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The Sea Runners
The Sea Runners
Author: Ivan Doig
In this timeless survival story, four indentured servants escape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe, only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest coast. Battling unrelenting high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel, Alaska, to Astoria, Oregon, the men struggle to avoid hostile Tlingit Indians, to fend off star...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780156031028
ISBN-10: 0156031027
Publication Date: 6/1/2006
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Based on an actual 19th century incident, the always wonderful Ivan Doig tells the story of four indentured servants escaping by sea from Russian Alaska to Oregon and freedom.
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Story based on actual incident of 4 men toiling as indentured servents in the farthest outpost of the czar's empire in 1853. The only way to freedom for these men meant stealing a canoe and traveling down the dangerous Pacific coast from Alaska to Oregon. The Sea Runners as they were called, battle unrelenting high seas and fierce weather, hostile Tlingit Indians, struggle against starvation and exhaustion and endure their own quarrels.
This author takes you mile by terrible mile with these poor men. There's alot of drama within these pages and considering it's based on true facts recorded 164 years ago, it makes it twice as hard to put the book down. I highly recommend if you like a good history read.
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