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Alaska Book Week starts this weekend. Here's a roundup of events around the state.Mike Dunham
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.Colleen Mondor
The sound of their shovels, the labored breathing as they dig, the notes of another thrush coming from the woods -- it all comes together.Lee Goodman
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.David A. James
Mike Freeman writes of his family's connection to nature; Michele Genest takes a culinary tour of the north.Kathleen Macknicki
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