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Alaska: A Novel

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In a novel that ranges from the near-forgotten past to the highly technological present, from self-defense to self-determination, James Michener reveals Alaska's emotional and at times violent history.

It is a stirring portrait of a community living on the edge of the world, claiming a bold heritage of survival against all odds.

"Michener has done a fine job of chronicling the long and confusing history of a perpetually ignored part of America. Few will escape the allure of the land and people he describes." (Los Angeles Times)

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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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