Master of Alaska - the exciting story of Aleksandr Baranov, a charismatic Russian leader, who left his family in 1790 to sail to Alaska as chief manager. Shipwrecked, he survived a harsh wilderness; motivated Aleuts to help him; married a young Native; and endured massacres from the Tlingit, meddling priests, the Battle of Sitka and a running duel with powerful Tlingit Chief Katlian. He built an empire and sought peace with the Tlingit, helped by his wife and teenage daughter. Alaska is part of the U.S. today, thanks largely to Baranov.
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About the Author
Roger Seiler grew up in King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula as the son of a bush pilot. He learned to fly at age 17, was a sport fishing guide on the Naknek River and a commercial salmon fisherman on Bristol Bay. A graduate of Deep Springs College and the UCLA film school, he made traffic safety films, became an in-house filmmaker for IBM, then started his own motivational film and poster company, followed by a software company, Leadership Software Corp. His first book, Naked Thinkers, is available as an eBook.
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"A rip-roaring tale... cleanly written."
"An exciting opening...with the dangerous Alaskan weather...Powerful scenes: the Aleut chief honors Baranov with the Aleut name "Nanuq"...the whipping of Chief Chokta, revealing much about the two sides of Baranov's character. I keep thinking about the story and its characters!"
"What a great read! ... full of action and adventure. Baranov is a smart, ambitious, and incredibly brave leader..."
"I read it twice... a fascinating book!"
"I marvel at this book and its compelling story. I felt the energy and compassion of it as though I were there. A great story from Alaska's history that shows how to make peace out of conflict."
"A personal story dramatizing the inner and outer conflicts of a remarkable man...extremely interesting, and captivating throughout."