A project to identify the 67 books that best capture Alaska history has been published. Several of the books have been recommended here

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WHAT IF YOU GOT A BUNCH OF HISTORIANS, LIBRARIANS AND OTHER hardboiled bibliophiles together in one room and asked them to list the most important books on Alaska history. How many of them would be on the same page? Precious few, it turns out.

That’s why “The Alaska 67,” a book about important books, has been so much longer in the making than anticipated. Now that it has finally reached local bookstores, project directors Frank Norris and Bruce Merrell would be justified sending birth announcements.

Read the background here–

A short list is here


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