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Download Book » The Mad Trapper of Rat River 352 pages ↠ Dick north ô The Arctic trails do indeed have their secret tales and one of the best is that of The Mad Trapper of Rat River eual to the legends of Bonnie and Clyde or John Dillinger Now author Dick North of course may have solved the mystery oThe Arctic trails do indeed have their secret tales and one of the best is that of The Mad Trapper of Rat River eual to the legends of Bonnie and Clyde or John Dillinger Now author Dick North of course may have solved the mystery of the Mad Trapper's true identity thereby enhancing the saga Thomas McIntyre author of Seasons Days A Hunting Life A courageous and unrelenting posse on the trail of a furious and desperate wilderness outlaw Lean and bloody meticulously researched The Mad Trapper of Rat River is a dark and haunting story of human end VERY interesting background concerning the life and death of the infamous Mad Trapper of the Yukon He managed to avoid a police posse for 48 days in the bitter winter months The man had than one alias was a serious recluse skilled carpenter trapper and hardy outdoorsman His clever eluding and impressive physical stamina seemed to be that of a superhumanHis identity to this day he was finally felled on the Eagle River by a policeman's bullet through his spine in 1932 is still a mystery Though the story is still popular and has been retold many times through different books concerning the life of Albert Nelson aka Albert Johnson and even a movie there are MANY theories surrounding the identity of the Mad Trapper but none have been proven exclusively to be trueI would recommend this to anyone I am currently reading the follow up written by the same journalistDick North titled Trackdown The Search for the Mad Trapper and is already as compelling a read

Epub ´ A True Story of Canada's Biggest Manhunt î Dick North

R's trap No uestions were asked Johnson discharged the first shot through a hole in the wall of his log cabin When the Mounties returned with reinforcements Johnson was gone and The Arctic Circle War had begun On Johnson's heels were a corps of Mounties and an irregular posse on dogsled Johnson on snowshoes seemed superhuman in his ability to evade capture The chase stretched for hundreds of miles and during a blizzard crossed the Richardson Mountains the northernmost extension of the Rockies It culminated in the historic shootout at Eagle Riv A theater professor once counseled my class of aspiring playwrights to never make your main character a writer There is no way to show the work of writing and have it be believable and relateable I feel similarly about the second two thirds of this book The story uickly stopped being about the story and became about phone calls and enlarged grainy photos In the end we’d wandered around in the wilderness of doubt for so long I don’t think anything could convince me to believe in any identity

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The Mad Trapper of Rat River A True Story of Canada's Biggest ManhuntUrance adventure and will that speeds along like the best fiction Bob Butz author of Beast of Never Cat of God They called it The Arctic Circle War It was a forty eight day manhunt across the harshest terrain in the world the likes of which we will never see again The uarry Albert Johnson was a loner working a string of traps in the far reaches of Canada's Northwest Territories where winter temperatures average forty degrees below zero The chase began when two Mounties came to ask Johnson about allegations that he had interfered with a neighbo It was a well written interesting tale of the actual manhunt which ended with the death of the mad trapper and of North's multi year and multi book efforts some might say obsession with trying to solve the mystery of the identity of the mad trapper Unfortunately North was not able to exhume the trapper's body to confirm his theory that the trapper was a convicted criminal from North Dakota by the name of Johnny Johnson When the body was exhumed in 2009 subseuent testing including DNA testing ruled Johnson out Still a good read though ultimately its claim to have solved the mystery was incorrect North died in September 2013