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978-0-375-76142-3 / 037576142X

Alaska: A Novel

by Michener, James A.

Publisher:Random House Trade Paperbacks

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaskas 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 Alaskas 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, writings fastest attention grabber.The New York Times

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