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The Fires of Patriotism

Alaskans in the Days of the First World War, 1910 - 1920

by Preston Jones

Paperback Price $38.95
Ebook Price $27.95

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"Fascinating. . . .This book contains considerable information and opens up a period of Alaskan history that frequently gets overlooked. . . . It shows how even a remote region in an age of limited communications and slow transportation could get enveloped in events very far away."
—Fairbanks Daily News-Miner


In the early twentieth century, Alaska was facing an exciting future as the newest US territory. Yet just five years after its official designation, the country entered World War I and citizens were called to fight. Despite the threat of an economic downfall, Alaska sent more people per capita to war than any other state and displayed patriotism at home that rivaled that of the states.

The Fires of Patriotism explores Alaska’s wartime experience, bringing to light new stories and new characters from a decade that shook the world. This multifaceted book explores the era through engaging stories and rare photos, offering a new perspective on the First World War from a marginal land that forged its place in the greater unity of the country.

Preston Jones has published scholarly works as well as general history texts. Jones has taught at the high school and university level. He has been a professor of history at John Brown University in Arkansas since 2003, teaching numerous courses, including Latin, British Empire, U. S. History, Western Civilization, and Great Books classes. His first book with the University of Alaska Press was Empire’s Edge: American Society in Nome, Alaska, 1898–1934 (2007).

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  • Paperback Price: $38.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-205-1
  • Ebook Price: $27.95
  • EISBN: 978-1-60223-206-8
  • Publication Month: November
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Illustrations: 42
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Preston Jones
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602232051

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