In a Far Country [NOOK Book]


The awesome, untold adventure of one couple's harrowing, heroic effort to save several hundred ice-bound whalers-- and the future of the Eskimo people
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In a Far Country

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The awesome, untold adventure of one couple's harrowing, heroic effort to save several hundred ice-bound whalers-- and the future of the Eskimo people
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786741236
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 11/13/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,326,021
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Taliaferro is a former senior editor at Newsweek and the author of three acclaimed books, Great White Fathers: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mount Rushmore, Charles M. Russell: The Life and Legend of America's Cowboy Artist, and Tarzan Forever: The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He lives in Pray, Montana, and Austin, Texas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    The cat

    She runs here andlooks around for a way across. Then she finds an opening in a tree and goes in it, to a secret tunnel...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2008

    must read

    I think that this is a great book. It has great descriptions of the characters. verry good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2007

    Great slant on Alaskan history

    Two endearing characters give the reader a realistic picture of 1890's Alaska through the eyes of non-natives. A not so rosy picture of the whaling and mining industries and its impact on the natives in Alaska at that time. The Lopps, stationed in a town along the frigid waters of the Bering Strait, are culturally-sensitive missionaries who set out to bring Christianity to the natives of Alaska but end up learning more from the natives over their 12 or so years while stationed there. In spite of the frigid conditions, lack of even the basics,lack of communication with their lower 48 relatives, the Lopps revel in their life in Alaska, the life they make for themselves, their children and the natives. Well-researched story of the Overland Relief Expedition (which I knew nothing about) to bring supplies to whalers who got themselves iced in for the winter during 1898. Great history of reindeer/caribou populations. This book gives the reader a great sense of the geography of Alaska I flipped back and forth between the map and the story. So now I know where the Chuckchi Sea is! Don't forget to read the sheds a lot of light on the Lopps' years after leaving Alaska for Seattle. The Bibliography is well-worth perusing as well.

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