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Alaska : a novel / James A. Michener.

By: Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997 [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher number: EB00159885 | Recorded BooksPublisher: New York [New York] : Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2013Copyright date: �1988Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780804151429 (electronic bk.); 0804151423 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Alaska -- History -- Fiction | FICTION / General | FictionGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3525.I19Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Image Summary: 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 From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

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