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The hero here is Barry Goldwater, and in him, author Barry Allen Drake presents what might be a model for drawing conservatives back into the environmental movement, which they originally started. It’s a hard sell, but as Alaska’s recent election highlights, the market for preservation is there among conservatives.

David A. James
There’s a bumper crop of new children’s books with Alaska themes that are worthy of consideration by holiday shoppers. David A. James
Let's hope that no readers of “Hold the Dark” leave Giraldi’s parable of nature gone wild thinking that Alaskans are inbred, superstitious, booger-eating, merciless murderers. There’s little to like or relate to in the beings that populate this book.      Nancy Lord
At the remote and seldom-visited Aleutian island of Kiska, the signs of war are still apparent. It's amazing so few know that Japan invaded and occupied the island for more than a year.  David A. James
In their opening arguments, each side laid out the strengths of their cases -- Brenda Morris for the prosecution and Brendan Sullivan for the defense.Rob Cary
In her book “Justice for Bonnie,” Karen Foster offers readers a grieving mother’s perspective into the emotional turmoil of the years immediately following Bonnie Craig’s brutal death and how she hounded investigators for years. Jerzy Shedlock
Justin Herrmann’s impressive debut collection, "Highway One, Antarctica: Stories," takes us pole to pole  --  from Antarctica to the coast of Northwest Alaska.Nancy Lord
Fairbanks author Kirkpatrick Hill skillfully depicts the gold rush, making it entertaining and educational.David A. James
It’s time we all take a time out and stop watching the Alaska sky for signs of snow. After all, a watched pot doesn’t boil, therefore a watched forecast doesn’t produce. Look down, instead, at the pages of a good read. Here's some suggestions. Alli Harvey
“Animal Stories” isn’t meant to be a guidebook to Alaska wildlife, but it might very well be used as one. Throughout, author Bill Sherwonit's observations are acute and philosophical.Nancy Lord

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