Alaska
ISBN: 0449217264
EAN13: 9780449217269
Language: English
Pages: 1073
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 6.8" L x 4.2" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
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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 I. 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

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