US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...noted dryly."Washtub" was not, however, a washout.It operated from 1951-59, according to Deborah Kidwell, official historian of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, or OSI."While war with the Soviet Union did not come to Alaska, OSI...
Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

...University Press Richard Dauenhauer has been described by many titles: poet, translator, scholar, linguist, anthropologist historian, editor, educator, anthologist. And in Juneau, his home since 1983, also: mentor, colleague, neighbor, friend...
Thoughts on Richard Dauenhauer

...the translation into English that sings, the combination was breathtaking. He will be sadly missed.-- Dee Longenbaugh, historian and owner of the Observatory bookstore I would like to submit a poem ("Shaking Hands with Beethoven," shown above) that...
Two poems by Richard Dauenhauer, 1942-2014

In honor of the recent passing of highly regarded Alaska poet, scholar, translator, historian and linguist Richard Dauenhauer, here are two poems from his most recent poetry collection, "Benchmarks: New and Selected Poems...
Poet, translator Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72

Southeast Alaska lost a poet, a translator, a scholar, a former poet laureate and a historian on Tuesday. Richard "Dick" Dauenhauer was all of these things and more in his lifetime, which ended after a battle with cancer...
Message in a bottle

...searched the obituary for names, then searched on Facebook for people matching the names.He also emailed a Coast Guard historian, who couldn't help because records for that time were still sealed.A conversation with a representative of the National...
Historians gain some ground in fight to keep records in Alaska

Alaska's archivists and historians are gaining ground in a fight to...million less than this year.State historian Jo Antonson is among the a step backward," said state historian Jo Antonson at Wednesday's meeting...
Fledgling nation goes to war

...Chippewa, which was a victory for the U.S.; and one called the Battle of Lundy's Lane, which is considered a draw by historians. Then the worst thing that could happen did. The U.S. public credit collapsed and the banks suspended specie payment...
Empire Editorial: All surface, no substance

...same fresh spirit she brought to the governor's office. Instead, we got a punch line on "Saturday Night Live."When historians look at the footnote that was Sarah Palin, they won't use phrases like "great compromiser" or "fair negotiator" or...
Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

...since the days of Eddy "The Cannibal" Merckx, Nibali has racked up four in-line stage victories on the Tour. Cycling historians have to go back to 1970 to find the last time that was equalled. By comparison, last year's winner, Chris Froome, won...


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