The Last American Man
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Viking, Penguin Group, 2002 [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0670030864
Like New Condition, previous owners gift inscription on flyleaf, minor edge and shelf wear
'...the fascinating story of Eustace Conway, who left his comfortable suburban home at the age of seventeen to move into the Appalachian Mountains, where for the last twenty years he has lived, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he trapped, and living off the land. A charismatic and romantic figure, both brilliant and tormented, brave and contradictory, restless and ambitious, Conway has always seen himself as a 'Man of Destiny" whose goal is to convince modern Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. Gilbert tells of Eustace's crusade and his extraordinary wilderness adventures, including his 2000-mile hike down the Appalachian Trail (surviving almost exclusively on what he could hunt and gather along the way) and his legendary journey across America on horseback.'