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.

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.

David thanks Deborah Bonito, the owner of Mosquito Books at Anchorage International Airport, for hosting a book sale event in summer 2017.

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.

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.

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

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.

Photo Gallery Connected to Melting the Ice Curtain

David is interviewed by Juneau KTOO public radio volunteer host Laury Scandling in July about Melting the Ice Curtain.

Nome not only features the world's biggest gold pan but was Ground Zero for rekindling relations with Russia across the Bering Strait.

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 Ramseur

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.