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Looking for Alaska by Peter Jenkins

Looking for Alaska

by Peter Jenkins

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Abridged Edition
Running Time
12 Hrs. 28 Min.


Over twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate went looking for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of Americans everywhere, sold over 1.8 million copies, and is still in print today.

Now, Peter is a bit older, married and a father of six children, and his journeys are much different than they were. All these years later he is still looking for adventure, inspiration, unspoiled land, and heroic human beings. Certainly, he found all of this and more in Alaska.

Looking for Alaska is Peter's account of eighteen months spent traveling over twenty thousand miles in tiny bush planes, on snow machines and snowshoes, in fishing boats and kayaks, on the Alaska Marine Highway and the Haul Road. Hearing and living the amazing stories of many Alaskans from Barrow to Craig, Seward to Deering, and everywhere in between, Peter gets to know this place in a way that only he can. His resulting portrait is a rare and unforgettable depiction of a dangerous and beautiful land and the people that call it home.

He also takes his family with him, renting a `home base' in Seward, Alaska, and coming and going from there. The way his family lived, how they made Alaska their home, is as much a part of this story as Peter's own travels. All in all, Jenkins delivers a memorable diary of discovery-both of this place that captures all our imaginations, and of himself, all over again.

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  • Published: 2003
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: L003886
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