Books: Vagrant Viking

"/ have heard it said that Arctic explorers are inferior men who would be lost in the civilized world."

So said Arctic Explorer Lorenc Peter Elfred Freuchen. who never understood what a man wanted with the steam-heated creature comforts of civilization. Yet in civilization or out. inferior was hardly the word for Freuchen. who managed to fashion successful careers as newspaperman, lecturer, travel writer and novelist (Eskimo ). During World War II, the vigorous Dane found time to fight in his country's anti-Nazi underground. Last summer he became a familiar figure across the U.S. as the fifth contestant to hit the jackpot...

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