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Alaska|James A. Michener
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Overview

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska's fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska's story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people.

Praise for Alaska

"Few will escape the allure of the land and people Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters."--Boston Herald

"Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing's fastest attention grabber."--The New York Times

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780375761423
  • ISBN-10: 037576142X
  • Publisher: Dial Press
  • Publish Date: November 2002
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Page Count: 1152