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The cruelest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic / Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury.

Salisbury, Gay. (Author). Salisbury, Laney. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 614.5123 Sal (Text) 33500007661788 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 614.5123 Sal (Text) 33500008037541 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0393019624
  • Physical Description: ix, 303 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Gold, men, and dogs -- Outbreak -- Quarantine -- Gone to the dogs -- Flying machines -- Hunters of the North -- Rule of the 40's -- The real heroes were dogs -- Red tape -- The ice factory -- Up against it good and strong -- Saved.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - # 1 May 2003
    It's the winter of 1925 in Nome, Alaska, and an outbreak of diphtheria is threatening the city's icebound residents. Planes can't reach Nome because of blizzard conditions. There's only one way to transport badly needed serum, and that's by dogsled. It's a 700-mile, five-day trip across frozen rivers, mountains, and treacherous ice. After offering an early history of the city, the Salisburys chronicle the saga of the men and dog teams--Siberian huskies--that made the dangerous journey in temperatures that reached minus 62 degrees. The authors describe in detail the drivers and dogs, recounting the canines' ages, speeds, ability to lead a relay team, and trusting relationships to the drivers. They also recount the role of Curtis Welch, the only doctor for hundreds of miles, and his nurse, Emily Morgan. The two went for days with little or no sleep while working with their patients. Drawing on archives, government publications, newspapers, and interviews, the Salisburys have written an amazing story of endurance and courage. ((Reviewed May 1, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Diphtheria > Alaska > Nome.
Sled dogs.

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