By Preston Jones

First settled in 1915, Anchorage, Alaska, used to be based with the yank empire in brain. in the course of global struggle I, it served as a conduit by which coal may be shipped to the Pacific, the place the USA army used to be engaged with Japan. a long time later, in the course of global warfare II, Anchorage turned an both vital web site for the safeguard of the mainland and the projection of yankee energy. City for Empire tells the tale of Anchorage's improvement in that interval, focusing particularly at the foreign context of the city's early many years and its unusually assorted population. an intensive but obtainable learn, City for Empire captures the background of this notable city.

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