HELLO, ALASKA by Sarah Litchfield


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Tightly written, timely, and of particular value as supplementary reading in schools, this is straight factual material, unglamorized, related to Alaska. Its development from early 18th century to the present, through the claiming by Russia, life in the Russian days, the purchase by the U.S. and its naming by Secretary Seward ""Alaska"" -- the Indian word for Great Land. The topography of the land, the natives, the government, hidden treasure, trade, local color -- and its present day development and dangers....A useful book -- though the material could be more vigorously presented.

Publisher: Whitman