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View Poll Results: Any interest in a list of Alaska books?
Yes 9 90.00%
No 1 10.00%
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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Default Alaska book list ?

Is there any interest in a list of Alaska book list?
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Is there any interest in a list of Alaska book list?
Is this another department of redundancy department?
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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Is there any interest in a list of Alaska book list?
I'm confused.
You mean books about living in AK?
Or books of fiction set in AK?
Or those big ole coffee table books of AK?
Books by AK authors?
Or what exactly?
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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Default interest

Dusty: I guess it is like you say. It was/is my first try at doing a poll - sorry
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:52 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Dusty: I guess it is like you say. It was/is my first try at doing a poll - sorry
tis OK, I recognize this sort of thing because I am so prone to doing it myself.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:04 AM
 
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I have 2 that are my favorites...."Going to Extremes" by Joe Mcginnis an Historical romance called "The Frozen Lady" very good.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:22 AM
 
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I'm confused.
You mean books about living in AK?
Or books of fiction set in AK?
Or those big ole coffee table books of AK?
Books by AK authors?
Or what exactly?
Living in Alaska:

lots and lots of autobiographies of the homesteaders
Coming Into the Country by John McPhee
The Entangling Net by Leslie Fields
Highliners by William McClosky [half fact, half fiction]

Fiction:

Anything by Dana Stabenow
Some of Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
After the Zap by I forget who

Coffee table books - a few are very good:

Earth and the Great Weather
Alaska, with text by Claus-M. Naske, among others

Alaskan authors:

Dana Stabenow
Leslie Fields
Richard Dauenhower
Claus-M. Naske
William McClosky was when he wrote Highliners
Elizabeth Scarborough also lived near Fairbanks for quite awhile when she started writing [there's the quintessential Alaskan bar brawl in The Unicorn Creed]
The man who wrote After the Zap is [or was] an English professor at UA/A. Its a very funny book anyway.

It's really hard for anyone to write about Alaska if they haven't actually lived there. Research only takes a person so far. The few exceptions are histories of the Gold Rush and WW II.

You may have noticed I did not include Jack London or James Michener, or even Louis L'Amour, though he did write one book about Alaska.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Here is one for you: "Alaska's Wolf Man" by Jim Rearden.

It's the wilderness adventures of Frank Glaser, from 1915 through 1955. Frank Glaser arrived to Alaska in Valdez, and later trekked Alaska on foot and other modes. He was a hunter, trapper, owned a roadhouse on the Valdez Trail (later named Richardson Highway), was a professional dog musher, and in his later years worked for Fish And Game as a predator control agent.

Another good book is, "Some Bears Kill" by Larry Kaniut. This refers to folks who experienced confrontations with bears in Alaska, and lived to tell the story.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I am about to read "Alaska's No. 1 Guide" by Catherine Cassidy and Gary Titus. It's about the history and journals of Andrew Berg back in 1869 to 1939 when he roamed the Kenai Peninsula and lived out near Tustumena Lake.
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