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Product #: 778X
6" x 9"
75 B&W photos
Pub Date: 1999
A Story of Triumph & Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race|
It had been six years since newspaper reporter Brian Patrick O'Donoghue mushed to a last place finish in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Yearning to challenge himself anew, he enters the Yukon Quest, a more brutal 1,000-mile run between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Fairbanks, Alaska. With wry humor and diminishing expectations, O'Donoghue shares the trail with Khan, Hobbes, Scrimshaw, Cyclone, and ten other excitable Alaska huskies, plus a diverse collection of rival racers and resident bush rats. The mushers' strategies, dreams and disappointments, the antics of the dogs, and the drama of the race are all part of this punishing personal journey.
"If you've got spirit and the love of life, this book will make you want to recruit a bunch of canine buddies and join the strange characters who still roam the trails of Jack London's Great White Silence."
--Craig Medred, Anchorage Daily News
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: When he's not changing diapers or cleaning the dog lot, Brian Patrick O'Donoghue covers the oil industry, politics, and sled dog racing for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. His last book, MY LEAD DOG WAS A LESBIAN recounted his misadventures in the Iditarod in 1991.