Alaska & The Klondike

CoverFinalAlaska & the Klondike, Early Writings and Historic Photographs, compiled and edited by Helen Hegener, and published in 2018 by Northern Light Media, is an anthology of selected writings from a dozen northland classics  by early explorers and travelers in the territories of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon at the turn of the 20th century.
Complete chapters from books such as Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled, The Land of Tomorrow, and Along Alaska’s Great River offer first-hand accounts of the authors’ adventures in charting an unknown country, exploring a wondrous land, searching for gold, delivering freight and mail, and administering medical and religious services by dog team, at a time when the land was young.
Wonderful black and white drawings and photographs, often by the authors themselves, accompany the writings of Frederick Schwatka, Hudson Stuck, Robert Service, Josiah Edward Spurr, Arthur Treadwell Walden and many others as they tell of adventures, explorations, fortunes won and lost, and the magnificent promise of our great northern lands.
Selected excerpts are from the following books:
 • Golden Alaska, by Ernest Ingersoll
 • The Land of Tomorrow, by William B. Stephenson, Jr.
 • The Spell of the Yukon & Other Verses, by Robert Service
 • The Ascent of Denali, by Hudson Stuck
 • From Paris to New York by Land, by Harry DeWindt
 • Through the Yukon Gold Diggings, by Josiah Edward Spurr
 • A Woman Who Went––To Alaska, by May Kellogg Sullivan
 • The Land of Nome, by Lanier McKee
 • Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled, by Hudson Stuck
 • Along Alaska’s Great River, by Frederick Schwatka
 • Alaska: Our Northern Wonderland, by Frank Carpenter
 • A Dog-Puncher on the Yukon, by Arthur Treadwell Walden
Alaskan author Helen Hegener has compiled an engaging journey through the literary history of Alaska and the Klondike, and an introduction to some of the most compelling books ever written about the North.
Alaska & the Klondike, Early Writings and Historic Photographs, compiled and edited by Helen Hegener, published May 10, 2018 by Northern Light Media. $24.95 (plus shipping), 320 pages, over 100 b/w photos, ISBN-13: 978-1717401991. Click here to order.
Kindle Edition now available. $5.99 (Kindle MatchBook $2.99)

About Helen Hegener

Author and publisher, Northern Light Media and Alaskan History Magazine.
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