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Historic Photos of Alaska
     

Historic Photos of Alaska

by Dermot Cole
 

Just over 140 years ago, the United States made one of the greatest land deals of all time, purchasing from Russia a massive piece of property near the Arctic Circle. Since then, the land known as Alaska has been the site of a gold rush and an oil boom, but those great events comprise only a small portion of the state’s fascinating history. Historic Photos

Overview


Just over 140 years ago, the United States made one of the greatest land deals of all time, purchasing from Russia a massive piece of property near the Arctic Circle. Since then, the land known as Alaska has been the site of a gold rush and an oil boom, but those great events comprise only a small portion of the state’s fascinating history. Historic Photos of Alaska captures the majesty, history, and regal beauty of America’s largest and most northern state through nearly 200 archival black-and-white photographs of this awe-inspiring region. Author Dermot Cole takes the reader on a journey through Alaska’s pristine natural beauty and documents moments from the 1898 gold rush to the only World War II invasion on North American soil, to the long-awaited statehood and the incredible destruction wrought by the massive 1964 earthquake. Don’t miss this fascinating trip through Alaska’s history!

Editorial Reviews

Northerngirl.net
Historic Photos of Alaska portrays the history and awe-inspiring beauty Alaska through rarely seen black and white photographs. Author Cole whose background is as a columnist for Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and author of five books on Alaska says: "I find that learning history is a great way to gain an understanding of the present," says Cole. "I hope this book serves as a reminder of Alaska's heritage during its 50th anniversary of statehood celebration that continues through 2009; Alaska's culture and history is important and worth preserving and knowing." Through Historic Photos of Alaska Cole succeeds in this quest. Quite simply Historical Photos of Alaska is a book that belongs in any one's library or on their coffee table, whether you are an Alaskan or simply a lover of Alaska. You certainly won't be disappointed.

Jill Alaska Airlines Magazine
This Photo collection of Alaska's scenic cities, unique wildlife, diverse people and breathtaking landscapes presents nearly a century in the land that became the 49th state. The black-and-white images include photos of ice skaters gliding on frozen Valdez harbor; the trans-state oil pipeline, which crosses three mountain ranges and 34 rivers; and the Klondike Gold Rush years of the 1890s, when thousands of prospectors came to Alaska.
—Heidi Lally
Alaska Magazine
Historic Photos of Alaska captures the majesty, history and beauty of America's largest and most northern state through nearly 200 rare, archival, black-and-white photographs gathered from the Alaska State Museum, the Anchorage Museum, the Library of Congress, the University of Alaska libraries and the Rasmuson Library . . . A fascinating trip through time, this book is a must-have for any Alaska history buff and would make a perfect gift for anyone in love with the 49th state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596524248
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
1,293,780
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author


Cole is a newspaper columnist and historian.

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