The Cruelest Miles  The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

The Cruelest Miles The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

  • Author : Gay Salisbury
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005-02-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393076219


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"A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend." —Seattle Times When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn't fly in blizzard conditions—only the dogs could make it. The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park. This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now.

The Cruelest Miles Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

The Cruelest Miles

  • Author : Gay Salisbury
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393325706


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The true story of the 1925 Nome, Alaska, diphtheria epidemic describes the hopeless plight of the patients, with a blizzard brewing and the much-needed serum seven hundred miles away, as teams of sled dogs and their drivers become the only hope for survival. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Cruelest Miles Book
Score: 4.5
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The Cruelest Miles

  • Author : Gay Salisbury
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0393019624


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The true story of the 1925 Nome, Alaska, diphtheria epidemic describes the hopeless plight of the patients, with a blizzard brewing and the much-need serum seven hundred miles away, as teams of sled dogs and their drivers become the only hope for survival. 50,000 first printing.

The Cruellest Journey Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Cruellest Journey

  • Author : Kira Salak
  • Publisher : Random House
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553816297


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In retracing explorer Mungo Park's fatal journey down West Africa's Niger River, author and adventuress Salak became the first person to travel alone from Mali's Old Segou to Timbuktu, the legendary "doorway to the end of the world." This is her story.

Provenance Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings


  • Author : Laney Salisbury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-07-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101105009


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A tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries-many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history. Investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo brilliantly recount the tale of a great con man and unforgettable villain, John Drewe, and his sometimes unwitting accomplices. Chief among those was the struggling artist John Myatt, a vulnerable single father who was manipulated by Drewe into becoming a prolific art forger. Once Myatt had painted the pieces, the real fraud began. Drewe managed to infiltrate the archives of the upper echelons of the British art world in order to fake the provenance of Myatt's forged pieces, hoping to irrevocably legitimize the fakes while effectively rewriting art history. The story stretches from London to Paris to New York, from tony Manhattan art galleries to the esteemed Giacometti and Dubuffet associations, to the archives at the Tate Gallery. This enormous swindle resulted in the introduction of at least two hundred forged paintings, some of them breathtakingly good and most of them selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many of these fakes are still out in the world, considered genuine and hung prominently in private houses, large galleries, and prestigious museums. And the sacred archives, undermined by John Drewe, remain tainted to this day. Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace. But this is most certainly not fiction; Provenance is the meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery.

Togo and Leonhard Book

Togo and Leonhard

  • Author : Pam Flowers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1578337453


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Dog Man Book

Dog Man

  • Author : Martin Buser
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-04-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468958973


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What does it take to become an Iditarod champion? Join mushing legend Martin Buser as he reveals his life's journey in candid and action-packed detail. Buser's story of self-discovery takes the reader with him on the adventures, misadventures, and lessons learned from his devoted relationship with canine friends. This riveting narrative shows what it means to be a real "dog man," but it also serves as a stirring tribute to the spirit of the Alaskan Husky.

Togo Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Robert J. Blake
  • Publisher : Philomel Books
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002-10-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056792891


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In 1925, Togo, a Siberian husky who loves being a sled dog, leads a team that rushes to bring diphtheria antitoxin from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

A Thousand Miles to Freedom Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Thousand Miles to Freedom

  • Author : Eunsun Kim
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-07-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466870888


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Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun was in danger of the same. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching South Korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, survive a North Korean labor camp, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot. Now, Eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting exposé of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Yukon Quest Book

Yukon Quest

  • Author : Lew Freedman
  • Publisher : Epicenter Press
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 1935347055


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Over beer and hamburgers at the Two Rivers Lodge near Fairbanks, Alaska, a small group of mushers conceived a gutsy idea for a new sled dog race that would be more challenging than any other marathon race in the Far North. In 1984, mushers organized the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Soon, mushers adopted an unofficial race motto, "Survive first, race second." The Quest trail boasts fewer checkpoints, longer wilderness runs, and more campouts. The trail crosses three mountain passes, including the dreaded 3,685-foot Eagle Summit, a killer of mushers' dreams. Outdoor survival skills and self reliance are on a par with commercial sponsorships and high-tech sleds and mushing gear. Yukon Quest is an exciting, inspirational story full of bigger-than-life characters told by Lew Freedman, best-selling author of eight books about sled-dog racing. Includes a list of race champions, names of all finishers, and 16 pages of photos.

