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Old 01-25-2008, 11:49 PM
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I was just starting out working at the Red Dog Saloon the summer Michner came on his cruise in Alaska as a part of the promo tour for the book. (He didn't even get off the ship in the State Capital, but that's irrelevant.) I remember reading the (autographed) copy his agent left for my family, and it struck all of us - from a local's point of view - as a very relevant and accurate portrayal of life in Alaska... at that time.

Since the book's release - it's been over 15 years now - a great deal has changed here. This is a completely different political, economic, social and environmental climate here right now. There are still quite a few places you can go to see Alaska as Michner portrayed, but they're getting harder and harder to find every year.

-Case
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