Alaska Ports and Passages: A Backgrounder, Volume One: Perils and Promise by Jim Prevost
Approx. 57,350 words.
Published on March 16, 2011.
Perils and Promise is the story of Alaska in chapters that take locales and communities from prehistory to present, and events from cause and effect to long-lasting influence. It is history written with a style balanced between story and fact, and it is current information presented without tourist hype...well, maybe with a few moose feathers...to help the visitor enjoy a true trip of a lifetime.