Roderick was a pioneer oilman and politician in Alaska who earlier in life was a nationally famous college football player.
Project: Crude Dreams, Epicenter Press, 1997.
No Limits, publication pending, 2020.
Collaboration: In the 1990s, Wohlforth helped Roderick develop his now-classic history of oil in Alaska, Crude Dreams. In 2020, Wohlforth edited Roderick’s memoirs.
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