"Hamilton wends his way through the maze of conflicting social, economic, and political interests to present a readable account of a complicated scene."
Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America
"... this is a well-researched and well-written book and not without a solid dose of Northern humor."
"Hamilton has done well in weaving together the various strands of this complexity to create a coherent and intelligible whole."
The Canadian Historical Review
"... the strength of the book lies in its very personal thoughts and ideas on an era of rapid change; students of the North will hope that many other personal accounts will appear in the future."
British Journal of Canadian Studies