Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Jim Rearden's Alaska

Fifty Years of Frontier Adventure


Media: Paperback

Item #: 1813   Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-157510-121-7
Pages: 288   Size: 6 x 9

Distributed by Mountain Press for: Pictorial Histories


Jim Rearden, Alaska’s most popular outdoor journalist, recounts his search throughout the Far North for interesting people, places and events. Did he ever find them? Rearden combines twenty previously published articles into a “best of collection,” interspersed with fresh insights into a changing Alaska. He shares his favorite stories about: · Hilarious and hair-raising episodes of early day bush pilots · A narrow escape from death on Mount McKinley · Hollywood’s humorous attempt to make a "genuine" Alaska Film · A Swedish trapper who spent 57 years alone in the wilderness · Why the Wolverine has such a quirky reputation · The secret recovery of a Japanese Zero fighter during WWII · Guarding Alaska’s streams from salmon poachers