Alaska

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Random House, 1988 - Fiction - 868 pages
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Michener explores the exciting high points in the history of Alaska since the American acquisition--the gold rush, the salmon industry, the discovery of oil, and many other less familiar episodes and individuals. A syndicated video author tour with a celebrity interviewer will reach nearly 50 cities.

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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 ... Read full review

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THE CLASHING TERRANES
3
THE ICE CASTLE II
13
PEOPLE OF THE NORTH
34
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About the author (1988)

Universally revered novelist James A. Michener was forty before he decided on writing as a career. Prior to that, he had been an outstanding academic, an editor, and a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His first book, Tales of the South Pacific, won a Pulitzer Prize and became the basis of the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. In the course of the next forty years Mr. Michener wrote such monumental bestsellers as Sayonara, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Hawaii, The Source, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Alaska, Caribbean, and Mexico.
Decorated with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mr. Michener served on the Advisory Council to NASA, held honorary doctorates in five fields from thirty leading universities, and received an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities for his continuing commitment to art in America. James A. Michener died on October 16, 1997.

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