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Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday

This is the autobiographical story of the missionary vocation and adventures of an American pilot-priest who spent eighteen years (1940-1958) among the Eskimos in the Arctic. Thirty-three photos accompany the narrative. The author develops his story in a popular, occasionally sentimental style, gives an interesting picture of life in the Arctic, recounts numerous anecdotes of adventure and religion, and reports faithfully on the sad and the humorous, the pleasant and the difficult aspects of a missioner's life among the Eskimos, who are described as the happiest people the author knows. This is a book for those who like informative missionary tales stressing adventurous episodes and depicting modern apostles employing modern inventions in the service of faith. Imprimatur.