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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us across Alaskas fierce terrain, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling technological present, as his characters struggle for survival. The exciting high points of Alaskas story, from its brutal prehistory, through the nineteenth century and the American acquisition, to its modern status as Americas thriving forty-ninth state, are brought vividly to life in this remarkable novel: the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the discovery of oil and its social and economic consequences; the difficult construction of the Alcan Highway, which made possible the defense of the territory in World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community struggling to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic history of the enduring spirit of a land and its people.

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About the Author

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375761423
Author:
Michener, James A.
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Michener, James A.
Author:
James Michener
Author:
Berry, Steve
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Alaska History.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
RP-538
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 MAPS; 13 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
1152
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1.2 in 1.1438 lb

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