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1849-1892. Schwatka's Last Search: New-York Ledger Expedition through Unknown Alaska and British America: including the Journal of Charles Willard Hayes, 1891 Schwatka, Frederick, / with an introduction and annotation by Arland S. Harris (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1996) 278 p., paper, ISBN 0912006870 (PO Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240). LC96-038514. Schwatka's narrative of his 1891 exploration in Alaska, initially published in the New-York Ledger magazine as a series of installments in 1892, appears in book format for the first time, thanks to the research of Arland Harris.
1998 Nunavut Handbook: Travelling in Canada's Arctic (Iqaluit, N.W.T.: Nortext Multimedia Inc., 1997), 366 pp., paperback, ISBN1550365746, Box 8, Iqaluit NT X0A 0H0, Canada. Complete guide for planning an arctic adventure to one of the last untouched wilderness areas on earth, replaces The Baffin Handbook.
800 Miles to Valdez: Building of the Alaska Pipeline Roscow, James P. Great book and recommended reading. Can be obtained through Ebay or Amazon.
A history of the Orthodox Church in Alaska, 1794-1917 by Bishop Gregory (Afonsky). Published/Created: Kodiak, Alaska : St. Herman’s Theological Seminary, c1977. Description: vi, 106 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Notes: Bibliography: p. 101-105.
A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast by Hudson Stuck, New York, Charles Scribners Sons, 1920. Book online now!
Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America Donald, Leland. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), 379 pp., cloth, ISBN 0520206169, University of California Press c/o California/Princeton Fulfillment Services, Inc., 1445 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618. LC96-046162. Ethnographic and historical analysis of slavery in traditional Northwest Coast cultures; includes comparison of the status of slaves with that of war captives.
Across Arctic America: Narrative of the Fifth Thule Expedition Rasmussen, Knud. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1999) 415 pp., cloth, ISBN 0912006935, or paper, ISBN 0912006943, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-6240. Reprint of the 1927 classic tale of the trek from Greenland to Siberia, 1921-1924, with a new introduction by editor Terrence Cole.
Adventure Roads North Alaska Geographic Vol 10 No 1 1983 'The Story of the Alaska Highway and Other Roads in The Milepost.

Adventures through Time: Readings in the Anthropology of Cook Inlet, Alaska: Proceedings of a Symposium compiled and edited by Nancy Yaw Davis and William E. Davis (Anchorage, AK: Cook Inlet Historical Society, 1996), 284 p., cloth, ISBN1878462024 (121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-3696). LC96-85078.
Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer, Kegginaqut, Kangii-Illy Fienup-Riordan, Ann, and Mary Meade. (Seattle, WA: Anchorage Museum of History and Art in association with University of Washington Press, 1996), 272 p., paper, ISBN0295975091 (PO Box 50097, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). LC95-025849. Text explaining Yup'ik masks and culture.
Agriculture: Matanuska-Susitna Borogh by Gary Thurlow
Akutan Whaling and Naval Fueling Station: A History Denfeld, Colt. (Anchorage: Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1996), 22 pp., paper, PO Box 898, Anchorage, AK 99506-0898. wln97-017044. Illustrated account of an Aleutian outpost.
Alaska by James Michener. Master storyteller James Michener reveals Alaska in all its awesome, sweeping majesty. From the near-forgotten past, to the highly technological present, from self-defense to self-determination, here are the men and women who tried to tame the land, seize its bounty, and lay claim to the elusive spirit that holds native and visitor spellbound. A stirring portrait of a human community living on the edge of the world, ALASKA claims a bold heritage of survival against all odds. "Michener has done a fine job....Few will escape the allure of the land and people he describes."
Alaska Falk, Marvin W. (Oxford: Clio Press, 1995), 219 p., cloth, ISBN 1851091416, Old Clarendon Ironworks, 35A Great C1arendon Street, Oxford OX2 6AT, UK. Part of the "World Bibliographical Series," compiled by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' rare books librarian. wln96-050662.
Alaska 1899: Essays from the Harriman Expedition by George Bird Grinnell, Polly Burroughs, Victoria Wyatt, Burroughs Polly (Introduction) , In the summer of 1899, business tycoon Edward H. Harriman organized and financed a scientific expedition in which 25 of America's foremost geologists, botanists, ornithologists, and ethnologists took a two-month steamship cruise along the coast of Alaska. One of the scientists was Grinnell, an expert on Native American cultures. His two essays, prepared for the final Harriman Expedition report (published in 11 volumes from 1901 to 1905) are reprinted here. They discuss Natives of the Alaska coast, and the salmon industry. With introductions by Grinnell's great-niece and by Victoria Wyatt (history, U. of Victoria), and beautiful b&w illustrations. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Alaska Airlines Story by Archie Satterfield. Paperback , From the grease and glamor of flying to board-room maneuvering, and from the glaciers of Alaska to the deserts of the Middle East, this is the story of Alaska Airlines, one of the most adventurous and adaptable airlines in American history. The story begins in the early 1930s when every pilot in Alaska qualified to be called a bush pilot, and when they had to be extremely resourceful. Alaska Airlines began as McGee Airways, then Star Airlines based in Anchorage. Then through a series of mergers and sales based more on financial desperation than on careful planning, it became legendary in many ways, some not the kind of legend on which to build a reputation.
Alaska and Its Resources by William H. Dall, Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1897. Book online now.
Alaska and Missions on the North Pacific Coast by Rev. Sheldon Jackson, New York, Dodd, Mead and Company. Book online now.
Alaska and the Northwest: Alaska, Oregon, Washington MacArthur, Loren, and Debbie S. Miller. / foreword by Theodore E. Roosevelt IV (New York: St. Martin's Griffin, c2000), 274 pp., paper, ISBN 0312253729, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. One of Audubon Society guides, this covers 59 National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, including 100 pages on Alaska.
Alaska and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1867-1915 Strobridge, Truman R. and Dennis L. Noble, (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1999) 223 pp., cloth, ISBN 1557508453, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis MD 21402-5034. History of the Coast Guard's predecessor.
Alaska and Yukon History Along the Highway Stone, Ted. (Red Deer, Alberta: Red Deer College Press, 1997), 223 pp., paper, ISBN 0889951454, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past by Stephen W. Haycox (Editor), Mary Childers Mangusso (Editor) , Twenty-five selected articles trace Alaska's history from the days of Russian-American Company domination to the more recent threat of nuclear testing by the Atomic Energy Commission and the influence of oil money on inexperienced politicians. About half of the articles were included in an earlier anthology, Interpreting Alaska's History (1989), and all have appeared in print elsewhere. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Alaska Ascents: World Class Mountaineers Tell their Stories compiled by Bill Sherwonit (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1996), 289 p., paper, ISBN0882404792 (PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210). LC96-3021. Denali and other peaks in Alaska challenge the best of the mountain climbers.
Alaska at War Symposium (1993: Anchorage, Alaska). Alaska At War, 1941-1945: The Forgotten Front Remembered: Papers from the Alaska at War Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, November 11-13, 1993 / edited by Fern Chandonnet (Anchorage: Alaska at War Committee, 1995), 455 p., cloth, ISBN: 0964698005, Alaska Humanities Forum, 421 West lst Avenue, Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99501. Text, illustrations, and maps for over sixty papers given at the November 1993 "Alaska at War" conference in Anchorage. wln95173564.
Alaska Behind Blue Eyes: a Police Officer Discovers Life, Love and Law Enforcement on the Last Frontier White, Alan L. (Clare, Mich.: Dark River, 1998), 225 pp., cloth, ISBN0966320115, P.O. Box 436, Clare, MI 48617. Former Skagway officer relates his experiences as a police officer and a twenty-something single man new to Alaska.
Alaska Bound: Life of Travels and Adventure in the Far North Dixon, Michael P. (Douglas, AK: Dixon Paperback, Co., 1996), 180 p., paper, ISBN0963998102 (PO Box 240804, Douglas, AK 99824-0804). LC94-093811. Essays by author who traces some of the routes explored by Jack London.
Alaska Boundary by George Davidson, Published by Alaska Packers Association, San Francisco 1903. A detailed description of the research into the determination of the boundary between Alaska and Canada. Book now online.
Alaska Burning Nelson, Jerry Ray. (St.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec: Shoreline, 1998), 144 pp., paperback, ISBN189675404X, 23 Ste-Anne, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 1L1. One man's adventures as an emergency fire fighter in Eagle, Alaska.
Alaska Bush Pilot Chronicles Mason, Mort D., ISBN 0760334331, Voyageur Press, 319 pages, More wildly entertaining tales of flying a bush plane in America''s final frontier, from the author of Flying the Alaska Wild."

Alaska Day Festival, Inc.: Commemorating the Purchase Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the U.S.A by Romaine Hardcastle.
Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. Community information summaries Juneau, AK: DCRA (Laura Walters, POB 112100, Juneau AK 99811-2100). Provides a brief overview of each community, including descriptions of the location, history, culture, climate, transpiration, economy, unemployment, income, poverty, schools and local contacts in each town. The information in also available on on-line on SLED.. wln94-382379.
Alaska Diary of Adelbert von Chamisso: Naturalist on the Kotzebue Voyage 1815-1818 translated from the German with introduction and notes by Robert Fortuine with Editorial Assistance of Eva R. Trautmann
Alaska Earthquake 1964: Where Were You? Griffin, Joy. (Homer, AK: Wizard Works, 1996), paper, 271p., ISBN0962154377 (PO Box 1125, Homer, AK 99603-1125). wln97-45519. "In 1994, the 30th anniversary of the quake, the Friends of the Homer Public Library asked residents for recollections of that day. These are their stories, just as they have told them."
Alaska Flying Expedition: The U.S. Army's 1920 New York to Nome Flight

Cohen, Stan. (Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publications, 1998), 112 pp., paper,ISBN157510041X, 713 South Third, Missoula, MT 59801. Tells the story of the three-month round-trip flight in a log of each leg, accompanied by surviving photographs of the journey.

