The Flying North


The Flying North


By Jean Potter


Trade Paperback


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In 1924, the first mail plane was flown in Alaska and the era of the bush pilot began. Ben Eielson, Noel Wien, Bob Reeve, Harold Gillam and Joe Crosson are not well known today but they along with many others successfully challenged the wilderness and created a legend that endures even in the twenty-first century. The bush pilot is as much a part of Alaskan lore as the northern lights, and shows no sign of fading away.

Originally published in 1945, The Flying North returns in this stunning reissue which includes previously unpublished material from author Jean Potter. It is the only book written on Alaska’s early days in the air that draws on personal interviews with the men who were there. The Flying North presents Alaska as it was during the dawn of aviation, and how a group of dedicated pilots forever transformed the Last Frontier.

The cover illustration is by Courtenay Birdsall Clifford of Skagway.  The book design is by Sarah Asper-Smith of Juneau.

November 1, 2013
330 pp., 5 x 7.5, Trade Paperback