The Alaskan

The Alaskan
A Novel of the North

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The Alaskan by James Oliver Curwood

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1923

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The Alaskan
A Novel of the North

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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

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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!
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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.
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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.