Alaska Free Press Newspaper Indexing Project Extracted and Compiled by Cathy Danielson. Index now online.
Alaska From the Air Hirschmann, Fred. (Portland, Ore.: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 1999) 143 pp., cloth, ISBN 1558684662, P. O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Color photographs provide an aerial tour of Alaska with the author/photographer as guide.
Alaska Geographic Penny Rennick, ed. (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1996). A periodical, but each issue is usually cataloged as a separate book. Four issues published yearly
Alaska Gold Rush by David B Wharton. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Ind., 1973. 3rd printing. DJ. This is a history of the Alaska gold rush - but a history with a difference. Wharton is interested not simply in facts and figures but also in recreating life as it was acutally lived along the streams and in the towns of the Far North at the end of the 19th century. This book concentrates on the peak years, 1897-1907, along with the earlier years of exploration, founding of trading posts, as well as the wilderness beauty that has reclaimed most of the Alaska - Yukon country. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 302 pgs
Alaska Gold Rush Letters and Photographs of Leroy S. Townsend, 1898-1899

Townsend, Leroy S. , edited by Peggy Jean Townsend, Patricia Roppel and Art Petersen, (Juneau: Klondike Research, 1999) 166 pp., cloth, ISBN 0965793850, or paper, ISBN 0965793842, P.O. Box 210174, Auke Bay AK 99821. A collection of previously unpublished photographs and letters from a medical doctor on the scurvy-ridden Valdez Trail.

Alaska Gold Rush Pioneers of Juneau-Douglas Area, 1880-1921 (Juneau: Juneau Pioneers of Alaska Igloo & Auxiliary No. 6, 1998), 70 pp., paper, order from Marie Darlin, 415 Willoughby #506, Juneau, AK 99801. An illustrated brief history of early Juneau mining, followed by fifty single-page biographies of Juneau pioneers.
Alaska Gold Rush Trails Time Line: Ghost Towns, Routes to the Gold Fields, Stories of the Past (Juneau, AK: Alaska Division of Tourism and Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, 1995), 1 folded sheet printed on both sides, Alaska Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801, Juneau, AK 99801-0801. This colorful poster commemorates the centennial of the 1890s gold rushes to the Yukon and Alaska. Routes to the gold fields and lists of historic buildings and relics appear on one side of this poster, while a timeline and snapshot stories of people, places, and events appear on the verso. sln95-92386
Alaska Gold Trails: The Pioneers Madonna, James A. (Fairbanks: A.P. Pub., 1999), paper; ISBN 1891733087 (v. 1), available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Volume I of Life in Alaska's Frontier as told by the Pioneers Who Blazed the Trails.
Alaska Gold: Life on the New Frontier, 1898-1906 McDaniel, Will. , edited by Jeff Kunkel, (San Francisco: California Historical Society and Scottwall Associates, 1997), 176 pp., cloth, ISBN 0942087143, order from Scottwall Associates, 95 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. wln97-354519. Letters and over 100 photographs by two San Jose ranchers who joined the gold rush to Nome.
Alaska Goldrush National Historic Landmarks: the Stampede North prepared by the National Park Service Alaska System Support Team (Anchorage: National Park Service, Alaska System Support Office, 1998), 16 pp., paperback, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. An overview of the five sites of gold-rush-related National Historic Landmarks in Alaska, including information on accessing each and its historic background.
Alaska Guide Dalby, Ron. / Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1994. 224 p. Describes different regions, noting transportation, accommodations, festivals and special events, wilderness areas and wildlife, and outdoor activities for each; no maps, but good explanations. ISBN1555911315. LC93-41008.
Alaska Health Aide Program: A Tradition of Helping Ourselves Nice, Philip with Walter Johnson, ([Anchorage: Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies], 1998), 64 pp., paper, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. Chronology and description of Alaska's unique program which uses local residents to provide health care in rural locations.
Alaska Highway Expeditionary Force: A Roadbuilder's Story Duesenberg, H. Milton. (Clear Lake, IA: H & M Industries, 1995), 196 p., P.O. Box 252, Clear Lake, IA 50428. Illustrated account of the building of the Alaska Highway in the 1940s, based on interviews with private contractors who worked on the project. LC 94-076660.
Alaska Highway Explorer: Place Names Along the Adventure Road Wonders, William C. / Victoria, BC: Horsdal & Schubart Publishers, 1994. Geographic names and history along the Alaska highway. ISBN0920663281. cn94-910302.
Alaska Highway: a Geographical Discovery Huber, Thomas Patrick, and Carole J. Huber. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000), 168 pp., cloth, ISBN 0870816004, or paper, ISBN 0870815873, 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C, Boulder, CO 80303. Personal travel diary with personal observations and local history; written by two geographers on their journey from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks.
Alaska Highway: a Geographical Discovery Huber, Thomas Patrick, and Carole J. Huber. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000), 168 pp., cloth, ISBN 0870816004, or paper, ISBN 0870815873, 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C, Boulder, CO 80303. Personal travel diary with personal observations and local history; written by two geographers on their journey from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks.
Alaska in Maps: A Thematic Atlas edited by Roger W. Pearson and Marjorie Hermans (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Fairbanks ; Alaska Department of Education ; Alaska Geographic Alliance, 1998), 99 pp., spiral bound, ISBN1887419020, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Over fifty maps focus on the geographic characteristics of Alaska. Many charts and graphs with explanatory text are also available in this informative book for students from upper elementary grades through college.
Alaska Journey: One Hundred and Fifty Years of the Department of the Interior in Alaska Norris, Frank, Julie Johnson, Sande Anderson and Logan Hovis. (Anchorage: Alaska Support Office, National Park Service, 1999) 104 pp., paper, available from National Park Service, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. Illustrated, historical highlights of the Department of the Interior's role in the political, economic, and social development of Alaska.
Alaska Native Policy in the Twentieth Century Skinner, Ramona Ellen. (New York: Garland Publishing, 1997), 143 pp., cloth, ISBN0815329083, LC9740756. One of series entitled Native Americans; Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Historical review of United States role in Alaska Native governments with recommendations on ways to strengthen tribal powers so that the culture is preserved.
Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm compiled by Mary C. Nicolson with Mary Anne Slemmons (Juneau: Alaska Newspaper Project, Alaska State Library, 1998), 301 pp., paperback, Alaska Historical Collections, Alaska State Library, P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571. Exhaustive listing giving holdings, history, and publication information. Extremely useful charts show Alaskan and regional newspapers published for each location chronologically for easy identification of titles covering a specific time.
Alaska On My Mind (Helena, Mont.: Falcon Publishing Inc., 1998), 120 pp., cloth, ISBN1560443820, P.O. Box 1718, Helena, MT 59624, 1-800-582-2665. With photographs and classic quotes, provides a visit with Alaska's many faces, landscapes, creatures, and social life.
Alaska Panhandle Tales: or Funny Things Happened Up North O'Donnell, Jack. (Seaside, Ore.: Frontier Pub., 1996), 181 pp., paperback, ISBN0939116405, P.O. Box 441, Seaside, OR 97138. The author, a commercial fisherman and guide, portrays the unusual men and women who came to Southeast Alaska and left their mark.
Alaska Passages: Voices from Above the 54th edited by Susan Fox Rogers (Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 1996), 238 p., paper, ISBN1570610460 (615 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104). LC96-019611. "Contemporary writers tell original, true stories of adventure, work, life and place in the last frontier."
Alaska Peninsula Rennick, Penny, ed. , vol. 21, no. 1, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 96p. Describes community life from the Katmai-Iliamna area to Isanotski Strait in the Aleutians. ISBN1566610184.
Alaska Pioneer Bush Pilot Harkey, Ira. Noel Wien:(Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1999) 307 pp., cloth, ISBN 1889963151, or paper, ISBN 188996316X, 1-888-252-6657. This reprint of the 1974 classic Pioneer Bush Pilot by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author brings understanding of both Wien and the Alaska he knew.
Alaska Pipeline (Building America) by Craig A. Doherty, Katherine M. Doherty , The incredible story of an 800-mile-long pipe, built in the frozen north, and designed to deliver about 2 million barrels of oil each day. 'Building America' chronicles the massive undertakings that mark some of the greatest triumphs of human engineering.
Alaska Place Names by Alan Edward Schorr , An alphabetical listing of the names of natural features in Alaska, as defined by the federal agency for place names up to December 1990. A paragraph cites the location and the origin of each name. Does not include towns or settlements. The "index" is a cross-reference of alternative names. Third edition, 1986. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Alaska Politics and Government McBeath, Gerald A. / Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. 365p. Describes the workings of Alaska's government and its interaction with the Federal government, using real issues such as ANWR; within this the author examines the themes of independence, dependence, and the search for sustainable economic development. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0803231202hdb, ISBN0803281498pbk.
Alaska Purchase (Spotlight on American History) by Daniel Cohen The story of how Alaska came to be part of the United States includes the long and troubled history of Russian exploration and exploitation as well as the eventual acquisition by the United States. The tale is complex and is made more so by the lack of maps, over reliance on text, and inclusion of too much detail. Occasional historical illustrations and photographs, some in color, are included. Bib., ind. -- Copyright 1996 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.
Alaska Purchase in American History by David K. Fremon, No review available.
Alaska Salmon and Sail Noden, Walter. (New York: Vantage Press, 2000), 130 pp., paper, ISBN 0533133785, 516 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. Son of a Yup'ik mother and a Scotch-Irish father, the author recalls his life spent as a commercial fisherman, bush pilot, and gold prospector in southwest Alaska.
Alaska Sportsman Obituary Index Compled by R.N. De Armond. Now online.
Alaska Sea Escapes Williams, Wilma./ illustrated by Rhonda Shelford Jansen (Homer: Wizard Works, 1998), 126 pp., paperback, ISBN189069200X, P.O. Box 1125, Homer, AK 99603. A collection of stories of the adventures of men and women who spend their lives going down to the sea in ships.
Alaska Stories: Tales from the Wild Frontier edited by John and Kirsten Miller (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995), 182 p., paper, ISBN0811806760 (275 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103). LC94-015574. Introduced by Michael Doogan, columnist for the Anchorage Daily News, this volume gathers great fiction and non-fiction by authors such as John McPhee, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Jack London, and Margaret Murie.
Alaska Tales 2: Goin' With the Floes Davis, Robert M. (Juneau, AK: LapCat Publications, 1994), 127 p., paper, ISBN0964199815 (PO Box 20465, Juneau, AK 99802-0465). LC95-076138. More unique Alaskan experiences!
Alaska Tales: Flying is Fun? Davis, Robert M. (Juneau, AK: LapCat Publications, 1994), 62 p., paper, ISBN0964199807 (PO Box 20465, Juneau, AK 99802-0465). LC 94-096150. Anecdotes from the author's thirty years of travel around the state from the 1960s through the 1990s when he worked first for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and then the Alaska Department of Education.
Alaska/Yukon Railroads: An Illustrated History Clifford, Howard. , Steven Hauff, editor, (Arlington, WA: Oso Publishing, 1999) 248 pp., cloth, ISBN 096475214X, 31328 N. Brooks Creek Road, Arlington WA 98223. Originally published in 1981 as Rails North: The Railroads of Alaska and the Yukon, this new edition adds fifty pages and incorporates "a significant amount of new research material."
Alaska: A Great Past, a Rich Future (Kirkland, WA: Wyndham Publications, 1995), 320 p., cloth, ISBN0963410032 (PO Box 45, Kirkland, WA 98083-0045). LC94-062215. "This book is intended to offer an overview of the past, the present, and the potential of Alaska, in an eclectic mix of chapters by various authors, covering almost every aspect of life in what has come to be known as the Great Land."
Alaska: An Empire in the Making by John J. Underwood, New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1913. Book online now.
Alaska: Its History and Resources, Gold Fields, Routes and Scenery by Miner Bruce, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York & London, The Knickerbocker Press, 1899. Book online now.
Alaska: Its Neglected Past, Its Brilliant Future by Bushrod Wasington James, Philadelphia, Sunshine Publishing Company, 1897. Book online now.
Alaska: Its Southern Coast and the Sitkan Archipelago by E. Ruhamah Scidmore, Boston, D. Lothrop Company. Book online now.
Alaska: Our Beautiful Northland of Opportunity By: Agnes Rush Burr, The Page Company, Boston MA 1919. Book online now!
Alaska: The Great Country by Ella Higginson, New York, The MacMillan Company, 1910. Book online now.
Alaska: The Short and Long of It Von der Heydt, James A. (Publication Consultants, 2000), 208 pp., ISBN 1888125721, available from Autobiographical sketches by long-time Alaskan.
Alaska’s Konyag Country by Yule Chaffin, Trisha Hampton Krieger, Michael Rostad. Published/Created: [Anchorage?] : Chaffin, c1983. Description: 269, 16 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm. Notes: "Kodiak from sea otter settlement to king crab capitol. History of hunting and fishing industries, island villages, and scenic beauty." Rev. ed. of: Koniag to king crab. [1968, c1967] Includes index. Bibliography: p. 259-262.
Alaska-Klondike Diary of Elizabeth Robins, 1900 Robins, Elizabeth. , edited with an introduction by Victoria Joan Moessner and Joanne E. Gates (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1999) 370 pp., paper, ISBN 0912006994, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-6240. Joining the rush to Nome, London actress Elizabeth Robins looked for her brothers and recorded much about the transformation of the north.
Alaskan The Alaskan, November 1885-March 1887: Newspaper Excerpts of Genealogical and Historical Interest, edited by Elizabeth Richardson (Ward Cove, Alaska: E.S. Richardson, 1997), 150 pp., paperback, ISBN0966039602, P.O. Box 662, Ward Cove, AK 99928. The editor has transcribed articles in their entirety from The Alaskan, at one time Alaska's only newspaper, and selected them primarily for their inclusion of names.
Alaskan Adventures: Volume I -The Early Years

