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Michener, James A. (James Albert) 1907-1997

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Hawaii by James A Michener( Book )

228 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 5,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii's prehistory and history appears through the eyes of its natives, missionaries and Asians who came to influence it
Poland by James A Michener( Book )

147 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel which follows three families from different stations in life from the horrendous battles in 13th century Poland through the glory of the Austrian Empire to the struggles in Poland today
The source : a novel by James A Michener( Book )

205 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,832 WorldCat member 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
Centennial by James A Michener( Book )

139 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,817 WorldCat member 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
Tales of the South Pacific by James A Michener( Book )

188 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,710 WorldCat member 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
Alaska by James A Michener( Book )

94 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,606 WorldCat member 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
Chesapeake by James A Michener( Book )

81 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,416 WorldCat member 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
Texas by James A Michener( Book )

94 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal--a stunning achievement by a literary master. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Centennial. Praise for Texas "Fascinating." -- Time "A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid." -- The Boston Globe "A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas's own writers often don't." -- The Washington Post Book World "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." -- The New York Times
Mexico by James A Michener( Book )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,172 WorldCat member 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
Space by James A Michener( Book )

94 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,061 WorldCat member 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
Journey by James A Michener( Book )

84 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five men brave the frozen Canadian wilderness during the Klondike gold rush of 1897, risking everything to fulfill their dreams
Legacy by James A Michener( Book )

67 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,943 WorldCat member 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
Caribbean by James A Michener( Book )

77 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,896 WorldCat member 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
Caravans : a novel by James A Michener( Book )

168 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,749 WorldCat member 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
The covenant by James A Michener( Book )

105 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,738 WorldCat member 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
The bridges at Toko-ri by James A Michener( Book )

133 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 3,682 WorldCat member 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
Iberia : Spanish travels and reflections by James A Michener( Book )

70 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,676 WorldCat member 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
The drifters : a novel by James A Michener( Book )

115 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight wanderers, spanning three generations, find themselves thrown together in the Spanish resort town of Torremolinos
The novel by James A Michener( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,138 WorldCat member 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
Sayonara by James A Michener( Book )

206 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 2,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale of love and war set during the Korean War tells the story of Major Lloyd Gruver. The son of an army general stationed in Japan, dating a general's daughter, Gruver was happy with his life. He didn't understand the soldiers who fell in love with Japanese girls. Then he met Hana-ogi
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Alternative Names
Iacobus A. Michener

James A. Michener

James A. Michener Amerikaans schrijver

James A. Michener écrivain américain

James A. Michener US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

James Albert Michener

James Albert Michener scrittore statunitense

James Michener

Michener, James.

Michener, James 1907-1997

Michener, James A.

Michener, James A. 1907-1997

Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997

Michener James Albert

Michener, James Albert 1907-

Michener, James Albert 1907-1997

Michʻinŏ, Jeimsŭ

Michʻinŏ, Jeimsŭ 1907-1997

Миченер, Джеймс

Миченер, Джеймс 1907-1997

Миченер, Джеймс Элберт

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ג'יימס מיצ'נר

מיצ'נר, ג'יימס אלברט

מיצ'נר, ג'מס אלברט 1907-1997

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미치너, 제임스 A. 1907-1997

미치너, 제임즈 A. 1907-1997


ミッチェナー, ジェイムズ・A

ミッチェナー, ジェームズ

ミッチェナー, ジェームズ・A

ミッチェナー, ジェームズ・エイ

ミッチナー, J. A.


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