Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells

Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story Libby Riddles wanted an adventure At the age ofshe left home for the snowy frontiers of Alaska, the Last Frontier There her love of animals drew her to the sport of sled dog racing When she entered the Iditarod, the famous marathon from Anchorage to Nome, she was just another Iditarod Nobody Twelve hundred miles later, having conquered blizzards, extreme cold, and exhaustion, she and her dogs crossed the final stretch of sea ice, miles ahead of the nearest competitor and suddenly she realised I will be the first woman to win the Iditarod This is the story of a courageous woman and her heroic dogs This is the story of Libby Riddles s adventure


10 thoughts on “Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story

  1. Noel Noel says:

    I absolutely love anything having to do with dogsledding, so this book was right up my alley It s a blow by blow account of Libby s Iditarod win, without much beyond that there are some sidebars with a littleinformation about dogsledding and the Iditarod , bu


  2. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    Libby Riddles is the first woman to win the Iditarod sled dog race in 1985 This is her race autobiography Thru her retelling of the tale, readers learn about the race, the dogs, the weather, and all the little hardships that go along with the Iditarod trail From an


  3. Karyl Karyl says:

    I m not even sure why I am so fascinated by Alaska Maybe it s because I much prefer the winter over the summer I hate heat and I hate sweating , so places like Hawaii don t have a huge draw for me Instead I d love to go somewhere cold and snowy, with the northern lights


  4. Cat Cat says:

    Marc and I met Libby while we were in Alaska she gave an amazing lecture to a group of people young and old, and captured everyone s attention Fiercely independent at a young age, but at the same time easy going in nature she was really fun to talk with after the lecture we sw


  5. Maureen Williams Maureen Williams says:

    A really neat format the main story is along the edges of the page with relevant explanatory info along the middle So inspiring and wonderfully interesting.


  6. Karen Karen says:

    So I got this book on a trip to Alaska, and Libby signed it.This book was like an exhilarating journey and adventure and it brings you into the story, so it s really a good exposure to dog lovers like me I was a bit annoyed that all the words were in one thin column, but as I read through


  7. Elaine Elaine says:

    I really liked this book since I love Alaska and am very interested in the Iditirod Race This is the true story of Libby Riddles and her quest to be the first woman to win the Iditirod Her love and care of her dogs during the race is obvious and other racers take notice This book has a unique t


  8. Helen Helen says:

    This is the fascinating story of Libby Riddles barrier breaking victory in the Iditarod, the 1,000 mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome Riddles became the first woman to win the race by venturing out into a blizzard and somehow finding her way while others were forced to turn back or delayed lea


  9. Susan Susan says:

    I finally got through it Libby has an interesting story to tell, but I think this book could have been a lot shorter I found it repetitive and boring, and the style that it was written in with the notes in the margins was distracting Reading the margins took me away from the main story too often I like dog


  10. Samantha Will Samantha Will says:

    I give the book Race Across Alaska First Women to Win the Iditarod 5 stars Libby Riddles is a Wisconsin girl who trains and mushes dogs in Alaska She decides to race in the Iditarod She races in 50 degree weather, encounters old washing machines, frostbite, and her sled brakes a few times as well One day along t


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