Crooked Road

The Story of the Alaska Highway

David A. Remley

David A. Remley

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

267 pages | 22 halftones, 3 line drawings, 1 map | 6 x 9 | © 1976, 2008
Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9781602230378 Published November 2008
Crooked Road tells the tale of how the Alaska Highway was built during World War II. David Remley chronicles how Americans and Canadians mapped and built the highway under the 1942 authorization of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who ordered its construction for the joint defense of the United States and Canada. Crooked Road draws upon archival images and oral histories from those who lived in the prior unpaved wilderness and those who regularly drive on the highway today, and ultimately offers a fascinating historical account of the expansion of the American landscape.
 
Contents
Part 1
1  The North Needs Your Young
2  The Road Is Going to Be Built
3  The Defense of Alaska Is the Defense of Canada
4  Cornmeal Cooked with Tallow
5  Continuation
6  The Quiet of My Little Station Was Shattered
7  Long Ways from Home
8  Elliott's Fleet and Parker's Navy
9  Ruffles and Flourishes
 
Part 2
10  Hard as Hell to Get To
11  Flowers for the Wedding
12  How Far Is It to Lower Post?
13  The Specter of American Domination
14  Grave Decisions
15  Gems for the Crown
 
Part 3
16  Too Much Too Soon
17  All-Weather Road
18  Something in the Nature of This Clay
19  Throw a Barl Out
20  They Can Have It for the Asking
21  Always on Their Way
22  Just Like Cuttin' Grass
 
Notes
Index
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