Boom Town Boy: Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier by Jack de Yonge
Approx. 65,530 words.
Published on April 7, 2012 by
A newspaper reporter recalls his youth in Fairbanks, Alaska, a dying gold-rush town that comes alive again with a wild mix of Russian and American pilots, a busy red-light district, and a round-the-clock bar scene in the 1940s war years.