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Father of the Iditarod
by Lew Freedman


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Product #: 7755
Price: $19.95
320 pages
Trade Paperback
6" x 9"
Biography/Dog Mushing
75 B&W photos
Pub Date: 1999
ISBN: 978-0-945397-75-5

The Joe Redington Story

Meet rugged, independent, determined, and hard-working Joe Redington, Father of the Iditarod, a man who found his destiny in Alaska. In an inspirational biography, Lew Freedman chronicles Redington's birth on the Chisholm Trail and his boyhood in the Depression -- homeless, motherless, roaming the country looking for work. Alaska was his rebirth in 1948. On his own piece of dirt, a man could raise a family, hunt, fish, run dogs, and stand up for what he believed. Redington helped rescue Alaska dog mushing from extinction, creating a legacy in a thrilling thousand-mile race across Alaska, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

"There's no one like Joe. He taught me . . . about what being an Alaskan is and how a true pioneer lives."
    --Susan Butcher, Iditarod Champion 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990

"If you're looking for a delightful book to read, FATHER OF THE IDITAROD is one! There are many humorous stories about Joe that had me laughing out loud.
    --Alaska Women Speak magazine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lew Freedman has written numerous books about Alaska and especially about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Freedman is the outdoor-adventure reporter for the Chicago Tribune.


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