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The Cruelest Miles - The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

Gay Salisbury

The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, an icebound port, and mountains to the west. But there is a diphtheria epidemic in Nome. The children need serum from the outside world if they are to survive. Their only hope is a few chosen Eskimo drivers and their teams of dogs, who must make a relay race across the wilderness if the serum is to get to Nome in time. The heroism and stamina of the men and their dogs can only be called legendary. Now, their story can be told.

The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, an icebound port, and mountains to the west. But there is a diphtheria epidemic in Nome. The children need serum from the outside world if they are to survive. Their only hope is a few chosen Eskimo drivers and their teams of dogs, who must make a relay race across the wilderness if the serum is to get to Nome in time. The heroism and stamina of the men and their dogs can only be called legendary. Now, their story can be told.
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The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, an icebound port, and mountains to the west. But there is a diphtheria epidemic in Nome. The children need serum from the outside world if they are to survive. Their only hope is a few chosen Eskimo drivers and their teams of dogs, who must make a relay race across the wilderness if the serum is to get to Nome in time. The heroism and stamina of the men and their dogs can only be called legendary. Now, their story can be told.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laney Salisbury, Margot Dionne

Length:

5h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:44