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Alaska : saga of a bold land / Walter R. Borneman.


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

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  • ISBN: 0060503076
  • ISBN: 9780060503079
  • Physical Description: xx, 608 pages : maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: 1st Perennial ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Perennial, 2004, ©2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-572) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue Alaska -- a sense of scale -- Introduction Crossing the next frontier -- Book one The land before time (prehistory-1728) -- Book two Lifting the veil: an empire up for grabs (1728-1865) -- Book three Seward's folly: two cents an acre becomes a heck of a deal (1865-1897) -- Book four Go north: the rush is on (1897-1915) -- Book five Interlude: the calm between the storms (1915-1941) -- Book six The forgotten campaign: World War II in Alaska (1941-1945) -- Book seven Postwar rumblings: statehood and earthquake (1945-1964) -- Book eight North again: this time the gold is black (1964-1980) -- Book nine Whose land? competing claims (1980-2001) -- Epilouge Alaska -- a sense of scale.
Subject: Alaska > History.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library F 904 .B67 2004 30775305537533 General Collection Available -

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