This collection of essays honors beloved Alaska historian Terrence Cole upon his retirement. Contributors include former students and colleagues whose personal and professional lives he has touched deeply. The pieces range from appreciative reflections on Cole’s contributions in teaching, research, and service, to topics he encouraged his students to pursue, plus pieces he inspired directly or indirectly. It is an eclectic collection that spans the humanities and social sciences, each capturing aspects of the human experience in Alaska’s vast and variable landscape. Together the essays offer readers complementary perspectives that will delight Cole’s many fans—and gain him new ones.
About the Author
Frank Soos is professor emeritus in English at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is the author of two collections of short fiction, Early Yet and Unified Field Theory, and two collections of essays, Bamboo Fly Rod Suite and Unpleasantries. Mary F. Ehrlander is professor of history at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and director of the Arctic and Northern Studies Program. Her books include Seventeen Years in Alaska, also from the University of Alaska Press.
"The Big Wild Soul of Terrence Cole is the perfect title for this book....a scholarly tribute...that is heavily laden with love and humor."
— Alaska History
“The wide range of approaches is not only a tribute to Terrence Cole for his services to Alaska as an educator but benefit those seeking new avenues of thought about Alaska.”