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[Reading] ➽ Alaska By James A. Michener – Connecfloor.co.uk 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 charactReading Alaska By James A Michener Connecfloorcouk 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 charact 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 ex

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S 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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Alaska by James A. MichenCiting 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 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 describe

Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Tales of the South Pacific which inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific won the Pulitzer Prize for FictionToward the end of his life he created the Journey Prize awarded annually for the year's best short story published by an emerging Canadian writer; founded an MFA program now named the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin; and made substantial contributions to the James A Michener Art Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania best known for its permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings and a room containing Michener's own typewriter books and various memorabiliaMichener's entry in Who's Who in America says he was born on Feb But he said in his memoirs that the circumstances of his birth remained cloudy and he did not know just when he was born or who his parents were.

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  • Matthew

    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenAlaska 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


  • Duane

    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenI always feel like I learned something after I have read a Michener novel That was the case with Alaska The isolation and vastness of the of the place is inconceivable to my mind Michener goes a little overboard on some of the details especially the 20000 year old details It takes some dediaction and patience to get through but it's well worth it


  • Erin

    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenJames Michener is one of the reasons that I ADORE historical fiction as a genre This is my fifth 5th reading selection by this author and he continues to hold me spellbound As Michener navigates the origins of the land now known as Alaska and moves us to the 20th century he creates a bold tale of the men and women that have left their marks on what is often considered a brutal frontier If I described Michener's Poland as a military history Alaska is most certainly a social history Perhaps my most favorite chapters in the book are about the gold rush both the Yukon and Nome and the salmon fishing industry Michener even creates a salmon character as they are most evident of Alaska's struggle for statehood Although this book was written in 1988 it still can be found on many Alaska read lists and serves as a great introduction to any reader that is interested in learning In addition the book has a seri


  • Brett C

    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenThis was different than what I usually read but I still enjoyed it It reads and flows almost like a history textbook but is filled with characters and events that add to the overall narrative The plot starts out in prehistoric Alaska and gradually moves into the 20th century What makes it uniue is the narrative has characters with dialogue interaction and continual transitions into the future The books follows prehistoric man the rise of Native Americanindigenous peoples exploration of the Russian empire the English and Americans in Alaska Alaska entering into US statehood and much One aspect of the book I thought was neat was the segment dealing with Russian Orthodoxy and Shamanism It was interesting to read the conflict and the eventual resolution Also another thing I learned was The Aleut word for Great Land was Alaxsxa and when Europeans reached the Aleutian Islands their first stopping pointing the this portion of the arctic and asked the people what name the lands he


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    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenExcellent story from the birth of Alaska to near present day history Awesome late author 10 of 10 stars


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  • Joel

    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenEpic 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 w


  • Dani

    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenThe first five hundred pages of this brick of a book were informative and entertaining enough to get me over the half way hump but it uickly became less of a page turner and of a slog I think sometimes that updating my progress on Goodreads is of a motivator to make it through a book than actually reading it Is that a sign? If your goal is to tell the entire cultural history of a place in a novel telling it through individual narratives might not be a bad way to do it especially if you´re trying for 29 weeks on the national bestseller list but after 1000 pages of the same formula or 1000 pages of anything it gets a little stale I also found it awkward how Michener fit the didactic facts that are necessary in understanding parts of Alaska´s history into the dialogue of the characters in the narrative It was painful to read a number of passages whe


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    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenA novel almost as big as the state I learned so much from this book so many things I never realized had happened Guess they didn't teach us anything in history class about Alaska I thoroughly enjoyed the use of family through several generations In this day Michener's use of strong women and getting over cultural groups intermarrying is a huge plus I really liked the South Dakotan that was of Scot English about 10 other nationalities talking about half breeds??? Get a grip Miche


  • Laura

    Download Alaska by James A Michener Doc × Paperback Ý Connecfloor Alaska by James A. MichenJust arrived from Germany through BMPage 141Thus the great expedition proposed by Vitus Bering staggered to an inconclusive ending No officer had set foot on Alaska proper; the scientific excursions had been aborted; no useful charting was done; and fifteen men had already been lost The adventure which Bering had said could be completed for ten thousand rubles would ultimately consume the two million predicted by the accountants and all that would have been proved which was not already known was that Alaska existed and Terra da Gama did notPage 170Before Cook a British warship could leave England with four hundred sailors and expect one hundred and eighty to be dead by the time the voyage was over and sometimes the toll reached the appealing figure of two hundred and eighty Cook unwilling to captain a ship that was little than a floating coffin decided in his uiet efficient way to change this and he did so by instituting a few sensible rules as he explained t