Author Corey Ford documents the moving story of naturalist George Steller, who served on the 1741-42 Russian Alaska expedition with explore Vitus Bering.
Corey Ford (April 29, 1902 - July 27, 1969) was an American humorist, author, outdoorsman, and screenwriter. Ford was an exceptionally talented and versatile writer. He published thirty books and more than five hundred magazine articles, with a gregarious sense of humor, a love of dogs as well as the "underdogs." He was a member of the Algonquin Circle which included James Thurber, Robert Benchley, and Dorothy Parker. During Ford's many trips to Alaska he met with Clarence Rhodes, Governor Gruening and Frank Dufresne, the first game commissioner of the Alaska Territory.
"I consider this an extremely good book. My own copy is practically worn out."
---Farley Mowat, author of Never Cry Wolf and renowned Canadian conservationist
"Basing his story on Steller's journals and other relevant material, Ford writes with authority and clarity, grace and truth."
--- The New York Times
"Adventure of a truly epic scale...." --- The Chicago Tribune