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.
Brand: Epicenter Press
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:
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.
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.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.