By: Michener, James A

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Tight binding with cover edge wear and creasing. Name written inside. ; 868 pages

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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.

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


Author Name: Michener, James A

Categories: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fiction - Historical, Historical Fiction - America,

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2002

ISBN Number: 037576142X

ISBN Number 13: 9780375761423

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 26699

Keywords: ALASKA In Fiction,