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Alaska : saga of a bold land

Author: Walter R Borneman
Publisher: New York, NY : Perennial, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how these resource should be used. Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wildcatters looking for a different kind of mineral wealth; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter R Borneman
ISBN: 0060503076 9780060503079
OCLC Number: 54343808
Description: xx, 608 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue Alaska --
a sense of scale --
Introduction Crossing the next frontier --
Book one The land before time (prehistory-1728) --
Book two Lifting the veil: an empire up for grabs (1728-1865) --
Book three Seward's folly: two cents an acre becomes a heck of a deal (1865-1897) --
Book four Go north: the rush is on (1897-1915) --
Book five Interlude: the calm between the storms (1915-1941) --
Book six The forgotten campaign: World War II in Alaska (1941-1945) --
Book seven Postwar rumblings: statehood and earthquake (1945-1964) --
Book eight North again: this time the gold is black (1964-1980) --
Book nine Whose land? competing claims (1980-2001) --
Epilouge Alaska --
a sense of scale.
Responsibility: Walter R. Borneman.

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The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how these resource should be used. Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wildcatters looking for a different kind of mineral wealth; and always at the core of these disputes is the question of how the land is to be used and by whom.

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