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A WHALER & TRADER IN THE ARCTIC 1895-1944: MY LIFE WITH THE BOWHEAD Arthur James Allen 1978 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By Allen, Arthur James
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Alaska, 1978, 1st edition. 213 pp, b/w photos. Used paperback in Near Fine condition. Former owner's name on inside cover.

Excellent account of life in the Arctic and the impact of development. Twenty-year-old Jim Allen sailed from San Francisco in 1895 to join a ship equipped to spend brief Arctic summers whaling and long Arctic winters icebound. When Allen returned, three years later, he had played baseball on the ice; seen a full season of amateur theatricals; helped rescue a shipwrecked crew; and in turn been shipwrecked himself. A fine, true adventure story.

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