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|Author||:||James A. Michener|
|Publisher||:||Dial Press Trade Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||868|
|Category||:||Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Alaska 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 i Alaska i traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people .
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Few will escape the allure of the land and people Michener describes i Alaska i 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 b i Los Angeles Times Book Review i b .
Always the master of exhaustive historical research Michener tracks the settling of Alaska in vividly detailed scenes and well developed characters b i Boston Herald i b .
Michener is still sentence for sentence writing s fastest attention grabber b i The New York Times i