Now for the first time in trade paperback, Michener's magnificent journey through the history of Alaska and his epic tale of the men and women who tried to claim the land and its spirit.
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

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Now for the first time in trade paperback, Michener's magnificent journey through the history of Alaska and his epic tale of the men and women who tried to claim the land and its spirit.
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

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