Download PDF by Alfred H Brooks: Blazing Alaska's Trails

By Alfred H Brooks

ISBN-10: 0912006013

ISBN-13: 9780912006017

This can be the tale of early Alaska -- of the pioneers who driven their manner into the unknown reaches of this area and opened tips to everlasting cost -- as instructed via one of many state's most renowned trailblazers.

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Smith, which appeared in a 1925 bulletin of the Geological Society of America, has been reproduced in full at the end of this new edition, including the full life-time bibliography of over 100 titles of all Brooks' publications. The historic controversy regarding the claim of Dr. Frederick A. Cook to have made the first ascent of Mt. McKinley in 1906 had for a while involved Alfred Brooks and embarrassed him. Evidently stung by this, Brooks in 1914 became the first historian (with his MOUNTAIN EXPLORATION IN ALASKA) to set forth the modern account of the true first ascent some years later.

Collectively, this work constitutes a remarkably well-proportioned, authoritative, and readable picture of Alaska as of about 1920. To be sure, this is Alaska of a generation and a half ago; but it is the Alaska on which present-day Alaska is founded and as such even now it is timely, so timely in fact that thoughtful consideration of its contents is invaluable to those in whose hands today is entrusted the destiny of Uncle Sam's northernmost territory. During all the period of the service of Dr.

Charles E. Bunnell, president emeritus of the University and long-time friend of the Brooks family, for sorting and organizing and eventually for preservation in accessible form at the University. Among the valuable relics was the manuscript of this book approximately 700 pages, yellowing with age and typed by Mrs. Brooks' own hands. Mrs. Brooks had long intended to make some appropriate disposition of this un- Page xvii official record of her husband's keen appraisal of the Alaskan scene. She was aware that his death had prevented the completion of several more chapters; but, even so, she visualized the publication of the almost-completed book.

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