ARCTIC TRADER by Philip H. Godsell


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Good ""true adventure"" story. Godsell signed up in 1906 with the Hudson Bay Company, at the age of sixteen. And straightway his adventurous years began, in his experiences with the Indians and Eskimos who brought furs to the station on the coast. Contacts with the civilized world were rare; long trips into the wilderness brought bitter hardship; growing knowledge of the Eskimos taught him that the Eskimo murders more readily than he smiles. Gradually civilization came nearer, with the advance of railroads, the coming of freighters, the arrival of airplanes, the expansion of mail order business and parcel post. But with increased comforts the old glory departs. Appeal largely for men who like the wilds.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1934
Publisher: Putnam