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Spirit of the Wind
by Lew Freedman

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Product #: 7933
Price: $14.95
224 pages
Trade Paperback
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Biography/Dog Mushing/Native American
20 B&W photos
Pub Date: 2001
ISBN: 978-0-945397-93-9

The Story of George Attla, Legendary Sled Dog Sprint Champ

In 1958, no one in the Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race knew the Athabascan Indian from Huslia who limped to the starting line in Anchorage. But when he finished with the winning time, George Attla opened a new chapter in the history of sprint mushing. For decades, Attla, the "Huslia Hustler," reined as Alaska's most winning sprint champion, having overcome crippling TB as a child.

Special note to readers: This is a new edition, with a new title, new introduction and new epilogue, of a work first published by Stackpole Books.

"SPIRIT OF THE WIND updates the story of one of the all-time mushing greats...conveying Attla's determination and his sense of humor."
    --Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lew Freedman has written more than a dozen books about Alaska. A former sports editor at the Anchorage Daily News, Freedman is now outdoors-adventure writer for the Chicago Tribune.

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