Arctic Adventure: My Life in the Frozen North
|Rating||:||4.14 (958 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||420 Pages|
"Fascinating There is not a dull page in it."--"The New York Times "
Trained as a journalist before he headed north, Freuchen is a fine writer and great storyteller (he won an Oscar for his feature film script of Eskimo). Shortly after his death in 1957, The New York Times obituary of Peter Freuchen noted that "except for Richard E. In 1910, Freuchen and his friend and business partner, Knud Rasmussen, the renowned polar explorer, founded Thule-a Greenland Inuit trading post and village only 800 miles from the North Pole.Freuchen lived in Thule for fifteen years, adopting ways of its natives. Freuchen went on many expeditions, quite a few of which he barely survived, suffering frostbite, snow blindness, and starvation. He writes about the Inuit with genuine respect and affection, describing their stoicism amidst hardship, their spiritual beliefs, their ingenious methods of surviving their harsh environment, their humor and joy in the face of danger and difficulties, and the social politics behind such customs as "wife-trading." While his experiences make this book a pageturner, Freuchen's warmth, self-deprecating wit, writing skill and anthropological observations make this book a literary stand out.. He married an Inuit woman, and together the
In 1956 he won the television game show "The $64,000 Question" by using his vast knowledge of the world's oceans.. He wrote several popular books recounting his courageous travels, including Arctic Adventure (page xx). PETER FREUCHEN (1886-1957) was an explorer, journalist, magazine editor, and lecturer
Magnificent Bruce This book should get an 11 and be read by every adventurer intheuniverse. It is the inspirational story of Freuchens life adventuring in and around Greenland at the turn of the centuryan amazing life, a remarkable man, a fantastic book. If you plan to read only one book in your life forget about Dosteovsky, Proust, and Shakespeare, and read this. I liked it. A must read My grand father introduced me to this book and Jim Corbett's writing. Any one who ever longed to travel should read Freuchen and Corbett. Honestly written, with detail, wisdom, and the appreciation of irony that makes life in hardship enjoyable. I read it every fall when cold weather sets in. I agree with the previous reviewer. If you only read one book this year, make it Arctic Adventure.. Nicole Sikma said Arctic Adventures. I have truly enjoyed this book, even more so, due to being the granddaughter of the Great Peter Fruechen. Have had several comments from different people to his books written. I am quite happy to hear of it's continuance of exceeding responds. Nicole Tuluganerk from Nunavut