Annabel, Russell. (Huntington Beach CA: Safari Press, 1996), 280 p., cloth, (15621 Chemical Lane, Bldg. B, Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1506). First of a projected four-volume series which will collect the noted outdoor writer's hunting stories, from the 1930s to 1970s. [Already out of print, per call to publisher in October 1996.]

Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible Kania, Leon W. (Wasilla, Alaska: Happy Mountain Publications, 2000), 173 pp., paper, ISBN 09674524 0 6, 3401 E. Naomi Ave, Wasilla, AK 99654. "Makin' beer, wine, liqueurs and moonshine whiskey; an old Alaskan tells how its done."
Alaskan Eskimo Life in the 1890s as Sketched by Native Artists Phebus, George, Jr., reprint of 1972 edition, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1995), 168 p., paper, ISBN 091200679X, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Drawings and paintings by Eskimos of northwest Alaska, depicting arctic terrain and everyday activities, collected in the 1890s and rediscovered in a Smithsonian storage unit in 1967. LC 95-19544.
Alaskan Lady by Nita Scoggan, 1985, 148 pages, 5 1/8" x 8 1/4" softcover, good condition. From the cover:Do you sometimes get discouraged by the pressures you face? Meet Delma, a pioneer wife who found the courage and faith to carry her through forty years of harsh weather, and even harsher times in America's Last Frontier, Alaska.Do you feel life is too dull? There is never a dull moment for Delma and her husband, Jack. Share their love story and adventure as they struggle to settle in the land of golden opportunity, battling a hostile and often dangerous environment. As they build, so does WWII. Japanese soldiers invade the Aleutian Islands. Encounters with bears, wolves, whales, quicksand and the infamous Good Friday earthquake enliven the sage. You will lauth, cry, and fall in love with the ALASKAN LADY.
Alaskan Maritime

Gibbs, Jim. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publications, 1997), 158 pp., paper, ISBN 0764300350, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC97-80089. Alaska's past and present still depend on seas routes: from Russian exploration and exploitation to the modern fishing and transportation of oil and other commodities.

Alaskan Native Cultures Kosh, A.M. / Santa Barbara, CA: Albion Publishing Group, 1994. 64p. Basic book describing the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian traditional and contemporary cultures. ISBN1880352346. wln94-298097.
Alaskan Wilderness edited by Tricia Brown (Bethesda, Md.: Discovery Communications, 1999) pp., paper, ISBN: 1563318377, 1-800-889-9950. An overview of the natural history and geographic information about the Alaskan wilderness, enhanced with photographs, expert advice, and travel tips.
Alaska's Builders: 50 Years of Construction in the 49th State

Associated General Contractors of Alaska. (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 1998), 239 pp., paper, ISBN188812539X, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage, AK 99522-1974. An illustrated tribute to "the proud tradition and contributions of the builders of Alaska."

Alaska's Copper River Delta by Riki Ott, Paul R. Ehrlich , Here 22 artists from 11 countries present their visions of the vast delta, largest in Pacific North America, together with the mountains, glaciers, rain forests, and wildlife of this largely unspoiled remote area. Published by U. of Washington Press in association with Artists for Nature Foundation, The Netherlands. 10x8<"> Book News, Inc., Portland, OR Alaska's Copper River Delta visits the largest wetland on the Pacific coast of North America - with its associated rain forest, barrier islands, mountains, and glaciers, and its wildlife and human inhabitants - and reveals the Delta through the work of 22 artists from 11 countries. Invited by local residents and the Netherlands-based Artists for Nature Foundation, artists came to the Delta to see spawning runs of Copper River salmon and the world's greatest shorebird migration. They stayed in.
Alaska's Ghosts, Enigmas, Outlaws and Things That Go Bump!: Folklore of the Last Frontier compiled and edited by Mary J. Barry / Anchorage, AK: MJP Barry (323 West Harvard Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501), 1994. 136p. Legends and tales. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN0961700939. LC94-94998.
Alaska's History by Harry Ritter , This book is perfect for a quick overview of Alaska's history. It is a good size for tucking in the suitcase or reading on a plane. Lots of historic photos bring this history to life. This brief history captures the untamed history of Alaska in a very readable format.
Alaska's Japanese Pioneers: Faces, Voices, Stories--A Synopsis of Selected Oral History Transcripts Inouye, Ron; Carol Hoshiko; and Kazumi Heshiki, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1994), 60 p., paper, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Stories of nineteen Alaskan pioneers of Japanese ancestry. wln94-369227.
Alaska's Japanese Pioneers: Faces, Voices, Stories--A Synopsis of Selected Oral History Transcripts Inouye, Ron; Carol Hoshiko; and Kazumi Heshiki, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1994), 60 p., paper, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Stories of nineteen Alaskan pioneers of Japanese ancestry. wln94-369227.
Alaska's Natural Wonders: a Guide to the Phenomena of the Far North

Armstrong, Robert H., and Marge Hermans. (Portland: Alaska Northwest Books, 2000), 94 pp., paper, ISBN 0882405268, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Natural history and folklore of glaciers, aurora borealis, earthquakes, volcanoes, bore tides and more.

