Modestly Alaska

Modestly Alaska

by J. Stephen Lay, Sue Mattson




Alaska is the largest state in the Union. It's a big state with a lot to brag about, but with typical Alaskan modesty. If you've visited or lived in the 49th State for any length of time, you know Alaska is also a state of mind.

Authors J. Stephen Lay and Sue Mattson share some northern insights and experiences. With a series of maps and statistical comparisons, they illustrate the state's differences and similarities to the "Baby States": (all of those states smaller than Alaska) with great humility.

Whether you're looking at the Lower 49 or the rest of the world, you'll understand the authors' contention that the original inhabitants of state had it right when they called their home Alyeska, "The Great Land."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935347392
Publisher: Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

A writer, photographer, and teacher, J. Stephen Lay has worked throughout North America, in Africa, Australia, and Thailand. He lived in Alaska for twenty-six years.

Sue Mattson had a 25-year career in journalism in Fairbanks, Alaska, including stints as managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, news director of KTVF-KFRB, and press secretary to Gov. Jay Hammond. A native of Seattle, Washington, Mattson returned to the Seattle area in 1994 where she worked for Epicenter Press, Inc., as office manager and later editing and designing books. She has been retired since 2009, and splits her time between Renton, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

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