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New Book is a Far-Reaching Look at Alaska Statehood


Alaska at 50, from University of Alaska Press, commemorates Alaska's statehood anniversary with essays from some of today’s most noteworthy writers and researchers. Divided into the areas of art, culture, and humanities; law, economy, and politics; and environment, people, and place, it is comprehensive in its scope. Editor G.W. Kimura has assembled an impressive cast of contributors. Each had the freedom to be as creative and bold as his or her topic and expertise allowed. When their individual insights are gathered together in this timely volume, the resulting mosaic is an eloquent portrait of Alaska since statehood and a thought-provoking vision for the next fifty years.
The esteemed contributors to Alaska at 50: The Past, Present, and Next Fifty Years of Alaska Statehood include Susan A. Anderson, Carrie Irwin Brown, George Cannelos, Jocelyn Clark, Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Ann Dixon, Danna Fabe, Phyllis Fast, Vic Fischer, Sven Haakanson Jr., Veldee Hall, Mark Hamilton, Eric Heyne, Gary Holthaus, G. W. (Greg) Kimura, Nancy Lord, Dennis Metrokin, Jason Metrokin, Ken Ostercamp, Tadd Owens, James Ruppert, John Shively, Peggy Shumaker, Ronald Spatz, John Straley, Raymond Voley, and Charles Wohlforth.
The editor and a number of contributors will appear at the following events: - UAA Campus Bookstore - October 20, 2009, 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Barnes & Noble Anchorage - October 21, 2009, 6:00 p.m. - Title Wave Books - October 23, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Alaska at 50 The Past, Present, and Next Fifty Years of Alaska Statehood Edited by G. W. Kimura University of Alaska Press October 2009 264 pages, 6 x 9, 50 historical photos $30.00 / ISBN: 978-1-60223-061-3 (cloth)

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