One Second to Glory: The Alaska Adventures of Iditarod Champion Dick Mackey

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In 1978, Dick Mackey claimed the most dramatic victory ever in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, crossing the finish line in Nome a mere one second ahead of Rick Swenson after a two-week, 1,149 mile-run from Anchorage. Many years later Alaskans still shake their heads in amazement. In One Second to Glory, Mackey shares this and many other adventures: Making a home in the forntier state in the heady first day s of Statehood; Surviving the 1964 earthquake and helping rebuild Alaska; Mushing against “”Doc”” Lombard and George Attla in the heyday of sprint racing; Helping Joe Redington organize the Iditarod Trail SLed Dog Race; Experience 82 degrees below zero at Coldfoot, his famous Arctic Circle truck stop; Mackey’s colorful stories are told in his own words in interviews with Lew Freedman, outdoor adventure writer for the Chicago Tribune and longtime former sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News. Freedman has written seventeen books about Alaska.

One Second to Glory: The Alaska Adventures of Iditarod Champion Dick Mackey

Northern adventures in mushing: How to train a lead dog, one man’s opinion

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Northern adventures in mushing: How to train a lead dog, one man’s opinion

Claude Henry, the Iditarod Mouse: “The Adventures Begin”

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Claude Henry is led to near peril many times and is forced to challenge the evil King Rat to the Alaska Iditarod Dog Sled Race. His adventures are never ending, and are filled with courage and pride. A simple but humble Mountain Mouse, Claude Henry invites you to join him as he explores the great Alaskan Frontier and leads a trail of many adventures.

The evil King Rat vows to mousenap Claude Henry’s true love—Little Sue—and the only way Claude Henry can save her is to beat the terrible rodent in the Iditarod Dog Sled Race! But Claude Henry’s never been to Alaska, much less fought in its dangerous blizzards. But with his faithful companions—Treetop, Rambo and Rowdy—by his side, Claude Henry is determined to risk life and limb to capture the heart of Little Sue.

Across the beautiful and vast Alaska Tundra Claude Henry’s Adventure is driven. Along the dangerous Iditarod Trail through blizzards and freezing temperatures this adventure travels from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

Claude Henry struggles for the freedom and rights of the Mouse World and earns his name; Claude Henry, the Iditarod Mouse

Claude Henry, the Iditarod Mouse: “The Adventures Begin”

Adventures in pet sitting

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Linda Boonstra is all about cats.

She talks about them with such enthusiasm – for her own and for others – that it’s more than easy to believe her when she proclaims, “I’m definitely the type of woman who will pay big bucks to take care of her cats.” Read the rest of this entry »

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