New book out about “The First Fifty Years of the Last Great Race”
It is hard to believe that the Iditarod Sled Dog Race is 50 years old. I remember the first Iditarod taking off from the streets of Anchorage. The following is reprinted (with permission) from the Northern Lights Media website.
The 50th Anniversary Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in March, and Northern Light Media is publishing a new book by author Lew Freedman, “50 Years of Iditarod Adventures, The First Fifty Years of the Last Great Race.” The book details fifty years of race history, with synopses of each annual race, records of all of the award winners, and biographies of many individuals and families who have contributed to make the race what it is today, a worldwide phenomenon and The Last Great Race on Earth. The cover art is by famed Alaskan artist Jon Van Zyle, a two-time Iditarod finisher (1976, 1979), a member of the Iditarod Hall of Fame, and the Official Artist of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. “50 Years of Iditarod Adventures, The First Fifty Years of the Last Great Race,” by Lew Freedman. Published in February, 2022 by Northern Light Media. 310 pages, over 80 b/w photos, $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. Available from Amazon, Paypal, or via any bookstore with ISBN no. 9798409923990