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The Alaskan Travels

(2012)
Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
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Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure.

Pencil and notebook at the ready, Hoagland set out to explore and write about one of the last truly wild territories remaining on the face of the earth: Alaska. From the Arctic Ocean to the Kenai Peninsula, the backstreet bars of Anchorage to the Yukon River, Hoagland traveled the "real" Alaska from top to bottom. Here he documents not only the flora and fauna of America's last frontier, but also the extraordinary people living on the fringe. On his journey he chronicles the lives of an astonishing and unforgettable array of prospectors, trappers, millionaire freebooters, drifters, oilmen, Eskimos, Indians, and a remarkably kind and capable frontier nurse named Linda. In his foreword, novelist Howard Frank Mosher describes Edward Hoagland's memoir as "the best book ever written about America's last best place."

In the tradition of Twain's Life on the Mississippi and Jonathan Rabin's Old Glory, with a beautiful love story at its heart, this is an American masterpiece from a writer hailed by the Washington Post as "the Thoreau of our times."



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"Hoagland is our wild world's literary virtuoso." - Annie Proulx


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April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
ISBN: 1-61145-503-0 / 978-1-61145-503-8 (USA edition)
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
Author(s): Edward Hoagland
ISBN: 1-61145-869-2 / 978-1-61145-869-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
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Title: Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
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February 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
Author(s): Edward Hoagland, Howard Frank Mosher
Publisher: Arcade
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February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
Author(s): Edward Hoagland, Howard Frank Mosher
Publisher: Arcade
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