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Alaska /

The prehistory of Alaska does not seem to prepare it for the changes beginning in the 18th century when traders and hunters began to take its resources. Master storyteller James Michener reveals Alaska in all its awesome, sweeping majesty. From the near-forgotten past, to the highly technological present, from self-defense to self-determination, here are the men and women who tried to tame the land, seize its bounty, and lay claim to the elusive spirit that holds native and visitor spellbound. A stirring portrait of a human community living on the edge of the world, ALASKA claims a bold heritage of survival against all odds.

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  • "Epic historical novel based on the history of Alaska, the 49th American state. The novel begins with the prehistory of Alaska before concentrating on the history of the region since the 18th Century."
  • "The prehistory of Alaska does not seem to prepare it for the changes beginning in the 18th century when traders and hunters began to take its resources. Master storyteller James Michener reveals Alaska in all its awesome, sweeping majesty. From the near-forgotten past, to the highly technological present, from self-defense to self-determination, here are the men and women who tried to tame the land, seize its bounty, and lay claim to the elusive spirit that holds native and visitor spellbound. A stirring portrait of a human community living on the edge of the world, ALASKA claims a bold heritage of survival against all odds."@en
  • "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 From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Moving from Alaskan prehistory, to Russian exploration, to acquisition by the United States, to statehood, this richly detailed historical novel chronicles the high points of Alaska's history through the lives of fictional and historical characters."
  • "Moving from Alaskan prehistory, to Russian exploration, to acquisition by the United States, to statehood, this historical novel chronicles the high points of Alaska's history through the lives of fictional and historical characters."@en
  • "The high points in the story of Alaska since the American acquisition are brought vividly to life through more than 100 characters, real and fictional. Another told-from-the-beginning-of-time Michener saga, this one featuring Alaska. The book begins a billion years ago. Its first characters are the mastadon and the woolly mammoth, followed by such other settlers as the Eskimos, Athapaskans, and Russians. Vignettes of characters as varied as the Danish navigator Vitus Bering, who explored Alaska for Russia's Peter the Great, and Kendra Scott, the young Colorado teacher who taught the Eskimo children during the recent Prudhoe Bay oil boom, illustrate the colorful history of this vast and exploited land. Early on the book is vintage Michener, but the momentum encounters an Arctic chill midway. Final sections are trite, uneven, and overloaded with stereotypes. Too cumbersome to be called fiction, but Michener fans will demand it anyway."@en
  • "The high points in the story of Alaska since the American acquisition are brought vividly to life through more than 100 characters, real and fictional. Another told-from-the-beginning-of-time Michener saga, this one featuring Alaska. The book begins a billion years ago. Its first characters are the mastadon and the woolly mammoth, followed by such other settlers as the Eskimos, Athapaskans, and Russians. Vignettes of characters as varied as the Danish navigator Vitus Bering, who explored Alaska for Russia's Peter the Great, and Kendra Scott, the young Colorado teacher who taught the Eskimo children during the recent Prudhoe Bay oil boom, illustrate the colorful history of this vast and exploited land. Early on the book is vintage Michener, but the momentum encounters an Arctic chill midway. Final sections are trite, uneven, and overloaded with stereotypes. Too cumbersome to be called fiction, but Michener fans will demand it anyway."
  • "Douze notules à la fin du livre départagent, pour chacune des douze grandes parties, les faits de la fiction. Les amateurs de ce conteur ne seront pas déçus par cette fresque vivante qui séduit dès le début et possède un dynamisme interne qui précipite la lecture."
  • "Novel about Alaska's emotional and sometimes violent history, covering both the near-forgotten past and the highly technological present."
  • "A historical novel that tells the story of Alaska from prehistory to the late twentieth century, examining and imagining the events that have shaped the state's native peoples, settlers, and landscape."

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  • "Belletristische Darstellung."@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung."
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "History."@en
  • "History."
  • "Powieść historyczna amerykańska"
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Bookplates (Provenance)"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Authors' presentation inscriptions (Provenance)."
  • "Historical fiction."@en
  • "Historical fiction."
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Historical fiction"@en

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  • "Alaska : [la saga di una terra dalla preistoria ai giorni nostri] /"
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  • "Alaska : a novel /"@en
  • "Alaska : [a novel] /"
  • "Alaska: a novel"
  • "Alaska."
  • "Alaska [Roman]"
  • "Alaska"@es
  • "Alaska"
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  • "Alaska"@en
  • "Alaska [Michener]."
  • "Alaska : [Roman] /"
  • "Alaska: A novel/"
  • "Alaska : Roman /"
  • "Alaska : A Novel."
  • "Alaska, a novel"@en

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