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Exploring Alaska By Henry Intili
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Henry and Barbara canoe stretches of the Noatak, North Fork of the Koyukuk and the Yukon Rivers. They also drive through Alaska and the Yukon in a broken Plymouth Voyager van.
Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers By Charles A. Bramble
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Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers by Charles A. Bramble first published in 1897. This book includes 12 drawings and 3 maps used as illustrations. Depict the everyday activities of miners en route... More > to and working in the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The discovery of gold in 1896 triggered the Klondike Gold Rush, which lasted until 1899. In a four-year period, more than 100,000 men and women set out for the gold fields of the Yukon in hopes of striking it rich. This book was meant to serve as a how-to manual for those seeking gold, and it outlined the most popular routes to the gold fields. The prospector is the pioneer in the work of mineral development. He is the pathfinder to hidden wealth. His part is wholly initiative; his role is at an end almost invariably with the establishment of a fixed value on his "find."< Less
Songs of a Sourdough By Robert W. (Robert William) Service
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Songs of a Sourdough is a book of poetry published in 1907 by Robert W. Service. In the United States, the book was published under the title The Spell of the Yukon and Verses.The book is well known... More > for its verse about the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon a decade earlier, particularly the long, humorous ballads, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee. "Songs of a Sourdough has sold more than three million copies.Service, an employee of the Imperial Bank of Canada, was posted to Whitehorse, Yukon, in 1904. He "took part in the extremely active Whitehorse social life. As was popular at the time he recited at concerts – things like "Casey at the Bat" and "Gunga Din", but they were getting stale. "One day (Service later wrote), while pondering what to recite at an upcoming church concert he met E.J. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_of_a_Sourdough Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Ballads of a Cheechako By Robert W. (Robert William) Service
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11,... More > 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". He is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Verses). His vivid descriptions of the Yukon and its people made it seem that he was a veteran of the Klondike gold rush, instead of the late-arriving bank clerk he actually was. "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day. "Service was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, the first of ten children. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Service< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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The Call of the Wild is a novella by American author Jack London published in 1903. The story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, where... More > strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, he is sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. The novella details Buck's struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader in the wild. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1903 and released a month later in book form. The great popularity and success of the story made a reputation for London, with much of the story's appeal based on the simplicity with which he presented the themes in an almost mythical manner.< Less
A Claim on Klondyke: A Romance of the Arctic El Dorado By Edward Roper
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The Backwoodsman By Sir Charles G.D. Roberts
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With thick smoke in his throat and the roar of flame in his ears, Pete Noël awoke, shaking as if in the grip of a nightmare. He sat straight up in his bunk. Instantly he felt his face scorching.... More > The whole cabin was ablaze. Leaping from his bunk, and dragging the blankets with him, he sprang to the door, tore it open, and rushed out into the snow. But being a woodsman, and alert in every sense like the creatures of the wild themselves, his wits were awake almost before his body was, and his instincts were even quicker than his wits. The desolation and the savage cold of the wilderness had admonished him even in that terrifying moment. As he leaped out in desperate flight, he had snatched with him not only the blankets, but his rifle and cartridge-belt from where they stood by the head of the bunk, and also his larrigans and great blanket coat from where they lay by its foot.< Less
The Bungalow Boys North of Fifty-Three By John Henry Goldfrap
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Henry Goldfrap (1879 – November 21, 1917) was a North... More > American journalist and author of boys' books, participating in the "American series phenomenon." He always wrote under pseudonyms.Following is a list of his works under the respective pseudonyms.Captain Wilbur LawtonHoward PaysonMarvin WestDexter J. ForresterFreemont B. Deering Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Goldfrap< Less
The Son of the Wolf By Jack London
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,... More > January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London< Less
To Win or to Die: A Tale of the Klondike Gold Craze By George Manville Fenn
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Manville Fenn (3 January 1831, Pimlico – 26 August... More > 1909, Isleworth) was an English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist.Fenn, the third child and eldest son of a butler, Charles Fenn, was largely self-educated, teaching himself French, German and Italian. After studying at Battersea Training College for Teachers (1851–54), he became the master of a national school at Alford, Lincolnshire. He later became a printer, editor and publisher of short-lived periodicals, before attracting the attention of Charles Dickens and others with a sketch for All the Year Round in 1864. He contributed to Chambers's Journal and Once a Week. In 1866, he wrote a series of articles on working-class life for the newspaper The Star. These were collected and republished in four volumes. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Manville_Fenn< Less

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