For anyone interested in Alaska history, or even just exceptional writing, In Pursuit of Alaska is an absolutely essential volume.

  David James, Fairbanks  Daily News-Miner>> 


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.

   Carolyn Schwartz, Library Journal>>


“Alaska, The Last Frontier”

   Nick Marinello

   Tulane Magazine, Winter 2013>>  


They went for an amazing variety of reasons. 

    Susan Larson, podcast

   The Reading Life, WWNO>>


Early accounts of Alaska adventures illustrate the harsh but appreciable wilderness with lyrical prose.

    Michelle Anne Schlinger

    Foreword Reviews, Summer 2013>>


This is a terrific book, with archival photographs and smart, informative introductions….

    Mike Dillon, Seattle Times >>