Sled Dog Books

Your local library will have many of these titles

1049 miles: The Call of the Iditarod, by Terry O. Adkins, 1977.
A Dog-Puncher on the Yukon, by Arthur Treadwell Walden, 1928.
Adventures in Alaska, by Rev. S. Hall Young, 1919.
Adventures of the Iditarod Air Force, by Ted Mattson, 2014.
Alaska Dog Mushing Guide: Facts and Legends, by Ron Wendt, 1994.
Alaska Nellie, by Nellie Neal Lawing, 1940.
Alaskan Malamute (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide), by Thomas Stockman, 2005.
Alaskan Sled Dog Guide, by Ryan Turner, 2016.
Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, by Helen Hegener, 2015.
Alaska Sourdough, the Story of Slim Williams, by Richard E. Morenus, 1956.
Along Alaskan Trails: Adventures in Sled Dog History, by Helen Hegener, 2010.
A Long Way To Nome: The Serum Run ’25 Expedition, by Von E Martin, 2010.
A Tale of Two Iditarods, by C. Mark Chapoton, 2008.
Back of the Pack, by Don Bowers, 1996.
Backstage Iditarod, by June Price, 2012.
Baldy of Nome, An Immortal of the Trail, by Esther Birdsall Darling, 1913.
Be the Lead Dog, by Liz Parrish and Barbara Schaefer, 2010.
Beyond Ophir: Confessions of an Iditarod Musher, by Jim Lanier, 2013.
Born to Run: Athletes of the Iditarod, by Albert Lewis, 2013.
By Dog Sled for Byrd: 1600 Miles Across Antarctic Ice, by John S. O’Brien, 1937.
Cart and Sled Dog Training, by Thompson Raymond, 1972.
Champion of Alaskan Huskies – Joe Redington Sr., by Katie Mangelsdorf, 2011.
Cold Hands, Warm Heart, by Jeff King and Donna Gates King, 2008.
Cold Nights, Fast Trails: Reflections of a Modern Dog Musher, by Dave Olesen, 1989.
Dog-Team Doctor, The Story of Dr. Romig, by Eva Greenslit Anderson, 1940.
Dog Driver: A Guide for the Serious Musher, by Miki Collins, 2013.
Dog Man: Chronicles of an Iditarod Champion, by Martin Buser, 2015.
Dogs of the Iditarod, by Jeff Schultz, 2003.
Dog Team Transportation Basic Field Manual, by the U.S. War Department, 1941.
Dryland Sledding for Beginners, by Natalie van der Merwe, 2012.
Everything I Know About Training and Racing Sled Dogs, by George Attla, 1974.
Fast into the Night, by Debbie Moderow, 2016.
Father of the Iditarod – The Joe Redington Story, by Lew Freedman, 1996.
Following My Father’s Dreams: A Rookie Iditarod Run, by James Warren, 2005.
From Dog Sleds to Float Planes: Stories of a Woman Physician, by Jean Persons, 2007.
George Attla: The Legend of the Sled Dog Trail, by Lew Freedman, 1993.
Gold, Men and Dogs, by Allan Alexander Allan, 1931.
Graveyard of Dreams, by Craig Medred, 2010.
Honest Dogs, by Brian Patrick O’Donoghue, 1999.
How To Build An Alaskan Dog Sled, by E. C. Gelvin, 2011.
Iditarod (Images of Sports), by Tricia Brown, 2014.
Iditarod (Xtreme Races), by S L Hamilton and Sue L Hamilton, 2013.
Iditarod, by Penny Rennick, 2003.
Iditarod: The Great Race to Nome, by Bill Sherwonit and Jeff Schultz, 2002.
Iditarod: Women on the Trail, by Nicki J. Nielsen, 1986.
Iditarod Adventures: Tales from Mushers Along the Trail, by Lew Freedman, 2015.
Iditarod Alaska, by Burt Bomhof, 2013.
Iditarod Classics: Tales of the Trail, by Lew Freedman, 1992.
Iditarod Dreams: Alaskan Sled Dog Racer DeeDee Jonrowe, by Lew Freedman, 2005.
Iditarod Fact Book: A Complete Guide to the Last Great Race, by Tricia Brown, 2001.
Iditarod Glory, by Jeff Schultz & Brian Patrick O’Donoghue, 2005.
Iditarod Silver, by Lew Freedman, 1997.
Jon Van Zyle’s Iditarod Memories, by Jon Van Zyle, 2016.
Kantishna: Mushers, Miners, Mountaineers, by Tom Walker, 2006.
Kinds of Winter by Dave Oleson, 2014.
Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way, by Mitch Seavey, 2001.
Leonhard Seppala and the Golden Age of Sleddog Racing, by Bob & Pam Thomas, 2015.
Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman, by Polly Evans, 2009.
Mary Joyce, Taku to Fairbanks: 1,000 Miles by Dogteam, by Mary Greiner, 2007.
McKinley Station: People of the Pioneer Park that Became Denali, by Tom Walker, 2009.
