A Land Gone Lonesome by Dan O'Neill
An Inland Voyage along the Yukon River

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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.

About Dan O'Neill

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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.
Published July 31, 2008 by Basic Books. 274 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Whether it’s about boats or eagles or hardy trappers, whether it commemorates a monumental dog race or celebrates the magnanimous code of the prospectors of the Yukon Territory and the 49th state, the reportage is as cool and bright as the flowing waters of the Yukon.

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O’Neill, a noted Alaska historian, doesn’t make a case for the Yukon being an easy place to live, or even a desirable one, but he does suggest that people belong there as much as the protected flora and fauna.

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