search for books and compare prices
cover image
Ernest Gruening: Alaska's Greatest Governor
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Alaska Pr
Publication date May 1, 2004
Pages 314
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781889963358
ISBN-10 1889963356
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Ernest Gruening governor of territorial Alaska. What followed were twenty historic years that changed the face of North America when Alaska became a state in 1959.

Using unpublished archival materials, Claus-M. Naske follows Gruening from Puerto Rico to the Pacific Islands and from Alaska to Antarctica. As governor, Gruening devoted himself to the economic development of Alaska and fought discrimination against Alaska Natives. In 1958, he was elected to the U.S. Senate where he opposed the Vietnam War and earned a reputation for his liberal views on civil rights. Gruening's letters and memos reveal the challenges that he faced every day as an activist governor and senator. As a man of talent, ambition, and ego, Gruening met conflict head-on and gained the respect of Alaskans for his honesty and plain speech.

The life of Ernest Gruening is a personal account of Alaska statehood as well as a political odyssey through the twentieth century.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781889963341
 
from Univ of Alaska Pr (May 1, 2004)
9781889963341 | details & prices | 314 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $49.95
About: In 1939, President Franklin D.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781889963358
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Univ of Alaska Pr (May 1, 2004)
9781889963358 | details & prices | 314 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In 1939, President Franklin D.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.