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

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

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by Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393325709

ISBN-13: 9780393325706

Pub. Date: 02/07/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend . . . reflects a transcendent understanding and impeccable research."—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

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"A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend . . . reflects a transcendent understanding and impeccable research."—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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393325706
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/07/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
303
Sales rank:
129,762
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.82(d)

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