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Coming into the country, John McPhee

Label
Coming into the country
Title
Coming into the country
Statement of responsibility
John McPhee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 settlers-ordinary 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-
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McPhee, John
Dewey number
917.98/04/50924
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F910
LC item number
.M29 1977
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alaska
  • McPhee, John
Label
Coming into the country, John McPhee
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Encircled river -- What they were hunting for -- Coming into the country
Control code
ocm03223527
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
438 p.
Isbn
9780374522872
Lccn
77012249
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374126452
  • (OCoLC)3223527
Label
Coming into the country, John McPhee
Link
Publication
Contents
Encircled river -- What they were hunting for -- Coming into the country
Control code
ocm03223527
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
438 p.
Isbn
9780374522872
Lccn
77012249
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374126452
  • (OCoLC)3223527

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