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Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier

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For thousands of years Alaska has called to us. The hardy souls who first answered that call endured bitter temperatures, maddening isolation, and often harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there, and many lost their lives in the process. From the earliest human explorers to Russian fur trappers, from Klondike gold seekers to today's miners and oilmen, from Alaska's native people to the millions of tourists who visit the state every year, people have come to Alaska to marvel at its beauty, rejoice in its riches, and measure themselves against its challenges. The wonder of Alaska, as well as its terrifying dangers, come to life in this anthology, featuring true adventures described by some of the best writers in the world, each hand picked by bestselling writer and Alaska aficionado Spike Walker. Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier will open your eyes and stir your soul as it celebrates the untamed beauty of Alaska.

Inside you will find unmatched tales of adventure by the following authors:

Spike Walker

Jack London

Larry Kaniut

Roger A. Caras

Lew Freedman

Dana Stabenow

Gary Paulsen

Jean Aspen

Ann Mariah Cook

John Muir

Washington Irving

And many more...

Synopsis:

For thousands of years Alaska has called to us. The hardy souls who first answered that call endured bitter temperatures, maddening isolation, and often harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there, and many lost their lives in the process. From the earliest human explorers to Russian fur trappers, from Klondike gold seekers to today's miners and oilmen, from Alaska's native people to the millions of tourists who visit the state every year, people have come to Alaska to marvel at its beauty, rejoice in its riches, and measure themselves against its challenges. The wonder of Alaska, as well as its terrifying dangers, come to life in this anthology, featuring true adventures described by some of the best writers in the world, each hand picked by bestselling writer and Alaska aficionado Spike Walker. Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier will open your eyes and stir your soul as it celebrates the untamed beauty of Alaska.

Inside you will find unmatched tales of adventure by the following authors:

Spike Walker

Jack London

Larry Kaniut

Roger A. Caras

Lew Freedman

Dana Stabenow

Gary Paulsen

Jean Aspen

Ann Mariah Cook

John Muir

Washington Irving

And many more...

Synopsis:

Spike Walker knows Alaska intimately and has carefully selected the most thrilling stories of America's last frontier to stir readers' souls. With categories including The Early Explorers, The Great Gold Rush, Mount McKinley, Walking with Wildlife, The Iditarod, and Survival, these tales provide a portrait of a land larger than life itself.

About the Author

Spike Walker has spent more than twenty seasons working as a deckhand aboard commercial fishing boats in Alaska. He has voyaged across storm-tossed seas from the ports of Kodiak in the Gulf of Alaska to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands and north, across the Bering Sea, to the edge of the polar ice cap in search of king crab, halibut, and codfish. His first book, Working on the Edge, was hailed by James Michener as "the definitive account of this peilous trade." With his books Nights of Ice and Coming Back Alive, Spike Walker's growing reputation as one of America's greatest authors of true Alaskan adventure tales has been firmly established.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312275624
Editor:
Walker, Spike
Introduction:
Little, Denise
Preface by:
Little, Denise
Preface:
Little, Denise
Introduction by:
Walker, Spike
Introduction:
Walker, Spike
Editor:
Walker, Spike
Author:
Walker, Spike
Preface:
Little, Denise
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Casinos
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Outdoor life
Subject:
Trumpet players.
Subject:
Las Vegas
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska.
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
72-67.
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.23 x 6.27 x 0.83 in

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Product details 288 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312275624 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For thousands of years Alaska has called to us. The hardy souls who first answered that call endured bitter temperatures, maddening isolation, and often harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there, and many lost their lives in the process. From the earliest human explorers to Russian fur trappers, from Klondike gold seekers to today's miners and oilmen, from Alaska's native people to the millions of tourists who visit the state every year, people have come to Alaska to marvel at its beauty, rejoice in its riches, and measure themselves against its challenges. The wonder of Alaska, as well as its terrifying dangers, come to life in this anthology, featuring true adventures described by some of the best writers in the world, each hand picked by bestselling writer and Alaska aficionado Spike Walker. Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier will open your eyes and stir your soul as it celebrates the untamed beauty of Alaska.

Inside you will find unmatched tales of adventure by the following authors:

Spike Walker

Jack London

Larry Kaniut

Roger A. Caras

Lew Freedman

Dana Stabenow

Gary Paulsen

Jean Aspen

Ann Mariah Cook

John Muir

Washington Irving

And many more...

"Synopsis" by , Spike Walker knows Alaska intimately and has carefully selected the most thrilling stories of America's last frontier to stir readers' souls. With categories including The Early Explorers, The Great Gold Rush, Mount McKinley, Walking with Wildlife, The Iditarod, and Survival, these tales provide a portrait of a land larger than life itself.
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