Robert Specht

Robert Specht was an American author best known for his book 'Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness,' which is a biographical novel based on the life of Anne Hobbs Purdy. The book details her experiences as a teacher in a remote Alaskan village in the 1920s. Specht's work is appreciated for its portrayal of life in the Alaskan frontier and has gained a following among readers interested in pioneer and educational history.


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  1. 1. Tisha

    "Tisha" is a biographical novel based on the true story of a young woman who moves to the Alaskan wilderness in the 1920s to become a teacher. The protagonist faces numerous challenges including harsh weather, isolation, and cultural differences, but remains steadfast in her commitment to educate the children in her care. The story also explores her fight against racial prejudice in the community, as well as her love affair with a half-Native man.

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