“Few will escape the allure of the land and people 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
Alaska: A Novel
by James A. Michener
Genre: Historical Fiction | Literature & Fiction | Action & Adventure
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 Hawaii.
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