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Coming into the Country: Travels in Alaska by [McPhee, John]
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Length: 448 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"It is a reviewer's greatest pleasure to ring the gong for a species of masterpiece." --Edward Hoagland, The New York Times Book Review

"Justly celebrated...By showing us what Alaska is like, McPhee reminds us of what we have become." --The Washington Post Book World

"What is really in view in Coming into the Country is a matter not usually met in works of reportage . . . nothing less than the nature Of the human condition." --Benjamin De Mott, The Atlantic Monthly

"McPhee has acted as an antenna in a far-off place that few will see. He has brought back a wholly satisfying voyage of spirit and mind." --Paul Grey, Time

"With this book McPhee proves to be the most versatile journalist in America." --Editor's Choice, The New York Times

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‘John McPhee is celebrated in America and all but unknown in this country. The volume I love most is Coming into the Country, an account of Alaska and the Alaskans. His genius is that he can write about anything.’ - Robert Macfarlane In this unforgettable and astutely observed travel account, Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee journeys into the wild frontiers and frigid climate of Alaska - exploring the diverse terrain of this Northern US state. Travelling by foot and canoe, helicopter and dog team, McPhee traverses total wilderness, urban landscape, and the depths of the bush, drawing a rich and comprehensive history of this vast land and its varied inhabitants.With his keen eye and poetic sensibility at the helm, we paddle with McPhee through the salmon-filled waters of the Brooks Range Rivers, meet a young chief of the Athapaskan tribe, and become well-acquainted with the habits of the barren-ground grizzly bear. We encounter settlers along the way and discover the extraordinary dreams that impel them to survive in one of the most remote regions on Earth.McPhee is an endlessly curious adventurer and Coming into the Country is the work of a master storyteller. ‘It is a reviewer’s greatest pleasure to ring the gong for a species of masterpiece.’ - New York Times Book Review ‘McPhee has acted like an antenna in a far-off place that few will see. He has brought back a wholly satisfying voyage of spirit and mind.’ - Time ‘With this book McPhee proves to be the most versatile journalist in America.’ - New York Times

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2711 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Daunt Books (16 July 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00XTB0JRG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,825 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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