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Russians in Alaska: 1732-1867 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781889963051
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Published: University of Alaska Press - August 1st, 2004

The Alaska Almanac: Facts about Alaska Cover Image
By Nancy Gates (Editor)
ISBN: 9780882407449
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - November 1st, 2008

Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story - Georg Steller & the Russian Exploration of AK Cover Image
ISBN: 9780882403946
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - June 1st, 2003

A splendid account of the final voyage of explorer Vitus Bering and of the life of naturalist Georg Stellar (1709-1746), who accompanied Bering on his 1741 crossing into the uncharted North Pacific.

Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060503079
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 20th, 2004

Historic Photos of Alaska Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596524248
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Published: Turner - February 1st, 2008

Just over 140 years ago, the United States made one of the greatest land deals of all time, purchasing from Russia a massive piece of property near the Arctic Circle. Since then, the land known as Alaska has been the site of a gold rush and an oil boom, but even those great events comprise only a small portion of what makes America's largest and most northern state a place that continues to capture the imagination and the hearts of residents and visitors alike.

Historic Photos of Alaska portrays the majesty, the history, and the awe-inspiring beauty of this unique section of America through rarely seen, stunning, black-and-white photographs selected from local, state, and national collections.

Climb the snow-filled Chilkoot Pass with gold-seekers. Hunt with Native tribesmen. See cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau grow from a cluster of tents and wooden shacks. Stand with American soldiers as they repel the only invasion of North America during World War II. Observe the engineering feat of constructing the trans-Alaska oil pipeline through frozen wilderness. Marvel at pristine natural beauty, celebrate the long-awaited statehood, and witness the incredible destruction wrought by the 1964 earthquake, in this unique collection of historic photographs.

An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295974958
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Published: University of Washington Press - July 1st, 1996

In An Alaska Anthology, twenty-five contemporary scholars explore the region's pivotal events, significant themes, and major players, Native, Russian, Canadian, and American.

Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780882404325
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - April 1st, 1993

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786884469
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Published: Hachette Books - October 10th, 2001

Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786887460
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Published: Hachette Books - November 3rd, 2004

In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. Two years later, only one returned.

When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic expedition, her goal was simple: earn money and find a husband. But her terrifying experiences -- both in the wild and back in civilization -- comprise one of the most amazing untold adventures of the 20th century. Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely hero.