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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 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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.

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
Publisher: New York [New York] : Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2013
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780804151429
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Nov 30, 2016

Excellent book. Well worth the read.

ronarsenault Jul 23, 2014

A fabulous read. If you enjoyed this you have to check out the companion novel JOURNEY. In a true gentleman style, Michener gives due credit and accolades to our very own Pierre Burton. 5 stars

May 24, 2010

Absolutely excellent book. Informative, exciting, captivating.... another great Michener historical novel.


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