Alaska's Ocean Highways: A Travel Adventure Aboard Northern Ferries Kelley, Mark. / photography by Mark Kelley ; text by Sherry Simpson. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, c1995), 111 p., ISBN 94042520 (paper), ISBN 0945397305 (cloth), (cloth), Graphic 'Arts Center, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210 Describes life-styles of crew and history of ferries and their ports of call. LC 94-42520.
Alaska's Prince William Sound Holleman, Marybeth. (Portland: Alaska Northwest Books, 2000), 94 pp., paper, ISBN 1882405292, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Guidebook to natural and human history of this Alaska region.
Alaska's Prince William Sound Holleman, Marybeth. (Portland: Alaska Northwest Books, 2000), 94 pp., paper, ISBN 1882405292, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Guidebook to natural and human history of this Alaska region.
Alaska's Search for a Killer: A Seafaring Medical Adventure, 1946 to 1948 Meredith, Susan. (Juneau: Alaska Public Health Nursing History Association, 1998), 271 pp., paper, ISBN0965984915, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. The cruise of the MV Hygiene, a floating medical clinic fighting rampant tuberculosis in Alaska's coastal villages.
Alaska's Sky Follies: The Funny Side of Flying in the Far North Rychetnik, Joe. (Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1995), 160 p., paper, ISBN 0945397445 (Box 60529, Fairbanks, AK 99706, dist. By Graphic Arts Center Publishing, PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306). LC95-031122. Aviation tales collected by a former state trooper.
Alaska's Southern Panhandle

Volume 24, Number 1ofAlaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, c1997), 96p., ISBN 1566610354, P.O. Box 93370PR, Anchorage, AK 99509-3370. Wln97212115. Geography and cultural history of this region, including Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Metlakatla, and Hyder

Alaska's Wolf Man: The 1915-55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser Rearden, Jim. (Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1998), 330 pp., paper,ISBN157510-0479, 713 South Third Street West, Missoula, MT 59801. From the Interior to the Arctic, Frank Glaser made a living as market hunter, roadhouse operator, trapper, and government wolf hunter.
Alaska-Siberia Connection: The World War II Air Route Hays, Otis, Jr.. (College Station: Texas A&M University, 1996),192 p., cloth, ISBN 0-89096-711-3 (Drawer C, College Station, TX 77843-4354). LC96-017489. History of the Lend-Lease program that sent American warplanes to the Soviet Union.
Albie and Billy, the sky pilot and other stories Short, Wayne. / Petersburg, Alaska: Devil's Thumb Press (Box 1136, Petersburg AK 99833), 1994. 184p. Autobiographical stories of life and commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska in the 1940's and 1950's. wln94-331170.
Aleut Dictionary: Unangam Tunudgusii: an unabridged lexicon of the Aleutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands Aleut languages Bergsland, Knut. / Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska (POB 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680), 1994. 739p. A major work of scholarship divided into two major parts: basic words and derivatives and suffixes, plus many appendices which explain and demonstrate Aleut culture and contacts with outsiders in the age of exploration. ISBN1555000479. LC92-44852.
Aleut Grammar = Unangam Tunuganaan Achixaasixˆx Bergsland, Knut. a descriptive reference grammar of the Aleutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands Aleut Language (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center), 360 pp., paper, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. LC97-38814. Series: Alaska Native Language Center Research Papers, no. 10.
Aleutian Echoes Bradley, Charles C. / Fairbanks AK: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 275p. Experiences of member of 10th Mountain Infantry Division and North Pacific Combat School assigned to Aleutians in 1944 to train men in survival.. Artist, Bradley's confrontation with the environment is combined with his interest in natural history and the beauty he finds. Includes rare color photos of the Aleutian campaign. ISBN0912006749hbd; 0912006757pbk. LC94-17938.
Aleutian Islands Rennick, Penny, editor, Volume 22, No. 2, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 112 p., paper, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln95-143270.
All My Rivers Flowed West: Autobiography of W. D. MacBride, "the Montana Kid" MacBride, W. D. (Whitehorse: Beringian Books, 1991), 96 p., paper, ISBN0969274440 (order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Canada YlA 2B2). Cn92-008918. Life story of a Yukon riverboat and railroad man.
Amazing Pipeline Stories: How Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Transformed Life in America's Last Frontier Cole, Dermot.
American Beginnings: The Prehistory and Palaeoecology of Beringia West, Frederick Hadleigh, editor. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 576 pp., cloth, ISBN 0-226-893995, LC96-011719. Compilation of 56 articles represent key archaeological discoveries in Siberia and Alaska that reveal the environmental and human evidence of this important region, also known as the Bering Land Bridge.
American Ethos in 19th Century Alaska: The Letters of Rev. Clarence Thwing, M.D. (1892-1895) Reid, Harry. (Rohnert Park, CA: Sonoma State University, 1999) 316 pp., paper, contact the author for availability: Harry Reid, 1734 E. Cotati Avenue, Penngrove CA 94951. Reid's Master's thesis focuses on the transcription and annotation of a copy book of Clarence Thwing, a Presbyterian medical missionary sent to convert the Tlingits at Fort Wrangel, Alaska at the end of the 19th century.
American Passenger Ships: The Ocean Lines and Liners, 1873-1983 Emmons, Frederick E. , Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1985. Illus. by the author. 184 p., plates., ill., bibliography. LC call number: VM381.E46 1985 MRR Alc LC control number: 83050652 Technical data on 392 ocean-going American flag ships "of over 2,500 gross registered tons, built with iron or steel hulls, and driven by screw propulsion," with historical background on the steamship companies. The latter are divided into six geographical areas: the North Atlantic; Pacific, Hawaii, and Around-the-World; South America and Africa; Intercostal and Central America; East Coast, Gulf and Caribbean; the West Coast and Alaska.
America's Black Towns and Settlements: A Historical Reference Guide, Volume 1 Turner, Morris, III. (Rohnert Park, Calif.: Missing Pages Productions, 1998) 176 pp., paper, ISBN 0966828801, 6585-E Commerce Blvd., Suite 211, Rohnert Park CA 94928. Guide to more than 200 independent communities established by African Americans. Includes three pages on Dempsey, Alaska, including a portrait of an African American mother and daughter dressed in fur parkas.
Among Grizzlies: Living with Wild Bears in Alaska Treadwell, Timothy, and Jewel Palovak. (New York: HarperCollins, 1997), 199 pp., cloth, ISBN0060173939, LC96-53501. For eight summers, the author has lived alone with the grizzlies of Alaska, observing their social structure and here shares his observations of their day-to-day lives.
Among the Thlinkits in Alaska by C.E.S. Wood, 1882, Century Magazine. Book now online.
Amy Lou's Alaska: An Intimate Portrait by Photographer and Pilot Amy Lou Barney Barney, Amy Lou. / photographs by Amy Lou Barney; text by Renee Guerin (Juneau AK: A .L. Barney, 1997), 73 pp., paper, PO Box 20886, Juneau, AK 99802. Wln97075790. Selection of over a hundred black and white images the reflect the rich diversity of Alaskan life from Ketchikan to Goodnews Bay, 1937-1951.
An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past Haycox, Stephen W., and Mary Childers Mangusso, editors, (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996), 480 p., paper, ISBN 0-295-97495-8 (PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). Revision of the 1989 anthology Interpreting Alaska's History; more than half the twenty-five essays are new in this edition.
An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past Haycox, Stephen W., and Mary Childers Mangusso, editors, (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996), 480 p., paper, ISBN 0-295-97495-8 (PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). Revision of the 1989 anthology Interpreting Alaska's History; more than half the twenty-five essays are new in this edition.
An Early Culture of the Northwest Bering Sea Orekhov, Aleksandr A. , translated by Richard L. Bland (Anchorage: National Park Service, Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 1999) 216 pp., paper, request from 2525 Gambell St., Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. In a translation of the original 1987 Russian edition, the author examines archeological evidence of the Kerek, a maritime hunting people of the Russian Bering Sea coast between Cape Oliutorskii and the Gulf of Anadyr.
An historical guide to Revillagigedo and Gravina Islands, Alaska by Patricia Roppel. Published/Created: Wrangell, Alaska (P.O. Box 1998, Wrangell 99929) : P. Roppel, c1995. Description: 313 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
An Historical Guide to Revillagigedo and Gravina Islands, Alaska Roppel, Patricia. (Wrangell: Farwest Research, 1995), 313 p., spiral-bound, P.O. Box 1998, Wrangell, AK 99929. History and natural history of two southeast Alaska islands. wln95-191085.
An Index to Mining-Related Articles in Ketchikan Newspapers, 1901-1936 Redman, Earl, and Ken Maas. (Juneau: Alaska State Library, 1997), 34 pp., paper, PO Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571. LC97-134919. Lists citations to local newpaper articles by location and name of mine.
An Index to The Beaver Magazine: October 1920 to December 1995 January 1996 (Winnipeg: Canada's National History Society, 1999) 453 pp., comb-bound, 478-167 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T6. A detailed index to the Canadian history magazine that was published by the Hudson's Bay Company through August/September 1994, and now continues under the publisher of this index. Annual supplements to the index are also available for the years 1996, 1997 and 1998
An Index to The Beaver Magazine: October 1920 to December 1995/January 1996 (Winnipeg: Canada's National History Society, 1999) 453 pp., comb-bound, 478-167 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T6. A detailed index to the Canadian history magazine that was published by the Hudson's Bay Company through August/September 1994, and now continues under the publisher of this index. Annual supplements to the index are also available for the years 1996, 1997 and 1998
Anchorage 2000: Millennium at the Top Ragsdale, Rose, editor. (Anchorage: Morris Communications, 2000), 119 pp., cloth, ISBN 1892154072, or paper, ISBN 1892154064, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. "A pictorial journey of Anchorage to the new millennium and beyond," this mixture of historic and contemporary photographs tells the history of Anchorage. Profiles of eight Alaskan businesses are appended.
Anchorage and the Cook Inlet Basin Alaska Geographic Volume 10, Number 2, 1983

