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Alaska Saga of a Bold Land

ISBN-10: 0060503076
ISBN-13: 9780060503079
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Prologue: Alaska--a Sense of Scale
Introduction: Crossing the Next Frontier
The Land before Time (Prehistory--1728)
Mountains, Glaciers, and Innumerable Rivers
First Steps, Continuing Traditions
Lifting the Veil: An Empire Up for Grabs (1728-1865)
The Czar Looks East
Spanish Entradas
Cook and Vancouver
Port des Francais
Lord of Alaska
God Is in His Heaven
Limitations of Empire
Seward's Folly: Two Cents an Acre Becomes a Heck of a Deal (1865-1897)
Last Guns of the Civil War
The Telegraph Survey and Mr. Dall
Two Cents an Acre
Boston Men in the Pribilofs
John Muir Visits Glacier Bay
Sheldon Jackson's Missionary Zeal
Untangling the Rivers
The Lewis and Clark of Alaska
Juneau, or Whatever Its Name Is
One for the Duke
Go North: The Rush Is On (1897-1915)
Fortymile, Circle, and the Sourdoughs of Rabbit Creek
The Trails of '98
Two Towns and a Railroad
One Man's Summer Vacation
Last Stops of the Mining Frontier
Crest of the Continent
Copper, Kennecott, and One Heck of a Railroad
Preserving the Bounty
The Day the Sky Turned Black
Interlude: The Calm between the Storms (1915-1941)
Alaska's Railroad
The First Iditarod
Conflicting Views, Continuing Battles
Salmon on the Run
Thrill 'em, Spill 'em, but Never Kill 'em
Knocking around the Gates
Farmers in the Matanuska
Never the Same Again
The Forgotten Campaign: World War II in Alaska (1941-1945)
The Rush to Get There
The Darkest Chapter
No Place to Fight a War
Victory
Postwar Rumblings: Statehood and Earthquake (1945-1964)
Offspring of Victory
Logging the Forests
Cold War Standoff
The Forty-ninth Star
Oil Boom on the Kenai
A New Meaning of Wilderness
Earthquake!
North Again: This Time the Gold Is Black (1964-1980)
Black Gold
The Blue Canoes
The Long, Long Road to ANCSA
Working on the Pipeline
A Capital Move
The Permanent Fund
Whose Land? Competing Claims (1980-2001)
d-2 Becomes ANILCA
The Big One
Toward a New Economy
ANWR--2001
Postscript to an Era, Prologue to the Next
Epilogue: Alaska--a Sense of Scale
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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