More Tales from Alaska's Bush Rat Governor
In this memoir, a sequel to the immensely popular autobiography, TALES OF ALASKA'S BUSH RAT GOVERNOR, former governor Jay Hammond spins more delightful yarns about the fascinating people and humorous situations he has encountered from one end of Alaska to the other, from wild tales about life in the Bush to stories about the hot air-filled legislative halls in Juneau. Hammond is one of Alaska's great storytellers, and he remains one of the state's most beloved and admired public figures twenty years after leaving office.
"CHIPS FROM THE CHOPPING BLOCK could be regarded as literary seconds, but a second helping of Hammond is almost as good as the first go-around...[it] makes fun reading."
--Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
"Jay Hammond has led an amazing life, and his writing is full of self-deprecating, gentle good humor..."
--Alaska Journal of Commerce
"Filled with frank, candid, unvarnished honesty and with wit, humor, and keen feeling for the Alaskan soil, wilderness, cities, and people, CHIPS FROM THE CHOPPING BLOCK is very hearty autobiographical and observational entertainment and highly recommended reading."
--Midwest Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A former Marine fighter pilot from upstate New York, Jay Hammond headed north to Alaska after service in the Pacific during World War II. He became a trapper, bush pilot, fisherman, guide, government wolf hunter, poet, environmentalist, and finally a reluctant politician who endeared himself to Alaskans. For this, he says, Alaskans punished him by electing him governor--twice.