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Everett Ruess--a bold teenage adventurer, artist, and writer--tramped around the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and the desert wilderness of the Southwest between 1930 and 1934. At the age of 20, he mysteriously vanished into the barren Utah desert. Ruess has become an icon for modern-day adventurers and seekers. His search for ultimate beauty and adventure is chronicled in two books that contain remarkable collections of his writings, extracted from his journals and from letters written to family and friends. Both books are reprinted here in their entirety. < BR>
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"He was one of the earth's oddlings--
one of the wandering few
who deny restraint and scorn inhibition.
His life was a quest
for the new and the fresh.
Beauty was a dream.
He pursued his dream into
there with the singing wind to chant
his final song."
--Hugh Lacy in On Desert Trails
W. L. Rusho's is a historian and expert on the life of Everett Ruess. His first book on Ruess was published in 1985, and he authored two (four, six, eight?) more books on the subject. Lifetime sales of Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty, have been 20,000 plus.
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Book Description Gibbs Smith, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Everett Ruess (illustrator). First edition. 441pp. Octavo [23 cm] Full cloth. Fine/Fine. Introduction by John Nichols. Afterword by Edward Abbey. Illustrated with black & white photographs and reproductions of Everett Ruess's woodblock prints and paintings. This massive hardbound edition combines Bud Rusho's classic book on Everett Ruess: A Vagabond For Beauty with Everett Ruess's previously unpublished Wilderness Journals. The text also incorporates almost verbatim the original text of the 1940 On Desert Trails With Everett Ruess. Includes many never before published photographs of Everett Ruess and his circle of friends, including Dorothea Lange's famous photo of the desert vagabond, and Everett Ruess's woodcut block prints and paintings as well. The definitive volume on Everett Ruess. The afterword is an original sonnet about Everett Ruess by Edward Abbey. Seller Inventory # 15919
Book Description Gibbs Smith, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111586851640
Book Description Gibbs Smith. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1586851640 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0701493