The Mad Trapper Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Albert Johnson sparked the largest man-hunt in Canadian history. Over seven weeks, hundreds of men spent frigid days and nights tracking the elusive Johnson over 240 kilometres, across the frozen north of Canada's Yukon and Northwest Territories.
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    Nobody knows why Johnson went on a murderous rampage, that started a man-hunt known the 'Arctic Circle War'. It took primitive technology by todays standards to capture Johnson. The use of two-way radios and the support of an airplane turned out to be the difference in capturing the Mad Trapper from Rat River.

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   criminal (killer) Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Outdoors story    -   Yes Exploring:    -   chasing/chased by criminal

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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