"A Dog-Puncher On The Yunkon" by Arthur T. Walden. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, print date 1931.
In this absorbing book of reminiscences, one of the most famous of American dog-drivers describes his adventures in Alaska and the Klondike during the turbulent days of the gold rush.
"Arthur Walden, with Chinook and the other dogs of his sledge team, is known wherever winter sports hold the eager interest of men and women. Mr. Walden's picturesque adventures as a dog-driver began, however, years ago in circumstances where skillful work on the trail was not a matter of sport but of life or death. In 1896, two years before the big gold rush to the Klondike, Mr. Walden went into the Yukon region, working as a dog-team freighter from the Chikoot Pass to the Yukon, to Circle City, and to Dawson, and later to all the boom towns that the gold strike brought into sudden existence. Wherever he went he took with him a cool, human philosophy, which he transferred to his book. Already an old-timer when the great rush was on, he saw the Cheechakos-greenhorns-come hurrying in the thousands, and he observed all the frenzy of the gold-seekers, the hardships, tragedies, and humors of the time, with a shrewdness and insight that makes delightful reading."
289 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust Jacket is worn. See the pictures for more detail.