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The Resource Alaska, James A. Michener

Alaska, James A. Michener

Label
Alaska
Title
Alaska
Statement of responsibility
James A. Michener
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The prehistory of Alaska does not seem to prepare it for the changes beginning in the 18th century when traders and hunters began to take its resources
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
045217
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.I19
LC item number
A79 1988
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Alaska, James A. Michener
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/87043232.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The maps are on lining papers
  • "Of the first edition ... one thousand copies have been specially bound. These books are signed by the author and numbered 1 to 1000"--Prelim. p. [1]
  • LC copy, deposited for copyright, is specially bound, but unsigned, unnumbered.
  • Library Rare Books copy includes a tipped in photo of the author and a presentation inscription on the title page.
Control code
24513
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[2], x, [2], 868 p.
Isbn
9780394569819
Isbn Type
(lim. ed.)
Lccn
87043232
Other physical details
2 col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm17441704
  • (OCoLC)17441704
Label
Alaska, James A. Michener
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/87043232.html
Publication
Note
  • The maps are on lining papers
  • "Of the first edition ... one thousand copies have been specially bound. These books are signed by the author and numbered 1 to 1000"--Prelim. p. [1]
  • LC copy, deposited for copyright, is specially bound, but unsigned, unnumbered.
  • Library Rare Books copy includes a tipped in photo of the author and a presentation inscription on the title page.
Control code
24513
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[2], x, [2], 868 p.
Isbn
9780394569819
Isbn Type
(lim. ed.)
Lccn
87043232
Other physical details
2 col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm17441704
  • (OCoLC)17441704

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