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November 5, 2020 at 1:44 am #2228Ann VaughnGuest
by James A. Michener
- Places: United States of America, Alaska
- Format: paperback, 868 pages
- Release date: November 12, 2002
- Genres: fiction, historical, travel, adventure, novels, american, literature, epic
- Author: James A. Michener
- Language: english
- Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
- ISBN: 9780375761423 (037576142X)
About The Book
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
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