The Cruelest Miles

The Cruelest Miles

The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in A Race Against An Epidemic

eBook - 2003
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The story of the 1925 Nome, Alaska, diphtheria epidemic describes the plight of the patients, with a blizzard imminent and the much-needed serum seven hundred miles away, as teams of sled dogs and their drivers become the only hope for survival.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780393076219
0393076210
0393019624
9780393019629
0393325709
9780393325706
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 303 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Salisbury, Laney
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RescueDog
Sep 28, 2017

I agree with the review of kstiles.

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sess430
Oct 03, 2013

A gripping story of dogs and men battling life-threatening conditions to save lives during a terrible diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska in January 1925 ~ and who doesn't enjoy a heart-warming story about man's best friend giving their all - even to the point of losing their life? The book also gives the reader an interesting overview of the history of Alaska, the firearms & fur-trading capitalism, the native people & their way of life, the gold rush and the important role the dogs played in the success of humans living in a harsh environment. After watching the excellent documentary on PBS about the serum run, I decided to read the book. Now I'd like to see Balto's bronze statue in New York's Central Park.

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kstiles
Sep 08, 2011

I thought this book was fascinating, though it moved slowly at times.

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KRFordham
Apr 09, 2007

If you like true dog stories. If you find Alaska, its people and its elements as fascinating as I do. You'll love this book. Well written and well researched it was a page-turner from the very start.

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