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The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic (Paperback)

Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury

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ISBN 10: 0393325709 / ISBN 13: 9780393325706
Editorial: WW Norton Co, United States, 2005
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Language: English . Brand New Book. When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn t fly in blizzard conditions-only the dogs could make it. The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City s Central Park. This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now. N° de ref. de la librería AAS9780393325706

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Título: The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs...

Editorial: WW Norton Co, United States

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

Edición: Reprint.

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"A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend." ―Seattle Times

When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn't fly in blizzard conditions―only the dogs could make it. The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park. This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now.

2 maps; 48 illustrations

About the Author:

Gay Salisbury is the former associate publisher of Basic Books. She splits her time between Fairbanks, Alaska, and New York City.

Laney Salisbury, a Columbia Journalism School graduate, has reported from Africa, the Middle East, and New York. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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