The Russian conquest of Alaska and the islands commenced in the 1700's and declined gradually due to corruption and the...

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HUNTERS OF THE STORMY SEA

The Russian conquest of Alaska and the islands commenced in the 1700's and declined gradually due to corruption and the Anglo-American competition. The path of empire oddly enough, followed the reefs and kelp patches where the sea otter then flourished and as pelt after pelt was taken, the Russian conquistadors lived up to the Spanish tradition with murder, rape, enslavement and religion as their instruments of power. A neglected period which Mr. McCracken's resounding and free ringing account should help to illumine.

Pub Date: March 7, 1957

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957