The Valley of Silent Men

The Valley of Silent Men

by James Oliver Curwood

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Overview

Before the railroad's thin lines of steel bit their way up through the wilderness, Athabasca Landing was the picturesque threshold over which one must step who would enter into the mystery and adventure of the great white North. It is still Iskwatam - the "door" which opens to the lower reaches of the Athabasca, the Slave, and the Mackenzie. It is somewhat difficult to find on the map, yet it is there, because its history is written in more than a hundred and forty years of romance and tragedy and adventure in the lives of men, and is not easily forgotten. Over the old trail it was about a hundred and fifty miles north of Edmonton. The railroad has brought it nearer to that base of civilization, but beyond it the wilderness still howls as it has howled for a thousand years, and the waters of a continent flow north and into the Arctic Ocean. It is possible that the beautiful dream of the real-estate dealers may come true, for the most avid of all the sportsmen of the earth, the money-hunters, have come up on the bumpy railroad that sometimes lights its sleeping cars with lanterns, and with them have come typewriters, and stenographers, and the art of printing advertisements, and the Golden Rule of those who sell handfuls of earth to hopeful purchasers thousands of miles away - "Do others as they would do you." And with it, too, has come the legitimate business of barter and trade, with eyes on all that treasure of the North which lies between the Grand Rapids of the Athabasca and the edge of the polar sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979297073
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2017
Pages: 110
Sales rank: 792,306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

About The Author
American author James Oliver Curwood (1878 -1927) wrote action-adventure novels and his bestsellers were among the most read books in America in the 1900s. More than a dozen Hollywood films have been based on his frontier novels including "The Bear."
Curwood was both a writer and conservationist. His books ranked among Publisher's Weekly top-ten best sellers in the United States in the early 1920s. At the time of his death, he was the highest paid (per word) author in the world. His writing studio, Curwood Castle, is now a museum in Owosso, Michigan.
James Oliver Curwood's books Include:
1. The Courage of Captain Plum -1908
2. The Wolf Hunters - 1908
3. The Gold Hunters - 1909
4. The Danger Trail - 1910
5. The Honor of the Big Snows -1911
6. Steele of the Royal Mounted -1911
7. The Flower of the North -1912
8. Isobel: A Romance of the Northern Trail or Icebound Hearts -1913
9. God's Country and the Woman -1915
10. The Hunted Woman -1916
11. The Grizzly King -1916
12. The Courage of Marge O'Doone -1918
13. Nomads of the North - 1919
14. The River's End - 1919
15. Back to God's Country and Other Stories -1920
16. The Valley of Silent Men - 1920
17. God's Country - The Trail to Happiness -1921
18. The Golden Snare -1921
19. The Flaming Forest -1921
20. The Country Beyond - 1922

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Valley Of Silent Men (Large Print Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Michael_Trueblood More than 1 year ago
My first book review, ever. This book is part of a trilogy by James Oliver Curwood. The other books are "The River's End" and "The Flaming Forest." I've read all of them, and I recommend all of them. They take place in the 1920s (give or take). Probably intended for teen-aged boys. They take place in the Canadian northwest. They are adventure stories/love stories. The writing is very good, and paints a vivid picture of the rivers and forests of the great north. The characters are well developed. The heroes are very idealistic for today's world, but the good guys are good, and the bad guys are bad. I read "The River's End" as a teenager, and finally read "The Valley of Silent Men" forty years later.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kiss you lightly on the cheek and whisper into your ear that I love to dance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As do i.