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White Eskimo Knud Rasmussen"s fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic by Stephen R. Bown

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • Danish,
  • Racially mixed people,
  • Travel,
  • Anthropologists,
  • Inuit,
  • Explorers,
  • Biography,
  • Discovery and exploration

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementStephen R. Bown
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG635.R3 B68 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27192625M
ISBN 100306822822
ISBN 109780306822827
LC Control Number2015019154
OCLC/WorldCa910936242

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White Eskimo is certainly the story of a life well-lived, an influential one that contributed greatly to an understanding of Eskimo/Inuit customs and thinking.” San Diego Book Review 11/12/15 “This is a book of one of the last heroic explorers of the earth, full of poems, songs and stories of the far north/5(28). Born in St. John's, Newfoundland in , Harold Andrew Horwood wore many hats: union organizer from ; political organizer from , Member of the Newfoundland House of Assembly from , journalist, editor of The St. John's Evening Telegram from and The Examiner from , co-founder of the Writers' Union of Canada, for which he served three terms as Vice Chair /5. About this Item: Paperjacks, Don Mills, Ontario, Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. "White Eskimo is the story of Esau Gillingham. the dramatic accounts of three cultures - Indian, Eskimo and White - colliding in the Arctic wilderness. written by a man who knows Labrador intimately.". Canadian author Bown (The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen, , etc.) fashions a thorough, insightful biography of the fearless explorer and noted writer Knud Rasmussen ().Rasmussen translated his love of his native Greenland into painstaking chronicles of the Inuit culture gleaned over three decades of arduous, groundbreaking exploration.

  White Eskimo is certainly the story of a life well-lived, an influential one that contributed greatly to an understanding of Eskimo/Inuit customs and thinking." San Diego Book Review 11/12/15 "This is a book of one of the last heroic explorers of the earth, full /5(17).   White Eskimo: Those enthralled by tales of Polar expeditions will find much to celebrate in this thrilling and well-paced biography. Unlike more famous Polar explorers like Robert Peary, Robert Falcon Scott, and Roald Amundsen, there’s been no full-length, 5/5. Blonde Eskimos or Blond Eskimos is a term first applied to sightings and encounters of light-haired Inuit (then known as "Eskimo") peoples of Northern Canada from the early 20th century, particularly around the Coronation Gulf between mainland Canada and Victoria ngs of light-haired natives of the Arctic have been mentioned in written accounts as far back as the 17th century. News & Events for White Eskimo. Stephen R. Bown is the Winner of the William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books Read more >> Stephen R. Bown Named a Finalist for a National Award Read more >> Stephen Bown shortlisted for Alberta Literary Award Read more >> A Q&A with award-winning author Stephen R. Bown Read more >>.

See more of White Eskimo on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of White Eskimo on Facebook. Log In. Forgot account? or. Create New Account. Not Now. Community See All. 17, people like this. 17, people follow this. About See All. Contact White Eskimo on Messenger. ers: 17K. White Eskimo. K likes. WHITE ESKIMO DA BEST BAND EVER DURRRRRFollowers: K.   I wanted to like this book so badly. Written by one of Newfoundland's first nationally renown authors, I expected more. Instead, I got the typical preachy exalted Eskimo story (Eskimo good, white man bad) which does a disservice to the Inuit despite the good intentions. His first book, Tomorrow Will be Sunday, was published in Though it was a novel, Horwood acknowledged its autobiographical elements. The novel White Eskimo (), arguably his best-known work, was inspired in part by Wilfred Grenfell. All told, he wrote more than 20 books, including novels, history, natural history, biography, and.