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Alaska

Alaska

  • Author : James A. Michener
  • ISBN Code : 0804151423
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Number of Pages : 1152
  • Publish Date : 2013-12-17

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. 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

Alaska book by Colleen Sexton, Bellwether Media is the publisher for 32 pages Juvenile Nonfiction book. Alaska is filled with wild beauty, from its rugged mountains to its sparkling coastal waters. But that is just a small part of what makes this state great! Students can learn about Alaska’s industries, native peoples, histo ...

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My Name's Yours, What's Alaska? book by Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, Chronicle Books is the publisher for 240 pages Biography & Autobiography book. Alaska Thunderfuck spills the tea on her meteoric rise from timid Pennsylvania kid to drag superstar in this intimate photographic memoir that will appeal to diehard Alaska admirers and broader drag fans alike. Before RuPaul' ...

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Alaska: A Climbing Guide book by Colby Coombs,Michael Wood, The Mountaineers Books is the publisher for 208 pages Sports & Recreation book. * Guidebook details 80 climbing routes throughout Alaska * Includes photos, many with route overlays, topo route maps, climbing difficulty and time information, ratings, and more Alaska mountain guides Mike Wood and Colby Coo ...

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365 Days to Alaska book by Cathy Carr, Abrams is the publisher for 272 pages Juvenile Fiction book. A charming debut middle-grade novel about a girl from off-the-grid Alaska adjusting to suburban life Eleven-year-old Rigel Harman loves her life in off-the-grid Alaska. She hunts rabbits, takes correspondence classes through ...

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Whispering Alaska book by Brendan Jones, Delacorte Press is the publisher for 288 pages Juvenile Fiction book. In this eco-focused middle-grade novel, readers follow the story of twin sisters who move with their father to a small town in Alaska for a new start after the devastating loss of their mother. It’s been four months since t ...

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Alaska book by Stephen W. Haycox, University of Washington Press is the publisher for 424 pages History book. Alaska often looms large as a remote, wild place with endless resources and endlessly independent, resourceful people. Yet it has always been part of larger stories: the movement of Indigenous peoples from Asia into the Ameri ...

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Native Cultures in Alaska book by Alaska Geographic Association, Graphic Arts Books is the publisher for 176 pages Social Science book. In the minds of most Americans, Native culture in Alaska amounts to Eskimos and igloos....The latest publication of the Alaska Geographic Society offers an accessible and attractive antidote to such misconceptions. Native Cul ...

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The Alaska Native Reader book by Maria Sháa Tláa Williams, Duke University Press is the publisher for 418 pages Social Science book. Alaska is home to more than two hundred federally recognized tribes. Yet the long histories and diverse cultures of Alaska’s first peoples are often ignored, while the stories of Russian fur hunters and American gold miners ...

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Seal Islands of Alaska book by Henry W. Elliott, Digital Scanning Inc is the publisher for 226 pages History book. Henry Wood Elliott (1846-1930) was a renowned naturalist and an accomplished artist. In 1872, he was sent to the Alaska territory by the U.S. Treasury department to report on the fur-seal harvest on the Pribilof Islands. He l ...

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Aviation Safety in Alaska book by DIANE Publishing Company, DIANE Publishing is the publisher for 117 pages N.a book. Examines Alaska's current aviation environment and air transportation activities. Identifies the associated risk factors and safety deficiencies. Recommends practical measures for managing the risks to safe flight operations ...

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An Alaska Anthology book by Stephen W. Haycox,Mary Childers Mangusso, University of Washington Press is the publisher for 480 pages History book. Alaska, with its Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut heritage, its century of Russian colonization, its peoples� formidable struggles to wrest a living (or a fortune) from the North�s isolated and harsh environment, and its relativ ...

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Cruising Alaska book by Larry Ludmer, Hunter Publishing, Inc is the publisher for 212 pages Travel book. Concise, easy-to-read information on every vessel plying the region this season - state-room size, dining options, passenger/crew ratio, highlights and potential pitfalls. Ship itineraries, with candid comments on the pros an ...

