Honest Dogs: A Story of Triumph and Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race

Honest Dogs: A Story of Triumph and Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race

by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue

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Honest Dogs: A Story of Triumph and Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue

It had been six years since newspaper reporter Brian Patrick O'Donoghue mushed to a last place finish in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Yearning to challenge himself anew, he enters the Yukon Quest, a more brutal 1,000-mile run between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Fairbanks, Alaska. With wry humor and diminishing expectations, O'Donoghue shares the trail with Khan, Hobbes, Scrimshaw, Cyclone, and ten other excitable Alaska huskies, plus a diverse collection of rival racers and resident bush rats. The mushers' strategies, dreams and disappointments, the antics of the dogs, and the drama of the race are all part of this punishing personal journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780945397786
Publisher: Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/07/2007
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

When he's not cleaning the dog lot, Brian Patrick O'Donoghue covers the oil industry, politics, and sled dog racing for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. He and his wife, fellow journalist Kate Ripley, reside with their two boys and a dozen sled dogs in a cabin located on a forested 20-acre parcel in Two Rivers, Alaska's mushing mecca. His last book, My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian recounted his misadventures in the Iditarod in 1991.

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