The Resource Tales of Alaska's bush rat governor : the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician, [by Jay Hammond], foreword by Kay Fanning

Tales of Alaska's bush rat governor : the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician, [by Jay Hammond], foreword by Kay Fanning

Label
Tales of Alaska's bush rat governor : the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician
Title
Tales of Alaska's bush rat governor
Title remainder
the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician
Statement of responsibility
[by Jay Hammond], foreword by Kay Fanning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Yankee minister's non-conformist son, after serving as a Marine fighter pilot in the South Pacific during World War II, flees the demands of civilization for a life of solitary self-sufficiency in Alaska's wilderness . . . only to become the nation's most unlikely and perhaps most innovative governor from 1974 to 1982 during the nation's oil crisis."--BOOK JACKET. "Beginning in 1946, Jay Sterner Hammond lived a life of high adventure as a bush pilot, trapper, commercial fisherman, and wilderness guide. But neither his crash landings and mid-air engine failures (13 of them!), broken bones and blizzards that stranded him in remote corners of Alaska, nor his encounters with murder, mayhem, and angry brown bears - all of which he writes about with entertaining irreverence - prepared him for the predatory power politics he also describes with humor and insight."--BOOK JACKET. "This is an extraordinary story of a man in love with his adopted land and grateful for the life it provides. In nearly half a century, Jay Hammond has stepped lightly on the land, hardly leaving a permanent footprint - except for the log cabin homestead he built on the shore of remote Lake Clark, far from the nearest road or neighbor. Yet the unique Permanent Fund he championed as governor, with its annual dividends, has helped send thousands of young people to college, brought a share of the oil wealth to all Alaskans, and changed his state forever."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammond, Jay S
Dewey number
  • 979.8/05/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
F910
LC item number
.H36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hammond, Jay S
  • Governors
  • Alaska
Target audience
adult
Label
Tales of Alaska's bush rat governor : the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician, [by Jay Hammond], foreword by Kay Fanning
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780945397175
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
93049357
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM29564533
  • CARL029564533
Label
Tales of Alaska's bush rat governor : the extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond, wilderness guide and reluctant politician, [by Jay Hammond], foreword by Kay Fanning
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780945397175
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
93049357
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM29564533
  • CARL029564533

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