Scientific exploration took Freuchen to Greenland first. The lure of the North brought him back. This is absorbingly interesting -- one of the best books on Arctic life that I have read, and much more human than most of them. One feels the personalities of the Eskimos among whom he lived -- not just sensing them as stage properties and background. Spleed with adventure -- narrow margins of life and death -- contacts with the outside world in famous explorers who crossed his path -- and a keen sense of humor, sympathy, understanding. I liked it immensely. It is a distinctly enriching book."" -- Selected as Book of Month for March or April.