A Knucklehead in 1920s Alaska #2020

A Knucklehead in 1920s Alaska By Norma Huss Norma Collins Huss William A.Collins A Knucklehead in s Alaska Nineteen year old Bill Collins travels to Alaska in the s to work and save for college He finds adventure misadventure and not much money He faces hardships finds friends and has experiences t
  • Title: A Knucklehead in 1920s Alaska
  • Author: Norma Huss Norma Collins Huss William A.Collins
  • ISBN: 9781470039059
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Knucklehead in 1920s Alaska By Norma Huss Norma Collins Huss William A.Collins Nineteen year old Bill Collins travels to Alaska in the 1920s to work and save for college He finds adventure, misadventure, and not much money He faces hardships, finds friends, and has experiences that change a boy into a man During three summers and one winter, Bill survives hunger, earthquake, stomping caribou, and icicle frost He learns about stopes, sluice boxes,Nineteen year old Bill Collins travels to Alaska in the 1920s to work and save for college He finds adventure, misadventure, and not much money He faces hardships, finds friends, and has experiences that change a boy into a man During three summers and one winter, Bill survives hunger, earthquake, stomping caribou, and icicle frost He learns about stopes, sluice boxes, and powder smoke He finds friends who will do anything for him and enemies willing to kill or maim him He has one lucky day and than a few really bad days This is the story of one hot headed young man determined to do it all his way, and, in his own words, a true knucklehead This is my father s memoir that he and I wrote in his words.
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    1. Norma Huss Norma Collins Huss William A.Collins

      I m a mostly mystery writer who likes to chat Visit me on my Facebook author page at tinyurl gtft75z Yes, I mostly write mystery, which is why I call myself The Grandma Moses of Mystery Although I d previously published short stories and articles, my first book was published a month before my eightieth birthday The original Grandma Moses was an American folk artist who began painting in her late seventies Right now, my count is six books, all mysteries but one which is a non fiction retelling of a young knucklehead working in Alaska for college money Said knucklehead was my father Oh, and another reason why I call myself The Grandma Moses of Mystery The original woman painted until her death at one hundred one years Since my mother lived to the age of one hundred three years old, I have the genes to be just as active writing mysteries

    843 thoughts on “A Knucklehead in 1920s Alaska”

    1. Since this is my father s memoir written with my editorial help, I love it It gave me a new perspective on my father s life before I knew him.


    2. This collection of experiences made me want to sit down with the teller and hear them all directly from him Having met Norma Huss, I can only imagine how much fun it was to grow up with a father who had these incredible experiences in Alaska at such a young age.The tales aren t tall and they re full of self deprecating humor again, making you feel right at home with the narrator This is the Alaska that so many of us grew up hearing about that probably isn t there any, but oh gosh to learning abo [...]


    3. A lively tale This true story of a young man in the goldfields of Alaska, was exciting As most young men do, he made a lot of risky decisions Taking a solo winter journey with no food, transportation or shelter was just one.


    4. Fun adventuresWhat a delightful read about a very difficult time in Alaska s history What a adventure to experience as an young adult and to write it down for future generations of experience makes this book a real treasure of a find.


    5. So real You followed the narrator through his life and knew it was true because you could feel it His memory and descriptions really put you in place.


    6. Nice bookI gave this 5 stars because I love listening to stories of the elderly and the things they did when they were young That s what this book is all about It s written like you were sitting there listening to Bill tell his stories Some of it sounds like tall tales, like walking 20 miles in the snow, but then again who am I to say it couldn t be done One thing for sure, Bill led an adventurous life in Alaska And sometimes he really was knucklehead.


    7. It s a must read book for readers who are interested in history, adventure, the northern Wild West , memoirs o r just a plain good story.This book is amazing It begins innocently enough with Bill Collins coming home from college and getting talked into going to Alaska by his friend Rupe Arnell I could sure use a job I had spent a lot of money at college They d had a typhoid epidemic and I was unfortunate enough to get sick after the infirmary was filled up I d had to pay my own hospital bills An [...]


    8. Funny, enjoyable historical 1920 s Alaska adventure A book for the whole family and should be a must read for every high school senior as they step out into the world and face their potential Love Love Love this book


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