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The cruelest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic

Author: Gay Salisbury; Laney Salisbury
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The diphtheria serum is 674 miles away. Without it, the people of Nome will not survive ... The port was icebound and the nearest railhead was almost 700 miles away across mountains, rivers, and the treacherous ice of Norton Sound. A blizzard was brewing, and airplanes, in 1925, could not fly in such conditions. Only the dogs could do it. A relay was set up, and the drivers, many of them Native Alaskans, set off  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Gay Salisbury; Laney Salisbury
OCLC Number: 52699259
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2003. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Gold, men, and dogs --
Outbreak --
Quarantine --
Gone to the dogs --
Flying machines --
Hunters of the North --
"Rule of the 40's" --
Along the Yukon River --
Red tape --
Ice factory --
Cold glory --
Saved! ---
Appendices: A, [Nome and its people]; B, 1925 serum run participants.
Responsibility: Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury.

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The diphtheria serum is 674 miles away. Without it, the people of Nome will not survive ... The port was icebound and the nearest railhead was almost 700 miles away across mountains, rivers, and the treacherous ice of Norton Sound. A blizzard was brewing, and airplanes, in 1925, could not fly in such conditions. Only the dogs could do it. A relay was set up, and the drivers, many of them Native Alaskans, set off into the night, set out at 60 degrees below zero, often trusting their lead dogs to find the trail under feet of driven snow. The ... heroism and endurance of the men and dogs in the Serum Run [is legendary].-Dust jacket.

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