Coming into the Country

By | January 8, 2018
Coming into the Country Author John McPhee
ISBN-10 0374522871
ISBN-13 9780374522872
Year 1991-04-01
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters observed landscapes and descriptive narrative in three principal segments that deal respectively with a total wilderness with urban Alaska and with life in the remoteness of the bush Readers of McPhee s earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events brilliantly combined into an organic whole In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining the habits and legends of the barren ground grizzly the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief and tales of the fortitude of settlersordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of America s notable literary craftsmen singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design

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