Alaska is the biggest American state, and it's got a rich story. James A. Michener created a mighty epic about the country's northern frontier, telling us about the past long buried and the modern-day events. The gold rush, the origins, the highly impressive development, the incredible grown of the salmon industry - you'll learn about all that if you grab a copy of this book.
The main characters of the novel are struggling to survive, and, that gives the author an amazing opportunity to talk about the state's brightest historical moments. This is a fascinating depiction of a strong community that fought hard to ensure its own future and to shine brightly on the American continent. These people are strong, both mentally and physically, and they share this tough spirit with the land.
Michener's masterpiece invites the readers to embark on a journey through one of the richest and most beautiful parts of the US, if not the world. This writer always manages to bless the fans with just the right dose of historical facts and to mix it with action and drama to keep it entertaining. The characters are well-developed, believable and likable, which is a very important thing for a book like this.
At the end of the day, Alaska is one of the greatest novels in the genre, and, given the fact that it was written about 20 years ago, that's pretty impressive. A lot of potential readers are a bit “scared” of historical novels because they think they’re boring, but that’s definitely not the case with Alaska. If you're a sucker for historical sagas and want to learn more about Alaska, its growth, and evolution, Michener is the right man for the job.