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"My interest...never flagged as these readings bring to life a fascinating, sometimes troubling world of the Alaska territory..."
"Reading the richly detailed passages presented here,...the reader can witness Alaska's transformation from a forbidding wilderness into a land that becomes increasingly imaginable and accessible."
—From the foreword, Stephen Haycox
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“There is, of course, no path, nor would it be possible to
make one; for the rocks are loose and insecure, and the passage of a man will often send a boulder crashing down, to the deadly peril of those below. In some places, it was
necessary to squeeze round the wall of the precipice on narrow ledges of rock that trembled underfoot and threatened to dislodge and send one whirling....”
—Harry de Windt