guide, trapper and conservationist Eric Collier was born in England in 1903. He was sent to Canada to work as a "mud pup" for his uncle, Harry Marriott, the author of Cariboo Cowboy. Collier died at Riske Creek, B.C., in 1966.
 
Published January 1, 2007 by Touchwood Editions. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science & Math. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Three Against the Wilderness

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

An account of thirty years in the wilderness of the Chicotin District of British Columbia.

Oct 21 1959 | Read Full Review of Three Against the Wilderness ...

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The author of this current addition to ""back to the woods"" literature did not flee to the wilds to escape civilization but to make a living trapping — on Meldrum Creek in the Chicotin District of British Columbia, 300 miles north of Vancouver on the Fraser River.

| Read Full Review of Three Against the Wilderness ...

Reader Rating for Three Against the Wilderness
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 26 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×