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    • The Cruelest Miles

    • The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic
    • By: Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, an icebound port, and mountains to the west. But there is a diphtheria epidemic in Nome. The children need serum from the outside world if they are to survive. Their only hope is a few chosen Eskimo drivers and their teams of dogs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Cruelest Miles Makes Exciting Reading

    • By Susan Carter on 01-07-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Cruelest Miles

    • The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic
    • By: Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury
    • Narrated by: Margot Dionne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Alaska, 1925: the diphtheria serum is 674 miles away. Without it, the people of Nome will not survive. The port was icebound and the nearest railhead was almost 700 miles away. Only the dogs could do it. A relay was set up, and the drivers, many of them Native Alaskans, set off into the night at 60 below zero. Here, for the first time, is their story of legendary heroism and endurance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read This Book!

    • By Pete on 08-29-03

    Regular price: $23.93