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The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story Of Dogs And Men In A Race Against An Epidemic (Paperback)

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    In 1925, a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through icebound Nome, Alaska. The life-saving serum was a thousand miles away, and a blizzard was brewing. Airplanes could not fly in such conditions: only the dogs could do it. Racing against death, twenty dog teams relayed the serum across the Alaskan wilderness as newspapers nationwide headlined the drama, enthralling an entire generation. The heroic dash to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska and immortalized Balto, the lead dog whose arrival in Nome over a snow-blown trail was an American legend in the making. His bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park, in dedication to the "Endurance, Fidelity and Intelligence" of the dogs that saved Nome. This is their story, the greatest dog story never fully told, until now.

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    ISBN 9780393325706
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 303
    Publisher Date 2005-02-18 00:00:00.0
    Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Heroic Story Of Dogs And Men In A Race Against An Epidemic
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Salisbury, Gay
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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