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Alaska: A History of the 49th State Paperback – March 15, 1994
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The best feature of the book is the great land that is its focus. Alaska's past and present is so different from other states that this historical study will be fascinating to most readers. It is more of a political and economic history than a social or natural history. The book will appeal primarily to those interested in adding to their understanding of the various powers that ruled the wild region and to those intrigued with the process of setting up a new state and resolving complex land claim issues.
The authors have included an excellent collection of historical drawings and photographs, though the reproduction quality is not the best. The complete footnotes will aid scholars, as will the statistical and historical information in the appendices. No single work can tell the complete story of Alaska. This one would be an excellent addition to any collection. It is very readable, insightful, and accurate.
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I read this book as a text for a course in Alaska history. I think that Prof Naske's book is perhaps the best Alaska history available, although I enjoyed reading James Michner's... Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by gary c gibson
If this is the book you read to learn about Alaska then you didn't learn much. I notice in both editions that there is no mention whatever of the Aleut Evacuation... Read morePublished on January 8, 2004