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Raine Hall, a one-time Iditarod Trail Committee staffer, has been on a personally costly and time-consuming, four-year quest to collect the memories of mushers who were around when the Iditarod was truly an adventure that left many wondering if they would reach the end. 
In “Dreaming Bears,” J. Michael Holloway tells of his meeting with Gwich’in elders Johnny and Sarah Frank, the many years he spent in a close relationship with people he came to view as grandparents and the course his own life took as a result.
Alaska Book Week starts this weekend. Here's a roundup of events around the state.
Photographer Jeff Schultz has spent more than three decades as official photographer for the Iditarod, meaning he's accumulated tens of thousands of photographs and just as many stories on the race. He shares some of each in his new book.
The sound of their shovels, the labored breathing as they dig, the notes of another thrush coming from the woods -- it all comes together.
A review of "Images of America: Icebreaking Alaska" says missing details, errors and a haphazard approach sink the book, written by a retired Coast Guard captain.
Mike Freeman writes of his family's connection to nature; Michele Genest takes a culinary tour of the north.
Books of interest to both Alaska anglers and teenagers.
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.
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. 

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