DIMOND OF ALASKA: Adventurer in the Far North by Edward A. Herron

DIMOND OF ALASKA: Adventurer in the Far North

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Tony Dimond longed to leave his schoolteacher's desk in Canojoharie, New York, to see Alaska in 1904. But several years elapsed before he could follow that dream. Valdez, Alaska, brought Tony none of the prosperity he sought for six years. But when he was admitted to practice law, he found outlet for all his energies and the sympathy he felt for both the Aleutians and the prospectors, who hunted first gold, then copper. As advocate and judge, Tony earned a reputation for integrity. And when he became Alaska's voteless delegate in the House of Representatives, he represented the best interests both of the United States and of the northernmost American territory. He pleaded for roads and allied himself with Billy Mitchell when the latter promoted airports for Alaska. Before his death in 1953 he served as Federal Judge in the Third Judicial Division in his adopted land. Dimond's life's achievements were chiefly intellectual; therefore this is not an adventure story despite the Alaskan setting and minor adventurous episodes. As such, it's interest rating may be somewhat limited.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1957
Publisher: Messner