Brower had left San Francisco with the intention of making a short dash north on a whaling ship bound for the mythic Arctic Circle. Adventure had a way of following Charlie Brower. His initial landing turned into a fifty-year long ice-bound lifestyle. Once he stepped off the whaler and back onto dry, albeit frozen land, Brower took a job as master ...Read MoreBrower had left San Francisco with the intention of making a short dash north on a whaling ship bound for the mythic Arctic Circle. Adventure had a way of following Charlie Brower. His initial landing turned into a fifty-year long ice-bound lifestyle. Once he stepped off the whaler and back onto dry, albeit frozen land, Brower took a job as master of the whaling station. But, though commerce brought him north, it was the people that helped keep him there for Charlie soon became fast friends with the native Inuit people. They taught him how to hunt seals on the ice, caribou on the tundra, and whales out on the sea. He learned their secrets, lived in their igloos, navigated in their kayaks and avoided being murdered in their feuds. Plus the young adventurer observed the great dramas of the Far North play out. He saw the last of the sailing ships disappear over the horizon, and watched the first airplane fly in. For fifty-seven years, through ice storms and northern lights, Charlie Brower maintained both this lonely outpost and his claim as Uncle Sam s most northerly citizen. A book to remember, Fifty Years Below Zero is illustrated with photos by the author.Read Less
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Very Good. (viii). 310pp. Reprint of the 1942 original. Spine head and tail bumped, else Very Good in a Good+ dust jacket (edge wear at spine head and tail and corner tips) protected in a mylar sleeve. ISBN 0-396-02379-7. DM-11. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: SKU1000507.
Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed Minor wear to dustjacket with scuffing and a few small, closed tears at edges. Cover boards and interior very clean. Binding sound. SIGNED by Author's son, front endpaper. 310 pgs. New clear plastic sleeve protects jacket.
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