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The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic

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At sixteen, Edward Beauclerk Maurice impulsively signed up with the Hudson's Bay Company — the company of Gentleman Adventurers — and ended up at an isolated trading post in the Canadian Arctic, where there was no communication with the outside world and only one ship arrived each year. But he was not alone. The Inuit people who traded there taught him how to track polar bears, build igloos, and survive ferocious winter storms. He learned their language and became completely immersed in their culture, earning the name Issumatak, meaning “he who thinks.”

In The Last Gentleman Adventurer, Edward Beauclerk Maurice relates his story of coming of age in the Arctic and transports the reader to a time and a way of life now lost forever.

Synopsis:

A fascinating true adventure story chronicles the experiences of Edward Beauclerk Maurice, a young explorer for the Hudson Bay Company who was taught survival techniques, and much more, by the Inuit people.

About the Author

EDWARD BEAUCLERK MAURICE, after serving in the New Zealand navy during World War II, became a bookseller in an English village and rarely traveled again. He died in 2003, as this book was being readied for publication.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Lawrence Millman ix

Part One THE BOY 1

Part Two ISSUMATAK 159

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547754321
Subtitle:
Coming of Age in the Arctic
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Foreword:
Millman, Lawrence
Author:
Maurice, Edward Beauclerk
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
BIO023000
Subject:
Hudson's bay company
Subject:
Canada, Northern Description and travel.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
416

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Canada
Travel » North America » Canada

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