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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his... (read more)

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, Krakauer searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled 24-year-old Chris McCandless to leave civilization behind and head into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Four months later, McCandless'... (read more)

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Coming Into the Country
Coming Into the Country
by John McPhee
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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with... (read more)

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Alaska
Alaska
by Walter R. Borneman
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The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances... (read more)

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One Man's Wilderness (03 Edition)
One Man's Wilderness (03 Edition)
by Richard Proenneke
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This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by... (read more)

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Into the Wild (96 Edition)
Into the Wild (96 Edition)
by Jon Krakauer
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In a compelling book that evokes the writings of Thoreau, Muir, and Jack London, Krakauer recounts the haunting and tragic mystery of 22-year-old Chris McCandless who disappeared in April 1992 into the Alaskan wilderness in search of a raw, transcendent... (read more)

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
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I read Winterdance while camping in the mountains of eastern Oregon when it was cold, very cold (though I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag), but I was glad to not be experiencing the Arctic climes in the book. Gary Paulsen describes cold and snow the... (read more)

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Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now
Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now
by C. B. Bernard
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Alaska looms as a mythical, savage place, part nature preserve, part theme park, too vast to understand fully. Which is why C.B. Bernard lashed his canoe to his truck and traded the comforts of the Lower 48 for a remote island and a career as a reporter.... (read more)

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Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood
Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood
by Julia Scully
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When Julia Scully was seven years old, her father committed suicide, and she and her sister were sent to an orphanage.  Two years later, emotionally damaged by the isolation and brutality of the orphanage, the girls followed their mother... (read more)

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Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles
Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles
by Heather Lende
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The Alaskan landscape — "so vast, dramatic, and unbelievable" — may be the reason the people in Haines, Alaska (population 2,400), so often discuss the meaning of life. Heather Lende thinks it helps make life mean more. Since her bestselling... (read more)

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Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
by Robert Specht
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The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920's to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there.... (read more)

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Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-Up World, One Long Journey Home
Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-Up World, One Long Journey Home
by Leigh Newman
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Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of... (read more)

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Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
by Edward Hoagland
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Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure.  Pencil and notebook at the... (read more)

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Two Old Women an Alaska Legend of Betray
Two Old Women an Alaska Legend of Betray
by Velma Wallis
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Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River area in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a... (read more)

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Where Sea Breaks Its Back (66 Edition)
Where Sea Breaks Its Back (66 Edition)
by Corey Ford
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Author Corey Ford writes the classic and moving story of naturalist Georg Whlhelm Steller, who served on the 1741-42 Russian Alaska expedition with explorer Vitus Bering. Steller was one of Europe's foremost naturalists and the first to document the... (read more)

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If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska
by Heather Lende
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Haines, Alaska--accessible by water or air--has no traffic light and no mail delivery, and funerals are community affairs. Lende posts the obituaries and the social column for the local newspaper, and if anyone knows the goings-on in this close-knit town,... (read more)

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The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
by Douglas Brinkley
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A riveting history of America's most beautiful natural resources, The Quiet World documents the heroic fight waged by the U.S. federal government from 1879 to 1960 to save wild Alaska — Mount McKinley, the Tongass and Chugach national forests... (read more)

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Dreaming Bears: A Gwich'in Indian Storyteller, a Southern Doctor, a Wild Corner of Alaska
Dreaming Bears: A Gwich'in Indian Storyteller, a Southern Doctor, a Wild Corner of Alaska
by Michael J Holloway
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Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, Mike Holloway studied medicine in South Carolina and Virginia.  He became a Peace Corps doctor and worked for the regional native hospital in southwest Alaska, before moving to the Alaska Native Medical Center in... (read more)

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Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country
Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country
by Harry Ritter
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A lively, take-along account of Alaska's sweeping history, from pre-contact Native times to the gold rush, to the present.... (read more)

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Sisters: Coming of Age and Finding Love in the Wild Copper River Valley
Sisters: Coming of Age and Finding Love in the Wild Copper River Valley
by Samme Gallaher
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In 1926, Aileen Gallaher, a beautiful young woman, runs away from her difficult life in California, traveling alone by train to Seattle, then by steamship to Valdez, Alaska, where she is met by trapper Clyde C. "Slim" Williams and travels deep... (read more)

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