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Year with a Whaler

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ISBN-10: 1933698020

ISBN-13: 9781933698021

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter Noble Burns

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In its heyday there were thousands of whaling ships in every major sea and the lure of freedom, money and adventure was a siren call to many young men including the author who responded to a Help Wanted ad for, as he says, .the adventure of the thing. Anecdotes, character sketches and settings provide lively counterpoint to the harsh and dangerous conditions Burns endured. The author's sharp eye makes this an unforgettable adventure story.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: 1500 Books
Publication date: 4/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660

Walter Noble Burns (1872-1932), was a journalist and historian in Chicago.

The Lure of the Outfitter
The Men of the "Alexander"
Why We Don't Desert
Turtles and Porpoises
The A, B, C of Whales
The Night King
Dreams of Liberty
Gabriel's Little Drama
Through the Roaring Forties
In the Ice
Cross Country Whaling
Cutting In and Trying Out
Shaking Hands with Siberia
Moonshine and Hygiene
News From Home
Slim Goes on Strike
Into the Arctic
Blubber and Song
A Narrow Pinch
A Race and a Race Horse
Bears for a Change
The Stranded Whale
And So-Home