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The Long View

Dispatches on Alaska History

by Ross Coen

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Too often the history of a place is reduced to a list of dates and a handful of major events, ignoring the daily stories that help shape its legacy. In The Long View, Ross Coen stops to explore the smaller yet extremely meaningful moments in Alaska’s past, and in doing so he builds a history unlike any before. This collection of Coen’s columns from the celebrated Ester Republic allows readers to see how short snapshots of everyday life can come together to create a true picture of the unique experience of living in Alaska. Covering everything from mail order brides to failed rocket launches and true political intrigue, Coen’s engaging writing makes the history of Alaska accessible and entertaining.

Ross Coen works at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has published numerous articles on Alaska and arctic history in the Northern Review, Alaska Magazine, Alaska History, and other publications.

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  • Paperback Price: $19.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9749221-7-1
  • Publication Month: March
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 225
  • Illustrations: 53
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Ross Coen
  • ECommerce Code: 9780974922171

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