Anchorage Pioneer Family Album Cook Inlet Historical Society / Anchorage, AK: The Society (121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-3676), 1994. Loose-leaf collection of photographs and historical information about 72 Anchorage pioneer families. "At least one member of each family lived in Anchorage before 1925 and at least one descendent member of the family continues to reside in the city." wln95-10121.
Anchorage: All American City a history written by Alaska author Evangeline Atwood. Published by Binfords & Mort of Portland, OR in 1957. "This is the story of the first 40 years (1914-1954) of a community that defied the laws of economics and overcame shackles that made development difficult and seemingly impossible." The information used was gathered by the author from articles in the "Anchorage Daily Times" newspaper which was owned by her husband, Robert Atwood and published since "tent city" days as well as other sources. In the back is a chronology of the 40 years of development.
Anchorage: Early Photographs of the Great Land Chandonnet, Ann. (Skagway: Wolf Creek Books, 2000), 128 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195563, Box 0769, Skagway, AK 99840. Short pictorial history of Alaska's largest city.
Anchorage: From Its Humble Origins as a Railroad Construction Camp Tower, Elizabeth. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999) 222 pp., paper, ISBN 0945397739, Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. Part of the publisher's "City History Series."
Ancient Aleut Personal Names = Kadaangim Asangin Bergsland, Knut, editor and interpreter. /Asangis: Materials from the Billings Expedition, 1790-1792 (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 1998), 202 pp., paper, ISBN 1555000657, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. A glimpse of Aleut culture through an examination of Russian-American tax records.
Ancient Land, Sacred Whale: The Inuit Hunt and its Rituals Lowenstein, Tom. / New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994. 189p. Describes the cycle of life throughout the year which culminates in the spring whale hunt. Lowenstein includes a sequence of poems detailing the ritual year. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN0374104972. LC9342941.
Ancient Murrelet: a Natural History in the Queen Charlotte Islands

Gaston, A.J. / London: T&AD Poyser, 1992. 249p. Only detailed study of this bird's history, its territory and behaviors. Very detailed and scientific; includes the natural history of the Queen Charlotte Islands which are the bird's habitat. ISBN0856610704. LC94-139923.

Ancient People of the Arctic McGhee, Robert. (Vancouver, B.C.: UBC Press: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1996), cloth, 244 p., ISBN0774805536 (University of British Columbia, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2; distributed by University of Washington Press, PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). wln96-303436. Traces the lives of the Paleo-Eskimos, the first explorers of the Arctic four thousand years ago.
Anders of Two Rivers: A California Family Homesteads in Alaska

Anders, Joyce J., as told to Rosalie E. L'Ecuyer. (Fairbanks, AK: Jenny M. Publishers, 1997), 121 pp., paper, ISBN0965584402, PO Box 10901, Fairbanks, AK 99710. wln97-248007. Story of Anders family who, beginning in 1959, homesteaded in Two Rivers, a small community outside of Fairbanks.

Another Morning by Wessel Smitter, published by Harpers. A novel dealing with the Matanuska settlement of 1935.
Archaeology and the Capitalist World System: a Study from Russian America Crowell, Aron. , with an appendix by Donald W. Clark (New York: Plenum Press, 1997), 286 pp., hardbound, ISBN0306456699, 233 Spring Street, New York NY 10013-1578. LC97-40644. Look at the disruption of an indigenous culture caused by the incursion of capitalism, focusing on findings from excavation of the 1780s fur trading site of Three Saints Harbor, Kodiak Island and contemporary eyewitness reports.
Archeology of Cook Inlet, Alaska by Fredericka DeLaguna, 1934, University of Pennsylvania Press
Archaeology of Kachemak Bay, Alaska Klein, Janet R. (Homer: Kachemak Country Publications, 1996), 96 p., paper, ISBN0965115704 (PO Box 3406, Homer, AK 99603-3406.)
Archeological Investigations in Skagway, Volume 7: Residential Life on Block 39 Cooper, Doreen C. (Skagway: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1998), 380 pp., paper, request from Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, P.O. Box 517, Skagway, AK 99840. A study of cultural remains from a now-vacant lot in the gold rush boom town.
Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822 Houston, C. Stuart, editor, (Toronto: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994), 403 p., ISBN 0773511814, cloth, 3430 McTavish Street, Montreal, PQ H3A lX9. Account of Sir John Franklin's expedition to the Canadian Arctic. LC 95-183518.
Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822 Houston, C. Stuart, editor, (Toronto: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994), 403 p., ISBN 0773511814, cloth, 3430 McTavish Street, Montreal, PQ H3A lX9. Account of Sir John Franklin's expedition to the Canadian Arctic. LC 95-183518.
Arctic Bush Pilot: From Navy Combat to Flying Alaska's Northern Wilderness

Anderson, James "Andy," as told to Jim Rearden. (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2000), 255 pp., paper, ISBN 0945397836, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Memoirs of a former Navy pilot who pioneered bush plane service in the Koyukuk River area in the 1950s and 1960s.

Arctic Exodus - Last Great Trail Drive by Dick North, 1991, 284 pages, 5 3/8" x 8 1/2" softcover in very good condition. There are several pages of black and white photographs. From the cover:ARCTIC EXODUS is the dramatic story of one of the greatest trail drives in the history of North America.In 1929, Andrew Bahr, "The Arctic Moses," and his small band of herders started out from Alaska with 3,000 reindeer, intending to cover the 1500 miles to the Mackenzie Delta in 18 months. While the rest of the world was reeling from the Depression, Bahr and his men would face the challenges of 70-below temperatures, blizzards, prowling wolves, 24-hour days in summer, boggy tundra, mosquitoes, and ornery reindeer. In the end, their perilous journey would take more than five years to complete.With riveting detail, Dick North brings the characters, the setting, and the spirit of the trail drive to life in this classic Arctic adventure tale.
Arctic Exploration and Development, ca. 500 B.C. to 1915: an Encyclopedia Holland, Clive. / New York: Garland Pub., 1994. 704p. Major reference volume for Arctic exploration and history. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN0824076486. LC92-42340.
Arctic Homestead: the True Story of One Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds

Cobb, Norma, and Charles W. Sasser. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000), 300 pp., cloth, ISBN 0312261985, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. A man, woman and 5 children homestead in the Minook Valley north of Fairbanks in 1973.

Arctic Memories: Living with the Inuit. Bruemmer, Fred. / Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1993. 160p. Writer and photographer recounts his visits and experiences in Arctic Native communities during the last 30 years; includes a chapter on Diomede Island. Many color photographs. ISBN1550134612. cn93-93759.
Arctic Odyssey: Dove III Masters the Northwest Passage Sherman, Len. (Anacortes, Wash.: Fine Edge Productions, 1999) 204 pp., paper, ISBN 0938665634, 13589 Clayton Lane, Anacortes Washington 98221. Three Canadian friends put $400 into a food kitty and sail off from Vancouver in a 27-foot homemade boat to Baffin Island.
Arctic Sky: Inuit Astronomy, Star Lore, and Legend MacDonald, John. (Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum ; Iqaluit, N.W.T.: Nunavut Research Institute, 1998), 313 pp., paperback, ISBN0888544278,100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ONT M5S 2C6. Combines interviews with Inuit elders and historical records of arctic explorers to describe a journey through the Arctic night.
Arctic Son: Fulfilling the Dream

Aspen, Jean. (Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press, 1995), ISBN 0897321731, 3169 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, AL. Living in the Brooks Range, the author passes wilderness values on to the next generation; complements her 1988 book, Arctic Daughter: a Wilderness Journey. LC 94-43621

Arctic: a History Vaughan, Richard. / Phoenix Mill, Dover, NH: A. Sutton, 1994. 340p. Good, comprehenisive review of historical through present-day issues and reoccuring themes of the circumpolar Arctic. ISBN0750901772. LC94-000305.
As the Sailor Loves the Sea Hadman, Ballard. (Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Publishing, 1999), 232 pp., paper, ISBN 1552122867, Trafford Catalog #99-0037, 1-888-232-4444. Hadman's son adds a preface to this reprint of her 1951 classic about her life in Alaska.
Asia at the Juncture with America in Antiquity Dikov, N. N. (The Stone Age of the Chukchi Peninsula), translated by Richard L. Bland(Anchorage: National Park Service, 1997), 248 pp., paper, Beringia Program, National Park Service, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. wln98-035041. Translation of a 1993 work on the archaeology of Chukotka.
Atlin: The Story of British Columbia's Last Gold Rush Dickinson, Christine Frances, and Diane Solie Smith. (Atlin: Atlin Historical Society, 1995), 379 p., paper, , ISBN0771082509 (order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Canada YIA 2B2). wln96-287573. While thousands of prospectors were attempting to reach the Klondike, gold was discovered near Atlin Lake in northwestern British Columbia.
Atlin's Gold Steele, Peter. (Prince George, B.C.: Caitlin Press, 1995), 239 pp., paper, ISBN 0920576478. LC96-150259. The story of the Steele family's travels to Atlin, British Columbia; interspersed with the history of the Atlin area. Includes b&w photographs.
Authentic Alaska: Voices of its Native Writers

Andrews, Susan B. and John Creed. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998), 177 pp., cloth, ISBN0803210418, 312 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0484. Anthology of writing by over 40 contemporary Natives attesting to a spirit of survival despite the turmoil of cultural upheaval, bearing witness to significant change among their people.

