- By John Hildebrand

Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon

  • Title: Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon
  • Author: John Hildebrand
  • ISBN: 9780299154943
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reading the River A Voyage Down the Yukon John Hildebrand sets out in a canoe to explore the great riverway of northwestern Canada and Alaska The geography is closely rendered and the characters especially sharply drawn The country is filled

    John Hildebrand sets out in a canoe to explore the great riverway of northwestern Canada and Alaska The geography is closely rendered and the characters especially sharply drawn The country is filled with mad dropouts at river fish camps, good hearted girls in the towns, sullen natives in tumbledown villages, cranky old timers, terrible drunks and worse mora John Hildebrand sets out in a canoe to explore the great riverway of northwestern Canada and Alaska The geography is closely rendered and the characters especially sharply drawn The country is filled with mad dropouts at river fish camps, good hearted girls in the towns, sullen natives in tumbledown villages, cranky old timers, terrible drunks and worse moralizers who live off the wild landscape and its abundant resources This is a fine work, and Hildebrand is a fine writer Charles E Little, Wilderness

    1 thought on “Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon

    1. A very good account of floating the Yukon River. The book does a great job of tying the past, present and future together of life along the mighty river.Although, it should be noted that the book originally appeared in the late 1980's, and some of what was written is already well past.A great read on what would be a wonderful trek.

    2. Author scheduled for the October book festival. John and first wife build a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness in the 60's. After their first child dies when born prematurely, they divorce. John returns to the cabin, closes it, and goes down the river. He stops to talk with families who live along the way and shows us life in Alaska.

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