Tales of the Alaska State Troopers: Stories of Courage, Survival, and Honor from the Last Frontier (Hardcover)

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Description


With the elements against them, the state troopers of Alaska face every day with a fight for their lives.

In the state of Alaska, anything goes. For the state troopers, an average day can include blizzard conditions, midnight sunsets, and subzero temperatures. Tales of the Alaska State Troopers gives insight to just how the brave men of the law combat these conditions while still upholding their duties to the fine people of Alaska.

Follow Trooper Dan Valentine as he finds himself in the midst of a crisis when an abandoned truck holds more than just an old blanket on the passenger seat. Dan’s responsibility for the town of Trapper Creek becomes a fight for survival when he realizes the truck has enough explosives in it to make a small dent in the Alaska Range.

Troopers such as John Adams and Terrance Shanigan also have more to worry about than frostbite. Their stories include rescuing an Eskimo who has fall through the ice on his snow mobile, locating missing teenagers after a terrifying bear attack, and occasionally scraping dead, frozen, thousand-pound moose off major highway roads.

Tales of the Alaska State Troopers is rich in content and action. Anyone familiar with the life of a lawman or the state of Alaska will be fascinated with the way Mathiesen delivers his narrative. It’s all in a day’s work for troopers like Dan Valentine, who never know what a new day can bring.

About the Author


Peter B. Mathiesen left his hometown of St. Louis in 2010 to pursue his dream of living in Alaska with his wife, Sandy. An avid outdoorsman, Mathiesen has written about Alaska, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors for such publications as American Hunter, Field & Stream, and Outdoor Life. He currently resides with his wife in Talkeetna, Alaska.

Praise For…


"Cops have the greatest stories and the Alaskan Troopers’ tales are in a class of their own. Peter Mathiesen truly brings these stories to life." — Lieutenant Randy Sutton (ret.), author of True Blue and A Cop’s Life

"In this series of exciting, well-crafted stories, Peter Mathiesen pays homage to the history of this storied law enforcement agency and to the men and women who must not only cope with criminals, but with the extreme elements, wildlife, and landscape unique to Alaska." —Dave Atcheson, author of Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, and Hidden Alaska, Bristol Bay and Beyond

"With the skill of a novelist, Mathiesen weaves the art of storytelling into this non-fiction book. The who-done-it suspense of some chapters makes for edge-of-your-seat reading, while other stories elicit smiles if not outright bellyache laughter or head-shaking amazement. . . . The book provides a detailed look at the heart and soul of the troopers that reality shows can’t touch; true-to-life interviews and stories direct from the troopers themselves, fact checked and colored as only an experienced Alaska author can do. If you love Alaskana, buy this book." — Christopher Batin, editor and publisher, Alaska Angler/Alaska Hunter Publications

"Cops have the greatest stories and the Alaskan Troopers’ tales are in a class of their own. Peter Mathiesen truly brings these stories to life." — Lieutenant Randy Sutton (ret.), author of True Blue and A Cop’s Life

"In this series of exciting, well-crafted stories, Peter Mathiesen pays homage to the history of this storied law enforcement agency and to the men and women who must not only cope with criminals, but with the extreme elements, wildlife, and landscape unique to Alaska." —Dave Atcheson, author of Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, and Hidden Alaska, Bristol Bay and Beyond

"With the skill of a novelist, Mathiesen weaves the art of storytelling into this non-fiction book. The who-done-it suspense of some chapters makes for edge-of-your-seat reading, while other stories elicit smiles if not outright bellyache laughter or head-shaking amazement. . . . The book provides a detailed look at the heart and soul of the troopers that reality shows can’t touch; true-to-life interviews and stories direct from the troopers themselves, fact checked and colored as only an experienced Alaska author can do. If you love Alaskana, buy this book." — Christopher Batin, editor and publisher, Alaska Angler/Alaska Hunter Publications
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626360686
ISBN-10: 1626360685
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English