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Author: James A Michener
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Sheldon Jackson College editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997.
Alaska.
New York : Random House, ©1988
(OCoLC)568755295
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Michener
ISBN: 0394569814 9780394569819 0394551540 9780394551548
OCLC Number: 932018988
Notes: The maps are on lining papers.
Loose printed note from author inside cover and "Sheldon Jackson College Edition" printed on slipcover spine.
On face of slipcover is a photograph of James and Mari Michener in Sitka, Alaska (copyright by Jeff Schultz, 1986).
Description: [2], x, [2], 868 pages : 2 color maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: James A. Michener.
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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.

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