Norman; (1992): University of Oklahoma Press. First Edition. Octavo. Item #012167
309pp., index. Black & white photographs. "After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor a general fear of invasion swept North America, and particularly the West Coast; it seemed essential that immediate steps be taken to defend the Far Northwest. With the approval of the Canadian government, Washington drew up plans for the future Alaska Highway to connect Edmonton, Alberta, with Fairbanks, Alaska, and for a pipeline to connect the oil fields at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, with the Pacific Coast. As a result, between 1942 and 1946, forty thousand American military and civilian personnel invaded the Canadian Northwest." A fine copy bound in red cloth, spine lettering yellow, in fine pictorial dust jacket.