Race Against Death: A True Story of the Far North

Race Against Death A True Story of the Far North In the winter of a dog sled relay makes a life and death race against time through an Alaskan blizzard with a supply of serum needed to stop a diphtheria epidemic in Nome

  • Title: Race Against Death: A True Story of the Far North
  • Author: Seymour Reit
  • ISBN: 9780396072935
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the winter of 1925 a dog sled relay makes a life and death race against time through an Alaskan blizzard with a supply of serum needed to stop a diphtheria epidemic in Nome.

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    1. Miss Amanda

      gr 4-6 96 pgs1925, Nome, Alaska. When diphtheria breaks out in this small isolated town, the town doctor knows that diphtheria serum is the town's only hope. But how will they get it there? With the dangerous weather conditions, their only hope is for a dog sled team to bring it. The story alternates between the experiences of the doctor and nurses as they care for their patients and the men and dogs participating in the relay dog sled race to bring the serum to Nome.

    2. Alli

      I read this in grammar school & it started a long fascination with the Iditarod. Such an interesting & inspiring story.

    3. Tom Schulte

      While this is a brief YA account, it is an exciting recounting of heroic sled dog Balto who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to combat an outbreak of the disease. In the subzero, hurricane conditions planes were dismantled and Nome was frozen in with 10% of the population dead or suffering from the disease. As a 20s new story it so gripped the [...]

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