Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Book on Joe Redington Sr.

Poster for the newest book on Joe Redington Sr.  By Katie Mangelsdorf, it's titled Champion of Alaskan Huskies: Joe Redington Sr., Father of the Iditarod

Here's part of the blurb on the back cover:  "Joe Redington Sr. was an ordinary man with extraordinary dreeams--and buckets of determination! His vision was as vast as the majestic Alaska landscape he loved to explore. This firsthand account is of the man whose love for the Alaskan husky and the Iditarod Trail evolved into the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Joe's adventurous spirit, fierce perseverance, and creative heart burned strong within his character and enabled the impossible to become a reality. His spell-binding stories and genuine love of Alaska drew people into his dreams. This is the story of those unique feats that defined Joe's life, and built the foundation for the most demanding and famous sled dog race in the world."

 Author Katie Mangelsdorf was at Iditarod Headquarters on Th. evening to sign books. The book should be available via the ITC website's store and/or soon. 318 pages, $19.95, paperback

 The Redington Family was on hand to support Katie. Raymie and Barb Redington signing books for Helen Hegener, right.

Barb, Raymie, Katie, Ray Jr., then Ray's children Isaac and Ellen(front) beside the statue erected at Iditarod Headquarters in memory of Joe Sr.

Katie (who's a retired teacher, too, I might note) with Joe Sr.