Books: Of Moose & Men

PEMMICAN (319 pp.)—Vardis Fisher—Doubleday ($3.95).

This is the definitive book on the preparation of pemmican, and incidentally, a novel about the Hudson's Bay Company of a century ago, and one of its rugged chief traders.

David McDonald is a big (6 ft. 2 in. 220 Ibs.) man and true, who eats his buffalo liver raw and sometimes wonders whether he is a man or a moose. In the 23rd book of his long and musky career, saga-gaga Novelist Vardis Fisher (Testament of Man, seven volumes so far, five to come) surrounds David & Co. with tons of Indians—bucks, squaws, half-breeds—plus prairies full of...

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