More Iditarod Classics, by Lew Freedman, 2004.
Mush! Revised: A Beginner’s Manual of Sled Dog Training, by Charlene G. LaBelle, 2007.
Mush! The Sled Dogs of the Iditarod, by Joe Funk, 2013.
Mush, You Malemutes! by Bernard R. Hubbard, 1932.
My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian, by Brian Patrick O’Donoghue, 1996.
My Life of Adventure, by Norman D. Vaughan, 1995.
My Life of High Adventure, by Grant Pearson, 1962.
Nine Dog Winter, by Bruce T. Batchelor, 2008.
No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer, by Rachael Scdoris, 2006.
Novice Sled Dog Training, by Lee and Mel Fishback, 1961.
Old Yukon: Tales-Trails-Trials, Hon. James Wickersham, 1938.
One Mush: Jamaica’s Dogsled Team, by John Firth, 2010.
One Second to Glory: Iditarod Champion Dick Mackey, by Lew Freedman, 2001.
On Time Delivery, The Dog Team Mail Carriers, by William S. Schneider, 2012.
Panuck: Eskimo sled dog, by Fred Machetanz, 1939.
Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod, by Libby Riddles and Tim Jones, 1988.
Racing the White Silence by Adam Killick, 2002.
Rivers: Diary of a Blind Alaska Racing Sled Dog, by Mike Dillingham, 2001.
Running North: A Yukon Adventure, by Ann Mariah Cook, 1998.
Running With Champions: A Midlife Journey on the Iditarod Trail, by Lisa Frederic, 2006.
Seppala, Alaskan Dog Driver, by Elizabeth M. Ricker, 1930.
Sled Building Plans: Racing, Freight, and Passenger Sleds, by Raymond Thompson, 1989.
Sled Dogs (Working Dogs), by Kimberly M. Hutmacher, 2010.
Sled Dogs: The Breeds & Basics of Dog Sledding, by Shelly Swanson, 2015.
Sled Dogs of Denali, by Karen Fortier, 2002.
Sled Dogs of Denali, by Sandy Kogl, 1981.
Sled Dogs on the Job, by Allan Morey, 2017,
Sled Dog Trails, by Mary Shields, 1984.
Sojo: Memoirs of a Reluctant Sled Dog, by Pam Flowers and Bill Farnsworth, 2016.
Soldiers and Sled Dogs: A History of Military Dog Mushing, by Charles L. Dean, 2005.
Spirit of the Wind: Biography of George Attla, by Lew Freedman, 2001.
Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled, by Hudson Stuck, 1914.
The All Alaska Sweepstakes, by Helen Hegener, 2012.
The Ascent of Denali, by Hudson Stuck, 1918.
The Cruelest Miles, by Gay and Laney Salisbury, 2003.
The Double Life of an Alaskan Sled Dog, by Andrea “Finney” Aufder Heyde, 2012.
The First Iditarod: Mushers’ Tales from the 1973 Race, by Helen Hegener, 2015.
The Great Dog Races of Nome, by Esther Birdsall Darling, 1916.
The Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever, by Monica Devine, 1997.
The Lance Mackey Story, by Lance Mackey, 2010.
The Last Great Race, by Tim Jones, 1988.
The Race to Nome, by Kenneth A. Ungermann, 1993.
The Secrets of Long Distance Training and Racing, by Rick Swenson, 1987.
The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens, by Tom Walker, 2013.
The World of Sled Dogs: From Siberia to Sport Racing, by Lorna Coppinger, 1977.
The Yukon Quest Trail, by Helen Hegener, 2014.
Tracks Across Alaska, by Alastair Scott, 1990.
Trailbreakers, Vol. 2: Founding the Last Great Race on Earth, by Rod Perry, 2010.
TrailBreakers Vol. 1 Pioneering Alaska’s Iditarod, by Rod Perry, 2009.
Two in the Far North, by Margaret Murie, 1962.
War Dogs: A History of Loyalty and Heroism, by Michael G. Lemish, 1999.
Winning Strategies for Long Distance Mushers, by Joe Runyan, 2003.
Winning The Iditarod, The GB Jones Story, by GB Jones, 2005.
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod, by Gary Paulsen, 1995.
Yukon Alone: The World’s Toughest Adventure Race, by John Balzar, 2001.
Yukon Quest: The 1,000-Mile Sled Dog Race Through the Yukon and Alaska, by John Firth, 1998.
Yukon Quest: The Story of the World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race, by Lew Freedman, 2010.
Yukon Quest Album: 1,000 miles across Alaska and the Yukon Territory, by Helen Hegner, 2014.

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