White eskimo after picking up a copy of stephen bowns new book merchant kings when companies ruled the world 1600 1900 former prime minister of canada paul martin couldnt put it down he called stephen to tell him so and then officially endorsed the book saying. In white eskimo knud rasmussens fearless journey into the heart of the arctic stephen r bown makes a good case that he is white eskimo the first english language biography of knud rasmussen offers much pleasure mr bowns prose is clear and lively and while he clearly believes that rasmussen was an extraordinary man he doesnt dodge . Stephen r bown stephen r bown has been writing about adventurers travellers and explorers for many years his book scurvy was an international critical success and was selected as one of the globe mails top 100 books of 2004his next book a most damnable invention was shortlisted for the wilfred eggleston award for non fiction and the canadian science writers association science in . White eskimo by stephen r brown details the life of knud rasmussen rasmussen was half danish half eskimo making him ideal to move in both cultures he was born in greenland with an early education of native language culture and survival then educated more formerly in denmark. Canadian author bown the last viking the life of roald amundsen 2012 etc fashions a thorough insightful biography of the fearless explorer and noted writer knud rasmussen 1879 1933rasmussen translated his love of his native greenland into painstaking chronicles of the inuit culture gleaned over three decades of arduous groundbreaking exploration
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