The Cruelest Miles

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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; Laney Salisbury (Joint Author)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393019629, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2003

Alaska, 1925: the diphtheria serum is 674 miles away. Without it, the people of Nome will not survive. The never-before-told tale of the dogs and men who braved blizzard conditions to save Nome, Alaska from diphtheria. 34 illustrations.

About the Author
Gay Salisbury is the former associate publisher of Basic Books. She splits her time between Fairbanks, Alaska, and New York City.