People should read Michener's novel 'ALASKA'. As always James Michener was the ultimate researcher and his novels had an extremely good historical basis. The novel 'Alaska' starts with a Ukrainian Cossack "working" for the Russian Imperial court and he and his entrourage travel to Alaska ......
I landed twice in ALASKA to refuel. Once on the way to Vietnam and once on the way back.
I always had a thing for Alaska and wanted to go back to visit an finally convinced my wife to take one of those cruises up the coast and we were to go this year. I cancelled the cruise after that piece of Igloo #$%^&*(*&^ ruined John McCain's chance to be the first Vietnam Vet as president.
Palin ruined all the my great visions of Alaska that I had.