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Fifty Years Below Zero A Lifetime of Adventure in the Far North, Brower, Charles D.
1 Brower, Charles D. Fifty Years Below Zero A Lifetime of Adventure in the Far North
London Robert Hale Limited 1948 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Green cloth covered boards show some shelf wear, light soiling, minor foxing on endpapers.; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Introduction by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. This book is undated but the imprint on the copyright page stating 'Book Production War Economy Standard' dates this during or shortly after WWII. Worldcat gives it a date of 1948. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages; "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 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." 
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