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Alaska : saga of a bold land

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how these resource should be used. Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wildcatters looking for a different kind of mineral wealth; and always at the core of these disputes is the question of how the land is to be used and by whom
Print Book, English, 2004, ©2003
1st Perennial ed View all formats and editions
Perennial, New York, NY, 2004, ©2003
xx, 608 pages : maps ; 23 cm
9780060503079, 0060503076