It was the great gold rush to Alaska that began in 1897 that gave birth to the North-Western story. These stories, each by a master of North-Western fiction, span a century. Many of the authors' names are immediately recognizable: Jack London, Robert Service, Rex Beach, James Oliver Curwood, and Max Brand® . Many of their stories have been filmed as motion pictures multiple times. Many of these stories appeared in magazines and for their publication here have been restored to their original lengths and texts, as their authors intended.Jon Tuska is the editor of several anthologies of Western stories, including The Western Story: A Chronological Treasury, The Morrow Anthology of Great Western Short Stories, and The First Five Star Western Corral. He has been editing a series of short novels published by Five Star titled Stories of the Golden West. He lives in Oregon.Tuska, Jon is the author of 'Odyssey to the North North-Western Stories', published 2003 under ISBN 9780786238057 and ISBN 0786238054.