Saturday, May 19, 2012

Review of "The Cruelest Miles" by Gay and Laney Salilsbury

In 1925 a diphtheria epidemic struck the town of Nome, Alaska. The serum that the town's only doctor had requested had not arrived on the fall ship that year, and so the lives of many of Nome's children were in danger. The only way to get the life-saving serum to Nome was by a relay of dogsleds. This describes the journey in vivid details. Though it's nonfiction (and historical), it reads like fiction. A good, satisfying read.


  1. I recommend this book to anyone who likes reading about the outdoors and the courage of men and dogs in overcoming impossible odds.

  2. Great book, very entertaining and highly recommended for everyone.
    If you are a dog owner or simply love them as such, this is a book for you.
    Gay and Laney Salisbury, thank you for your wonderful book and for telling the world how great those dogs were !