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Pub Date: March 2009
The Fight for Alaska Statehood|
In a book that reads like a plot-line for a political thriller,
author Dr. Claus-M. Naske reveals how the Alaska statehood movement struggled through most of the 20th Century, decade after decade, always blocked by powerful special
interests. Finally, the unrelenting pro-statehood forces
won support from President Dwight D. Eisenhower—a breakthrough for their cause—and forged a coalition in Congress that approved the Alaska Statehood Act in 1958.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Claus-M. Naske is a professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. One of Alaska's leading historians, Naske has written numerous books about the development of Alaska.