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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
a good read and would recommend it to anyone interested in adventure and outdoors. well written and informative.Published 11 days ago by Jerry M. Welch
I appreciated McPhee's lyric descriptions of places and events he experienced, but not the disjointed development of themes regarding political issues of the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AG
Had visited Alaska and wanted to know more. Well written and informative!Published 1 month ago by K. Johnson
McPhee is an excellent story teller. A combination of history, geography, social exploration, and multiple biographies. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Writing is fantastic. Very enjoyable writing. I enjoyed his descriptions of people and places. Stories are interesting, but dated. They don't reflect today.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Alaska is a large area full of diverse people who are sometimes a challenge to understand. But that is why they do not live near their neighbors.Published 4 months ago by Helen Williams
Classic John McPhee, never was particularly interested in Alaska but after reading Annals of a Former World, I knew anything by the author was intriguing. And I was right. Read morePublished 4 months ago by P. Mattingly