Title: Bering Bridge: The Soviet-American ...
Publisher: Pfeifer-Hamilton, Duluth, MN
Publication Date: 1989
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Small 4to. Blue cloth with silver lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 227pp. Frontispiece, maps, illustrations, decorated endpapers. Near fine/very good. Quite mild jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and lovely. Interesting chronicle of the 1000-mile trek made in 1989 by a combined Soviet-American team across arctic tundra, signed large and bold and sloppy by Schurke in black fineline on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 36529
Synopsis: Bering Bridge: The Soviet-American Expedition From Siberia To Ala, by Schurke, Paul
From School Library Journal:
YA --Written in an informal style, this Arctic trek reads like a novel, and even includes a bit of complicated international romance. Schurke recounts the experiences of the Bering Bridge expedition during March-May, 1989. Through his persistence as co-leader, 12 Soviet and American adventurers, including three Eskimos and three Chukchis, visited a string of remote Siberian villages, crossed the International Date Line, and continued the journey to native towns in Alaska. The group encountered red tape (the Bering Strait had been closed to travel in either direction since 1948), fierce weather, and team rivalries, but Schurke never gave up his dream uniting the people of two continents. The expedition received warm welcomes on both sides of the Strait, united native team members with distant relatives, and helped East-West relations. In April 1989, the governors of Siberia and Alaska signed a protocol requesting their governments to open the border to travel by native peoples. In September 1989 this became a reality. A story of high adventure by dogsled, skis, and skin boat. --Mary Gerrity, Queen Anne School, Upper Marlboro, MD
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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