Alaskan People : Stories of Yesteryear and Today
Alaska officially became the 49th state in 1959, before that it was a territory, a wild place, the Last Frontier, and the men and women who lived there prior to statehood are the main characters of Alaskan People. Their unique stories and adventures are a window into a world of everyday experiences seldom told until now. If you are curious about life in the Last Frontier, this is the book for you. These stories are transcribed from interviews with 27 men and woman from all walks of life, native and non-native, that were published in the States largest newspaper, the "Anchorage Daily News". Alaskan People is the kind of book you have always been looking for. It's like sitting at the kitchen table, having a cup of coffee or tea, with the men and women of Alaska personally telling you their stories. It's about genuine lives, true stories, and actual people, sharing with you, how life was and is in the 49th state.
- Paperback | 220 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
- 30 Oct 2013
- Insight Passage Productions
About Edward M May
Ed dreamed of going to Alaska since his childhood years in Ohio during the sixties and seventies. It took nearly half of his life and travels halfway around the world to realize those early dreams. He has been trained and employed in various occupations to include U.S. Army medic, psychiatric nurses aid, halfway house counselor for emotionally disturbed adolescents, youth probation officer, am and fm DJ, carpenter, radio sales and copywriter, talk show host, program director, general manager of radio station, news director for public radio, employment counselor, founder and president of two non-profit organizations (Haines Animal Rescue Kennel and SeaChrist-Broadcasting), oil spill disaster response team member, foster parent, executive producer of his own audio production company, newspaper feature column writer, and author. He is also a husband and father.