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The War Canoe

by Mr. Jamie S Bryson

17 year-old Mickey Church, a Tlingit Indian didn't see anything special about his hometown. Perched on an island in Southeast Alaska, the small town of Wrangell was shabby, wet, and isolated. Mickey spent his...


Winter Walk: A Century-Old Survival Story from the

by Ms. Loretta Outwater Cox

True story of survival and triumph amid unspeakable sorrow


Arctic Son: Fulfilling the Dream

by Jean Aspen

The chronicle of a family's first year alone in Alaskan wilderness, Arctic Son is a poetic journey of discovery into what we value in life.


Alaska's Wolf Man: The 1915-55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser

by Jim Rearden

Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane. In his career he was a market...


Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River

by Jim Rearden & Sidney Huntington

This is more than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska. It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enabled him and his ancestors to survive. His story,...


In the Shadow of Eagles: From Barnstormer to Alaska Bush Pilot, a Flyer's Story

by Jim Rearden & Rudy Billberg

In the Shadow of Eagles is a uniquely American saga. Rudy Billberg's story takes readers through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska...


Sam O. White, Alaskan: Tales of a Legendary Wildlife Agent and Bush Pilot

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien

Sam O. White was a tough, deep-voiced, six-foot-tall, two-hundred-pound former Maine lumberjack and guide. From 1922, for half a century he criss-crossed wild Alaska by foot, with packhorses, dog teams, canoe,...


Shamans and Kushtakas: North Coast Tales of the Supernatural

by Mary Giraudo Beck & Marvin Oliver

Shaman and Kushtaka, both struck terror in the hearts of the Tlingit and Haida, for both possessed frightening supernatural powers. Among the Natives of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the shaman was honored as...


Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story - Georg Steller & the Russian Exploration of AK

by Corey Ford & Lois Darling

This classic natural history account of Vitus Bering's tragic last voyage is as popular today as it was first published almost 50 years ago.


Johnny's Girl: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up In Alaska's Underworld

by Kim Rich

Gritty real life tale of one woman's journey of exploration into her father's grisly murder, the illicit life he led, and coming to terms with a childhood filled with an after-hours circus of pimps, strippers,...


Heroes and Heroines: Tlingit-Haida Legend

by Mary Giraudo Beck & Nancy DeWitt

Over uncounted generations the Tlingits and Haidas of Southeast Alaska developed a spoken literature as robust and distinctive as their unique graphic art style, and passed it from the old to the young to ensure...


The Winterlake Lodge Cookbook: Culinary Adventures in the Alaskan Wilderness

by Kirston Dixon

Kirsten Dixon uses her training as a French cuisine chef and adapts it to the residential style kitchen in her Alaskan wilderness lodge. Add in the local Pacific Ocean fresh ingredients, the heritage of Asian...


Lowell Thomas Jr.: Flight to Adventure, Alaska and Beyond

by Lowell Thomas & Lew Freedman

Lowell Thomas Jr., now eighty?nine, is a famed Alaskan who made his mark as a Bush pilot and by serving in state government, but who also has had a lifetime's worth of adventures that have taken him around the...


Runaways on the Inside Passage

by Joe Upton

Young readers will thrill to this breathless story of courage and determination set in the Alaska wilderness. Abandoned by their mother in Seattle, thirteen year old twins Annie and David Ross enlist the help...


Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships: Stories of Loyalty, Courage, and Compassion

by Pam Flowers

Have you ever marveled at the wisdom you see in the eyes of a dog? Or at the compassion and patience an old dog will show a puppy? Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships shares the positive canine character...


The Alaska Homegrown Cookbook: The Best Recipes from the Last Frontier

by Kirsten Dixon

This compilation of delicious and distinctive dishes is perfect for any chef or baker with an interest in Northwestern cooking. Over 200 recipes were carefully selected from a half-century of the archives of...


To The Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak

by Bill Sherwonit & Art Davidson

Here in one book, now in its third edition, are the great moments of mountaineering on Denali, or Mt. McKinley as the maps call it. Author Bill Sherwonit shares the excitement of notable climbs, first ascents,...


Two in the Far North

by Margaret E Murie & Terry Tempest Williams

This autobiography by the "mother of the American environmental movement" is compelling, and insightful into the long 101 year life of an ordinary woman who accomplished extraordinary things.


My Season on the Kenai: Fishing Alaska's Greatest Salmon River

by Lew Freedman

Award-winning journalist and author Lew Freedman shares personal experiences, true stories, and humorous folklore of the pursuit of kings, reds, pinks (or "humpies"), and silvers from April to October on this...


What the Elders Have Taught Us: Alaska Native Ways

by Will Mayo & Roy Corral

This tribute to the first Alaskans and the ancient values they consider paramount to their survival celebrates their connections to their ancestry and ties that define their identity in the world today.