Books: Way Up Yonder

THE QUEST FOR POLAR TREASURES—Jan Welzl—Macmillan ($2).

Readers who gobbled Jan Welzl's Thirty Years in the Golden North (TIME, May 23), with or without salt, should smack their lips over this anecdotal sequel. In the first book Welzl told how, from being a locksmith, sailor, tramp he became a trader, proprietor of a boat, chief judge of New Siberia. In The Quest for Polar Treasures he describes with the same unliterary candor tall tales of further gold and fur hunts.

When news of the Alaska gold rush reached New Siberia, Welzl caught the...

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