KLONDIKE MIKE: An Alaskan Odyssey by Merrill Denison

KLONDIKE MIKE: An Alaskan Odyssey

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Michael Ambrose Mahoney, better known as ""Klondike Mike"", is almost a legendary figure, and yet he is alive today, prosperous, prominent, and known from end to end of his native Canada. A boyhood and youth spent first on a Province of Quebec farm, then in the woods as a lumberman, prepared him for the hardships of Alaska of the gold rush days, when he made and lost fortunes as a freighter, a miner, an adventurer of the best Alger type (though his biographer paints him as a he-man, big enough not to have vices). Sensational poverty to riches success story, with true nortwest adventure background which supplied material to Robert Service and Jack London. His exploits make good reading, even when he came back to Quebec, went in for big business, and made a go of it.

Pub Date: March 24th, 1943
ISBN: 1432620282
Publisher: Morrow