Spirit of the Wind, by Lew Freedman
In 1958, no one in the Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race knew the Athabascan Indian from Huslia who limped to the starting line in Anchorage. But when he finished with the winning time, George Attla opened a new chapter in the history of sprint mushing. For decades, Attla, the “Huslia Hustler,” reined as Alaska’s most winning sprint champion, having overcome crippling TB as a child. Spirit of the Wind (224 pages) captures the incredible spirit of one man, and his furry companions.
Special note to readers: This is a new edition, with a new title, new introduction and new epilogue, of a work first published by Stackpole Books.
Lew Freedman (born 1951) is a sportswriter and former sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska, and The Republic in Columbus, Indiana. He has worked on the staffs of the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Florida Times-Union, and has authored over six dozen books.
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