BRIDGE TO RUSSIA by Murray Morgan


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The Aleutians in profile,- geographic, historical, social, economic, anthropological, military, cultural, recounted by an American soldier stationed on the islands during the war. He has compiled a complete record of the Aleutians from the early discovery of Bering, the period of Russian conquest and rule, to the American purchase of the chain along with Alaska, and its backstage but strategic part in World War II. In the main, the Aleutians are important on two counts,- economic, for the fish and fur industry, and military, as a main base in our lifeline to Japan. Both these phases of Aleutian history are fully developed, from the early exploitation to the current regulations of fisheries, rookeries. Then he recounts the uncontested Japanese invasion and the slow reconquest, culminating in the abortive Kiska landing. An all-inclusive, factual picture of a little known American outpost. A book for reference, chiefly.

Pub Date: July 14th, 1947
Publisher: Dutton