Alec Wilkinson





Alec Wilkinson

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Average rating: 3.61 · 869 ratings · 186 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andr...
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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The Happiest Man in the Wor...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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The Protest Singer: An Inti...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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My Mentor: A Young Writer's...
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Moonshine: A Life in Pursui...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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Midnights, a Year with the ...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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A Violent Act
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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Big Sugar: Seasons in the C...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Mr. Apology and Other Essays
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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The Riverkeeper
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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“Someone responding to intuition, to chance and fortune, often can't explain himself well.”
Alec Wilkinson, The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

“I don’t think there is any mystery to understanding the passionate feelings people have for guns. Nobody really believes it’s about maintaining a militia. It’s about having possession of a tool that makes a person feel powerful nearly to the point of exaltation.”
Alec Wilkinson

“One of the reasons there are so many terms for conditions of ice is that the mariners observing it were often trapped in it, and had nothing to do except look at it.”
Alec Wilkinson, The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

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