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The Alaskan

A Novel of the North

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Published: 1923
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,713 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 7,265
Added to site: 2006.03.18 13158

sand, a quarter of the population. But those that are left are hard-boiled. We're not going to quit, Captain. A lot of us are Alaskans, and we are not afraid to fight."

"You mean--"

"That we'll have a square deal within another five years, or know the reason why. And another five years after that, we'll he shipping a million reindeer carcasses down into the States each year. Within twenty years we'll be shipping five million. Nice thought for the beef barons, eh? But rather fortunate, I think, for the hundred million Americans who are turning their grazing lands into farms and irrigation systems."

One of Alan Holt's hands was clenched at the rail. "Until I went down this winter, I didn't realize just how bad it was," he said, a note hard as iron in his voice. "Lomen is a diplomat, but I'm not. I want to fight when I see such things--fight with a gun. Because we happened to find gold up here, they think Alaska is an orange to be sucked as quickly as possible, and that when the sucking proc

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****

I discovered Curwood's writing a few years ago. Great adventure and romance, always set in the wilds. He's one of my favorite authors. If you like this one, go on Gutenberg and read more!


Thrilling mystery, I couldn't help staying awake for the finish. Expect intense emotions and strong women, as always with the author, but also a bit much of political rant on the Alaska problem.


A good book but not what i was expecting. Set more along the lines of a thriller as opposed to life in Alaska. However it was engaging and i did enjoy it.



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