B.C. Fact Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About British Columbia Zuehlke, Mark. (North Vancouver, BC: Whitecap Books, 1995), 253 p., paper, ISBN 1551102773, 351 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C4. Alphabetical listing of subjects that include factual information about the province's landscape, wildlife, peoples, history, culture, and economic and social conditions. cn94-910960-6.
Back of the Pack: An Iditarod Rookie Musher's Alaska Pilgrimage to Nome Bowers, Don. (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 1998), 395 pp., paperback, ISBN1888125241, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage, AK 99522-1974. With no mushing experience and little money, the author started from scratch to put together a dog team and run the Iditarod.
Backdoor to the Yukon Lahser, Otto. , edited by Carl Lahser (San Antonio: Pretense Press, 1996), 79 pp., paper, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. A gold rush diary from 1898-99, edited and annotated by the author's nephew. This gold rush prospector took one of the all-Canada routes to the Yukon.
Backwoods Broadway: Theatre in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1905-1997 Parr, Charles H. ([Fairbanks]: Inkworks, c2000), 285 pp., cloth, order from Karen Parr, 909 John Kalinas Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712. History of the performing arts in Fairbanks includes a listing of all known theatre productions.
Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo Lee, Molly. (Seattle: University of Washington Press in association with the University of Alaska Museum, 1998 1983), 82 pp., paperback, ISBN0295976853, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Completely redesigned edition of the 1983 work, the first book on this unusual basket form, covering history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling the creators. New forward, preface, and introduction.
Banking On Alaska: the Story of the National Bank of Alaska-Volume I Rasmuson, Elmer E., and Terrence Dole., by Terrence Cole and Elmer E. Rasmuson, A History of NBA; Volume II, by Elmer E. Rasmuson, Elmer's Memoirs: Anecdotes and Vignettes of My 90 Years (Anchorage: National Bank of Alaska, 2000), volume I, 523 pp., volume II, 403 pp., cloth. Now available from University of Alaska Press, paper, two-volume set, vol.1: ISBN 1880063275 and vol.2: ISBN 1889963283. Telling the story of Alaska's early banking history and the consolidation that resulted in Alaska's largest bank, volume one is a corporate history. Volume two tells the story of the Rasmuson family's long connections to Alaska and includes the texts of many speeches, and a biographical section featuring over 60 prominent individuals and businesses.
Baranof Island's Eastern Shore: "The Waterfall Coast"

DeArmond, Robert N. and Patricia Roppel. (Sitka: Arrowhead Press, 1997), 63 pp., paper, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. A guide to the history of part of a large island in southeast Alaska, illustrated with maps, charts, and historical photographs.

Barrett Willoughby, Alaska's Forgotten Lady Ferrell, Nancy Warren. / Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 184p. Biography of noted Alaskan fiction writer of the 1920s through 1940s, by Juneau author. ISBN 09120067765. LC94-34537.
Batza Te'na: Trail to Obsidian: Archaeology at an Alaskan Obsidian Source Clark, Donald W., and A. McFadyen Clark. / Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1993. 315p. Mercury Series, Archaeological Survey, Paper 147: reports of findings from 4 years of extensive archaeological surveys and excavations at Alaska's most important source of obsidian, including tool making sites, campsites, and traces of trading networks throughout Alaska and Northwestern Canada. Highly technical. ISBN066014016.
Beachlines: A Pocket History of Nome, Alaska Mendenhall, Nancy M. (Nome: George Sabo, 1997),96 pp., comb-bound, order from Nancy Mendenhall, Box 1141, Nome, AK 99762. wln97-318162. Brief overview of Nome and its history, a "crossroads of diverse ideas, cultures, and personalities."
Bear Man of Admiralty Island: A Biography of Allen E. Hasselborg Howe, John R. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1996), 250 pp., cloth, ISBN 0912006803, ISBN 0912006811, PO Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. LC96-012930. Life story of a bear hunting hermit turned conservationist.
Bernt Balchen: Polar Aviator

Glines, Carroll V. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999) 310 pp., cloth, ISBN 1560989068, 1-800-782-4612. He set polar flight records, organized a series of daring wartime air operations, and became a leader in Arctic aviation. But despite these achievements, Norwegian-American aviator Bernt Balchen saw his public image and military career repeatedly undermined by his one-time mentor, the famous and influential Admiral Richard Byrd.

Best of Alaska Geographic: Our First 100 Issues Rennick, Penny, editor. Volume 27, Number 1 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 2000), 144 pp., paper, ISBN 1566610494, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509-3370. Illustrated excerpts from the first 26 years of this quarterly publication.
Between Two Rivers: the Growth of Chugiak-Eagle River, Alaska

Cochrane, Marjorie. , updated edition (Anchorage: Alaska State Historical Commission, 1997 1983), 192 pp., paperback, ISBN0943712122, 3601 C Street, Suite 1278, Anchorage, AK 99503-5921. The fiftieth anniversary of its founding serves as the occasion for the revision and reissue of this long out-of-print 1982 work, with an added update, "The Eagles Return to Yukla Valley."

