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More Iditarod Classics

Author : Lew Freedman
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Picking up where the best-selling Iditarod Classics left off, this new collection of insightful and hair-raising stories introduces readers to more of the men and women who brave the annual 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. Champions Doug Swingley, Martin Buser, Jeff King, and others tell how they came to love the race, how they train their dogs and themselves, and how they challenge the elements of The Last Great Race. For Alaskan heroes such as DeeDee Jonrowe, Emmit Peters, and Ramy Brooks, the Iditarod is always punishing but not punishing enough to deter them from trying again next year.

Iditarod Classics

Author : Lew Freedman
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Blinding blizzards. Freezing wind. Paralyzingly cold temperatures. The 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a race across the nation's most forbidding, demanding, and dangerous territory. The competitors in one of the world's toughest endurance contests must be resourceful, rugged, and resilient. Often they must make life and death choices. These are the stories -- in their own words -- of men and women who challenge the elements. Many fans believe this is the best book written about the Iditarod.

Iditarod Classics

Author : Jon Van Zyle
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Photography of Alaskan wildlife is accompanied by humorous verses about the animals.

One Second to Glory

Author : Lew Freedman
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In 1978, Dick Mackey claimed the most dramatic victory ever in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, crossing the finish line in Nome a mere one second ahead of Rick Swenson after a two-week, 1,149 mile-run from Anchorage. Many years later Alaskans still shake their heads in amazement. In One Second to Glory, Mackey shares this and many other adventures: Making a home in the forntier state in the heady first day s of Statehood; Surviving the 1964 earthquake and helping rebuild Alaska; Mushing against "Doc" Lombard and George Attla in the heyday of sprint racing; Helping Joe Redington organize the Iditarod Trail SLed Dog Race; Experience 82 degrees below zero at Coldfoot, his famous Arctic Circle truck stop; Mackey's colorful stories are told in his own words in interviews with Lew Freedman, outdoor adventure writer for the Chicago Tribune and longtime former sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News. Freedman has written seventeen books about Alaska.

Father of the Iditarod

Author : Lew Freedman
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Celebrates the life and work of the Alaskan pioneer and musher who helped to make the thousand-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race a legacy.

Yukon Quest

Author : Lew Freedman
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Over beer and hamburgers at the Two Rivers Lodge near Fairbanks, Alaska, a small group of mushers conceived a gutsy idea for a new sled dog race that would be more challenging than any other marathon race in the Far North. In 1984, mushers organized the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Soon, mushers adopted an unofficial race motto, "Survive first, race second." The Quest trail boasts fewer checkpoints, longer wilderness runs, and more campouts. The trail crosses three mountain passes, including the dreaded 3,685-foot Eagle Summit, a killer of mushers' dreams. Outdoor survival skills and self reliance are on a par with commercial sponsorships and high-tech sleds and mushing gear. Yukon Quest is an exciting, inspirational story full of bigger-than-life characters told by Lew Freedman, best-selling author of eight books about sled-dog racing. Includes a list of race champions, names of all finishers, and 16 pages of photos.

The 100 Most Important Sporting Events in American History

Author : Lew Freedman
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This engaging and informative work highlights the 100 biggest moments in the history of American sports, illustrating powerful connections between sporting events and significant social issues of the time. • Features a timeline highlighting major sports events over time • Includes a list of additional reading resources for each entry • Covers most every sport including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, motorsport, and others • Supports common core standards for literacy

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes

Author : Gladys L. Knight
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This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

The Encyclopedia of Women s Travel and Exploration

Author : Patricia D. Netzley
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Offers insights into why and how women travel, emphasizing the ways women's experiences, concerns, and motivations are unique.

Spirit of the Wind

Author : Lew Freedman
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In 1958, no one in the Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race knew the Athabascan Indian from Huslia who limped to the starting line in Anchorage. But when he finished with the winning time, George Attla opened a new chapter in the history of sprint mushing. For decades, Attla, the "Huslia Hustler," reined as Alaska's most winning sprint champion, having overcome crippling TB as a child. Special note to readers: This is a new edition, with a new title, new introduction and new epilogue, of a work first published by Stackpole Books.

Bad Friday

Author : Lew Freedman
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On March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake lasting more than five minutes rocked south central Alaska, leveling waterfronts, collapsing bridges, and crumbling landscapes. The most powerful quake in North American history and ensuing tidal waves left homes broken, children orphaned, and infrastructure decimated. Yet, from within the tragedy also came stories of heroism, community, and perseverance from Alaskans who rode the earth as it shifted more than 14 feet, who floated atop roofs as the tsunami hit, and who searched through rubble and deserted homes amid devastation, heartbreak, and the beginning of recovery. Show MoreShow Less

The Alaska Almanac

Author : Alaska Northwest Alaska Northwest Publishing
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Celebrating 23 years in print, this edition features fun, fact-filled information about geography, history, economy, and cultures of the northernmost state. Maps & illustrations throughout.

Something about the Author

Author : Kevin S. Hile
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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Diamonds in the Rough

Author : Lew Freedman
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The best baseball stories from the state whose season is short, but there's no shortage of future major leaguers - 300 in the last 30 seasons, include Mark McGwire.

Alaska Almanac

Author : Alaska Northwest Alaska Northwest Publishing
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Jon Van Zyle s Alaska Sketchbook

Author : Jon Van Zyle
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Painter Jon Van Zyle is internationally known for his striking images of Alaska's landscapes and wildlife. Behind his vivid paintings lies a lifetime of experiences in the wild--camping, fishing, driving his dog team, encountering animals large and small. Van Zyle captures these experiences in the intricate drawings and detailed notes of his private sketchbooks. 40 color paintings.

Alaska

Author : Marvin W. Falk
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Even Kluwer--with only a sales office in the U.S.--prints CiP in their books. A house publishing books for libraries should always display cataloging-in-publication: irresponsible. This is another good bibliography in a widely used series. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Pure bred Dogs American Kennel Gazette

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Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics

Author : Joan F. Kaywell
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Suggests ways in which teachers can employ popular young adult literature to aid in teaching literary classics to adolescents.

Good Wives Nasty Wenches and Anxious Patriarchs

Author : Kathleen M. Brown
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Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia