The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a by Gay Salisbury

By Gay Salisbury

While a dangerous diphtheria epidemic swept via Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the neighborhood health professional knew that with out a clean batch of antitoxin, his sufferers could die. The lifesaving serum was once one thousand miles away, the port was once icebound, and planes couldn't fly in snowfall conditions-only the canine can make it. The heroic sprint of puppy groups around the Alaskan wasteland to Nome encouraged the yearly Iditarod path Sled puppy Race and immortalized Balto, the lead puppy of the final group whose bronze statue nonetheless stands in big apple City's primary Park. this is often the best puppy tale, by no means absolutely informed formerly. 2 maps; forty eight illustrations

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H ykso s king of Ava r is. His re ign ANT O N IU S, M ARC US (83- 311 IIC) (Mark Antony). Roman pol iu c ian a nd ge neral. H is firs t vis it to Egypt was as a cavalry co mm and I when A ulus Ga bi nius was in Alexa nd r ia to res to re Ptolemy X I( A uletes (57-54 BC). A nto nius then served wi th , or o n be ha lf o f, III rel ative lulius Caesa r in Gau l. Italy. and Greece . He was Caesui ' co lleag ue as co ns ul in 44 BC. an d followi ng his murde r, one o f thc 1''' litical he irs. :II tus ) and Marcus Ae m ilius Le pidu s , to res to re orde r to the Re puhh and und ert ouk the reorgani zat ion o f the easte rn part o f the emph An tonius me t Kleopatra V II at Tarsos in 4 1 BC.

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