Russian Dinner With Mike Dunham and David Ramseur

David Ramseur, author of Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier

Two authors, three vivid accounts of the unique historical ties between Russians and Alaskans. Mike Dunham’s two books delve into the sale of Russian Alaska to the United States. One book tells the story from the Russian point of view. The other tells the story from the United States point of view. And David Ramseur explores the neglected story of Alaskan citizen diplomacy during the Cold War.  This is a unique opportunity to meet both authors at once!

 

Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781602233348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Alaska Press - June 15th, 2017

The Man Who Bought Alaska: William H. Seward Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781578336609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Todd Communications - December 31st, 2016

The Man Who Sold Alaska: Tsar Alexander II of Russia Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781578336593
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Todd Communications - December 31st, 2016

The Bomb in the Back Yard

EMERGENCY RATIONS: HOW ONE YOUNG TAIL GUNNER SURVIVED

WORLD WAR TWO

NEW EBOOK ADDRESSES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS AND A FATHER’S LOVE

Doesn’t every kid with a military parent wake up to a bomb in the backyard? In the 1950s, Post Traumatic Stress was a term yet to be invented. Most veterans rarely spoke of World War Two.

Read Alaska Rewards Book Club

$25.00

 

As booksellers, we see the resurgence of great Alaskan writing every day, and we want to encourage you to take part in it. So we've created this reward club just for you, the adventurous reader of books either by or about Alaskans. For your $25.00 membership in the Read Alaska Rewards club, you receive at least $40.00 in value. You get:

 

  • $15.00 gift certificate when you buy 10 Alaskana books within one year.
  • $25.00 voucher, good for one ticket to an author dinner within one year.
  • Drawings for give-aways of Alaskana books

 

 

Price: $25.00

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Way back in the later part of the 20th Century, David Cheezem and Melissa Behnke decided they wanted to open a bookstore. Both husband and wife were and are avid readers. Melissa's mother Peggy helped grow the small Wasilla library, and she grew up in a family of readers. David had just completed his Masters in Fine Arts degree in creative writing, and felt that his fellow writers deserved a place where good writing was honored and celebrated.

They found the perfect location for a bookstore in Palmer -- the small agricultural town in Alaska with a rich history and cultural heritage.

In 2001 David and Melissa discovered an empty storefront within a stone's throw of Vagabond Blues, their favorite Alaskan coffee-shop. It was the perfect location for a bookstore.

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