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Stars Over Alaska book by Jennifer Snow, HQN Books is the publisher for 384 pages Fiction book. "Jennifer Snow is one clever writer."—RT Book Reviews The Alaskan wilderness may be the best place to protect her client, but also where it’s impossible to protect her heart. Needing a safe place to hide her latest client ...

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Adventure Guide Alaska Highway book by Ed Readicker-Henderson,Lynn Readicker-Henderson, Hunter Publishing, Inc is the publisher for 496 pages Travel book. Annotation The most detailed, up-to-date guide to travelling the highway, from BC through the Yukon and Alaska to Prudhoe Bay. Fairbanks, Anchorage, Dawson City, Skagway, Denali National Park, Valdez - these are just some of ...

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Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush book by Lael Morgan, Epicenter Press is the publisher for 351 pages Biography & Autobiography book. Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans ...

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Alaska Reunion book by Jennifer Snow, HQN Books is the publisher for 384 pages Fiction book. "Alaska Reunion has a little bit of everything—drama, humor, friendship, and love. It’s a well-written story that will draw readers in."—Harlequin Junkie In the Alaskan wilderness, love blooms in unlikely places—and b ...

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Alaska Sourdough, Revised Edition book by Ruth Allman, Graphic Arts Books is the publisher for 178 pages Cooking book. Longtime bestseller with national appeal. Celebrates history and is a cult classic for fans of the wonders of sourdough. These recipes are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook tested on a home stove. ...

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Alaska's Mineral Resources--annual Report 1991 book by Diedra Bohn,Jill L. Schneider, DIANE Publishing is the publisher for 65 pages N.a book. Provides information about current Alaskan mineral projects and events during 1991, with emphasis on federal activity. Addresses both onshore and offshore areas of Alaska. Information is provided for two broad categories of m ...

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Along Alaska's Great River book by Frederick Gustavus Schwatka, Library of Alexandria is the publisher for 300 pages Alaska book. This Alaskan exploring expedition was composed of the following members: Lieut. Schwatka, U.S.A., commanding; Dr. George F. Wilson, U.S.A., Surgeon; Topographical Assistant Charles A. Homan, U.S. Engineers, Topographer and Ph ...

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Lowell Thomas Jr. book by Lowell Thomas Jr.,Lew Freedman, Graphic Arts Books is the publisher for 282 pages Biography & Autobiography book. Lowell Thomas Jr. is a famed Alaskan who made his mark as a Bush pilot and by serving in state government, but who also has had a lifetime’s worth of adventures that have taken him around the world. Thomas, now eighty?nine, ...

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Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor book by Jay Hammond, Epicenter Press is the publisher for 354 pages Biography & Autobiography book. The former governor of Alaska recounts his childhood, education, war experiences, and political career ...

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Atiska Ataska, Charlie's In Alaska book by Glenda Field,Anne Canterbury, Publication Consultants is the publisher for 34 pages Juvenile Fiction book. Welcome to the land of the midnight sun. We'll take you on an exciting Alaska adventure with two colorful characters, Cheechako Charlie and Sourdough Sam. Charlie's called a cheechako because he is a newcomer to Alaska. He wi ...

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Alaska Nellie book by Nellie Neal Lawing, Pickle Partners Publishing is the publisher for 161 pages History book. NOT A GHOST WRITTEN ROMANCE...but the true story of an Alaskan pioneer who went North as a young girl during the exciting days of the development of the Alaskan Railroad. Offers of publishers to edit her copy and rewrite the ...

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This Is Our World book by Tracey Turner, Kingfisher is the publisher for 48 pages Juvenile Nonfiction book. This Is Our World, written by Tracey Turner, is a colorful celebration of our planet’s cultural and environmental diversity—an unforgettable journey that brings the people, customs, and wildlife of 20 places around the wo ...

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Fifty Miles from Tomorrow book by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, Sarah Crichton Books is the publisher for 272 pages Biography & Autobiography book. Nunavut tigummiun! Hold on to the land! It was just fifty years ago that the territory of Alaska officially became the state of Alaska. But no matter who has staked their claim to the land, it has always had a way of envelopi ...

