Harold McCracken’s life reads like a Northern adventure. He flew planes over Alaska, explored the possibility of a land bridge between Asia and North America, hunted grizzlies, and even created the Bufflao Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. And he wrote books, both fiction and non-fiction. Books about the North, The Old West, about the artists who captured these vanishing places like Frederic Remington, and about animals and First Nations in their natural realms.  Not much of his work is in the public domain yet but I have found his books easily available in Canadian libraries. His volumes were popular and ever-present during my youth.

(1930) Iglaome: The Lone Hunter

(1936) Beyond the Frozen Frontier

(1944) Son of the Walrus King

(1943) The Biggest Bear on Earth.

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(1948) Toughy

(1949) Caribou Traveler

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(1951) The Flaming Bear

(1953) Pirate of the North

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(1955) The Beast That Walks Like Man: The Story of the Grizzly Bear

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(1957) Hunters of the Stormy Sea

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(1958) Hoof, Claws and Antlers: the Story of American Big-Game Animals

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(1978) Sentinel of the Snow Peaks