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    Default the Christmas gift thread

    I wanted to give you a Christmas gift and decided this online book that is now in the public domain fit my criteria. I was looking for something Alaskan, historical and talked about an early Alaskan Christmas too. This is an unusual book. Many early Alaskan books were written by hardened men and the flavor of their stories was somewhat similar mainly describing their accomplishments and to a lesser degree surroundings. Rockwell Kent was more of an idealist with thoughts that tended to wander as a free thinker so he reads differently than all of the others from that time era.

    So on a day with snow softly falling fire up the wood stove with a fresh log and make yourself a hot cup of cocoa....I hope you enjoy this book.

    It was in the year of 1918 that an artist named Rockwell Kent came to Alaska and spent a year on Fox Island just outside of Seward and this is his story.

    Wilderness a journal of quiet adventure in Alaska

    http://books.google.com/books?id=O_U...epage&q&f=true

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    Thanks...always enjoy reading these old travelers stories. I am sure i will enjoy this one.
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    Thanks I will definately read it.

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    Got it downloaded but need to charge the NOOK up and move it over. I love this type of reading.

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    What a great little read! Been fishing arouind that Island for 10 years and never gone ashore. I will this summer. Never new there was a lake on it. Thanks for posting!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tustumena_lake View Post
    I wanted to give you a Christmas gift and decided this online book that is now in the public domain fit my criteria.
    Thanks much Jim...!!! Have a wonderful holiday season...!!!
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    Yeah I was able to download to my Nook too.

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