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ISBN13: 9780312302894
ISBN10: 0312302894
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More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of millions of Americans.

Now, Peter is a bit older, married with a family, and his journeys are different than they were. Perhaps he is looking for adventure, perhaps inspiration, perhaps new communities, perhaps unspoiled land. Certainly, he found all of this and more in Alaska, America's last wilderness.

Looking for Alaska is Peter's account of eighteen months spent traveling over twenty thousand miles in tiny bush planes, on snow machines and snowshoes, in fishing boats and kayaks, on the Alaska Marine Highway and the Haul Road, searching for what defines Alaska. 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.

He also took his wife and eight-year-old daughter with him, settling into a "home base" in Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, coming and going from there, and hosting the rest of their family for extended visits. The way his family lived, how they made Alaska their home and even participated in Peter's explorations, is as much a part of this story as Peter's own travels.

All in all, Jenkins delivers a warm, funny, awe-inspiring, and memorable diary of discovery-both of this place that captures all of our imaginations, and of himself, all over again.


From the author of "A Walk Across America" comes a chronicle of people and places in America's last frontier, based on Jenkins yearlong odyssey in Alaska. Maps. 40 photos throughout. 16-page color insert.

About the Author

Peter Jenkins' 1979 written chronicle and photographs of his first journey, A Walk Across America, spent three months on The New York Times bestseller list. Jenkins has written several more chronicles of his travels, including The New York Times bestsellers The Walk West and Across China, and Along the Edge of America and Close Friends. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, he now lives on a farm in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife, Rita, and their family.

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extreme1723, October 23, 2008 (view all comments by extreme1723)
Looking for Alaska lets the reader truly understand what Alaska has to offer. It was interesting to know that Fireworks can't be shot off on July 4th due to darkness, but instead will be displayed in Febuary. Peter Jenkins paints a great picture of the isloation in several the small fishing villages...get what you need, because you might not be able to get it again. A must read for anyone who has followed Peter Jenkins and what he stands for!
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Jenkins, Peter
St. Martin's Griffin
United States - West - Pacific (General)
United States - General
United States - Pacific - Alaska
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Indians of north america
History, Local
Alaska Description and travel.
Alaska Social life and customs.
Travel-US Western States
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Includes 40 black-and-white photographs
8.25 x 5.50 in

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