Boots, Bikes, and Bombers: Adventures of Alaska by Karen Brewster

By Karen Brewster

Boots, motorcycles, and Bombers provides an intimate oral heritage of Ginny Hill wooden, a pioneering Alaska conservationist and outdoorswoman. Born in Washington in 1917, wooden served as a Women’s Airforce provider Pilot in global warfare II, and flew an army surplus aircraft to Alaska in 1946. Settling in Fairbanks, she went directly to co-found Camp Denali, Alaska’s first desolate tract ecotourism hotel; helped commence the Alaska Conservation Society, the state’s first environmental association; and utilized her love of the outside to her paintings as a backcountry advisor and an suggest for path development and preservation.

An leading edge and collaborative existence historical past, Boots, motorcycles, and Bombers, contains the tale of friendship among the writer and topic. The ensuing publication is a precious contribution to the background of Alaska in addition to a testomony to the fun of dwelling a lifestyles jam-packed with ardour and adventure.

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