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Book - We Fought The Road


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We Fought the Road is the story of the construction of the Alaska-Canada Highway during World War II. More than one third of the 10,607 builders were black, thought bu many of their white commanders to be incapable of performing on a war front. Their task- which required punching through the wilderness on a route blocked by the Rocky Mountains and deadly permafrost during one of the worst winters on record-has been likened to the building of the Panama Canal. Unlike most accounts that focus on the road's military planners, We Fought the road is boots-on-the-ground and often personal, based in part on letters from the "Three Cent Romance"--the successful courtship via mail discovered in the authors' family papers.
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