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MOBI ¿ DOC Alaska By James A. Michener 9780375761423 FREE ¶ JAMES A. MICHENER Ì ☉ Alaska PDF / Epub ❤ Author James A. Michener – In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier James A Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrCtion 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 forebo Excellent story from the birth of Alaska to near present day history Awesome late author 10 of 10 stars

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Ding 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 Tim Epic as a description is thrown around far too often these days So often in fact that the meaning has been diluted down to where it is used only to describe a long storyAlaska by James Michener is not just a long story Rather Alaska is an epic in the original sense a story that is told over the course of epochs involving generations of characters and genealogies The story begins with the forming of the continent of North America and takes the reader through modern times Along the way the people who shaped Alaska are introduced and we follow their stories as they form the greater narrative We meet the Russian and Inuit settlers the captains of the great whalers the politicians and gold miners who wanted to claim Alaska as their own We meet the average people who in extraodinary circumstances become heroes and outlaws We even meet the dogs and salmon who form such an integral part of Alaska's storyMichener writes with a clear simple style He weaves characters together with such deftness that the reader never uestions the occasional use deus ex machina or coincidence to further the greater story Thankfully Michener is not overly wordy else his thousand page stories would be double or treble their length Instead he is concise and not too verbose describing places events and settings with a few words before entering it into the grand positionsAny book titled with the name of a place should be valued at how well it either explains or entices the reader into learning about or visiting said place Alaska judged thusly earns top marks Alaska the place itself has been transformed in my mind from a cold mountain place rarely thought of to a desired destination somewhere I would like to travel to even if only briefly

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Alaska By James A. MichenIn 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 acuisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous constru Alaska is the most epic book I have ever read I did read another Michener – Centennial – and it was very epic as well But Alaska is super duper EPIC I cannot imagine how one person could write one book like Alaska much less all the other epics he wrote in his life Michener is truly incredibleOne of the things that astounds me the most about Michener is that he takes non fiction information shares it with the reader in a really engaging way and then seamlessly integrates it into a rich and colorful fictional narrative If I told you this book is a history of Alaska from the creation of the Earth until the late 1980s and it is over a thousand pages long depending on the edition your read you would probably doze off just hearing the description But it is not boring at all at least it wasn’t for me Fantastic characters storytelling historical events disasters triumphs and generations of people and culture overlapping all serve to create a rewarding experienceI will add a disclaimer to my review – one that has become very common as of late As this book spans generations of time when ideas of what is appropriate have changed there are some cultural depictions and language used that would be offensive if not being used to tell a story explaining how things were during these times If you have any concern that you will not be able to handle these harsh depictions and language – even though they are historically relevant – you may want to proceed with caution if you decide to read this bookIf you are ready to invest a lot of time and energy into America’s largest and maybe most mysterious state this is the book for you Even if you never thought you would care all that much about Alaska and you just want to immerse yourself in an epic historically based story you cannot go wrong here When I started it I didn’t have any specific interest in learning about Alaska but now I am very glad I did