By James A. Michener
During this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener courses us via Alaska’s fierce terrain and background, from the long-forgotten previous to the bustling current. As his characters fight for survival, Michener weaves jointly the fascinating excessive issues of Alaska’s tale: its brutal origins; the yankee acquisition; the gold rush; the large development and exploitation of the salmon undefined; the onerous development of the Alcan road, undertaken to shield the territory in the course of international struggle II. A spellbinding portrait of a human neighborhood struggling with to set up its position on the planet, Alaska traces a daring and majestic saga of the long-lasting spirit of a land and its people.
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“Few will get away the attract of the land and other people [Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a trip via one of many bleakest, richest, so much foreboding, and hugely inviting territories in our Republic, if now not the area. . . . The characters that Michener creates are larger than life.”—Los Angeles instances publication Review
“Always the grasp of exhaustive historic study, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly certain scenes and well-developed characters.”—Boston Herald
“Michener continues to be, sentence for sentence, writing’s quickest cognizance grabber.”—The big apple Times
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