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Alaska: A Novel

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The high points in the story of Alaska since the American acquisition are brought vividly to life through more than 100 characters, real and fictional.
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display_description 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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Centennial.

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
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subject_facet Action & Adventure -- FICTION, Alaska -- History -- Fiction, Electronic books, Historical -- FICTION, Historical fiction, Sagas -- FICTION
title_display Alaska
title_full Alaska / James A. Michener, Alaska A Novel, Alaska A Novel [electronic resource] Michener, James A.., Alaska Michener, James Albert, 1907-1997.
title_short Alaska
title_sub A Novel
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