Former Alaskan Kellus Sewell, now a Colorado resident, reports that his Malamute rescue, Nikki, keeps interrupting his reading of Melting the Ice Curtain. Nikki probably wants to hear more about her Siberian husky cousins.
David was pleased to get reacquainted with Jim Stimpfle and his family during a Nov. 1 visit to Nome. Jim is one of Alaska's pioneers in Melting the Ice Curtain.
Then gubernatorial press secretary David Ramseur and Alaska reporter Bruce Melzer tend to work on an Aeroflot plane over the Soviet Far East in 1989 during a visit with Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper.
David shows Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott the book and discusses Alaska-Russia relations. Mallott heads Alaska's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the US purchase of Alaska.
Local Chukotka author Ida Ruchina presented David a copy of her latest book about this Far-North Russian region during his visit to the Far East in 2018.
David is interviewed by Juneau KTOO public radio volunteer host Laury Scandling in July about Melting the Ice Curtain.
David discussed his book and overall US-Russia relations during a visit to the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains for his 45th high school reunion in September 2017.
David visits the memorial to Vitus Bering in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, in July 2018. In 1725, Bering was sent by Russian Czar Peter the Great to explore the strait between Asia and North America to determine if they were connected by land.
Many old Juneau friends and readers in Alaska's Capital City stopped by Hearthside Books' First Friday event in Juneau April 6, 2018 to talk about David's book.
David displays the Russian-language version of his book as he starts a six-city Russian Far East book tour in July 2018.
David joins Rotarians and other book fans in Magian, Russia, Anchorage's sister-city, during his summer 2018 Russian book tour.
In July in Juneau, I was pleased to meet with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to present him a copy of the book. I commended the governor for re-joining Alaska to the Northern Forum federation of international governments, including those in Russia
Nome not only features the world's biggest gold pan but was Ground Zero for rekindling relations with Russia across the Bering Strait.
David thanks Deborah Bonito, the owner of Mosquito Books at Anchorage International Airport, for hosting a book sale event in summer 2017.
The director of the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C., Matt Rojansky, introduced David for a book presentation in September 2017. Here they are joined with a bust of President Woodrow Wilson.
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