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Hawaii

Hawaii Description:

Pulitzer Prize winning author James A Michener brings Hawaii s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor the land remains untouched for centuries until little more than a thousand years ago Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions Then in the early nineteenth century American missionaries arrive bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener s immersive prose Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity live in harmony and ultimately join together

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

The Source

The Source Description:

In the grand storytelling style that is his signature James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith thousands of years ago Through the predecessors of four modern men and women we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions the impact of Christianity the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition all the way to the founding of present day Israel and the Middle East conflict br A sweeping chronology filled with excitement br THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Centennial

Centennial Description:

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in James A Michener s magnificent saga of the West i i is an enthralling celebration of the frontier Brimming with the glory of America s past the story of Colorado the Centennial State is manifested through its people Lame Beaver the Arapaho chieftain and warrior and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies Levi Zendt fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country the cowboy Jim Lloyd who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman Charlotte Seccombe In i Centennial i trappers traders homesteaders gold seekers ranchers and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West and the entire country br br b Praise for i Centennial i b br br A hell of a book While he fascinates and engrosses Michener also educates b i Los Angeles Times i b br br An engrossing book imaginative and intricate teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land b i The Plain Dealer i b br br Michener is America s best writer and he proves it once again in i Centennial i If you re a Michener fan this book is a must And if you re not a Michener fan i Centennial i will make you one b i The Pittsburgh Press i b br i i br An absorbing work Michener is a superb storyteller b i BusinessWeek i b

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

The Covenant

The Covenant Description:

Adventurers scoundrels and missionaries The best and worst of two continents carve an empire out of the vast wilderness that is to become South Africa For hundreds of years their rivalries and passions spill across the land From the first Afrikaners to the powerful Zulu nation and the missionaries who lived with both all of them will influence and take part in the wars and politics that will change a nation forever br THE COVENANT generations of people who forge a new world in a story of adventure and heroism love and loyalty cruelty and betrayal

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Chesapeake

Chesapeake Description:

Once again James A Michener brings history to life with this year saga of America s great bay and its Eastern Shore Following Edmund Steed and his remarkable family who parallel the settling and forming of the nation CHESAPEAKE sweeps readers from the unspoiled world of the Native Americans to the voyages of Captain John Smith the Revolutionary War and right up to modern times br br br i From the Paperback edition i

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Texas

Texas Description:

Spanning four and a half centuries James A Michener s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America s most affluent diverse and provocative states Among his finely drawn cast of characters emotional and political alliances are made and broken as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry With Michener as our guide i Texas i is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship growth and development violence and betrayal a stunning achievement by a literary master br br b Praise for i Texas i b br br Fascinating b i Time i b br br A book about oil and water rangers and outlaws frontier and settlement money and power James A Michener manages to make history vivid b i The Boston Globe i b br br A sweeping panorama Michener grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas s own writers often don t b i The Washington Post Book World i b br i i br Vast sprawling and eclectic in population and geography the state has just the sort of larger than life history that lends itself to Mr Michener s taste for multigenerational epics b i The New York Times i b

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific Description:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction br Enter the exotic world of the South Pacific meet the men and women caught up in the drama of a big war The young Marine who falls madly in love with a beautiful Tonkinese girl Nurse Nellie and her French planter Emile De Becque The soldiers sailors and nurses playing at war and waiting for love in a tropic paradise

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Alaska

Alaska Description:

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier James A Michener guides us through Alaska s fierce terrain and history from the long forgotten past to the bustling present As his characters struggle for survival Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska s story its brutal origins the American acquisition the gold rush the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway undertaken to defend the territory during World War II A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world i Alaska i traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people br br b Praise for i Alaska i b br br Few will escape the allure of the land and people Michener describes i Alaska i takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest richest most foreboding and highly inviting territories in our Republic if not the world The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life b i Los Angeles Times Book Review i b br br Always the master of exhaustive historical research Michener tracks the settling of Alaska in vividly detailed scenes and well developed characters b i Boston Herald i b br br Michener is still sentence for sentence writing s fastest attention grabber b i The New York Times i b

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Poland

Poland Description:

Like the heroic land that is its subject James Michener s i Poland i teems with vivid events and unforgettble characters In the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries three Polish families live out their destinies and the drama of a nation in the grand tradition of a great James Michener saga br br i Poland i is a monumental effort a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country s tribulations i Chicago Tribune i

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

The Drifters

The Drifters Description:

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Rating: 3.27 out of 5