Nov 30, 2007

Mr. Alaska - Chuck West

I usually stay away from private memoirs. They tend to be boring renditions of an old man's life. Not so with this one. If you have any interest in flying, particularly bush pilot flying, this is one of the best recitations I've ever come across. If you are also interested, as I am, in the unimaginably huge display of mother nature that Alaska is, then you really should read this one.
Bush pilots, wild weather, nature in the raw, beautiful scenery, road less expanses, are coupled with entrepreneurial successes and failures. Learn about the creation of airlines, tourist industries, exploring ships, ocean cruise liners companies, and a heroic man's life of adventure. Yes, the book is very personal - but it's one of the best of it's kind.