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Coming Into the Country

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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.

Readers of McPhees earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers—ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of Americas notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.

Synopsis:

To many Americans in the "Lower 48," Alaska seems almost a foreign country, and John McPhee's evocations of its people and its landscapes in no way alters that impression. McPhee gives us, as only he can, a vivid picture of the state's varied variegation and a feeling for its special identity.

About the Author

John McPhee is the author of more than 25 books, including Annals of the Former World, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction in 1999. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1965 and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. McPhee's Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were both nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374126452
Author:
Mcphee, John
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
McPhee, John
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Alaska Description and travel.
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19910401
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Alaska
History and Social Science » Journalism » Journalists
Travel » North America » United States » Western States

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To many Americans in the "Lower 48," Alaska seems almost a foreign country, and John McPhee's evocations of its people and its landscapes in no way alters that impression. McPhee gives us, as only he can, a vivid picture of the state's varied variegation and a feeling for its special identity.

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