Alaska

Alaska

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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.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2014
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780375761423
Branch Call Number: MICHENE
Characteristics: xvii, 1124 pages : maps
Additional Contributors: Berry, Steve 1955-

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alafau
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

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Gonzo_McFly
May 24, 2010

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

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