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The cruellest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic, Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury

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The cruellest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic
Title
The cruellest miles
Title remainder
the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury
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Language
eng
Summary
"Nome, Alaska, sits on the edge of the Bering Sea two degrees below the Arctic Circle, and there are few more forbidding places on earth, especially in winter. Dr. Curtis Welch knew the signs of diphtheria, knew that his patients - many of them children - would die without a shipment of fresh serum." "The port was icebound and the nearest railhead was almost 700 miles away across mountains, rivers, and the treacherous ice of Norton Sound. A blizzard was brewing, and airplanes, in 1925, could not fly in such conditions. Only the dogs could do it. A relay was set up, and the drivers, many of them Native Alaskans, set off into the night, set out at 60 degrees below zero, often trusting their lead dogs to find the trail under feet of driven snow. The legendary heroism and endurance of the men and dogs in the Serum Run need no enhancement. Here, for the first time, their story is told in full."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/123/097986
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA644.D6
LC item number
S25 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The cruellest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic, Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury
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The cruellest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic, Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gold, men, and dogs -- Outbreak -- Quarantine -- Gone to the dogs -- Flying machines -- Hunters of the North -- Rule of the 40's -- The real heroes were dogs -- Red tape -- The ice factory -- Up against it good and strong -- Saved
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7414017
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25 cm.
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Extent
ix, 303 pages
Isbn
9780393019629
Lccn
2002156444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) SL258503
  • (DLC) 2002156444
  • 7414017
  • (BNAtoc) 2002156444

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