Father of the Iditarod : the Joe Redington story / by Lew Freedman.
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- ISBN: 9780945397755
- ISBN: 0945397747
- ISBN: 9780945397748
- Physical Description: 319 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, 1999
|General Note:|| Includes index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Gone mushing -- On the move -- Alaska, for real -- Homesteading the valley -- Experiments in dog mushing -- Living off the land -- Rescue and recovery -- When sprinters were kings -- Seeds of a great race -- Big dollars and common sense -- First Iditarod -- No race for sissies -- Infectious Iditarod bug -- Crashes and scratches -- Search for financial stability -- Training the up-and-comers -- To the top of Mount McKinley -- Protecting an historic trail -- Presidential treatment -- Trail woes, high hopes -- Sidelined, not stopped -- Woman takes the title -- International flavor -- Near misses -- Staying the course -- Tourists on the trail -- Olympic trials -- Still racing at eighty -- Doing battle -- Father of the Iditarod -- Back on the runners.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 October 1999
Alaska journalist Freedman's fascinating biography of Redington--the Oklahoma native who responded to the declining popularity of sled-dog racing by founding the now-famous 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome--tells what in many ways is a traditional triumph-over-adversity story. But Freedman's expertise (he's written three other books about the Iditarod) and Redington's own engaging personality elevate the volume above other, similar treatments of the subject. Redington emerges as a pioneer, a man who almost singlehandedly rescued a sport from extinction. As the Iditarod continues to grow in popularity, this volume makes essential background reading. ((Reviewed October 15, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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