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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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Jul 19, 2019

Very interesting & informative. Yet it wasn’t the page turner that all the other Michener novels I’ve read are. (And I’ve read most of them)

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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