Master storyteller james michener reveals alaska in all its awesome, sweeping majesty. From the near-forgotten past, to the highly technological present, from self-defense to self-determination, here are the men and women who tried to tame the land, seize its bounty, and lay claim to the elusive spirit that holds native and visitor spellbound. A stirring portrait of a human community living on the edge of the world, alaska claims a bold heritage of survival against all odds."Michener has done a fine job....Few will escape the allure of the land and people he describes."
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