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  1. Jim Rearden's Alaska: Fifty Years of Frontier Journalism
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  2. Jim Rearden's Alaska: Fifty Years of Frontier Journalism

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For half a century, Jim Rearden has fulfilled a dream-traveling throughout the Far North in search of interesting people, places, and events and writing about them. In Jim Rearden's Alaska, this longtime former outdoors editor for Alaska magazine has combined twenty-two previously published pieces into a single collection. Articles are interspersed with fresh personal insights into a changing Alaska and are illustrated by many of the black-and-white photographs that appeared with the original articles. Rearden shares his favorite stories of early sourdoughs who challenged Alaska's wilderness in the 1920s and '30s; of encounters with wolves, wolverines, and huge brown bears; of the Alaska Scouts who played a key role in the brutal Aleutian Campaign of World War II; of lighthearted and hair-raising adventures of Alaska's early bush pilots; of narrow escapes from death on Mount McKinley and in the Gulf of Alaska; and of a humorous look at Hollywood's attempt to make a "genuine Alaskan" film. "These articles represent my ideal Alaska," Rearden says.

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Jim Rearden
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Jim Rearden, Alaska's most popular outdoor journalist, recounts his search throughout the Far North for interesting people, places and events. Did he ever find them? Rearden combines twenty previously published articles into a "best of collection," interspersed with fresh insights into a changing Alaska. He shares his favorite stories about:
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I have been a fan of Mr. Rearden for many years. I like his stype of writing. Like many men my age, we dream of visiting Alaska but don't get any farther than a comfortable arm chair. Mr. Readen takes an individual from that armchair and creates the feeling that you are right along side of him in Alaska through his writing. His stories are an interesting read and if you enjoy outdoor literature, don't hesitate to purchase any book by this man.
Very entertaining.
Having travelled in Alaska myself I came across some familiar sights and it was good to see he did not overdid his accounts. His other destinations, the ones I haven't been to yet or never will, validates the book as worthwhile reading. He went further than any tourist is able to do in his holidays, but connects to the tourist who dreams of similar extended trips.
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