Historic Anchorage: An Illustrated History

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An illlustrated history of the largest metropolis in Alaska, its changes in character and growth over the last century. Gold exploration, railroad boom and bust, military occupation, air age discovery, oil fever, earthquakes, and finally massive oil wealth all figure into transforming this relatively recent wilderness site into a jewel of a city. Anchorage is celebrating over 300 years of rich history.

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John Strohmeyer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and critically acclaimed author and has lived in Alaska since 1987. He has nearly sixty years of professional writing experience and has taught at prestigious universities across the country, including Lehigh University and Penn State before joining the Alaska university system. Strohmeyer came to Alaska in 1987 upon winning an appointment as Atwood Professor of Journalism, an endowed chair at the University of Anchorage. His book, Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska, published by Simon & Schuster, was nationally acclaimed.

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