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Master of Alaska

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Master of Alaska
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 14th 2016 by True North Publishing
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Marisa
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This was as a 3.5 star book with some fantastic history naturally weaved throughout. The early information I had about for Alaska was very sketchy and it was fascinating to get an in depth timeline without reading simple dry facts. I liked that the arc was told through the experiences and challenges of Baranov although some times the events jumped from one to another fairly quickly. One thing that is for sure is that life in Alaska wasn’t for everyone! I have always wanted to visit and this make ...more
Virginia Williams
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Struggle for Alaska
The Master of Alaska begins with Aleksandr Andreievich Baranov and the two-masted Russian galiot in which he is sailing smashing into the rocks off Unalaska Island during a storm in the Bering Sea in1790. And that begins a tale that gathers heady momentum and is as wild as the fierce Alaskan frontier itself. The story drives Baranov, anxious to prove that a mere "mestchanin" (merchant class), could succeed in his quest as chief manager to stay the British drive for control
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Reeca Elliott
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it
The first Govenor of Alaska!! Wow! Baranov was a tough old bird!! The wilds of Alaska comes out in droves in this read. Baranova is shipwrecked, starved, saved, starved again, but he comes out on top.

What a read. This is a very well researched historical account of the beginning of Alaska. I am amazed at the intricacies that weave throughout this novel. The politics in Russia which lead to Baranov setting sail for parts unknown. Also, the politics of the Aleut natives, or maybe I should say, th
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Dianemarie
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical-novel
Incredible story so well written, that you forget it is based on REAL history. Author writes dialogue so compelling that you feel you are there. This author has a beautiful way of constructing gripping stories, reveling in the scenes, sharing the pine-scented air, ducking arrows, and creating heart-stopping action with his characters.

The book follows the story of Aleksandr Andreievich Baranov, a merchant from Russia who is sent by Catherine the Great (time of President George Washington) to pro
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Jerry Walsh
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book I’ve learned about the Russians in Alaska when Washington was our president and their relationship with the Native Americans. This book has made want to learn more about the explorers of Alaska and the Pacific NW.
A must read for those who are truly interested in the history of our country.
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