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Eskimo Star: From the Tundra to Tinseltown the Ray Mala Story Paperback – April 15, 2011
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ESKIMO STAR give good insight into what it must have been like for Mala, thousands of miles from home, with no one of his cultural background to relate to.
In addition, it gives interesting details of the life of the Eskimo, in early 20th Century Alaska, including the effects of the white man's explorations of the North.
A highly recommended read.
Other than the downplaying of "Robinson Crusoe", I have another strong criticism of this book. Twice, Lael Morgan uses the sexual slur "swish" in reference to Gay men. This was totally uncalled-for! Ray Mala was not Gay and his story does not turn on any Gay relationships; such insulting language wasn't needed to advance the narrative, and it reflects poorly on the author. Still, "Eskimo Star" will be an essential Ray Mala biography until something better comes along. He was incredibly handsome, so a book of publicity shots would make for an excellent companion volume. For sure, anyone who buys "Eskimo Star" will want a DVD copy of "Robinson Crusoe" of Clipper Island" to fully appreciate Mala's charisma and acting skill.
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I enjoyed the whole book--a little bit of Alaska history not recognizedPublished 22 months ago by Granny-Ma
This was a good book. I am an Alaskan history buff and this book has it all from the pioneering days of the turn of the last century up in Alaska to the times that most of people... Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Paul Ayotte