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Alaska: a novel
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New York [New York] : Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2013.
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1 online resource.
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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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9780804151429, 0804151423, 1306166454, 9781306166454

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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Michener, J. A. 1. (2013). Alaska: a novel. New York [New York], Dial Press Trade Paperback.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Michener, James A. 1907-1997. 2013. Alaska: A Novel. New York [New York], Dial Press Trade Paperback.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Michener, James A. 1907-1997, Alaska: A Novel. New York [New York], Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Michener, James A. 1907-1997. Alaska: A Novel. New York [New York], Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2013.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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