Beyond Description: Work by Three Alaskan Artists: Carol Crump Bryner, Todd Sherman, Kenneth DeRoux Michaels, M. B. . (Clear, AK: Sky High Publishing, 1995), 32 p., P.O. Box 40045, Clear, AK 99704. Three Alaska artists discuss their work and outlook on art. wln96-130895.
Beyond the Killing Tree: Journey of Discovery Reynolds, Stephen. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1995), 191 p., cloth, ISBN 0945397429 (Box 60529, Fairbanks, AK 99706, dist. By Graphic Arts Center Publishing, PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306). LC 95-22083. A game warden for 26 years, the author relates stories of his work in New Mexico and Alaska and reflects on man's place in the natural world.
Bibliography of Books on Alaska Published Before 1868 Lada-Mocarski, Valerian. (Mansfield Centre, CT: Maurizio Martino Fine Books, 1998), 567 pp., cloth, P.O. Box 373, Mansfield Centre, CT 06250. A facsimile reprint of the classic 1969 work devoted to first editions of books on Alaska before the end of the Russian period (limited to 200 copies).
Bibliography of Literature on Alaska Native History from 1741-1867 Price, Robert E. (Juneau: Alaska-Siberia Research Center, 1995), 53 p., paper, P.O. Box 34871, Juneau, AK 99803. Annotated list of primary and secondary source material, arranged by original language of publication. wln95-71091.
Bill and Lily: Two Alaskans Stolt, William, and Lilian Stolt. (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 1997), 272 pp., cloth, ISBN 1888125144. wln97-281702. Life stories of Anchorage residents who have been here since the founding of the town in 1915.
Bill Reid Shadbolt, Doris. (Vancouver, B.C. ; Seattle, Wash.: Douglas & McIntyre; University of Washington Press, 1998) 216 pp., cloth, ISBN 0295977507, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. Updates the 1986 edition to include the last 12 years of Northwest Coast artist Bill Reid's amazingly productive life, which ended with his ceremonial Haida burial in 1998.
Biographies of Alaska- Yukon Pioneers, 1850-1950 Ferrell, Ed. , Volume 2 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1996), 371 p., paper,(1540-E Pointer Ridge Place, Suite 301, Bowie, MD 20716). LC95-105172. A second volume of four hundred biographies with source notes, most from the period 1880-1910, collected by a longtime resident of Juneau.
Biographies of Alaska-Yukon pioneers, 1850 -1950 Ferrell, Ed, comp. and ed. / Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1994. Alphabetically arranged, this uses newspapers and magazines as sources to present biographical materials on some of the early settlers of Alaska and the Yukon. ISBN0788400878. wln95-8587.
Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers, 1850-1950 Ferrell, Ed. , Volume 3 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), 353 pp., paper, ISBN 0788407-015, 1540-E Pointer Place Ridge, Suite 301, Bowie, MD 20716. LC95-105172. A third volume containing four hundred biographies with source notes, written by a longtime resident of Juneau.
Birthplace of the Winds: Adventuring in Alaska's Islands of Fire and Ice Bowermaster, Jon. (Washington, DC: Adventure Press/National Geographic), 264 pp., cloth, ISBN 0792275063, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-4688. Four adventurous kayakers explore the Islands of the Four Mountains in the middle of the Aleutians
Births, Marriages, Divorces and Deaths Reported in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1940-1949 Carroll, Suzanne, editor. (Fairbanks: Fairbanks Genealogical Society, 2000), 237 pp., comb-bound, P.O. Box 60534, Fairbanks, AK 99706-0534. Even the names of the deceased in the "Notices to Creditors" classified ads are included among some 15,000 entries.
Black Pioneers: Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier Ravage, John W. (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1997), 224 pp., cloth, ISBN0874805465, 1795 E. South Campus Dr., Suite 101, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112-9402, 800-773-6672. Descriptions (including photographs) and evaluations of black experiences on the American frontier, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii in the areas of housing, employment, politics, education, economics, and social issues.
Blankets, and Beads: Identity, History, and the Northern Athapaskan Potlatch Simeone, William E. Rifles, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995), 224 p., cloth, ISBN 0806127139, P.O. Box 787, Norman, OK 73070-0787. A study of possessions and culture in the lives of Northern Athapaskans in Tanacross, Alaska. LC 94-48470.
Blazing Alaska's Trails 1953, Joint publication of the University of Alaska and the Arctic Institute of North America.
Boats of Alaska Walker, Harry M. (Kenmore, WA ; Fairbanks, AK ; Portland, OR: Epicenter Press, c2000), 64 pp., ISBN 094539781X, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Photographic tour of boats and boat owners of the 49th state.
Bones, Boats & Bison: Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America Dixon, E. James.(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999) 322 pp., cloth, ISBN 0826320570, or paper, ISBN 0826321380, 1-800-249-7737. This revolutionary archeological synthesis argues an alternative model of the earliest human population of North America. E. James Dixon dispels the stereotype of big-game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge and paints a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World.
Book by the Goose Pilot Stedman, Bill. (Petersburg: Pilot Publishing, Inc., 1998), 58 pp., paperback, ISBN0964276348, P.O. Box 930, Petersburg, AK 99833. A pilot reflects on his family, Southeast Alaska, and flying.
Book of the Tongass edited by Carol Servid and Don Snow (Minneapolis, Minn.: Milkweed Editions, 1999) 297 pp., paper, ISBN 1571312269, 1-800-520-6455. Thirteen Alaskans describe the region's spectacular forest and wildlife, its economic opportunities, and in two pieces by Tlingit storytellers, its oral history.
Borestone to Bering Strait: Glimpses of the Adventures of Terris Moore in the Mountains of Three Continents and Flights as a Seaplane Pilot Northward to the Frozen Ocean Moore, Katrina H. (Westwood, Mass.: The Author, 1999) 260 pp., paper, request from Katrina Smathers, 675 Orange Avenue, Los Altos CA 94022. Biography of a Maine-born mountaineer and bush pilot who became the second president of the University of Alaska in 1949; written by his wife and edited by his daughter.
Boston Men on the Northwest Coast: the American Maritime Fur Trade, 1788-1844 Malloy, Mary.(Kingston, Ont. ; Fairbanks: Limestone Press: University of Alaska Press [distributor], 1998), 232 pp., cloth, ISBN1895901189 (Series: Alaska history no. 47), P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Explores the strong commercial ties that bound New England's merchant mariners to the native peoples of the Northwest Coast. Includes information listed by ship's name.
Boundaries and Passages: Rule and Ritual in Yup'ik Eskimo Oral Tradition Fienup-Riordan, Ann. / Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. 389p. Describes the Yup'ik view of the world and the oral traditions that structure how life is lived. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0806126043. LC93-23220.
Breaking Trail Hetteen, Edgar with Jay Lemke. (Bemidji, MN: Focus Publishing, 1998), 282 pp., cloth, ISBN1885904991, 1375 Washington Avenue South, Bemidji, MN 56601. Autobiography of Hetteen, the "grandfather of snowmobiling," who founded two pioneer snowmobile companies and demonstrated his machines in a 1960 run from Bethel to Fairbanks.
Bristol Bay, Alaska, From the Hinterlands to Tidewater: A Grassroots Pictorial, 1885-1965 Branson, John B. (Anchorage: Alaska Support Office, National Park Service, 1998), 119 pp., paper, ISBN0941555046, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Limited edition album of annotated photographs and newspaper clippings, compiled and reproduced by the Ranger-Historian for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
British Columbia Place Names Akrigg, G. P. V. and Helen B. Akrigg. , 3rd edition (Vancouver, B.C.: UBC Press, 1997), 304 pp., cloth, ISBN0774806362, University of British Columbia, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. A new edition of the BC classic to which the authors have dedicated over 40 years. Fascinating for browsers and an invaluable source for historians.
Building in an Ashen Land: Katmai National Park and Preserve Historic Resource Study Clemens, Janet and Frank Norris. (Anchorage: National Park Service Alaska Support Office, 1999) 204 pp., paper, Lake Clark Katmai Studies Center, 4230 University Dr., Ste. 311, Anchorage AK 99508. An illustrated history of this unique western Alaskan park unit.
Building in the North Rice, Elbert Floyd. , 4th edition (Anchorage, AK: Alaska Science and Technology Foundation, 1996), 93 p., paper, (complimentary copies available from 4500 Diplomacy Drive, Suite 515, Anchorage, AK 99508-5918). wln96-339449. Selection of articles that originally appeared in Northern Engineer, updated and enhanced in this fourth edition. A basic information source.
Building the Alaska Log Home Walker, Tom. (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1998), 178 pp., paperback, ISBN088240511X, order from Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306, 1-800-452-3032. The author/photographer offers useful text, color drawings and photographs in describing every step in building with logs. Essentially a reprint of the 1984 edition.
Buildings of Alaska by Hoagland, Alison K. - Buildings of Alaska (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)
C.S.S. Shenandoah: The Memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell Waddell, James I. , edited by James D. Horan, (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996), 208 pp., paper, ISBN 1557503680, 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. LC95-038811. Reprint of 1960 ed. Waddell commanded a Confederate cruiser that sank and captured dozens of ships, many of them in the Bering Sea after the Civil War had ended.
Call of the Wild London, Jack. , annotated by Daniel Dyer, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995),284 p., (ISBN 0806127570),P.O. Box 787, Norman, OK 73070-0787. Text of the classic 1903 story, plus maps, illustrations, and 200 pages of annotations. LC 95-15717.
Canoe Rocks: Alaska's Tlingit and the Euramerican Frontier, 1800-1912 Hinckley, Ted C. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996), 458 p., cloth, ISBN076180210X, (4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706). LC95-046004.
Captain Cook's World: Maps of the Life and Voyages of James Cook Robson, John. R. N. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000), 212 pp., cloth,ISBN 0295980192, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5094. An atlas, chronology and biography of the life and voyages of the famous explorer, told with 128 new maps.
Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Artifacts Cole, Douglas. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995), 373 p., paper, ISBN 0806127775, P.O. Box 787, Norman, OK 73070-0787. Reprint of 1985 edition, with a new preface by the author. LC 95-035735.
Caribou: Wanderer of the Tundra Walker, Tom. (Portland, Or.: Graphic Arts Center Pub., c2000), 76 pp., paper, ISBN 1558685243, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Color photographs and general information on caribou in Alaska.
Carrie M. Willard Among the Tlingits: The Letters of 1881-1883 Willard, Carrie M. , edited by Borg Hendrickson, (Sitka: Mountain Meadow Press, 1995), 240 p., paper, ISBN 0945519206, P.O. Box 318, Sitka, AK 99835-0318. Letters by a Presbyterian missionary wife, written from Fort Wrangell, Sitka, and Haines. LC 95-75342.
Carved History: A Totem Guide to Sitka National Historical Park by M. Knapp
Carving Totem Poles & Masks by Alan & Gill Bridgewater
Cassiar's Elusive Gold Caldwell, Francis E. (Victoria: Trafford Publishing, 2000), 156 pp., paper, ISBN 1552123375, 2333 Government Street, Suite 6E, Victoria, BC V8T 4P4. Story of British Columbia's nineteenth century Cassiar gold rush.
Catalogue Raissonne of the Alaska Commercial Company Collection Graburn, Nelson H. H., Molly Lee, and Jean-Loup Rousselot,, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), 582 p., paper, ISBN0520097831, (University of California Press, Berkeley, CA 94720). LC95-042187. Illustrated catalog of Native artifacts includes a twenty-page essay by Molly Lee on the history of the Alaska Commercial Company.
Catch and Release: the Insiders' Guide to Alaska Men Haigh, Jane G., Kelley Hegarty-Lammers, and Patricia Walsh. (Homer, AK: Ridgetop Press, 1997), 137 pp., paper, ISBN092753025, PO Box 1521, Homer, AK 99603-1521. wln92-126522. Three Alaska women combine their 50 years of experience in Alaska to give you a humorous insiders' view to a unique species.
Celebration 2000: Restoring Balance through Culture Fair, Susan W., and Rosita Worl, editors./ with contributions by Kenneth Austin (Juneau, AK: Sealaska Heritage Foundation, 2000), 206 pp., paper, One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 201, Juneau, AK 99801-1249. Twenty-three major contributions by traditional and academic scholars on Southeast Alaskan topics including Alaskan history, language, culture, arts, and literature; contibutors include the editors as well as Walter Soboleff, Frederica de Laguna, Richard and Nora Dauenhauer, Steven C. Brown, Sergei Kan, Steve Langdon and many others.
Century of Faith: 1895-Centennial Commemorative-- 1985, Episcopal Diocese of Alaska Phillips, Carol A., editor, (Fairbanks: Centennial Press, 1995), 215 p., cloth ISBN 0-9645828-5, paper, ISBN O-9645828-1-3,order from Episcopal Diocese of Alaska, 1205 Denali Way, Anchorage, AK 99701. LC 95-067397.
Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon and Alaska Affleck, Edward L.(Vancouver: Alexander Nicolls Press, 2000), 98 pp., paper, ISBN 092003408X, #208, 2250 S.E. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V5P 2S2. Brief technical descriptions and summaries of the careers of hundreds of sidewheel and sternwheel steamboats.
Century of Service in Alaska, 1898-1998: the Story & Saga of the Salvation Army in "the Last Frontier"

Gariepy, Henry. (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.: The Salvation Army, USA Western Territory, 1998), 145 pp., paperback, 30840 Hawthorne, Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. The story of the compassionate service of the Salvation Army in Alaska.

