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Author Name:    ALLEN, Arthur James

Title:   Whaler & Trader in the Arctic, 1895 to 1944 : My Life with the Bowhead. 2ndprinting

Publisher:    Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, Anchorage, 1988, ISBN:088240105X 

Seller ID:   41770

ALLEN, Arthur James. A Whaler & Trader in the Arctic, 1895 to 1944 : My Life with the Bowhead. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Publishing Company,(1988). Second Printing. Pp (4),[v]- ix,(3),[3]-213,(1). With over 40 b&w photos in the text as well as other illustrations and maps. 8vo, illustrated white cardcovers. The author's account of a half century of whaling activity among the native peoples of the Arctic. Foreword by Rusty Heurlin. Chapters : 1. San Francisco; My First Voyages; 2. From the Oil Works Dock to Port Clarence; 3. Arrival in the Arctic; 4. Theatricals, Runaways and Baseball on the Ice; 5. The Worst Storm I've Ever Seen; 6. Departure from King Point; 7. Elusive Bowheads and Crushed Ships; 8. Shipwrecked Crews Prepare forthe Winter; 9. Charles Brower Takes Charge; 10. Surviving the Winter at Ba rrow; 11. Back to the Big Outside; 12. Moore Wins in Court and I Become a Harpooner; 13. My First Whales; A Runaway's Ordeal; 14. A Peaceful Winter and a Nightmare Voyage; 15. A Trader without Trading Goods; 16. I Make a Commitment; 17. Captain of My Own Crew; 18. Eskimo Customs and an Eskimo Death;19. Partnership; A Trip on an Ice Floe; 20. Summer Vacation on the Herman; 21. A Hike from the Belvedere to Barrow; 22. Trapping and Tragedy; 23. Jim my Macguire's Insanity; 24. Movie-Making in Wainwright. With epilogue and glossary. Very good. 15.00


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