The Great Serum Race Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Great Serum Race

  • Author : Debbie S. Miller
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-04-09
  • Genre: Alaska
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1439552363


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The story of the heroic role played by sled dogs, including the Siberian husky Togo, in the delivery of antitoxin serum to those stricken with diphtheria in 1925 Nome.

Tracks Across Alaska Book

Tracks Across Alaska

  • Author : Alastair Scott
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 0871134705


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Alastair Scott, the Scottish adventurer, is possessed only of chronic wanderlust and the perfectly beguiling pipe dream to dogsled his way across Alaska, following, for the most part, the Iditarod Trail. He arrives in Manley Hot Springs without dogs, sled, or experience. In amazingly short order, he outfits himself, begins to learn the rudiments of mushing, and one day lights out across the Land of the Midnight Sun. Tracks Across Alaska is the entertaining, humorous, and humble account of Scott's journey through the Alaskan bush. Scott evokes the awesome magic of the landscape and encounters an extraordinary range of Alaskans, from the Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and other dog sled racers to trappers, Eskimos, a bush priest, the faceless fire and brimstone of KJNP (King Jesus North Pole) radio, and icefisherman on Little Diomede Island three miles from the Soviet Union, and F-15 pilots ever-watchful for encroaching MiGs. Scott's narrative recreates these characters in all their many lively and distinctive qualities, recording events and dialogue with crisp journalistic skill and an eye for the timeless, the transcendental, and the telling image. His affection for the dogs adds an extra dimension to his tale. Each dog has its own remarkably unique personality, and the eight together make an unforgettable team. As Scott writes, "When dog sledding is perfect it is one of life's supreme sensations. It is the spirit and pleasure of travel in highest refinement. Man, animal, earth: a primitive trinity, beautiful in harmony." Tracks Across Alaska is a travel book like no other-this is as close as vicarious experience comes to the real thing.

Granite Book


  • Author : Susan Butcher
  • Publisher : University of Alaska Press
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 9780975402900


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Shares the story of Granite, a dog raised by Susan Butcher to become the leader of her sled dog team, discussing his weakness as a puppy, the potential she nurtured in him, the injury and illness that nearly killed the dog, and his heroic feat in leadingSusan and the team through a blizzard to victory in the Iditarod race.

This Much Country Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

This Much Country

  • Author : Kristin Knight Pace
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538762394


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A memoir of heartbreak, thousand-mile races, the endless Alaskan wilderness and many, many dogs from one of only a handful of women to have completed both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. In 2009, after a crippling divorce that left her heartbroken and directionless, Kristin decided to accept an offer to live at a friend's cabin outside of Denali National Park in Alaska for a few months. In exchange for housing, she would take care of her friend's eight sled dogs. That winter, she learned that she was tougher than she ever knew. She learned how to survive in one of the most remote places on earth and she learned she was strong enough to be alone. She fell in love twice: first with running sled dogs, and then with Andy, a gentle man who had himself moved to Alaska to heal a broken heart. Kristin and Andy married and started a sled dog kennel. While this work was enormously satisfying, Kristin became determined to complete the Iditarod -- the 1,000-mile dogsled race from Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast. THIS MUCH COUNTRY is the story of renewal and transformation. It's about journeying across a wild and unpredictable landscape and finding inner peace, courage and a true home. It's about pushing boundaries and overcoming paralyzing fears.

Saving Sadie Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Saving Sadie

  • Author : Joal Derse Dauer
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806538396


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This memoir of an injured dog’s rescue and rehabilitation is “an uplifting story with tremendous heart. I couldn't put it down” (Helen Brown, international bestselling author of Cleo) Joal Derse Dauer was donating blankets at a local no-kill animal shelter when an injured and despondent dog caught her eye. With three “fur babies” already at home, Joal wasn’t looking to adopt another dog. But there was something special about Sadie . . . Having just barely survived multiple gunshot wounds, nobody thought Sadie would have much of a life. But with patience, hope, and plenty of love, Joal saw her canine companion grow in strength and joy. Before long, she discovered that sweet Sadie had transformed her life in ways she never could have imagined. Joyous and inspiring, Saving Sadie is “a triumphant tale of second chances that shows how patience, hope, compassion and love can truly transform lives” (Modern Dog).