Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story

Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story

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by Libby Riddles, Tim Jones
     
 

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Explores the history of the trail and celebrated the frontiersmen and their dogs who braved its dangers.

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Explores the history of the trail and celebrated the frontiersmen and their dogs who braved its dangers.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Born in Wisconsin, Riddles was 16 when she moved to Alaska in 1972. After working at various odd jobs and becoming involved in sled dog racing, in 1985 she entered the ``Iditarod,'' a grueling sled-dog marathon on the Iditarod Trail from Anchorage to Nome. Nineteen days and 1200 miles later, she emerged from a raging blizzard and crossed the finish line to become the first woman to win this race. This fast-paced description of her bout against both the elements and veteran competitors generates electrical excitement. Former newspaper editor Jones (the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal, among others) contributes short background articles covering trail history, fabric booties that protect the dogs' feet, checkpoint procedures, etc. There are 11 black-and-white photos and maps at the beginning of each chapter showing Riddles's daily position. (February)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811722537
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
558,247
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down, even though I already knew the outcome. Libby makes you feel like you are riding along in the sled with her. Her love for her dogs had me up loving on my two dogs more than once. This book gives a wonderful understanding of the Iditarod. What a remarkable lady.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a Xmas gift. I have always loved northern breed dogs. This book is simply amazing! I feel the cold, I even see in my mind's eye, the varying landscape, the moonlight on the snow, the wind blowing past, blinding snow, the yipping of the dogs. Well done! :D
Guest More than 1 year ago
i myself am a dog sled racer and this book is the best book i have ever read, Libby riddles is a true hero in my book and she writes a dang good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished 'Race Across Alaska,' and this is the best book I've ever read...seriously. I HIGHLY recommend it.