This falls far below Geret's own level, as set by his Custer and Carson biographies. Single incidents in this book are exciting and well-told, but it is on the whole a patchy job, carelessly written and poorly organized. And yet the story of Scotty Allan is a fascinating one. A little Scot, who at 19 brought a prize Clyddale stallion to South Dekota, and stayed here, he ultimately earned the title of ""King of the Dog-Team Drivers"" in Alaska. The book tells of the years on his father's farm, of his skill in handling dogs, of his trip to America and the succession of jobs, of his marriage and expedition to the Kldine and finally his joining the Mounties, and settling his little family in None where he started training dogs. From then -- almost forty years ago -- until his death in 1941, he won successive races, trained dogs for World War I, served Byrd as advisor, ran a fox farm, and wrote. Swell material which deserved more finished presentation.