Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier by Spike WalkerAlaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier by Spike Walker

Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier

bySpike Walker, Denise LittleEditorSpike Walker

Paperback | February 18, 2002

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For thousands of years Alaska has called to us. The hardy souls who first answered that call endured bitter temperatures, maddening isolation, and often harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there, and many lost their lives in the process. From the earliest human explorers to Russian fur trappers, from Klondike gold seekers to today's miners and oilmen, from Alaska's native people to the millions of tourists who visit the state every year, people have come to Alaska to marvel at its beauty, rejoice in its riches, and measure themselves against its challenges. The wonder of Alaska, as well as its terrifying dangers, come to life in this anthology, featuring true adventures described by some of the best writers in the world, each hand picked by bestselling writer and Alaska aficionado Spike Walker. Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier will open your eyes and stir your soul as it celebrates the untamed beauty of Alaska.

Inside you will find unmatched tales of adventure by the following authors:

Spike Walker
Jack London
Larry Kaniut
Roger A. Caras
Lew Freedman
Dana Stabenow
Gary Paulsen
Jean Aspen
Ann Mariah Cook
John Muir
Washington Irving

And many more...

Spike Walker has spent more than twenty seasons working as a deckhand aboard commercial fishing boats in Alaska. He has voyaged across storm-tossed seas from the ports of Kodiak in the Gulf of Alaska to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands and north, across the Bering Sea, to the edge of the polar ice cap in search of king crab, halibu...
Title:Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last FrontierFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:February 18, 2002Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312275625

ISBN - 13:9780312275624


Editorial Reviews

"...a crackerjack collection of evocative writings from the state, spread over time and geography." -Kirkus Reviews