The book about the Hope ‘91 sled dog race is in the final stages, the proofing copies are next, and after both Jon and I have had time to thoroughly proofread the book, I’ll make any changes or corrections we decide on and then send the book for final printing!
The story of this historic race from Nome, Alaska to Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia is a testament to the courage and vision of a handful of Alaskans, and their counterparts across the Bering Strait, who saw the value in building a bridge between their countries via a month-long 1,200-mile sled dog race across some of the wildest lands on Earth. They brought together mushers from Alaska, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Japan and Chukotka, in an effort to share the skills and knowledge of long distance sled dog racing. Along the way they shared friendships, faced unimaginable perils, and inspired a renewed interest in the ancient sled dog breeding traditions.
Yesterday Jon and I spent a few hours in his studio with Emmy award winning news photographer Eric Sowl of KTUU, for a program about the book and the history of the race which will air in a couple of weeks. I’ll share that link here when it’s available. UPDATE: you can watch it on the KTUU website!
Jon and I are both delighted that this book has come together so smoothly, and we think it will be a great addition to the history of sled dog races, as well as an interesting and informative look at our neighboring country across the Bering Strait.
The finished book is 228 pages, 6” x 9” format, full color on premium paper, indexed, with dozens of color and b/w photos, and the price is $42.50 plus $6.50 postage for shipping.
The Hope ’91 Sled Dog Race
$42.50 plus $6.50 postage, for a total of $49.00. Orders will be processed within 48 hours of ordering, and books will arrive in 10 to 12 days.