Cheating death: amazing survival stories from Alaska Kaniut, Larry. / Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1994. 174p. "Story-teller offers a chilling collection of survival stories from pilots, hikers, hunters, climbers, boaters and fishermen who confront their mortality--and live to tell about it!" ISBN0945397232. LC94-2798.
Cherry Collection of Deg Hitan (Ingalik) Material Culture VanStone, James W. . (Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1996), 58 pp., paper, order from Library Publications Division, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2498. wln96-274058. Description of over a hundred objects collected at Anvik on the lower Yukon River in 1890-92 by Marcus O. Cherry.
Chilkoot Trail: Heritage Route to the Klondike Neufeld, David, and Frank Norris. (Whitehorse, Yukon: Lost Moose Publishing, 1996), 182 p., paper, (58 Kluane Crescent, Whitehorse, YT YlA 3G7). wln96-281768. Historians from Parks Canada and the US National Park Service tell the story of the Klondike gold rush trail; over 250 photographs.
Circle Goldfields, 1893-1938 Mertie, John Beaver, and Louis Prindle. compiled by Ron Wendte (Wasilla, AK: Goldstream Publications, 1997), 54 pp., paper, ISBN1886574162. wln98048592. "Circle part of a group of books belonging to the Alaska geological gold series.... Information in the books is from the United States Geological Survey bulletins."
Circumpolar Animism and Shamanism Yamada, Takako and Takashi Irimoto. (Sapporo, Japan: Hokkaido University Press, 1997) 336 pp., cloth, ISBN 4832902520, order from Nishi 8 Kita 9 Kita-Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0009. Resulting from the Second International Conference of the Northern Studies Association in 1995, a multinational group of scholars redefine and explore the nature of animism and shamanism in the north in a general anthropological framework.
Clay Street Cemetery burial list, Fairbanks, Alaska Fairbanks (Alaska). / Fairbanks, AK: The City, 1994. 33p. Alphabetical list of names, dates of birth, dates of birth and death, locations in cemetery. wln94-300708.
Cleaning Up: the Story behind the Biggest Legal Bonanza of our Time Lebedoff, David. (New York: Free Press, 1997), 321 pp., cloth, ISBN0684837064. LC97-028385. Story of the civil action lawsuit, with details of the human and legal conflicts behind the scenes, against the Exxon Corporation in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Clothing in Colonial Russian America: A New Look Middleton, John. edited by Lyn Kalani, (Fairbanks: Limestone Press, 1996), 138 pp., cloth, ISBN 1895901081, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. LC97-214615. Nineteenth century costume at Fort Ross and in Alaska.
Coast Guard Expands, 1865-1915. New Roles, New Frontiers King, Irving H. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996), 283 p., cloth, ISBN 155750458X (118 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21402-5035). LC 95-078095. Part of a series, this history of the Revenue Cutter Service before its transformation into the US Coast Guard includes much about Alaska.
Cold River Spirits: the Legacy of an Athabascan-Irish Family from Alaska's Yukon River Harper-Haines, Jan. (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2000), 192 pp., cloth, ISBN 0945397852, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Family history of the Harpers, beginning with author Harper-Haines' grandmother.
Cold Starry Night Fejes, Claire. (Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1996), paper, ISBN0945397550 (Box 60529, Fairbanks, AK 99706, dist. By Graphic Arts Center Publishing, PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306). LC96-043182. Excerpts and stories from this Alaskan artist's journal that she began in 1946, when she accompanied her husband to Fairbanks and then into the Bush.
Cold War in Alaska: A Management Plan for Cultural Resources, 1994-1999 Denfeld, D. Colt.(Anchorage: Alaska District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1994), 327 p., paper, P.O. Box 898, Anchorage, AK 99506-0898. Inventory and history of military construction from the early 1950s through the 1980s. LC 95-166055.
Coming into the Country by John McPhee , Residents of the Lower 48 sometimes imagine Alaska as a snow-covered land of igloos, oil pipelines, and polar bears. But Alaska is far more complex geographically, culturally, ecologically, and politically than most Americans know, and few writers are as capable of capturing this complexity as John McPhee. In Coming into the Country, McPhee describes his travels through much of the state with bush pilots, prospectors, and settlers, as well as politicians and businesspeople who have their eyes set on a very different future for the state.
Coming of the Spirit of Pestilence: Introduced Infectious Diseases and Population Decline Among Northwest Coast Indians Boyd, Robert T. , 1774-1874 (Vancouver: UBC Press ; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999) 403 pp., cloth, ISBN 0295978376, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. Examines the introduction of infectious diseases among the Indians of the Northwest Coast culture area (present-day western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and southeast Alaska) in the first century of contact and the effects of these new diseases on Native American population size, structure, interactions, and viability. The emphasis is on epidemic diseases and specific epidemic episodes.
Commercial Fishing in Alaska

Gay, Joel, with Daryl Binney. . Volume 24, Number 3 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, c1997), 112 pp., ISBN 1566610389, P.O. Box 93370PR, Anchorage, AK 99509-3370. wln98077424. Brief descriptions of the great variety of fisheries in Alaska, including the major species of fishes and crabs and other shellfish.

Comparative Eskimo dictionary with Aleut cognates Fortescue, Michael D., Steven Jacobson, and Lawrence Kaplan. / Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (POB 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680), 1994. 614p. "Related words from the modern Eskimo languages are grouped together in comparative sets with English equivalents. Ten linguistic varieties are compared, including five Inuit dialect groups, the four Yupik languages, and Sirenikski" (an almost extinct Siberian language group). A true Circumpolar effort. ISBN1555000517. LC94-24177.
Confederate Raider in the North Pacific: The Saga of the C. S. S. Shenandoah, 1864-65 Morgan, Murray. (Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1996), 352 p., paper, ISBN0874221234 (PO Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910). Account of the last shots fired in the Civil War--off the coast of Alaska. Originally published as Dixie Raider in 1948.
Conflicting Visions in Alaskan Education Dauenhauer, Richard. (Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Veniaminov Bicentennial Project, 1997), 48 p, paper, ISBN1877962317. wln98053239. Revised and updated to be published during the bicentennial of Veniaminov's birth, the author compares the life, work, and attitudes towards religion and culture of two prominent men in Alaska's history: Sheldon Jackson and John Veniaminov.
Connection on the Ice: Environmental Ethics in Theory and Practice Clayton, Patti H. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 303 pp., cloth, ISBN1566396158, ISBN1566396166, University Services 083-42, 1601 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19122-6099. On Friday, October 7, 1988, Roy Ahmaogak of Barrow, Alaska, discovered three young gray whales trapped in ice off the Arctic coast. The three-week rescue operation that followed cost more than a million dollars and grew to include a host of corporate, governmental, scientific, and individual participants.
Contributions to the Natural History of Alaska by L.M. Turner, Arctic Series of publications issued in connection with the Signal Service, U.S. Army, Washington Govt Printing Office, 1886. Book now online.
Cook & Peary: The Polar Controversy, Resolved Bryce, Robert M. (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1997), 1133 pp., ISBN 0811703177, 5067 Ritter Road, Machanicsburg, PA 17055. LC96-38215. Complete account of these two explorations, presenting all of the relevant evidence in order to yield a definitive resolution to the Polar Controversy: which one reached the North Pole first?
Copper Sands and Prince William Sound; The N.P.M.W.A.R.A., The North Pacific Major World Air Route Area Nichols, Dean. (Portland, OR: Binford & Mort, 1994), 328 p., ISBN 0832305030, paper, P.O. Box 10404, Portland, OR 972100404. Two books in one: the first a "journal of a Patrol Boat Captain in the historic fishing village of Cordova" in the early sixties; the other about the "North Pacific Major World Air Route Area." LC 93-071480.
Cornerstone on College Hill: an illustrated history of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cole, Terrence. / Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 393p. Written in honor of the 75th anniversary of UAF's founding, this illustrated history commemorates the traditions and unique education of the last traditional land grant college established in the United States. ISBN19931123150457.8. LC93-40545.
Correspondence of a Crook: An Insight into the Life of Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith

Clifford, Howard, editor,(Seattle: Sourdough Enterprises, 1997), 24 pp., paper, ISBN 091180305X, 16401 3rd Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98166. wln97-270077. Pages from the notorious Skagway outlaw's scrapbook, originally published in the Alaska-Yukon Magazine in 1907 and 1908.

Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots Levi, Steven C. (New York: Walker and Company, 1996), 114 p., cloth, ISBN080278331-7 (435 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014). LC95-035284.
Crazy cooks and gold miners

Yardley, Joyce. / Surrey, B.C.: Hancock House, 1993. 224 p. Experiences in the Yukon in the Thirties, Forties and Fifties in Ben-My-Cree, Atlin, Carcross, Dezadeesh and Whitehorse. ISBN088839294X. cn92091782.

Crime and Culture in Yup'ik Villages: an Exploratory Study Lee, Nella. (Criminology Studies Series, 10) (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000), 134 p., cloth, ISBN 0773478019, order from Cook Inlet Book Company. Study of Yup'ik society and culture and how traditional law relates to the administration of justice in Alaska.
Critical Review of Bering's First Expedition 1725-30 by William H. Dall, Year: 2000, Publisher: Ye Galleon Press, WA, Includes a translation of Bering's original report on the expedition. Lecture delivered before the "National Geographic Society" at Washington, February 7, 1890. Originally published in the National Geographic Magazine, Vol. II, No. 2.

Crude Dreams: a Personal History of Oil & Politics in Alaska Roderick, John R. (Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1997), 446 pp., paper,ISBN 0945397607. wln97-318896. History of Alaska's petroleum industry through the late 1970s, told by one who observed and reported the development of oil production and the people who made it happen.
Cultural Landscape Report: Bremner Historic District, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska White, Paul J. (Copper Center, AK: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park/Preserve, 2000), 218 pp., paper, request from P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573. History of activities and inventory of structures and artifacts in this remote region southwest of McCarthy.
Cultural Resource Inventory and Evaluation of the Hood Bay Cannery, Admiralty Island, Alaska Mobley, Charles M. (Anchorage: Charles M. Mobley & Associates, 1999) 96pp., paper, 200 W. 34th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99503. History of structures and operations at the site of a southeast Alaska cannery which burned in 1961; includes an appendix listing Angoon residents receiving wages from the cannery in 1953.
Cultural Resource Survey of the Lindenberg Peninsula Timber Sale, Kupreanof Island, Alaska Mobley, Charles M. (Anchorage: Charles M. Mobley & Associates, 1999) 94 pp., paper, 200 W. 34th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99503. Using oral history interviews, historical photographs, and field surveys, the author describes evidence of human activity in this area near Petersburg.

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