Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land
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 the valuable resources 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.
While some want Alaska to remain static, others are in the vanguard of change. Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land shows that there are no easy answers on either side and that Alaska will always be crossing the next frontier.
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ALASKA: Saga of a Bold LandUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A panoramic history of Alaska, encyclopedic but as handy as a guidebook, from western historian Borneman.This is the work of a man smitten by Alaska, its sheer chronological, geological, and ... Read full review
Alaska: Saga of a bold landUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Often referred to as the Last Frontier, Alaska has captivated the imagination of many over the centuries. Western writer Borneman (A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners) has done an excellent job ... Read full review
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