A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River

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Basic Books, Jul 31, 2008 - Travel - 272 pages
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In his square-sterned canoe, Alaskan author Dan O'Neill set off from Dawson, Yukon Territory, onetime site of the Klondike gold rush, to trace the majestic Yukon River. His journey downriver to Circle City, Alaska, is an expedition into the history of the river and its land, and a record of the inimitable and little known inhabitants of the region. With the distinct perspective of an insider, A Land Gone Lonesome gives us an intelligent, rhapsodic-and ultimately, probably the last-portrait of the Yukon and its authentic inhabitants.
 

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Excellent book and a great sequel to Coming Into the Country by John McPhee. I've never canoed the Yukon, but I sure wanna now. The NPS doesn't look real good in this book, but as an employee I can ... Read full review

A LAND GONE LONESOME: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Alaska historian and log-cabin inhabitant O'Neill takes a boat down the central part of the imposing Yukon River in the heart of the continent's northwest extremity; he encounters big bears and ... Read full review

Contents

Dawson City Yukon Territory
1
Moosehide
9
Chandindu River
17
Fifteenmile River
23
Hammer BarSunset Creek
30
Coal Creek
40
Stan Zuray
46
Dozen Islands
53
Rock Creek
143
Rickettss Cabin
156
Dirty Freds Cabin
173
Sam CreekCarolyn Kelly
189
Eureka CreekThe Other
213
Shahnyaati
228
Index
243
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About the author (2008)

Dan O'Neill is the author of A Land Gone Lonesomeand The Last Giant of Beringia. He was named Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society for The Firecracker Boys. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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