City for Empire: An Anchorage History, 1914-1941 by Preston Jones

By Preston Jones

First settled in 1915, Anchorage, Alaska, was once based with the yank empire in brain. in the course of international battle I, it served as a conduit wherein coal can be shipped to the Pacific, the place the USA military used to be engaged with Japan. a long time later, in the course of international warfare II, Anchorage turned an both vital website for the safeguard of the mainland and the projection of yankee strength. City for Empire tells the tale of Anchorage's improvement in that interval, focusing particularly at the foreign context of the city's early many years and its unusually assorted population. a radical but available learn, City for Empire captures the historical past of this awesome city.

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