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FREE READER Ú DOC Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Ì A thrilling narrative of personal experiences and adventures in the wonderful gold regions of Alaska and the Klondike with observations of travel and exploration along the Yukon Portraying the dangers hardships and privations of a gold seeker's life; with a fN the eve of the Klondike rush details the enormous changes that took place once the flood of stampeders arrivedThough out of print for nearly a hundred years Haskell's autobiography has been a major source for every thorough history of the gold rush era in the past century This new edition of his memoir published in commemoration of the gold rush centennial as the fifth volume in the University of Alaska Press's Classic Reprint Series brings back his remarkable eyewitness account of the Klondike stampede A preface by series editor Terrence Cole and index accompany the original text and photographs This book was written by one of the main characters in The Discovery Channel's recent pseudo fictional miniseries Klondike It is an easy read which paints a vivid picture of the hardships challenges and accomplishments that were experienced by the pioneering Alaskan gold miners as seen from the author's perspective The book was intended to be read by the author's contemporaries who might have been preparing for prospecting in Alaska but it is also fascinating to read it from today's perspectiveI echo the previous reviewer's sentiment Reading about tent living in 50 degree weather with no source of supplies available for months to come gives an awesome sense of gratitude for our modern comforts and conveniences

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Turn of the century might have bannered the text above but Two Years in the Klondike was singularly different from those books here author William B Haskell told the truth and he told it well In a uniue charming and poetic style Haskell writes of his trek to Alaska's Fortymile and Circle City in the spring of 1896 preceding the Klondike discovery and recounts his adventures in the gold fields before and after the rush of 1897 1898 A keen observer of human nature Haskell's witty comments on conditions in the Yukon Valley are delightful reading His gritty and realistic account of life in the north o Realistic account of life in the KlondikeGreat details about the effort and danger to get in to the gold fields The risks of mining both physical and financial that had to be dealt with were staggering No wasted words romanticizing the search for gold Great reading

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Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896 1898 A Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Gold Mines and Camps Classic Reprint Series Univ of Alaska Pr No 5A thrilling narrative of personal experiences and adventures in the wonderful gold regions of Alaska and the Klondike with observations of travel and exploration along the Yukon Portraying the dangers hardships and privations of a gold seeker's life; with a faithful description of life and scenes in gold mines and camps Including full and authentic information of the countries described their underground treasures how to find them etc Beautifully illustrated with many engravings from recent photographs taken on the spotDozens of the instant guides to the Klondike that sprang from the presses at the Klondike GoldThis book starts off as the story of the author on his way to the Klondike region to mine for gold with his partner After he arrives and makes it through the different perils it becomes of the story of the news of the region the different strikes people and so on It then continues on as of a guide and reference book to those people going to the region in the 1890s Fairly interesting at times a little too detailed with the goings on of those days