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The cruelest miles: the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic

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In 1925, a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through icebound Nome, Alaska. The life-saving serum was a thousand miles away, and a blizzard was brewing. Airplanes could not fly in such conditions: only the dogs could do it. Racing against death, twenty dog teams relayed the serum across the Alaskan wilderness as newspapers nationwide headlined the drama, enthralling an entire generation. The heroic dash to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska and immortalized Balto, the lead dog whose arrival in Nome over a snow-blown trail was an American legend in the making. His bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park, in dedication to the "Endurance, Fidelity and Intelligence" of the dogs that saved Nome. This is their story, the greatest dog story never fully told, until now.
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Full title cruelest miles the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic
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"A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend." —Seattle Times

When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn't fly in blizzard conditions—only the dogs could make it. The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park. This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now.

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subject_facet Diphtheria -- Alaska -- Nome, Sled dogs
title_display The cruelest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic
title_full The Cruelest Miles The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic, The cruelest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic / Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury
title_short The cruelest miles :
title_sub the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic
topic_facet Diphtheria, History, Medical, Nonfiction, Pets, Sled dogs