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“May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth” is a collection of nearly 200 letters expressing the early plans and promise of the ill-fated mission.
Loaded with fantastic photos, the book brings to the page an overlooked piece of Alaska’s Gold Rush history.
In his new book, Eric Wade puts the squirrel at the center of the natural universe and investigates how they navigate all things big and small.
Set in Palm Springs, “The Sand Garden” showcases Jones’ knack for evocation and a well-timed twist along with co-writer Mary Wasche.
Through Northern Light Media, Hegener has published her own works as well as books from other authors, often focused on mushing and other Alaska history.
Paul Souders’ book “Siku: Life on the Ice” includes thumbnail essays along with a beautiful collection of photographs.
Photographer Colin Tyler, who was at the Nature Center for a decade as a resident volunteer and staff member, released his book of striking images this year.
Their lists include novels, memoirs, mysteries and histories as well as tales about boats, sled dogs and polar explorations.
Competing claims by Robert Peary and Frederick Cook pitted major newspapers and, in turn, Americans against each other.
Greci, who worked as a teacher for much of his more than 30 years in Alaska, used those experiences in plotting his books to keep the attention of young-adult readers.
While the Russian autocrat has flaunted international law, the country has worked within the framework of international bodies such as the Arctic Council to resolve conflicts in the region.
It might not be a comprehensive history, but “The History of Sled Dogs in North America” by Helen Hegener is a real page-turner.
In telling the story about the Messenger Feast, the book sends its hero on a journey, a well-worn literary device.
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Alaska Authors: Jones, whose Nathan Active series was set in a fictionalized Kotzebue, spent many years as a journalist and with the FAA before becoming a novelist.