For its specific market -- sea story fans -- this is a must book. The material reached us too late for previous report, and...

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GALES, ICE AND MEN

For its specific market -- sea story fans -- this is a must book. The material reached us too late for previous report, and E. S, McCawley sends us this report on it:- ""The Bear was built at Dundee, Scotland, for the Newfoundland sealing, completed in 1874 and for 61 years has led the most colorful and adventurous career from the days of her sealing, through a distinguished service including the Greely Relief expedition, as part of the U. S. Revenue Marine, later the Revenue Cutter Service, now known as the Coast Guard; and with final duty as base ship with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Built to fight ice packs, her major service was with the Bering Sea Patrol, and ranged from errands of mercy to suppression of seal poaching. Exciting reading, filled with human interest, a book easy to recommend to anyone who enjoys stirring adventure. Extremely well done from the technical point of authentic sea language. I enjoyed it immensely and have no hesitation in starring it as a fine book and a fitting tribute to a gallant ship."" -- The break in the literary supplements gave this a good start. Keep it up.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1937