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Hampton Sides blends human drama with suspense and engrossing play-by-play descriptions to tell the tragic and triumphant story of the USS Jeannette.

Randy Dotinga
Portraits of mountain goats, beluga whales and a woman who heads north to Alaska are among the adventures awaiting readers in these Alaska-centric books.Kathleen Macknicki
The book becomes a much-needed elucidation of how difficult achieving a murder conviction can be. It puts a human face on the investigators who strive to build an airtight case before making an arrest.David A. James
Author Kim Heacox shines a new light on the northern travels of well-regarded naturalist John Muir, who made the first of his Alaska visits in 1879.Colleen Mondor
Books of interest to both Alaska anglers and teenagers.Alaska Dispatch News
Dogs were the beasts of burden who pulled men and sledges over frozen landscapes and swaths of sea ice during the long winters when ships were icebound.David A. James
Sergei Khrushchev, the late premier’s son, will be in Anchorage next week to deliver the keynote address at the Cold War Conference and Nike Veterans Reunion, Sept. 4-6. Mike Dunham
Tlingit guides thought Muir was a madman for going into the rugged country so late in the year to scramble up mountains and gaze on ice. They had to admire his toughness and passion, though. They called him “the great ice-chief.”  Nancy Lord
I think the best lives, like George Edwards' and Richard Dauenhauer's, are both dreamed up and really true, don't you?Heather Lende
High tech art, aviators of yesteryear and a champagne book launch in Anchorage. Mike Dunham

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