For anyone interested in Alaska history, or even just exceptional writing, In Pursuit of Alaska is an absolutely essential volume.
Reading the richly detailed passages presented here,...the reader can witness Alaska's transformation from a forbidding wilderness into a land that becomes increasingly imaginable and accessible.
Stephen Haycox, foreword to the book
This delightfully assembled adventure chronicle captures the wild and strange beauty of Alaskan life around the turn of the 20th century. Those interested in pioneer, living, historical travelogs, or ethnography will find this collection intensely satisfying.
“Alaska, The Last Frontier”
They went for an amazing variety of reasons.
Susan Larson, podcast
Early accounts of Alaska adventures illustrate the harsh but appreciable wilderness with lyrical prose.
This is a terrific book, with archival photographs and smart, informative introductions….