Master of Alaska

Master of Alaska

by Roger Seiler
Master of Alaska

Master of Alaska

by Roger Seiler


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628653298
Publisher: Authors Place LLC
Publication date: 09/14/2016
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

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.

What People are Saying About This

Author, Those Barely Silent Dead - Barry Sheinkopf

"A rip-roaring tale... cleanly written."

IdeaBank founder - Charles Francis

"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!"

Screenwriter, "Mary McGreevy" - Sarah Johnstone

"What a great read! ... full of action and adventure. Baranov is a smart, ambitious, and incredibly brave leader..."

Film exhibitor - Nelson Page

"I read it twice... a fascinating book!"

Solar systems engineer and consultant - John G. Haven

"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."

Ph.D., Furman University - David Rutledge

"A personal story dramatizing the inner and outer conflicts of a remarkable man...extremely interesting, and captivating throughout."

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