Michener, James A. (James Albert) 1907-1997
Most widely held works about James A Michener
Most widely held works by James A Michener
Hawaii by James A Michener ( Book )
160 editions published between 1939 and 2006 in 23 languages and held by 4,442 libraries worldwide
Hawaii's prehistory and history appears through the eyes of its natives, missionaries and Asians who came to influence it.
Chesapeake by James A Michener ( Book )
70 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 11 languages and held by 4,403 libraries worldwide
The four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the present. The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story. A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present.
Centennial by James A Michener ( Book )
84 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 4,337 libraries worldwide
Product Description: A stunning panorama of the West, CENTENNIAL is an enthralling celebration of our country, brimming with the glory and the greatness of the American past that only bestselling author James Michener could bring to stunning life. From the Native Americans, the migrating white men and women, the cowboys, and the foreigners, it is a story of trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters--all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of our legendary West.
Poland by James A Michener ( Book )
57 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 14 languages and held by 4,260 libraries worldwide
Poland's history from the thirteenth century to modern times overshadows a 1981 dispute between Janko Buk, the leader of a group of militant farmers, and Szymon Bukowski, the communist Minister of Agriculture.
Texas by James A Michener ( Book )
67 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 4,247 libraries worldwide
Texas finds itself the site for many events from 1527 to the present, including the Battle of the Alamo. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the marvelous challenge of the land, Texas is Michener's most magnificent achievement. This re-release of Michener's masterpiece ties in with the up-coming mini-series.
The source : a novel by James A Michener ( Book )
113 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 4,203 libraries worldwide
An archaeological excavation of Tell Makor launches a journey into the history and culture of the Jews that includes the early Hebrews, the impact of Christianity, the Spanish Inquisition, and the modern Middle East conflict.
Alaska by James A Michener ( Book )
65 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 4,163 libraries worldwide
The high points in the story of Alaska since the American acquisition are brought vividly to life through more than 100 characters, real and fictional. Another told-from-the-beginning-of-time Michener saga, this one featuring Alaska. The book begins a billion years ago. Its first characters are the mastadon and the woolly mammoth, followed by such other settlers as the Eskimos, Athapaskans, and Russians. Vignettes of characters as varied as the Danish navigator Vitus Bering, who explored Alaska for Russia's Peter the Great, and Kendra Scott, the young Colorado teacher who taught the Eskimo children during the recent Prudhoe Bay oil boom, illustrate the colorful history of this vast and exploited land. Early on the book is vintage Michener, but the momentum encounters an Arctic chill midway. Final sections are trite, uneven, and overloaded with stereotypes. Too cumbersome to be called fiction, but Michener fans will demand it anyway.
The covenant by James A Michener ( Book )
79 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 12 languages and held by 3,939 libraries worldwide
A historical novel covering over 15,000 years of history in South Africa and which focuses on three principal families who settled in the region throughout the centuries. The family of Nxumalo; the van Doorns, a Dutch family; and the Saltwoods of England.
Space by James A Michener ( Book )
53 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 3,909 libraries worldwide
Engineer Stanley Mott, astronomy student John Pope, naval hero Norman Grant, and rocket engineer Dieter Kolff serve as principals in the forty-year history of America's space program and share the complex drama with numerous others.
Caribbean by James A Michener ( Book )
47 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 3,789 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the history of the Caribbean area includes the racial, political, and economic struggles from the arrival of Columbus and Spanish control to present day problems.
Mexico by James A Michener ( Book )
48 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 3,784 libraries worldwide
The story of an American journalist who travels to Mexico to report on the upcoming duel between two great matadors, but who is ultimately swept up in the dramatic story of his Mexican ancestors. From the brutality and brilliance of the ancients, to the iron fist of the invading Spaniards, to the modern-day Mexicans battling through dust and bloodshed to build a nation upon the ashes of revolution, James Michener weaves it all into an epic human story that ranks with the best of his beloved, bestselling novels.
Iberia : Spanish travels and reflections by James A Michener ( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,628 libraries worldwide
Since his first glimpse of it in 1932, Mr. Michener has returned to Spain many times, often for long visits, and his extensive travel and deep study there have given him abundantly the knowledge and insight on which to base this monumental book that he has for so long wanted to write.
Tales of the South Pacific by James A Michener ( Book )
118 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 3,509 libraries worldwide
This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, the coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, the jungle and the full moon rising against the jungle. The tales are told by a young naval officer whose duties on an Admiral's staff take him up and down the islands.
Legacy by James A Michener ( Book )
41 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 3,498 libraries worldwide
As Major Norman Starr is about to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions, he recalls the heritage of his ancestors and the role they played in the true glory of America. Bestselling author James Michener has painted a timeless family portrait and an eloquent lesson in American history.
Caravans : a novel by James A Michener ( Book )
84 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 3,423 libraries worldwide
In the years immediately following World War II, a young American woman, married and living in Afghanistan against her parents' wishes, suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Michener's magnificent novel combines historical fact with a gripping adventure of romance, danger, and intrigue as it follows the story of the military man who is assigned the task of finding and returning the young woman to her distraught family. Caravans captures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan's remarkable history, the allure of the past, and the inescapable pull of the future.--From publisher description.
Journey by James A Michener ( Book )
48 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 9 languages and held by 3,222 libraries worldwide
Five men brave the frozen Canadian wilderness during the Klondike gold rush of 1897, risking everything to fulfill their dreams.
The bridges at Toko-ri by James A Michener ( Book )
93 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 3,153 libraries worldwide
Young and innocent, they came to a place they had barely heard of, prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War. Trained but frightened, facing an enemy they couldn't understand, and waging a war they had to win.
The drifters : a novel by James A Michener ( Book )
56 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in 11 languages and held by 3,063 libraries worldwide
Eight wanderers, spanning three generations, find themselves thrown together in the Spanish resort town Torremolinos.
The world is my home : a memoir by James A Michener ( Book )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 2,988 libraries worldwide
James A. Michener discusses his life, his childhood in Pennsylvania and his travels around the world as he gathers material for his books.
The novel by James A Michener ( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 11 languages and held by 2,914 libraries worldwide
Writer Lucas Yoder, editor Shirley Marmelstein, critic and would-be author Karl Streibert, and reader Jane Garland, who treasures the written word, play key roles in a study of the people who create, publish, critique, and enjoy books.
Afghanistan Alaska Americans Archaeologists Authorship Biography Bullfights Caribbean Area Civilization Colorado Color prints, Japanese Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction Excavations (Archaeology) Exploration of outer space Fiction Florida Gold mines and mining Hawaii Hawaiians History Hungary Immigrants Iran-Contra Affair (1985-1990) Israel Japan Jews Korean War (1950-1953) Large type books Manners and customs Mexico Michener, James A.--1907-1997 Missionaries Novelists, American Oceania Older people Outer space Poland Presidents--Election Retirement communities Revolution (Hungary : 1956) South Africa Spain Texas Travel United States United States--Eastern Shore Voyages and travels World War (1939-1945) Yukon Territory--Klondike River Valley
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997
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Michener, James Albert, 1907-1997
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