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Fifty Years Below Zero: A Lifetime of Adventure in the Far North
by Charles Brower
University of Alaska Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-912006-68-0
Library of Congress Classification F909.B8 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.803

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Fifty Years Below Zero is an engrossing account by Charles Brower, the "King of the Arctic," of his life in the north. Brower shares his knowledge of whaling, pioneering, and Alaska Native life and customs before statehood, chronicling a period of important and rapid change in Alaska history with insight and humor. His story is also full of high adventure and rich with details about the many visitors who became his friends--explorers, whalers, traders, and missionaries. This volume is an excellent companion to the oral biography of Harry Brower, Jr., the son of Charles Brower, entitled The Whales, They Give Themselves (University of Alaska Press 2004).

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