In The Footsteps of My Father

In The Footsteps of My Father

Subtitle : Recalling a Century-Old Trek to Alaska and the Yukon Territory
Author : Sheldon Gebb
ISBN No. : 9781594332470


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Book : In The Footsteps of My Father

ISBN Number : 9781594332470
Book Name : In The Footsteps of My Father (Recalling a Century-Old Trek to Alaska and the Yukon Territory)
Book Pages : 320
Book Size : 6 X 9
Book Weight : 1.16

Live life in the Alaska and the Yukon more than one hundred years ago through my father’s diary, which details the hard work, frustrations and horseplay in the development of Guggenheim’s mammoth gold dredge mining operation. Ponder his decision to quit a comfortable job as a mining engineer to venture 60 miles east of Dawson City with the King of the Klondike to endure, without fear, the coldest winter on record averaging minus 50 degrees. Question through his words the unsuccessful digging of a mine shaft through frozen ground ending with the comment, ?April Fool’s Day. We’re down 160 feet in the shaft and no gold. April Fools proper-that is what we are. We are up against the fact we can remain no longer. We have no grub.? Experience his comical adventures as a bear hunter finally giving up to seek employment at the Kennecott Copper Mine; electing to cross the largest ice fields in North America alone, guided by instinct, with only a woman’s robe and a tarp for warmth.

Author : Sheldon Gebb

Sheldon Gebb received his B.A. in 1957 and his L.L.B in 1963 from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as a special agent in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corp 1958-1960. He practiced Admiralty Law with Baker & Hostetler 1963-2000 and served as the managing partner of its west coast offices 1984-1999. He has served as a trustee of Southwestern Law School from 1978 including chairman of the Board. He has participated in numerous offshore sailing races including the Transpacific Yacht Race from California to Hawaii. After retiring from a global practice, he and his wife Barbara have spent their summers traveling to Alaska and the Yukon Territory in their off road RV ?HMS TANK? to retrace the 100 year old recorded adventures of his father, John Wesley Gebb, in his quest for gold.

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Weight 1.16 lbs


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