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Alaska's Skyboys book by Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth, University of Washington Press is the publisher for 310 pages History book. This fascinating account of the development of aviation in Alaska examines the daring missions of pilots who initially opened up the territory for military positioning and later for trade and tourism. Early Alaskan military a ...

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Looking for Alaska Deluxe Edition book by John Green, Penguin is the publisher for 368 pages Young Adult Fiction book. A gorgeous collector's edition of the critically acclaimed debut novel by John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars A perfect gift for every fan, this deluxe hardcover features a ...

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Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest book by F. Stuart Chapin,Mark W. Oswood,Keith van Cleve,Leslie A. Viereck,David L. Verbyla, Oxford University Press is the publisher for 368 pages Science book. The boreal forest is the northern-most woodland biome, whose natural history is rooted in the influence of low temperature and high-latitude. Alaska's boreal forest is now warming as rapidly as the rest of Earth, providing an ...

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Our Arctic Province book by Henry Wood Elliott, Digital Scanning Inc is the publisher for 604 pages Biography & Autobiography book. Henry W. Elliott presented Our Artic Province, his comprehensive book on Alaska, in 1886, two years after the publication of his groundbreaking report The Seal Islands of Alaska. Elliott's wide-ranging work reveals the breath ...

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Murder at 40 Below book by Tom Brennan, Epicenter Press is the publisher for 192 pages True Crime book. Drawn from police files, eyewitness accounts, and news reports, these stories introduce extreme criminals in an extreme land. ...

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Ragged Coast, Rugged Coves book by Diane J. Purvis, U of Nebraska Press is the publisher for 416 pages History book. Ragged Coast, Rugged Coves explores the untold story of cannery workers in Southeast Alaska from 1878, when the first cannery was erected on the Alexander Archipelago, through the Cold War. The cannery jobs brought waves of i ...

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Living Within the Wild book by Kirsten Dixon,Mandy Dixon, Graphic Arts Books is the publisher for 304 pages Cooking book. A cookbook depicting a women-run adventure lodge and restaurant group in remote Alaska. More than 100 recipes and full-color photographs. Chapters are organized thematically, weaving stories and seasonal shifts. Sustainabilit ...

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My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian book by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, Vintage is the publisher for 304 pages Humor book. The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place. But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that some ...

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Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend book by K. Widerquist,M. Howard, Springer is the publisher for 267 pages Business & Economics book. Contributors discuss the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) and Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) as a model both for resource policy and for social policy. This book explores whether other states, nations, or regions would benefit from ...

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Alaska's Changing Arctic book by John E. Hobbie,George W. Kling, Oxford University Press is the publisher for 376 pages Science book. In this edition of the Long Term Ecological Research Network series, editors John Hobbie and George Kling and 58 co-authors synthesize the findings from the NSF-funded Arctic LTER project based at Toolik Lake, Alaska, a site ...

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Eva Interglaciation Forest Bed, Unglaciated East-central Alaska book by Troy Lewis Péwé, Geological Society of America is the publisher for 54 pages Science book. The ancient, boreal Eva forest forms the centerpiece in this evaluation of the time and nature of the enfironment during an interglaciation. This title brings together results of exmaination of hundreds of loess exposures, wh ...

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EcoRegions of Alaska book by Alisa L. Gallant, DIANE Publishing is the publisher for 73 pages N.a book. Produced as a framework for organizing and interpreting environmental data for inventory, monitoring, and research efforts. The descriptions of the 20 ecoregions of Alaska contained in this guide were derived by synthesizing ...

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Myths and Legends of Alaska book by Various Authors, Library of Alexandria is the publisher for N.A pages N.a book. ÊLONG ago, even before the days of the animal people, the world was only a great ocean wherein was no land nor any living thing except a great Bird. The Bird, after a long, long time, flew down to the surface of the water an ...

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Insight Guides Alaska (Travel Guide eBook) book by Insight Guides, Apa Publications (UK) Limited is the publisher for 368 pages Travel book. Insight Guides Alaska Travel made easy. Ask local experts. Comprehensive travel guide packed with inspirational photography and fascinating cultural insights. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, ...

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