One of the best of the series, in a long needed exploration of the lively potentials of the Alaska story. Here is our new frontier, echoing even today the glamor of the Old West, and in this book these frontier elements are competently dealt with. In the process of spinning the lively history of Alaska in which explorers, exploiters, prospectors, pioneers and ""natives"" played a tumultuous role, the authors have included a vast amount of information about people, places and institutions; the native Aleuts, Tlingets, Athapascans and Eskimos, their lives and sultures; the great explorers, from the Dane, Bering, who sailed for Peter the Great, on down; the despised ""icebox purchase""; the discovery of gold, in the Yukon, the Klondike; fishermen and fisheries; cities grown from starvation-ridden mining camps; the government pioneer farming project, Matanuska; Alaskan railroads and airports; her strategic position in the war. Alaska is a country for youth. This will bring them under the spell of the Yukon. A Must for schools as supplementary reading.