Racing Toward Recovery: The Extraordinary Story of Alaska Musher Mike Williams Sr.
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Williams competed in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race fifteen times, and was once the only Yup’ik Eskimo musher, a symbol to all Natives around the state. For the first time, Alaska musher and tribal leader Mike Williams shares his remarkable life story with veteran sports writer Lew Freedman. Williams is a man of many parts, a sports figure, a government figure, a leader of his people, a husband, a father, and a Native man with one foot firmly planted in the twenty-first century and another firmly planted in the roots of a culture that dates back 10,000 years in Alaska. A Yup’ik Eskimo, Williams saw firsthand how alcohol could devastate people as surely as if they had contracted a deadly flu: each of his brothers had succumbed to alcohol-related accidents, incidents, or illnesses. Fellow Iditarod competitors
Mike used it. He knows and he has never quit. It is an opportunity to connect with people everywhere. It is an opportunity to connect with people everywhere. “Mike understands the level of effort and attention that is required to get people to pay attention to the problem of alcohol in the Bush. Doing well and being out there is admired in his culture, too." -from the foreword by DeeDee Jonrowe, Iditarod musher . Mike has used it and built it so that he became known as the musher for sobriety. Doing well and being
He is a longtime competitor in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a leading figure in the Sobriety Movement for Alaska Natives, and an activist for improved living conditions for Natives in the Alaska Bush. is a resident of the village of Akiak in Alaska. Lew Freedman is an award-winning journalist who lived in Alaska for 17 years and is the author of numerous books on dog mushing and stories from Alaska including Iditarod Adventures. Mike Williams is recognized as one of the G
N. Klipowicz said Honesty and Integrity. I am only on the fifth chapter and I am already deeply entrenched. This man is not only a champion because of his ability to traverse Alaska in the Last Great Race, he is a champion of service to humankind. If you are uncertain as to whether to purchase this book, spend the few dollars. You will nor regret it. Will update this when I have finished the book.