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Hearing the amazing stories of many real Alaskans—from Barrow to Craig, Seward to Deering, and everywhere in between—Peter gets to know this place in the way that only he can. His resulting portrait is a rare and unforgettable depiction of a dangerous and beautiful land and all the people that call it home. When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in , the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die.
Could be fun; could be a nightmare. The author of this book, Wayne Short, discovered what challenge really means when his mom and dad moved Wayne and his two brothers to the wilderness of Surprise Harbor at the tip of Admiralty Island. Alaska, A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love. Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen year old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska.
Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness. At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. At the age of 27, Fannie Sedlacek left her Bohemian homestead in Nebraska to join the gold rush to the Klondike.
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This woman, later known as Fannie Quigley, became a prospector who staked her own claims and a cook who ran a roadhouse. She hunted and trapped and thrived for nearly forty years in an environment that others found unbearable. Tiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper.
If anyone knows the going-on in this close-knit town—from births to weddings to funerals—she does. We meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local lumber yard; their five children; and a colorful assortment of quirky friends and neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, and volunteer undertakers—as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land. Heather Lende adds this to the list of Alaska books to read as she gives a take on her offbeat Alaskan hometown celebrating life in a dangerous and breathtakingly beautiful place.
Alaska Bear Tales is a best-selling collection of edge-of-your-seat accounts of true-life encounters with bears in Alaska. As far as Alaska books go, this one has the potential to make your hair stand on end! This is one of the Alaska books not to be ignored!
Secret Tales of the Arctic Trails; Stories of Crime and Adventure in Canada's Far North
One of the timeless Alaska books, this classic tale documents the dramatic near-death experiences in the harshest of conditions during the first winter ascent of Mt. Highliners are the elite of the fishing world, the skippers and crews who make the biggest catches—salmon, king crab, halibut, shrimp—and deliver them first to the bustling canneries of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor.
For these men—and for their women—the safe eight-hour day does not exist. It never will. Some fishermen get rich, many die broke. But they find a special joy in their work that can never be matched by the easier world of the landsman. No matter how great the hardship or how bad the storm, the highliners put out to sea in their primitive battle against the elements. As Sam and Bonnie adapt to a life without running water, electricity and telephones, the unforgiving, desolate environment tests their courage early on.
Just when they finally settle in, a freak accident proves to be the ultimate test of their resolve. Will they be able to survive in this isolated wilderness filled with unseen dangers? Join Rozell, a science writer at the University of Alaska- Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and Jane, his chocolate Labrador, as they walk miles across Alaska along the trans-Alaska pipeline, beginning at Valdez and ending up at Prudhoe on the Arctic Ocean. While not an exhaustive list of excellent Alaska books, this list will surely help you get lost in a new page-turner.
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For 14 years I touted this as the best book in my store, and cautioned everyone not to leave Alaska without buying a copy. I read below. Fantastic story. Maybe add another list of Good list, I have read many of them.
I will be looking for some of these books listed, thanks for this. Yes, I would assume that your local library could get many of these but also local bookstores carry some of these titles as well! The misadventures of life in Alaska. Full of humor and great for a cabin read. Anything by Dana Stabenow. They are mysteries but she describes the scenery well.
A good many of her characters are natives and always very well described but never belittling. A really interesting series. A true story told by the father of 3 teenagers that were shipwrecked off the Alaskan coast during the winter. Read it 30 years ago and still shake my head when I think about it. Most of the older ones. It is a true story of homesteading along the Alaska Railroad, and very popular among the tourists who ride past the homestead. You can find a Kindle version on Amazon, or email 1MaryLovel gmail. Please add Arctic Village written by Robert Marshall…this book has my mother, grandparents and family in this book!
Thanks; I plan to look for some of these. I loved your Grandfathers book when they first came out many years ago, we had a house fire and I lost over books I had collected over the years, your Grandfathers books were among them, I have been meaning to get the whole set again, but just have not done it yet. Is your Grandfather still around?
If he is let him know I became a better cook because of him, and laughed at all his tales about being a Law Man in Alaska. McPhee was seduced by every glorification he met as well as a few really dispicable folks. BUT, still a great read about arctic survival. The Ice Master will excite you and make you furious at the expedition leader. Ada Blackjack will leave you absolutely dumbfounded.
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Buy As Gift. Overview "There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold;The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold. From the 60th Parallel to the North Pole across the tundra and the Barren Lands, the Far North has beckoned the brave, the foolhardy, and the curious.
The mystery of the Land of the Midnight Sun has fascinated poets and writers, painters and sculptors, no less than scientists and explorers. In this anthology, a spectrum of Canadian writers explore in their imaginations crime and malfeasance and thrilling danger under the flickering Northern Lights.
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